by Steve Lague

Beneateau will officially reveal its new Oceanis Yacht 62 at the Cannes Yachting Festival next month.
It is not only the first of a new luxury model range, between 53 and 72 feet, for the big French boat manufacturer but also a new direction that will employ an industrial approach to provide an unbeatable end price for a large yacht.
In another first, its design and styling was a collaborative approach between Berret Racoupeau and Italian designer Pierangelo Andreani, who previously worked with Beneteau’s Montecarlo powerboat.
You don’t have to look too hard to see the motor boat influence in the styling of the Oceanis Yacht 62. It also borrows several features from motor cruisers. One of the most notable is the inclusion of a large hydraulically operated swim platform that also acts as a tender garage door. The garage can house a RIB up to 2.85m long. With the swim platform lowered, stairwells incorporated into each quarter are also exposed, creating easy access between the cockpit and the water.
Whether you choose a standard tender or 
a more sporty jet version, your trips away from the 
boat will be extremely easy, something previously unheard of on 
a yacht. With the 5.0sqm swim platform lowered to just above the water there is enough room for tables and chairs, making it an ideal place to enjoy a drink or meal as the day draws to a close.
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Another clever feature is the concealed exterior galley, that includes a BBQ, sink and outdoor refrigerator, that lifts up from under the transom floor in one piece. With the cockpit equipped to seat 12 people it makes for a great entertaining space when at anchor. The U-shaped side-facing bench seat layout frees up the central space making it really easy to move about.
 With the mainsail winches and all forward sail lines leading forward to the helm stations, there is plenty of space for the skipper and crew to move about when under sail.

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Inside, the layout of the Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62 is organized around a spacious saloon bathed in light by gigantic hull portholes.
The forward master cabin boasts a huge island bed in the centre of the cabin and en-suite shower.
The three bedroom layout also offers two cleverly organised aft cabins with double beds, aft hatch opening and en-suite shower room.
At the centre of the boat, the galley offers access
 to everything going on. This 4.0m long 
space flanks the saloon. With a large fridge and hob, sink, large worktop and wine cellar it has everything you 
need for entertaining or long-distance cruising. When not needed the Corian worktop folds away and the
 kitchen disappears into the furniture.
The saloon space boasts 2 sofas, one of which is L-shaped and a table offering seating for up to 10 people.