Beneteau to Launch New Flagship

The Oceanis Yacht 62 is scheduled to make her U.S. debut this October in Annapolis.

Beneteau, Oceanis Yacht 62, Sailboat
Sunbathe with options: There are six sun beds distributed between the stern of the yacht, cockpit, coachroof and foredeck.Courtesy Beneteau

Beneteau is on track to launch its new flagship, the Oceanis Yacht 62, with the U.S. premiere scheduled this October at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis.

She will be the first model in the builder’s Oceanis range, created in collaboration with France’s Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design and Italian designer Pierangelo Andreani.

Beneteau, Oceanis Yacht 62, Sailboat
Room to move: The Oceanis Yacht 62 can be ordered with three or four guest staterooms.Courtesy Beneteau

“The challenge was to achieve a high average speed and a guaranteed reserve stability in the medium-term,” Racoupeau stated in a press release. “I designed the Oceanis Yacht 62 with performance, safety and perfect maneuverability in mind: maximum length on the waterline, perfectly adapted sail area, lowest possible center of gravity and maneuvering centered in the cockpit. I then concentrated on everything our experience of superyachts could contribute.”

Beneteau, Oceanis Yacht 62, Sailboat
Deep draft: 9 feet, 6 inches.Courtesy Beneteau