Beneteau Evasion 36


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.

LOA 10.6m (34ft 9in), LWL 9.7m (31ft 8in), beam 3.85m (12ft 1in), draught 1.45m (4ft 9in), displacement 5,500kg (12,100lb). Price guide: £65,000 to £75,000.