15 months ago, the coming of the new Beneteau Sense range gave rise to a small revolution in the world of cruising monohulls. Its success widely exceeded all expectations and the creation of the Sense 55. This new dream cruiser provides an astonishing variety of the attributes you would find on the large 100’ luxury yachts built by a subsidiary of the Beneteau group.
The Sense concept marks a new era in lifestyle at sea. The new Sense 55 has reached new maturity and has become even more relevant. The opening up of the interior and exterior spaces, new access to the sea, overall organisation of the boat into subtly linked but independent living areas, hull reducing the heel angle providing seakeeping second to none, all make good Sense, as does the increase in size.
We find three living spaces which, from stern to bow, combine privacy and the pleasure of living together, with a balance close to perfection for a 16 m yacht. Forward, the night space accommodates bedrooms and shower rooms. The owner cabin offers benefits belonging to the world of luxury yachts, with its shower room worthy of a fine apartment, private office, many practical storage places, and a spacious and open floor area. The lacquered wood finish and indirect lighting will appeal to even the most demanding owners.
For guests, the Sense 55 accommodation is just as luxurious with two twin cabins fitted out like private suites: entry by a large sliding door, access to the bed from the front and sides, private toilet. The rear spaces, totally dedicated to the pleasure of sharing the best, resemble reception areas, indoors and out.
Luxury is also being able to choose. The Sense 55 offers the owner a choice of finish, such as upholstering certain items of furniture in leather, choosing a high-gloss finish for the floor or a carpet particularly soft to the touch. It can also be through the personalization of the hull colour. All these details are what make this boat different. They are the hallmark of an exceptional sailing yacht within a controlled budget.
Sailing simplicity since on-board, the essential pleasure remains that of the next stopover, the Sense 55 is the boat designed to sail efficiently and comfortably. Its excellent hull rigidity and perfect balance under sail, guarantee surprising sailing speeds with seakeeping second to none among monohulls.
The use of Dock & Go technology for the Sense 55 motorization is possible for owners looking for simplicity. A distillation of engineering, this exclusive combination of a diesel engine with a rotating Pod120 – controlled by a joystick at the helm station – brings confidence to the most hesitant crews when it comes to manoeuvring. Apart from guaranteeing power and handling – low water resistance and more efficient engine drive – the Dock & Go on this boat provides extra comfort: moving along more silently and reducing vibrations.
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