Beneteau Oceanis 45

Beneteau Oceanis 45

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Beneteau Oceanis 45

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.

Beneteau Oceanis 45 SpecsBut 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.

Norris Comer

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Norris Comer is the managing editor of Northwest Yachting. 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. 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. He loves living in a state where he can explore the ocean and mountains in the same day.

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