If looking for a great little bareboat that sails really well, offers a decent amount of space, good headroom, doesn't instantly induce claustrophobia, and won't break the bank ... you've just found it!
In keeping with Beneteau's design concept, this little sailboat features the same classic good looks that have made all her big sisters the darlings of the BVI yacht charter industry. She boasts the plumb bow, hard chines running all the way aft to her drop down swim platform, an immediately identifiable mainsheet arch, a large cockpit with dual helm stations and the same excellent sailing characteristics.
It comes as no surprise to me that the Oceanis 35 won the prestigious Cruising World "best Mid Sized Cruiser" award for 2015. Considering her size, she is exceptionally well laid out, spacious, nimble and easy to sail short handed.
The cockpit is a straight forward layout with centrally located double drop leaf table with drink well and molded drink holders. The ample bench seating comfortably accommodates 6 people.