Look for the Beneteau Oceanis 45 among local dealer Signature Yachts’ models gracing the Bell Harbor in-water location at the Seattle Boat Show. The French-designed, South Carolina-built 45 has been popular for years, with many iterations playing with the central layout and themes.
This sailing yacht has modern Euro-cruiser written all over it from the plumb bow to the ultra-wide transom that folds out into a swim step with swim ladder. The 45 has a modern combination in the cockpit that aesthetically resembles a racer (the dual helms, wide beam, low profile) with the entertaining functionality of a cruiser (the giant foldable table in the middle of the cockpit and generous stowage). The arch over the cockpit is a defining feature, that offers a multitude of benefits: longer companionway opening on deck, speaker mount, boom management, dodger, etc.
But these sailboats aren’t popular just because of the exterior, and the 45 is no exception. Below, you’re looking at a spacious, open cabin that takes full advantage of the yacht’s 14’ 9” beam. The galley sits immediately to port of the companionway, and the salon with plenty of cushioned seating and table space stretches forward. There are a few layouts offered from the builder with three to four cabins and two to three heads. The master suite forward has a downright decadent single berth option for the owner who wants to feel like a captain.
If interested in the Oceanis 45, come see Signature Yachts’ in-water model at the Seattle Boat Show! You can also find more information at signature-yachts.com. Contact them for boat options and pricing.