SailTime San Francisco Members say that the Oceanis 35.1 is the Perfect Combination of Speed and Space
Sailing the Beneteau 35.1 is truly exhilarating! Beneteau’s design team, Finot-Conq, perfectly combined the latest hard chine hull design with a wide cockpit creating a fun, sporty and stable boat.
SailTime members can easily set up the boat and be off the dock in no time. Simple to sail with a roller furling mainsail and jib, twin helms and a B&G autopilot, members can enjoy sailing this boat without any extra hands on deck! When the wind comes up, the hard chine, twin rudders, and fractional rig sail plan give you a stable platform with little weather helm.
San Francisco winds are typically out of the west, so a good sail plan includes a morning of spirited close hauling and a relaxing afternoon sailing home on a broad reach. The B&G electronics provide great data including AIS information on the ships nearby, a dynamically updating wind speed display showing true and apparent wind speeds and angles plus an autopilot that tracks to wind plus autotack.
Getting around the wide cockpit is easy while underway and also features a large cockpit table for dockside happy hour after an adventurous day of sailing. The interior has two layout options and comes in a two or three version model. When making plans for an overnight at a guest slip, there is always room for a 35-foot boat. The large topside locker is a great place to store the BBQ, an inflatable kayak, extra mooring lines, and safety gear. The top-loading refrigerator has compartments so you can easily separate food from drinks. It even has a freezer! The Rocna 20 anchor fits perfectly on the bow roller and is a quick anchor to set when ready to enjoy lunch with a beautiful backdrop or watch the sunset with the city lights twinkling while grilling.
A few of the stand-out interior features include:
- A spacious, main salon with double doors leading to the v-berth
- Multiple fixed and opening ports that allow natural light and fresh air in
- A split head and shower so no more showering with the vanity and head
- Private cabins fore and aft
- LED lighting throughout, including on the arch and tucked inside the ports for warm, cozy lighting at night
The Beneteau 35.1 is a true enjoyment to sail, a wonderful place to spend time with friends, and an excellent venue to make lifelong memories!