ANTIPODES | BENETEAU OCEANIS 37
A strong, dry and well equipped boat. The deep hull shape and the extra waterline length deliver light and responsive steering with just enough feel to let you know what’s happening.
She is manoeuvrable and easy to handle and has a poetic motion in a seaway. The improved hull design, delivers performance, roominess, and style. The 12ft 4in beam aft, gives it a spacious cockpit and impressive interior space.
Originating from the design board of Berret/Racoupeau whose resume includes some impressive race boats such as the Open 50s, Open 60s and mini 6.50s. Standard rig is a swept-back two-spreader affair that has a narrower section than the 36 with a 9/10 fractional rig.
Equipment includes a roller furler and lazy-jacks. All lines leading back to the cockpit, for security, under the sprayhood with two single-line reefs. She comes with a huge amount of standard equipment; electric anchor winch, holding tank, spray dodger, tridata instruments (wind, log and depth), hot and cold cockpit shower, cockpit table, cockpit cushions, plus safety gear and DSC VHF radio, a 12-function 12V control panel and a Raymarine chartplotter with a relay to the helm station.
With 6ft 5in headroom throughout and a two-cabin layout she is attractive to the taller sailor. A large double berth aft and a huge cockpit locker gives room for a decent sized bathroom. Full standing headroom in the shower area, a folding screen, and a teak bench to sit on while you shower. A vanity unit with hot and cold pressurised water and a manual loo with standard holding tank complete the picture.
The galley is well equipped with a two-burner stove, front-opening fridge, a separate top-opening icebox, stainless-steel double sink with hot and cold pressurised water, opening port and hatch for ventilation and manual foot pumps for both fresh and saltwater. The saloon is well lit and there’s a U-shaped settee to port with a bar locker behind, a folding dining table with fiddle rails, two overhead halogen lights and four reading lights.
The companionway includes hinging steps supported by gas struts for engine access with additional access to the side and rear of the engine from the aft cabin.