Oceanis Yacht 60 - Horizon Yacht Sales

Designers Roberto Biscontini and Lorenzo Argento have created a world of refinement in the Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 60 ocean-cruising yacht.

Oceanis Yacht 60

Designers Roberto Biscontini and Lorenzo Argento have created a world of refinement in the Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 60 ocean-cruising yacht.

With a hull length of almost 18 metres, the Oceanis Yacht 60 has a remarkable and sophisticated silhouette while preserving its elegant design and excellent marine qualities.

Oceanis Yacht 60 EXTERIOR DESIGN

The new cockpit layout provides a sense of ease and security: access to the foredeck is at the same level via deep side decks.

The two helm stations have been optimised so that all manoeuvres can be carried out without leaving the helm. On-board systems such as Ship Control and Seanapps provide control of all onboard systems and allow for easy maintenance.

The bimini is available in 2 configurations. The rigid version has a central section that slides forward to adjust the amount of cover in the cockpit. The crew will therefore always find the best compromise between protection and ventilation.

The generous dinghy garage holds a 2.8 m jet-propelled tender. This tender is operated by an electric winch with a double wire system and guiding rollers to make it effortless to launch and raise.


Oceanis Yacht 60 INTERIOR DESIGN

The galley, positioned in the centre of the boat, extends across the entire width: on the port side, storage and refrigeration; on the starboard side, the sink, the oven and the dishwasher. There is substantial storage space and an innovative worktop layout.

The large saloon where six people can sit around the table facing the relaxation area with its soft sofa. The curved chart table allows the navigator to participate in all the discussions on board.

Available in a 3-cabin version with 3 heads, the Oceanis Yacht 60 comes with two different finishes: walnut as standard and light oak an option. Many moulded wood features blend harmoniously with large lacquered white surfaces and are matched with exclusive upholstery. Together they create a distinctly stylish atmosphere.

The luxurious and relaxing owner’s cabin offers privacy and a stunning view of the sea. The bed is only revealed on the starboard side once you have passed the private head, which is equipped with ample storage space.

Oceanis Yacht 60 MAIN POINTS


You are met with a great deal of space and light as you go down the companionway and an overall impression of larger proportions.


Extensive side decks run round the helm stations offering obstacle-free seamless circulation to the fore deck.


The huge cockpit makes for extra safety and easy movement. The owner can carry out all the usual manoeuvres without leaving the helm.


The mobile application, Seanapps, and its onboard unit let you view the status of the boat’s various systems (battery charge, fuel or water tank levels, maintenance scheduling) via your smartphone, as well as plan your route or review your sailing status using your mobile phone.


If you would like to buy an Oceanis Yacht 60 for private use, or for placing in our highly regarded charter fleet in the Caribbean, or would simply like to learn more about other yachts email Robin Hodges at robin@horizonyachtcharters.com. Full contact details for our team can be found here.

Oceanis Yacht 60 Specifications
Design Year
Hull type
Length (LOA)
18.95 m / 62 ft 2 in
Beam (width)
5.25 m / 17 ft 3 in
21,700 kg / 47,840 lbs
Draft (depth)
2.66 m / 8 ft 9 in
Air draft
24.5 m / 80 ft 5 in
Primary fuel tank capacity
500 L / 132 gallons
Water capacity
1 x 860 L / 1 x 227 gallons
No. of engines
Interior layout options
3 Cabins / 3 Heads
Max people
4 Cabins / 4 Heads
Max people
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Oceanis Yacht 60 Reviews

The new Oceanis Yacht 60 from Beneteau is a stylish and bluewater friendly new flagship model for the French yard

Beneteau’s new flagship, the Oceanis Yacht 60, is the yard’s third model to come out of the collaboration with Lorenzo Argento and Roberto Biscontini that started with the First Yacht 53 three years ago. Their brief for the company’s third generation yacht of this size was to create a sturdy and stylish bluewater friendly vessel with a very high standard of interior finish, including plenty of solid wood joinery.

“They have given us a new way of working and a new perspective,” Beneteau’s Valentin Moreau tells me, “so this boat is very different to the smaller models in the Oceanis range and to the Oceanis Yacht 62 it replaces.”

The design philosophy follows on from that of the First Yachts 53 and the Oceanis Yachts 54, which share the same hull design. The new Oceanis Yacht 60 has proportionately slightly fuller forward sections shape, but it’s by no means extreme in that respect. As with the smaller models, whose hull was originally developed as a performance cruiser, Biscontini opted for a transom with lots of flare and low waterline beam, rather than wide stern sections with marked chines. At the same time, there is more rocker in the aft sections below the waterline.

The combined effect is to reduce wetted surface area to an extent that will markedly boost light airs performance, at the expense of a very small loss of speed when power reaching or in marginal surfing conditions.

Exterior styling is very similar to the Oceanis Yacht 54, including the standard mainsheet arch, low freeboard, low profile coach roof and a hint of reverse sheer. Yet, although hull length is 70cm less than the old 62-footer, overall interior volume remains the same and there’s more space in the owner’s suite. This was achieved in part through abandoning a completely level cabin sole throughout the boat, which wastes a lot of volume below the floor. Instead, there’s a modest step down from the saloon to the forward galley and to the aft cabins, which therefore retain good headroom despite the reduced freeboard.

These changes helped save a whopping five tonnes of weight, yet the sail area remains very similar to that of the previous model. Together with the reduced wetted service area this will transform the sailing experience.

Near level walk around deck layouts have become de rigour for many of today’s new yachts. In this case there are only two 7cm high steps between the transom and the bow, one alongside the guest cockpit and the other near the mast.

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However the need for any deck work is kept to a minimum thanks to fitting Harken’s Unwind winching system as standard. This uses electric winches to both wind in and to ease a line, which means the trim of mainsail and jib can be completely controlled from the consoles at each helm station.

Much thought has gone into the ergonomics of these, with a conscious effort to ensure drivers feel protected. The steering positions are therefore inboard of a substantial coaming and benefit from large helm seats with high backrests. The 1.1 m diameter of the wheels are larger than average, but it’s still possible to reach the two pairs of coaming mounted electric winches if necessary.

Argento has also stamped his clean minimalist style on the interior, where attention to detail includes concealed lighting and switches. The saloon is full width, with lots of overhead hatches for natural light and ventilation. A big L-shaped navigation centre, with a leather designer swivelling chair, is clearly aimed at those who work from home while on board. This will be Beneteau’s first model with a full width forward galley. It offers plenty of space and was designed to maximise both stowage volumes and worktop space.

The forward owners cabin occupies a third of the length of the interior, with privacy and soundproofing prioritised. The en suite is therefore at the back of this area, against the main bulkhead, while the bed faces forward, which means it can’t be seen when the door to the galley/saloon is open. It’s a novel layout, but has obvious appeal and also provides more stowage space than conventional arrangements.

This model boat also comes with Beneteau’s Ship Control system, which has been rolled out across all models, as standard. This allows all aspects of the boat to be managed from an app or MFDs when on board, and also from home thanks to the on-board mobile data connection. It’s also available for retrofitting to existing craft.

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