Oceanis 48 - Bareboat Monohulls
The Beneteau Oceanis 48 is the mid sized offering in the Oceanis range. This boat accommodate up to 10 guests in 3, 4 or 5 cabins with various configurations. A popular bareboat charter yacht and one of our favourites, from designers and a boatyard that maintain their edge.
- 14.6m, 48'
- Charter Type:
- 3, 4 or 5 double, some with twin bunk alt.
An all-rounder that's highly suitable for family and friends on holiday charter, the Oceanis 48 with her 4.7m beam is well balanced and comfortable throughout. The sleek design is most appealing to the eye, as is the interior with its elegant use of wood throughout. This boat projects a sense of class while remaining first and foremost a most practical craft for sailing vacations.
Antigua & Barbuda, Balearic Islands, British Virgin Islands, Croatia, Greece, Grenada, Guadaloupe, Italy, Langkawi, Martinique, St Lucia, & The Grenadines, Montenegro, Phuket & Andaman Sea, St Martin, St Barts, Anguilla, St Kitts & Nevis, Turkey, Whitsunday islands
- Guests: 10
- Cabins: 3, 4 or 5 double, some with twin bunk alt.
- Berths: 10
- Heads: up to 4
- Showers: up to 4
- Length: 14.6m, 48'
- Beam: 1.4m, 5'
- Draft: 0.7m, 2'
- Engine(s): 80hp
- Fuel Capacity: 200l, 53g
- Water Capacity: 370l, 98g
Equipment Includes: Bimini /spray hood, electric windlass, H & C water, transom shower, 12 volt electrics, dinghy and outboard, bed linen, VHF, CD/FM radio, wind, depth and speed instruments, GPS and chart plotter. Additional equipment may vary. Ask us for equipment available on the Oceanis 48 in your preferred destination.
Specifications and accommodation layouts may vary. Ask us for the details of this boat in your preferred destination. Many boats have additional saloon berths not indicated above.
Rating: 5 / 5 A very commodious boat, especially since there were only 3 of us. Easily short-handed. We didn't do a lot of sailing (either too little or too much wind during our charter) and what we did was under jib alone where we were able to maintain a solid 7 knots. The systems all worked, though at times the freezer was too warm and the refrigerator too cold. The fold down swim platform is a very cool feature of this design.
Nara Inlet and Butterfly Bay were beautiful, and the cave paintings at Nara were fascinating. Border Island was going to be a lunch stop, but we liked it enough to stay overnight. Border had the best snorkeling of the trip, even with stinger suits and poor visibility, although the overnight anchorage got a little rolly in the wee hours. Our last stop was Sawmill Bay with a nice hike on shore, though no swimming due to recent shark attacks.
The service staff were great, and provided everything we needed, and nothing we didn't. The twice daily VHF check-ins were cheerful and informative. Our travel schedule required us to arrive too late for a same-day briefing so we had our first night in the marina. It would have been nice if the provisioning service could have loaded the boat before our arrival, instead of making us wait until the following day, but that is our only very minor complaint.
Tom, USA, Mar 24th, 2023