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Everything You Need To Know About The New Beneteau Oceanis 54

Marina Nazario | December 29, 2020



The OC 54 Is A Recent Addition To The Oceanis Yacht Range Available For Sale In Florida.

Groupe Beneteau made waves in 2020. The French shipyard added two new sailboats available for sale in the United States — the Oceanis 40.1 and the Oceanis 54. We were impressed by the key features of the OC 40.1 because it optimizes comfort, ease of maneuvering, and versatility. But then Beneteau gave us another gift — the Oceanis 54, a 56-foot luxury cruiser with a performance hull. This sailboat compliments the Beneteau Oceanis Yacht range and will essentially replace the OC 55.1.

People will look at the OC 54 and see many different purposes. Some may look at her and think it’s the perfect sunset cruiser, others could see it as their ticket to sail across the Pacific Ocean. That’s the beauty of this boat — she’s versatile. After watching Cruising World’s interview with Beneteau sailboat sales manager, Eric Levine, we’re highlighting the key features and what you need to know about the Oceanis Yacht 54. If you have bluewater ambitions, this may be the perfect boat for you.


Starting with the exterior features, the Oceanis 54 is equipped with a huge swim platform — nicknamed “Terrace on the Sea” — that adds usable space to the cockpit. From here, it’s easy to access the longitudinal dingy garage at the transom of the boat, which can hold an 8-foot inflatable tender.

Beneteau upgraded the traditional center-cockpit design by creating a free-flowing and unimpeded layout with distinct areas for lounging and sailing. This makes the cockpit practical and safe. Retractable tables can expand for a nice lunch on the water or retract to add a layer of cushions. Walking through the cockpit, along the side decks, and to the foredeck, you’ll notice a feeling of safety as this sailboat offers plenty of handrails and high side rails. The foredeck of the OC 54 is a spacious, fully flush area that has a superyacht flare with a stylish teak deck and large sun pads.

Twin helms aft offer unobstructed views of the deck and up to the sails. You can drive this sailboat easily without being in the way of guests (or vice versa), yet everything you need to navigate (winches, throttle, bow thruster) is within arm’s length from the helm. Beneteau intuitively used ideas that worked in the past and re-applied them to create a modern sailing machine. The Oceanis Yacht 54 is available with three different drafts: shoal, deep, and performance, which measure 6.4, 8.2, and 9.9 feet respectively.


The interior space on the Beneteau OC 54 offers a real wow-factor that you won’t see on other boats in her range. Attention to detail highlights a blend of colors, a gentle sloping companionway, and thoughtful lighting. The Oceanis 54 has a standard 3 cabin, 2 head layout, but it can be adjusted to 3 cabins and 3 heads, and both can be built using light oak or walnut.

The objective in the design of the OC 54 interior was to create a warm and modern atmosphere with as much natural light and ventilation as possible. There is plenty of headroom throughout the interior and versatile cabin arrangements provide unrivaled levels of comfort and abundant storage space.

A C-shaped galley is practical for bluewater sailing, equipped with a gas stove, rectangular stainless steel sink, fitted cabinets, and full-size refrigerator. A cozy navigation station and owner’s lounge area is parallel to a C-shaped dinette that can comfortably accommodate 6 to 8 guests. It’s obvious that the interior space has a home-away-from-home feel that adds a level of comfort no matter where you are in the world.


This nimble 56-footer paves the way for a new generation of cruisers. An optimized cockpit and easy sailing navigational aids create a luxurious sailboat that can take you across oceans in style, comfort, and speed. The Oceanis Yacht 54 represents the pinnacle of the modern monohull cruising design thanks to an emphasis on build quality, high-end materials, and the innovative Beneteau vision.

Check out Cruising World’s interview below for a Q&A about this sailboat’s key features or contact Denison yacht broker, Matthew Morrison, to schedule a showing. The Oceanis 54 is for sale in Florida with Denison Yachting.


Cruising World Interview

Oceanis 54 Walkthrough


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