Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62 named European Yacht of the Year
Published: Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62 has been awarded the European Yacht of The Year 2017 in the category of Luxury Cruiser at the boot Düsseldorf (Jan 21-29). She will be exhibited as an Asian premiere at the Singapore Yacht Show (Apr 6-9).
(Photos: Simpson Marine - Beneteau Oceanis 62)
The Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62 was presented as world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival and features a new contemporary design by Beneteau which stems from a collaboration between Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design and the Italian designer Pierangelo Andreani. It draws on the expertise of the boatyard, which has been working for 130 years to make the inaccessible accessible.
''We are extremely pleased to see our first Oceanis Yacht recognised by such a prestigious award,” says Beneteau Group Director Thibaut de Montvalon. “I am excited to celebrate the Asia Premiere of the Oceanis Yacht 62 in Singapore. She is ideally suited for our region, designed for refined and demanding yachtsmen, sailing with comfort and elegance.”
The model features distinctive lines with large windows and appealing appearance. It comes with a chined hull, twin rudders and a centred sail plan.
The original layout of the Oceanis Yacht 62 is centred on a spacious saloon and separate spaces enjoying enhanced privacy. Bathed in light by huge hull portholes, the yacht offers noble materials and exclusive woodwork finishes.
The aft platform is designed like a terrace in the sea. The transom opens wide creating a rear platform designed like a terrace over the sea, accessed by a few safe steps located on either side of the dinghy garage. It all opens and closes with hydraulics which are easy to access and the dinghy garage makes launching easier.
There are a total of six sun beds, which are distributed between the sterns of the yacht, cockpit, coach roof and foredeck.
With an opening roof, the bimini hard top is an innovative solution protecting from the sun and bad weather. With built-in light and atomiser to refresh the cockpit, it can easily support solar panels or a wind turbine.
(The upcoming Asia-Pacific Boating Mar/Apr issue will feature the yacht review of the model.)