The latest addition to the Oceanis cruisers, the 37-foot model, builds upon the advancements of the seventh generation and incorporates them into its design. BENETEAU has launched eight models since 2017, and this new release completes the lineup, solidifying its position as a benchmark in the market.
The Oceanis 37.1 will make its debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. Visitors will have the opportunity to witness a highly versatile and harmonious cruiser that excels in both ease of sailing and overall user experience. Comfort is also a top priority, making it a true representative of the Oceanis brand.
Renewing a successful model can be challenging, especially when it has been one of the best-selling options in the market, as was the case with the Oceanis 38.1 during its nine-year tenure. The objective given to Marc Lombard and Nauta Design was to enhance two key aspects: increasing volume and improving performance, all while maintaining the signature user-friendly approach that has defined the Oceanis cruisers since their initial launch in 1986.
A new design from Bénéteau
The interior of the Oceanis 37.1 is truly remarkable, surpassing expectations given its elegant profile. The saloon offers an impressively spacious area, almost comparable to that of a 40-foot vessel. The hull features a flared design with a rib that maintains sleek lines beneath the waterline, resulting in enhanced power and stability. This design element also improves hull rigidity, effectively managing weight distribution and creating additional volume within the bow area.
In the Oceanis 37.1 cruiser, the saloon is positioned to the port side and provides ample room with a comfortable sofa for relaxation and a spacious table accommodating up to six individuals. It is conveniently situated opposite the lengthwise galley, allowing the crew to work without obstructing the main living area. The guests in the saloon are undisturbed by the passageway leading to the forward cabin, which offers a cozy resting space with breathtaking views of the horizon through the large portholes integrated into the hull side. In the two-bathroom version, the bed is positioned against the starboard hull and boasts generous proportions.
As for the stern area, it provides exceptional comfort. The standard configuration includes a king-size double bed and a vast sail locker located aft of the bathroom, accessible from both inside and outside. Even in the 3-cabin version, the bedding is of a good size, ensuring comfort for all occupants.
Oceanis 37.1, a boat for the cruise
The feeling of spaciousness extends to the central table within the expansive and open cockpit, which stretches over 3 meters in length. It’s an ideal area for enjoying time outdoors and even taking a refreshing swim while at anchor. By lifting the helm seats, the wide walkway leads to a lowered bathing platform, ensuring safety and providing a pleasant swimming experience.
The Oceanis 37.1 epitomizes a truly contemporary cruiser. Its outdoor space is designed to be open and uncluttered, with no backstay, a layout that has been successfully implemented in the Oceanis 30.1 and 34.1 models. The rig is tall, and for enhanced performance, an optional in-mast furling system is available. In the standard version, which features a self-tacking jib, the emphasis is on ease of use. However, for sailors who prefer livelier boats, the First Line version offers a square-top mainsail and furling genoa, providing an additional 22% sail area.
To ensure effortless handling with a small crew, all the rigging is directed to the two aft winches, while the halyards are conveniently grouped around the coachroof. On the starboard helm console, you’ll find all the necessary instruments, including a 7-inch plotter.
Specifications Oceanis 37.1
|Deep draught (cast iron)
|Deep ballast weight
|Shallow draught (cast iron)
|Shallow ballast weight
|Fuel tank (standard)
|34 US Gal
|Fresh water capacity (standard)
|94 US Gal
|Engine power (standard)
|Furling mainsail (option)
|Self-tacking jib (standard)
|Furling genoa (110%)