The Bénéteau Océanis Yacht 54 reinforces the flagship of the range, the Oceanis Yacht 62, using the successfull hull of the First Yacht 53, in a less sporty version.
The future Bénéteau Océanis Yacht 54 should certainly be one of the major new products on the luxury monohull yacht market at the next Cannes Yachting Festival in September!
In order to strengthen its offer on the market for large luxury monohull cruisers, which currently includes the Bénéteau First Yacht 53 (with a sporty feel) and Bénéteau Océanis Yacht 62, the French shipyard has decided to launch a 54 footer, based on the hull on the former, marketed as a more family-friendly version, perhaps more geared towards ocean cruising. The work was entrusted to the duo Roberto Biscontini (naval architecture) and Lorenzo Argento (interior and exterior designer), whose brief was to imagine a comfortable yacht, with luxury finishes and offering great fluidity in movements on board and manoeuvres under sail.
One hull, two variations
The choice of the 17m hull of the First Yacht 53 is clearly brilliant, so much so that it has won over all the votes for its marine qualities, its volume and... its design! It enables the French shipyard to meet the expectations of yachtsmen who want more volume on board and more functionalities, particularly in terms of deck layout.
A revolutionary deck layout
The deck layout of the Bénéteau Océanis Yacht 54 changes the game, with traffic never before seen on this type of yacht, managing to combine the advantages of the central cockpits with those of the aft cockpits!
In fact, the Océanis Yacht 54 offers an incredible passage behind the two steering wheels, which has two major advantages: easy and comfortable outside circulation and a feeling of maximum safety when sailing! Notably, the cockpit of the Bénéteau Oceanis Yacht 54 represents more than a third of the total boat's deck area!
Easy Sailing: very easy to maneuver
The Océanis Yacht 54 has been designed to offer great ease of navigation with manoeuvres grouped together at the rear of the cockpit, immediately accessible from the two steering wheels, and by integrating technologies that facilitate navigation with a reduced crew, we are thinking in particular of use in pairs.
Bénéteau's new luxury yacht features Easy Sailing, with Ship Control (control of all the boat's functions from a screen or tablet), Dock & Go (easy port manoeuvres with a joystick) and Harken's AST (Assisted Sail Trim), for automatic sail trimming according to the apparent wind and jib when tacking.
Available in two draughts, 2.50m (standard) and 1.95m, the Oceanis Yacht 54 offers two types of masts: classic and furling.
Note that the Oceanis Yacht 54 has a garage that can accommodate a 2,40m long tender.
Luxury and comfort inside
The last Beneteau First Yacht 53 had impressed by the quality of its finish, for a production boat. The Oceanis Yacht 54 promises to maintain this new standard, with a modern and warm atmosphere, which characterizes Lorenzo Argento's creations, and great luminosity, especially due to the very large zenithal and hull glazing.
The first visuals show a pure and simple style, as well as beautiful combinations of materials.
Bénéteau's Oceanis Yacht 54 is available in two interior layout versions, namely 3 cabins with two head compartments and 3 cabins with 3 head compartments.
The owner's suite, located in the forepeak, offers an island bed 160 wide.
Specifications of Bénéteau Oceanis Yacht 54
Naval architect: Roberto Biscontini
Designer : Lorenzo Argento
Length HT: 17.16 m
Hull length: 15.98 m
Waterline length: 15.40m
Hull width: 4.99 m
Standard draught: 2.50m - T keel
Ballast: 4.5 tons cast iron
Air draft with antennas: 24m
Light displacement: 16,600 kg
Fuel capacity: 400 L
Fresh water capacity: 720 L
Engine power: 80 HP/110 HP
Propulsion : Sail drive
Optional shaft line motor power: 110hp
CE certification: A12/B14/C16
Aluminium furling mast
Mainsail : 63 m2
Self-tacking jib: 51 m2
Genoa 105% coverage: 55 m2
Code 0: 123 m2
Asymmetrical spinnaker: 210 m2
Classic aluminium mast (+1,80m)
Mainsail : 83 m2
Self-tacking jib: 56 m2
Genoa 105% coverage : 70 m2
Code 0: 135 m2
Asymmetrical spinnaker: 260 m2rr