Beneteau Evasion 36 - a wheelhouse Océanis
Bénéteau returned to the Evasion wheelhouse concept in 1990 when this configuration was enjoying a revival. She was a sleeker, more substantial and much more modern boat than the rest of the range.
Designed by Philippe Briand, who created the Océanis range, she can be thought of as a wheelhouse Océanis. The hull is full, shallow-bodied and fitted with a shallow-draught wing keel. She had a manageable rig with a roller-furling main as standard.
The interior layout drew on the Evasion tradition with the galley, dinette and steering and navigation station in the wheelhouse and a double cabin in each end. She was built to the same standards as the Océanises with a good, if simple, finish over a sound structural base.