Looks, price, and functionality are hitting the right notes
Reviewed Sep 2016
In the port of La Ciotat on the Cote d'Azur, a stiff breeze whistles through the rigging. Even big and heavy yachts are heeling under bare poles. When the mistral hits at full force, you'd better batten down the hatches. Hence Beneteau canceled the sail on day one of our review, but that was just as well because the forecast said it would ease some the following day.
A spin in heavy air would have been intriguing indeed, since the Sense 55 obviously is a large, heavy yacht that inspires confidence -- a real cruiser with plenty of freeboard and a deep, well-protected cockpit. In addition, the boats of market leader Beneteau's fairly new and exclusive...