Beneteau 46 is a prestigious yacht that heralds a new era in the history of blue water cruising yachts. The Beneteau 46 is an unequivocal invitation to delight in her design, comfort and performance.
The new Beneteau 46 designed by the naval architects Berret/Racoupeau with the stylizing collaboration of the design firm of Nauta Yachts, will make her premiere at the fall 2006 boat shows. The flowing, beautiful lines attract attention at first glance. Together with the Beneteau 49, this new model boldly leads the way for a new generation of Beneteau sailing yachts.
Eagerly anticipated, the Beneteau 46 by the naval architects Berret/Racoupeau, in collaboration with the design firm Nauta Yachts, makes her premiere at the fall 2006 boat shows. The flowing, beautiful lines attract attention at first glance. This new model leads the way, together with the Beneteau 49, for a new generation of Beneteau sailing yachts.
In the cockpit, the Beneteau 46 is appointed with two steering stations with navigation instruments and all sail controls nearby for ease of handling.
The Beneteau 46 skillfully blends high performance and balanced lines with well-proportioned space to create excellent, comfortable interior accommodations. The spacious and luminous interior is highlighted with rich, light colored select Moabi hardwood joinery and stainless steel to create the essence of warmth and contentment.
Stainless steel shrouds and stays
Genoa roller furling system
Stainless steel chainplates are taken to the inner moulding w/stainless steel tie rods
Running rigging is led to the cockpit
Running rigging comprises: Main halyard, Genoa halyard w/jammer & cleat on mast, Boom topping lift w/cleat on mast, Mainsail foot outhaul, Mainsheet w/track 2 genoa sheets
Rigid boom vang w/tackle
Fractional 9/10 anodised aluminium deckstepped mast w/standard mainsail furling system
Twin aft swept spreaders
Chrome finish Lewmar winches: Two Lewmar 48 genoa sheet winches on coaming
Two winches on coachroof: 2-40 on port & 1-40 starboard,2 aluminium winch handles & 2 handle holders
Furling genoa w/135% overlap, reinforced w/anti-UV protection strip
Mainsheet led back to port winch
Furling genoa w/drum on deck, furling line led back to the cockpit to port, 2 genoa tracks & adjustable cars, 2 genoa sheet fast blocks w/integral jammers
Mooring and anchoring:
Welded stainless steel bow fitting
2 bow rollers w/permanent anchor stowage
6 stainless steel mooring cleats w/rub strakes
Self-draining anchor rode/chain well w/hatch
1000 W vertical windlass w/remote control
2 shelves (port – starboard)
1 opening deck hatch (20 in.x20 in.)
Stainless steel open pulpit w/step & nav lights
2 stainless steel pulpit aft, 1 port & 1 starboard
Lifebuoy holder, Outboard motor bracket, & Ensign staff holder
Double vinyl coated lifelines w/stanchions
Side opening gates in lifelines
Teak toe rail surrounding deck
2 SS handrails on coachroof for cockpit access
2 SS handrails at forward end of coachroof
3 cockpit stowage lockers
All cockpit benches have teak inlays
Steering consoles will take navigation instruments
2 mounted compasses, one at each helm position
GRP cockpit table w/2 drop leaves fitted w/locker, bottle stowage & SS handrail
Aft surface of table support serves as a bottle holder or can take a chart plotter (option)
2 waterproof speakers
2 winch handle holders
Reading lamp w/12 V socket
1 shore supply socket to starboard
Self-draining GRP cockpit floor
2-bottle gas locker
Access gate to bathing platform pivoting on pantograph track (Bénéteau patent)
Liferaft locker w/double door built into transom
Teak slatted swim platform
Swim ladder with teak steps to starboard
Hot & cold cockpit shower
Under-hung rudder w/glass fibre composite stock
Double helm position in cockpit aft: 2 36 in. dia. steering wheels
Emergency tiller access point & emergency tiller
Light toned MOABI woodwork, soles w/parquet look’ finish
Owner’s cabin forward:
Headroom: 6 ft.& 4 in.
