Two separate panels of elite judges from two premier sailing publications have confirmed what we already knew – the Beneteau Sense 55 is one incredible, horizon expanding yacht! Sail Magazine chose the Sense 55 as their “Best Boat” of the year, and Cruising World gave it the “Boat of the Year” award for the best import of 2013. All the judges were keenly impressed by the Sense 55’s easy transition from salon to cockpit, massive drop-down swim platform and the feel of a multihull in a monohull design. If you’re looking for a combination of performance and comfort that captures the magic of the sea, the Sense 55 is the yacht you’ve been waiting for.
“Best Boat 2013” by SAIL Magazine Among many impressive nominees this year, Beneteau Sense 55 has been elected Best Boat Winner 2013 by Sail Magazine judges.
The Sense concept is based upon Beneteau’s desire to create boats that truly embrace indoor-outdoor living. Sense echoes with an invitation to come and experience the magic of the sea. If you’re looking for a combination of performance and comfort afloat, the Beneteau Sense 55 has a lot to offer!The dining/social arrangements compete with those of a multihull, and the transom includes an ingenious and massive articulated drop-down swim platform. The transition between the cockpit and saloon has been optimized, with just three easy steps taking you down to a big space awash in ambient light, thanks to a generous helping of hatches and portlights. “The result is a boat that sails like a monohull, but has the feel of a multihull, with plenty of space for entertaining” conclude the Sail Magazine judges.
“Boat of the Year” by Cruising World Cruising World magazine announced earlier this month the winners of its 20th annual Boat of the Year awards. Topping this year’s list of winners for one of the most anticipated awards in the sailboat industry include the Beneteau Sense 55, which was named Import Boat of the Year.   A total of 9 boats won awards from an independent panel of experts, who inspected and tested 24 nominated boats following the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., earlier this year. Decisions were based on extensive dockside inspections and sea trials of the boats. All of the winners, along with the rest of the 2013 BOTY nominees, will be featured in the January issue of Cruising World.
The French-built Beneteau Sense 55 was named Import Boat of the Year as well as Best Full-Size Cruiser Over 50 Feet. “This is a huge 55-footer that will be a tremendous boat for living aboard. The layout was particularly impressive, with an expansive cockpit, generous saloon, and truly innovative accommodations,” said Boat of the Year director and Cruising World senior editor Herb McCormick.


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