Preview of Beneteau Sense 50

Beneteau is set to launch their new Sense 50 this fall. I’m looking forward to checking it out at Annapolis so this is just a preview.  Like many European cruising boats, it looks like the sleek new Sense is all about futuristic design.  The exter...

20th August 2010.
By Zuzana Prochazka

Beneteau is set to launch their new Sense 50 this fall.

I’m looking forward to checking it out at Annapolis so this is just a preview.  Like many European cruising boats, it looks like the sleek new Sense is all about futuristic design.  The exterior features a clear deck and a wrap around window while the interior is Eurochic with clean lines, light wood and hard angles. 

Word is that both the cockpit (which has twin helms) and the interior can be reconfigured somewhat.  What exactly that means remains to be seen.  Below the cockpit is the machinery space that is accessed by a ladder and houses all the noisy equipment but can also hold a washer/dryer and another berth – hope the crew is comfortable.

The Sense 50 has a displacement of 32,000 lbs and carries 110 gallons of fuel and 140 gallons of water.   Increased light and air below should make the cabin more livable and supposedly the boat is designed to heel less without reducing performance – that might have something to do with its 16’ beam. 

 

Initial pictures still include artist renderings, especially of the interior but I’m sure Beneteau will see some traffic on the docks at the shows this fall. 

 


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Zuzana Prochazka is a writer and photographer who freelances for a dozen boating magazines and websites. A USCG 100 Ton Master, Zuzana has cruised, chartered and skippered flotillas in many parts of the world and serves as a presenter on charter destinations and topics. She is the Chair of the New Product Awards committee, judging innovative boats and gear at NMMA and NMEA shows, and currently serves as immediate past president of Boating Writers International. She contributes to Boats.com and YachtWorld.com, and also blogs regularly on her boat review site, TalkoftheDock.com.
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