Beneteau 48 Oceanis

Beneteau Oceanis 48

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Beneteau 48 Oceanis

The Beneteau Oceanis 48 is a popular modern build with some attributes familiar to the sailboat bloodline and other features innovative and new. Designed with an emphasis on luxury cruising, the Oceanis 48 is eager to accommodate.

Prominent innovations include the electric fold-down transom that when deployed adds another roughly three feet of cockpit space. The folded-down transom essentially becomes a swim step that rivals motoryachts of its size. The cockpit didn’t need much help, for it is quite large to begin with. The dual helms are both within reach of the table in the center. The cockpit is further uncluttered thanks to an arch that holds the sheet blocks.

No messy traveler for guests to step around here. Plenty of performance-related features include in-mast furling mainsail, asymmetrical spinnaker rigging, and electric winches modify each Oceanis 48 to her skipper’s desires. The deep fin keel hull features hard chines that are meant to reduce heeling.

Beneteau 48 Oceanis SpecsInside, a three-stateroom, two-head layout with a huge forward master suite beckons. Like pretty much all Beneteau sailboats, one is not left in want as far as the large galley and entertaining space is concerned.

If the itch for a modern sailing yacht that focuses on easy handling and accommodations is just too much to bear, you may want to look at a Beneteau Oceanis 48. Contact the local dealer, Signature Yachts, for more information and pricing. You can learn more at

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is an award-winning writer and the former Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine. He was raised in Portland, Oregon and got his BS in Marine Science at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL where he lived aboard a 1973 Catalina 27 before moving to Washington and an Albin Vega. He has worked as a commercial fisherman, wandered aimlessly around the world, studied oil spills, and was a contestant on the Norwegian reality TV show "Alt for Norge."

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