The Oceanis 55’s state-of-the-art lines were drawn by Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design in France. The hard chin hull and long waterline provides fast and flat windward and stable downwind performance in wind and seas.
Innovative Interior Design & Features
The interior design is by Nauta Design, an Italian luxury design firm. They’ve paid particular attention to making this boat have a perfect blend of warmth, comfort and luxury while keeping the amenities quite versatile.
8 Hull Portlights Plus Many Skylights: Getting light below is a major objective of the designers and to that end they have designed in 8 portlights in addition to side windows in the trunk cabin, three deck hatches forward, and numerous sky lights both large and small on top of the coach roof.
Electrically-Controlled Transom. The vessel’s transom opens fully, allowing it to turn into a swim platform. Its decking is made of natural wood and has a stainless steel ladder with wood treads.
Alpi Mahogany Interior. The joiner work inside is all Alpi mahogany. The cabin sole is parquet laminated wood.
The table on the centerline of the cockpit has leaves that open up port and starboard for lunch and also provide a good place to plant a foot when seated to windward.
The advantage of having two wheels is so the captain can sit to windward or leeward or alternate as conditions or whim dictates.
All of the controlling lines for the sails, including the mainsail sheet, run below deck and through the cockpit combings to jam cleats just forward of the secondary self-tailing winches. These jam cleats and winches are placed just forward of the port and starboard wheels making it handy for the captain to get to, when sailing short-handed. These jam cleats and winches are also equally handy for crew seating in the cockpit.
COCKPIT LINE LAYOUT:
The mainsheet blocks are affixed to the top of the arch (“A”) and then run forward to the mast, through an “organizer,” then back through dedicated tubes in the coach roof to the jam cleats (“D”) on the cockpit coaming. The self-tailing secondary winches (“E”) handle the main sheet as well as the halyards, downhauls, etc. that are all run through the jam cleats. The jib sheet runs through a car on a track forward on deck, then back to the turning blocks (“B”), then to the primary winches (“C”).