Beneteau will debut 38-footer in Annapolis

Beneteau will reveal its newest concept in sailboat design when it launches the Oceanis 38 Oct. 10-14 at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md.

“The Oceanis 38 offers a level of customization no other builder has ever offered before at this size. However, what is quite remarkable and what makes the Oceanis 38 so innovative is the fact this boat can evolve with your changing needs over time. The boat should fit its owner, not the other way around,” Beneteau America president Laurent Fabre said in a statement.

The new Oceanis 38 can be a daysailer, weekender or cruiser, based on the owner’s needs and preferences.

The daysailer offers an open, loft-like space. A two-person berth is located far forward, and the aft of the yacht is dedicated to storage.

The weekender features two- and three-cabin layouts, which can remain open or enclosed, based on privacy preferences. It also can include a separate shower, fitted galley and an extra table in the salon and/or cockpit. The weekender offers the most flexibility because it allows many interior components to be added as the owner’s needs evolve over time.

The cruiser can have two or three fitted cabins, a large galley, a mainsail arch, helmsman seats and a swim platform. Though more conventional, its owners can choose the layout configuration and some components based on personal inclination.

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