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Oceanis 35

2014 December 1

The versatile 35-footer aims to maximize accomodations


The Beneteau Oceanis 35 designed by Finot-Conq appears to be a very versatile design aimed at hitting a wide segment of the market. There is a daysailer model, a weekender model and a cruiser model. There is an 18-inch difference in LOA between the daysailer model and the other two models. The daysailer is 18 inches shorter in LOA.   

This hull is very blocky with almost no overhang at all at either end. Freeboard is high and the stern is exceptionally broad. The sheerline appears to be a straight line. There is nothing wrong with a straight-line sheer. Once you heel the boat over the curvature of the hull will provide some sheer spring. 

The cockpit is huge. Sheet winches are aft, forward of the wheels. Halyard winches flank the companionway. The decks are very clean and the cabintop hatches are flush. The transom folds down for access to the cockpit and there is a large cockpit dining table that will seat six. 

This new Oceanis model shows again a common theme with the European boats. It’s all about volume and accommodation options.

LOA 34’3”, 32’9” (daysailer), LWL 32’9”; Beam 12’2’’; Draft 3’9” to 7’7” (lifting), 4’9” (moderate), 6’1” (deep); Displ. 12,195 lbs., 11,476 lbs. (daysailer); Ballast 4,540 lbs. (shallow draft), 3,945 lbs. (deep draft); Sail area 585 sq. ft.; SA/D 16.42; D/L 159; L/B 2.81; Auxiliary 20-hp diesel saildrive; Fuel 34 gal.; Water 34 gal.

Beneteau America

105 Eastern Ave., Ste. 201, Annapolis, MD 21403



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