Beneteau  - Sense 55 (2014-)

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Test Conditions
Load 3 persons, 100 lbs of gear
Climate 69 deg., 71 humidity; wind: 15-18 knots; seas: calm

Specifications
Length Overall 56' 5''
17.20 m
Hull Length 55' 1''
16.79 m
L.W.L 52' 3''
15.93 m
Beam 16' 4''
4.98 m
Draft (Deep Keel) 7' 10''
2.39 m
Shallow Draft (Shallow Keel) 6' 1''
1.85 m
Mast Height (max) 78' 5''
23.90 m
Max Headroom 6' 6''
1.98 m
Dry Displacement 40,918 lbs.
18,560 kg
Tested Weight N/A
Shallow Ballast Weight 12,125 lbs.
5,500 kg
Deep Ballast Weight 10,803 lbs.
4,900 kg
Fuel Capacity 110 gal.
415 L
Water Capacity 169 gal.
640 L
Mainsail Area (Classic) 796 sq ft
73.98 m²
Headsail Area (105 %) 845 sq ft
78.53 m²
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Test Results

Test Under Sail
Apparent Wind Angle (AWA) Apparent Wind Speed (AWS) Knots True Wind Speed Knots Boat Speed (BS) Knots
150° 7.5 12.66 5.6
120° 8.0 16.84 5.6
110° 8.8 12.01 5.7
90° 10.0 11.61 5.9
70° 12.5 11.94 6.4
60° 13.0 11.26 6.8
40° 15.0 10.59 7.1
40° 17.7 12.66 8.0
40° 18.5 12.97 9.1

Test Power: 1 x 75-hp Yanmar POD 120 Diesel
Top speed under engine power 10 Knots
Sound level at top speed 10 dBA

Performance Chart

Performance Chart

Note: Sailboat performance is contingent on many factors beyond the scope of our simple sailing exercise. Nevertheless, the speeds recorded here at different points of sail can give a relative indication of the boat's performance in the conditions identified and with the crew involved.