Beneteau Oceanis 41 Review – A Real Breeze!

The Beneteau Oceanis 41 was designed for sailing comfort and ease. Several friends of mine sail this boat and rave about the size and stability of this 41 ft. luxury vessel.

I have had the pleasure of being a passenger aboard the 41 my friend sailed and I was mesmerized by the grandness of every aspect of the boat.

Most impressive of all is that a boat this size can easily be handled by just two people or even one.


The 41 has 3 separate layout designs to choose the layout that will suit your guest configuration best. 2 to 3 cabins and 6 to 6+2 berths are available to make your trip as comfortable as possible.

No matter which layout you choose, there is ample room for storage with several wide berths that can hold swim, diving, or scuba gear. Two of the layout designs feature a single head accessible from one of the cabins or the saloon.

The 2 head option is only available with the 3 cabin layout with a head in the same location and the other housed in the third cabin.

Despite the enormous cabins, my favorite sections were the galley and saloon areas. I found the L-shaped kitchen cozy and easy to move around in to prepare meals or snacks.

It is fully equipped with a two-burner stove, refrigerator, and a double sink. The saloon, by far, is one of the most comfortable spaces I have ever encountered aboard a yacht.

The saloon is huge, which invites lounging and conversation among the guests, but is still intimate enough for a couple to have a quiet evening together.


The interior is attractively decked out in mahogany wood and light colored fabrics, creating a relaxed look that is still elegant.

The windows allow lots of natural lights to filter in and I was surprised by how much sunlight could stream into the galley.

The below deck is so wide and has so much headroom, it’s easy to forget where you are and begin to believe that you are in a ritzy hotel room.


The cockpit is often where most boats will cut corners to create more space in other areas, but the cockpit and deck of the 41 were not sacrificed in the least.

You can sit on the bench (which doubles a storage) with a drink in your hand and watch the sunset, or you could invite other boaters to hop aboard for a beer and some conversation.

Under Sail

The 41 is a breeze (pun intended) to sail under almost any wind conditions. In my opinion, this is an excellent vessel to learn to sail with, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t imagine a trip on the 41 with a hired skipper.

If you are looking for a romantic escape without the worry of handling a yacht, a skipper is a definite must-have.

Skipper or no skipper, you are looking at smooth sailing with the 41. Its windward performance is stable and strong, and, when out in open water, the vessel remains steady.

Comparison Between 41 & 45

A comparison between the 41 and the 45 comes down to small details, as the 2 boats are almost identical. The 45 has more design options than the 41, but the initial layout is the same.

As for comfort, both vessels have plenty of space, but the 41 is cozier and rough waters are less noticeable below the deck of the 41 than in the 45.

The 45 also lags a bit windward when under sail, while the 41 can generally power through without incident.

Why Sail the Oceanis 41

  • Controls and sails are easy to handle and control
  • Lots of space and room for privacy
  • Massive saloon space below deck
  • Above deck is perfect for entertaining
  • Large cockpit
  • Lots of storage space
  • Performs very well under sail

In Conclusion

The Beneteau Oceanis 41 has always held a special place in my heart. My friends that frequently charter this vessel swear they will never sail another type of yacht.

Even if you want to experience many different yachts, you should include the 41 on your list. It’s so impressive, I would suggest moving it to the top of your list and trying it out as soon as you get the chance!

I never turn down an opportunity to board a 41, even if it’s just an invitation for my husband and I to have a drink with friends.


For more information on Beneteau Oceanis 41 charter boat:
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  • LOA: 40ft 7in // LWL 37 ft 1in //
  • BEAM: 13ft 9in
  • DRAFT: 6ft 9in (std); 5ft 1in (shoal)
  • BALLAST: 5,071lb
  • SAIL AREA: 902 ft 2
  • FUEL/WATER/WASTE: (GAL) 53/151/21
  • ENGINE Yanmar: 40h
  • Cabins: 3 to 4
  • Berths: 6 to 10

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    10 thoughts on “Beneteau Oceanis 41 Review – A Real Breeze!”

    1. I cant say I’m much of a sailor myself, but this article was packed full of great information. The 41 yacht looked absolutely stunning, I liked how luxurious the boat was on the interior. Long time Sailing looks like it would be a breeze in this boat. maybe someday soon I could go on a ride on one of those beautiful yachts.

      • Hi Mitch,

        Yes, you’re right, it’s a stunning and comfortable sailing yacht.

        I wish you to sail this boat soon.

        Thank you for the comment and have a great day

    2. This looks awesome. I used to not be the biggest fan of boats but took a few boat trips around some of the Islands in Thailand a few months ago and i must say, if i had the $$ a boat is something id be looking to buy. This trip looks great. I went to greece as a kid a few times and i can only imagine how cool this owuld be.

    3. Wow – what a beautiful sail boat. I can’t get over how roomy the pictures make it look below deck. It also looks like it could take on some rougher seas based on its beam. It looks very wide. Do you know the beam dimensions? I’d be curious based on the pictures as it looks very wide.

      • Hi RJ,

        The dimension of the beam is writing in the article, you must have missed it:) 4,21 m / 13,81 ft

        It’s big enough to walk around!

        Thank you for passing by and wish you a wonderful day

    4. I’ve always thought a sailing trip on the Mediterranean sounded like a great adventure. And it’s something I plan to do before I die.

      I have some sailing experience but only on smaller boats under 20 feet. These size boats are all I have access to for sailing. Would it be best to sail larger boats if I wanted to charter an Beneteau Oceanis 41 so I can get better experience with them? Or would that not be necessary since the 41 is easier to handle?

      • Hi Matt

        The 41 is very easy to handle, but you definitely need to familiarize yourself with the boat first. I would suggest you to sail with a skipper for the day and then you’ll see if you are able to control the boat by yourself.

        I hope it helped!

        Thank you for visiting my website and for the comment.

        Have a nice day

    5. This has always been a goal of mine and that is to own a sail boat. I love the Beneteau Oceanis 41. I never realized how much room is inside a sail boat. I was showing these to my husband last night and oh was he excited. Thank you for sharing this. I will be bookmarking your site for sure.

      • Hi Tanya,

        How nice of you and your husband to have bookmarked my website.

        I am glad you liked it.

        Thank you for the comment and wish you to sail soon!


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