04 Sep 2013 | Beneteau changed the cruising market forever when the first Sense, the 50, launched in 2010. And the French builder has built on the success of this initial cruiser to now have four models. The 46 being the newest and the nimblest, reports Kevin Green.
The Sense concept is about relaxing (rather than enduring!) onboard for the select few, so there’s no multitude of cabins and layouts offered. Onboard life is divided into three spaces; kicking-off with the huge cockpit, then the open-plan saloon and finally the privacy of the two forward cabins.
For ease of handling Beneteau’s options list is extensive and to complete the Sense concept, the boxes to tick include joystick docking, electric winches and I’d add the in-mast furling mainsail to complete the friendly ergonomics that would allow a sailing couple to castoff without looking back in anxiety.