Beneteau OCEANIS 40.1 Sailboat – Boat Review

Beneteau OCEANIS 40.1 Sailboat - Boat Review

The Beneteau OCEANIS 40.1 is a sailboat with zero concessions to performance. The cruiser offers unrivaled deck volume, interior space and is available in different layouts, drafts and rig options.

Beneteau OCEANIS 40.1 Sailboat Highlights

12 Metres of Space

Following in the wake of her elder sister the Oceanis 51.1, this over 42 foot Beneteau cruiser, with a new hull design by Marc Lombard, offers unrivalled deck volume and interior space, an there are no concessions to performance.

Beneteau OCEANIS 40.1 Sailboat - Boat Review

The 12-metre long sailboat is available in different yacht layouts, draughts and rigs, adapting to the most demanding sailor’s cruising requirements and satisfying any boat lovers need for comfort and pleasure under sail.


With the innovative flared hull design of the Beneteau Oceanis 40.1, and steps extending over a third of the bow, the yacht builder Beneteau has broken new ground but made no concessions. The result is a hull that has true speed potential and is stiff under sail. Above the waterline, her deck plan and ultra-spacious yacht interior is unheard of on a boat this size! The ergonomics and easy movement in the cockpit make life on board so simple. Nothing interferes with the joy of life at anchor.

Interior Beneteau OCEANIS 40.1 Sailboat - Boat Review

Feel like splashing around the sailboat in an idyllic creek? The transom easily converts to an extensive swim platform, similar in size to the ones you find on the largest Beneteau Oceanis cruising yachts. Having access to the sea is an integral part of life on a sailing yacht, and this one is a model of its kind.


With a walnut or driftwood oak ambiance, the styling of the yacht interior by Italian designers Nauta, is remarkably bright and excels in the skillful arrangement of the living spaces. The hatches and the many hull and coachroof portholes fill the boat with natural light and ventilation, making her exceptionally bright. You really feel like you are entering a much bigger sailboat!

Interior Beneteau OCEANIS 40.1 Sailboat - Boat Review

The Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 comes in 4 different boat versions with two, three, and four cabins to fit everyone’s idea of a holiday on board. The C-shaped galley on the starboard, offers lots of storage and a spacious worktop. On the port side, there is a large saloon with a table and a removable bench, and a chart table at the foot of the companionway provides ample working space. Couples and large families will feel like they are at home!

The owner version has a suite with ensuite shower and head, and a bed easily accessed from either side. The four-cabin version has two forward spaces with bunk beds.


As there is no one way to sail, and because everyone takes their cruising at their own pace, the Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 comes in several versions. Sailors keen on performance can choose the First Line version, with a longer mast and a greater draught. The in-mast furling system and self-tacking jib will make maneuvering easier shorthanded. A classic mast for a semi full batten mainsail is also available.

Beneteau Oceanis 40.1 Sailboat Specifications

  • Length overall: 42’3″
  • Hull Length: 39’4″
  • Hull Beam: 13’9″
  • Light displacement: 17,600 lbs
  • Fuel tank capacity: 52 US GAL
  • Fresh water capacity: 62 US GAL
  • Engine Power (Hp): 45 HP
  • CE Certification: A10/B10/C12
  • Air Draft: 60’2″

Falling in love with this Beneteau sailboat model? Contact our experienced Beneteau yacht broker team at 410-267-8181 today to schedule an in person or virtual boat walkthrough.

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Author: Cara Walker, Marketing and Events Coordinator, Annapolis Yacht Sales
7350 Edgewood Road, Annapolis, MD 21403
Office: 410-267-8181, Direct: 410-793-4124

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