THE FIRST OCEANIS YACHT 62 from French builder Beneteau was introduced at the Cannes Yachting Festival Sept 6-11.
Oceanis Yacht 62 stems from the collaboration unlike any other between Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design and the Italian stylist Pierangelo Andreani. It is the first of a line developing the 50 to 70ft yacht.
The model has taut and dynamic lines, a strong bow, low coachroof, and large windows circling the hull and coachroof. Her chined hull with a twin rudder and her balanced sail plan offer her power and safety combined with quick, easy and confident sailing.
Both high-tech and designed for pleasure, she boasts a new tendergarage. With two stairways on either side, it is easy and safe to access. Opened by means of a remote control or directly from the helm station, the platform becomes a dock sloping gently into the sea, making it easy to launch the tender, be it standard or sporty jet version. With five square metres lowering above the sea, the tender garage door turns into a terrace flushed with the ocean.
Fitted for plancha-style cooking and concealed under the aft bench seat, the exterior galley lifts in one piece, to offer grill, sink and outdoor refrigerator. The galley can be accessed directly from the cockpit. Its leeward position protects the cockpit and the inside of the boat from any possible smoke.
The cockpit easily seats 12 people and has a U-shaped facing bench seat layout. This symmetry frees up the central space, making it easy to move about. With mainsail winches and all forward sail lines leading forward to the helm stations, manoeuvring is easier for the Skipper as are the crew’s movements.
The forward Owner’s cabin boasts exclusive privacy with an enormous amount of space. Bathed in light, with hues of soft pearl, shades of browns, and padded lining, the airy yet cosy atmosphere offers new sensations of comfort. It features a spacious shower, and a wonderful sea view.
The saloon space boasts two sofas, one of which is L-shaped seating 10 people. The quality finish combines leather, stainless steel, teak, textiles and Corian, while the interior cabinetwork and furniture can be personalised.