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The Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 411 announces is agenda: offshore cruise aboard a fast and elegant sailing boat. Without a doubt, as much by its design and performance as by its construction and equipment, this Oceanis truly establishes a new standard for cruising sailboats… and for a long time to come.

With more than 400 boats sold worldwide since it was introduced in 1997, the Beneteau 411 has already joined the ranks of modern cruising classics as one of the more popular and successful 40-footers of all time. While about 10 percent of the boats in the three-cabin version have been built for the charter trade, the remaining 360 boats have proven to be remarkably good sailing platforms, with a good turns of speed, well thought-out accommodations, and simple, logical systems.

Designed by Group Finot, the 411 has a European look, with a flat sheer, a molded blister coachroof, and a noticeable minimum of exterior teak. The bow sections are narrow, with a small amount of flare in the forward sections. This gives the boat an easy entry and will add to performance in light air and to windward. As the hull fills out aft of the bow section, more significant flare has been added. This increases initial stability, adds to hull volume, and helps keep water off the deck when sailing to windward.

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