Oceanis 46.1 FIRST Line featured in Cruising Helmsman

Oceanis 46.1 FIRST Line featured in Cruising Helmsman

Look who made the cover of Cruising Helmsman this month; it’s Bombolo – Beneteau’s NEW Oceanis FIRST Line 46.1.

Marine journalist, Phil Ross spent some time on Pittwater test sailing the NEW Oceanis 46.1 FIRST Line. Phil’s review is incredibly thorough and packed with detail.

We really loved this quote: “Long gone are the days when it was thought a cruising boat had to be slow. The re-introduction of the Beneteau FIRST line emphasises the revolution.”

This really sums up how Beneteau’s FIRST line models marry cruising comfort effortlessly with performance.

And the proof of that is in the photos!

As Phil mentions, “You may note some of the sailing images on these pages are not the best quality. Quite frankly, our speedboat had a devil of a time keeping up with Bombolo while I was taking the photos.”  We love it!

Thanks to Phil Ross and Cruising Helmsman for joining us out on the water.

Read the full NEW Oceanis 46.1 FIRST Line test sail article here. Learn more about the New Oceanis FIRST Line 46.1 here. And find out more about this month’s Cruising Helmsman here.

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