Double berth: 6 ft. & 7 in.x 5 ft. & 3 in. island berth w/highdensity foam mattress
Ample stowage space: large drawer under berth, locker w/clothes locker under hanging section
2 lockers to either side of berth
Dressing table w/mirror & locker
Large opening hatch with blind/mosquito screen
Opening hatch with blind/mosquito screen
2 fixed hull ports (1 each side of hull) w/curtains
3 halogen overhead lights and 3 reading lights
One 110 V socket beside dressing table
Forward head compartment:
One-piece moulded head compartment w/separate shower w/curved pivoting plexiglass shower door
Quiet flush manual marine toilet
Synthetic resin worktop & washbasin
Hot & cold mixer tap, Mirror
Locker w/closed shelf above
Locker under basin w/waste bin & paper holder
Opening deck hatch with blind/mosquito screen
3 halogen overhead lights w/switch
Salon & companionway:
Salon companionway w/non-slip surface
For safety, it has four stainless steel handrails
Forward-facing chart table w/lid & wood fiddle
2 hinged lockers, closed shelf
Drawer & closed locker w/shelves under chart table
Stainless steel handrail
Fabric inner lining to side
12 V / 110 V electrical panel with 12 V socket
Navigator’s seat w/locker for battery charger & optional inverter under starboard seat,Radio/CD/MP3 player w/two speakers
One 110 V sockets
2-seater settee w/removable central armrest
2 closed stowage units and shelves along the hull
Port & starboard shelves w/stainless steel fiddles
U-shaped dining table/settee & 4 cushions
Stowage under settees, 2 removable seats
Stowage along the hull
4 closed shelves along the hull
2 hull ports (1 port/1 starboard) with curtains
1 panoramic window w/folding blinds
1 opening deck hatch w/blind/mosquito screen
2 opening deck hatches w/Oceanair combination screen/privacy curtain
2 fixed side windows to port, 1 to starboard w/pleated blinds
Chart table lighting: 1 overhead light & 1 striplight for white/red lighting
Salon lighting: 5 halogen overhead lights, mood lighting under shelves
Companionway lighting: 2 halogen overhead lights,1 switch for mood lighting,1 switch for halogen lights
Galley to port:
Rectangular stainless steel double sink
Hot & cold pressurized mixer tap
Gimballed 3-burner stainless steel stove w/oven & stainless steel safety bar
34 gal front-opening 12 V refrigerator
26 gal top-opening GRP freezer w/12 V refrig. unit
Synthetic resin worktop under companionway
110 V microwave oven operates off shore power
1 locker w/double door under sink & waste bin
1 stowage unit w/3 lockers, towel holder & shelves
Locker w/sliding stainless steel vegetable rack
2 closed shelves for stowage, cutlery drawer
1 shelf w/stainless steel fiddle
One opening port in coaming
Galley lighting: 3 halogen overhead lights, 1 light over stove, mood lighting under shelf, One 110 V socket
Starboard aft head compartment:
One-piece moulded head compartment w/separate shower w/double folding door
Manual marine toilet
21 gal rigid holding tank as standard
Synthetic resin worktop & washbasin
Hot & cold mixer tap
2 large closed lockers, glass holder & locker under washbasin w/accessories
1 fixed side window w/curtain + 1 opening port
3 overhead lights & switch
Two symmetrical aft cabins each comprising:
Headroom: 6 ft. & 7 in.
Double berth 6 ft. & 7 in.x 4 ft, & 11 in.
Two closed shelves along the hull
Hanging locker w/locker beneath
1 under-berth locker
Cloth inner liner on hull
Starboard aft cabin has access door to head
Openings & lighting in each cabin: 1 fixed hull port w/curtain, 1 opening port in coaming, 1 opening deck hatch w/blind/mosquito screen, 2 halogen overhead lights w/switch, 2 reading lights, One 110 V socket
1 cockpit port in aft port cabin
2 cockpit ports in aft starboard cabin
Fresh water: 150 gal standard
Electric pressure water pump w/filter
2 rotomolded water tanks fixed to the hull liner (63 gal under port aft cabin berth + 87 gal under fore cabin berth)
Two aluminium deck fillers for water
Cockpit shower w/hot and cold water
Electric shower drain pumps
3 bilge pumps (one manual and 2 electric)
1 electric pump for icebox drainage
11 gal electric water heater w/expansion bottle
Backlit electrical panel: 10 x 12 V switches + 11 fused switches + 4 x 110 V switches
12 V cigarette lighter socket
110 V double pole circuit breakers
110 V -12 V voltmeter
Water gauge & fuel gauge w/central LCD screen
Low battery and low diesel tank alarms
2 x 200 Amp service battery vouchers
1 x 105 Amp engine start battery voucher
Battery charging: 110 V shore supply w/40 Amp battery charger & 50 ft. cable
80 Amp alternator coupled to the engine
12V Power distributor
Lightning grounding for the rigging
7 x 110 V sockets
7 reading lights, 23 halogen overhead lights, ambient lighting under shelves
Bow & stern nav lights, steaming light, fore deck light
Anchor light/ masthead navigation light
Cable conduits for options
Engine bed integrated in hull liner, soundproofed with insulating foam
Access under companionway steps, through an opening supported by gas struts
Stainless steel propeller shaft w/GRP protection
Fixed three-blade propeller
Rotomolded 63 gal fuel tank w/electronic gauge
Seawater filter & diesel fuel filter/water separator
Engine panel w/integral key start in cockpit
Single aft cabin version available
LOA: 46 ft. & 3 in.
LWL: 40 ft. & 8 in.
Mast length (over water): 64 ft. & 9 in.
Beam: 14 ft. & 1 in.
Draft (standard): 5 ft. & 7 in.
Draft (optional): 6 ft. & 9 in.
Ballast (standard): 7,144 lbs.
Ballast (optional): 6,425 lbs.
Displacement: 22,046 lbs. (approx.)
Engine: 54 hp.
Fuel capacity: 63 gal.
Water capacity: 150 gal.
Hull/Designer: Berret/Racoupeau-Nauta Yachts
Sail area: 1055 sq. ft.
I= 54 ft./54 ft.
J= 16 ft. & 6 in./ 16 ft. & 6 in.
P= 50 ft. & 1 in./ 49 ft. & 9 in.
E= 17 ft. & 5 in./ 17 ft. & 5 in.