The Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 has an all-new hull design with distinctive chine that runs all the way forward. One of the benefits of that is that it gives a lot more space in the forward part of the boat, it gives an extra 40cm width in the main forward cabin, but it doesn't compromise sailing performance. Today's broad stern designs also give more space in the aft cabins and on this boat they are configured so you can get in and out of the berths without having to climb.

The main part of the cockpit is laid out to relax and enjoy yourself. Instead of the winches and the ropes that you normally find here, there are two big sunbeds, a very comfortable seating position and a big table in the middle for the fridge.

There are a number of options for the deck layout and the rig, you can have the standard rig, or as with this boat you can have the First package that includes an aluminimum mast. There is also a carbon rig option and choices regarding the boat's draught, depending on your sailing waters and style.

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