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Sense 51 Shoal draft is a Cruising sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by Berret Racoupeau Yachts Design. Her first hull was built in 2016 with an overall lengh of 15.95 m or 52.4 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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BENETEAU SENSE 51 SHOAL DRAFT Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft15.95 m / 52.4 ft
Designer(s)Berret Racoupeau Yachts Design
VersionShoal draft
categoryCruising sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2016
Last Hull Built2018
AppendagesKeel L-shaped keel (with bulb)
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderTwin spade rudders
CockpitClosing aft cockpit with opening system
Ballast TypeCast iron
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi masthead
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Head(s)2
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal570 L / 150.6 gal
Ballast Ratio25.56


Overall Length (LOA) 15.95 m / 52.4 ft
Hull Length14.98 m / 49.1 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)14.05 m / 46.1 ft
Beam (width)4.86 m / 15.11 ft
Draft1.85 m / 6.1 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 16000 kg / 35274 lb
Maximum Displacement15515 kg / 34204 lb
Ballast Weight4450 kg / 9811 lb


Critical Hull Speed9.10 knots
Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)1.97
Comfort Ratio27.82
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)163
Ballast Ratio25.56
Sail Area to Displacement19.52
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement19.37 m²/T / 208 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement39.06 m²/T / 420 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL22.62 m / 74.2 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire
Estimated Forestay Length20.93 m / 68.65 ft
Reported Sail Area118.92 m² / 1280.00 ft²
Total Sail Area117.14 m² / 1260.88 ft²
Upwind Sail Area123 m² / 1324 ft²
Downwind Sail Area248 m² / 2669 ft²
Mainsail Area63 m² / 678 ft²
Genoa Area60 m² / 646 ft²
I65.7 ft * 20 m
J20.2 ft * 6.15 m
P62 ft * 18.9 m
E19.6 ft * 5.95 m

Engine Room

Engine(s)1 inboard engine
Engine(s) Power80 HP
Fuel typeDiesel
Fuel Tank Capacity415 L / 109.6 gal

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity300 L / 79.3 gal
Maximum Headroom6.8 ft * 2.05 m
Head Headroom6.6 ft * 1.99 m