Beneteau Oceanis 44CC
Bénéteau reworked Bruce Farr’s Océanis 440 of the previous year to launch its assault on the centre-cockpit market in 1993. She was subsequently given the Clipper treatment and remains in production. One version offers a spacious suite forward, while the other version has a more conventional forecabin with a twin-bunked cabin just aft of it. The latter can be converted into a workroom instead. In both confi gurations, the central part of the hull features a comfortable saloon with a dinette on one side and easy chairs to port, one of which also acts as the seat for the aft-facing chart table. The galley, in the passage to the aft cabin, is well-appointed. The owner’s suite aft is huge and the heads compartment includes a decent-sized hip bath. She is a heavy boat, and takes
a fair bit of wind to get going.
LOA 13.20m (43ft 4in), LWL 11.20m (36ft 9in), beam 4.25m (14ft), draught 1.75m (5ft 9in), displacement 12,000kg (26,400lb).Price guide: £150,000 to £210,000.