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Sense 55 Deep draft is a Cruising sailboat built by Bénéteau and designed by Berret Racoupeau Yachts Design. Her first hull was built in 2011 with an overall lengh of 17.2 m or 56.5 ft long and a Deck stepped mast mast configuration.

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BENETEAU SENSE 55 DEEP DRAFT Sailboat Specifications​


Overall Length (LOA) m / ft17.2 m / 56.5 ft
Designer(s)Berret Racoupeau Yachts Design
VersionDeep draft
categoryCruising sailboat
Hull TypeMonohull
First Hull Built2011
Last Hull Built2016
AppendagesKeel L-shaped keel (with bulb)
HelmTwin helm wheels
RudderTwin spade rudders
CockpitOpen aft cockpit
Ballast TypeCast iron
Rigging TypeSloop Marconi 9/10
Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Number of Head(s)3
Freshwater Tank Capacity lt/gal640 L / 169.1 gal
Ballast Ratio0.26


Overall Length (LOA) 17.2 m / 56.5 ft
Hull Length16.8 m / 55.1 ft
Waterline Length (LWL)15.93 m / 52.4 ft
Beam (width)4.97 m / 16.4 ft
Draft2.4 m / 7.11 ft
Light Displacement (MLC) 18560 kg / 40918 lb
Maximum Displacement18560 kg / 40917 lb
Ballast Weight4900 kg / 10803 lb


Critical Hull Speed9.69 knots
Capsize Screening Formula (CSF)1.90
Displacement-Length Ratio (DLR)130
Ballast Ratio0.26
Sail Area to Displacement22.21
Upwind Sail Area to Displacement21.75 m²/T / 234 ft²/T
Downwind Sail Area to Displacement40.27 m²/T / 433 ft²/T

Above Deck

Mast LayoutDeck stepped mast
Mast Height from DWL23.9 m / 78.5 ft
Rotating SparsNo
Number of Levels of Spreaders2
Spreaders AngleSwept-back
Spars ConstructionAluminum spars
Standing Rigging1x19 strand wire
Reported Sail Area152.45 m² / 1641.00 ft²
Upwind Sail Area152.5 m² / 1641 ft²
Downwind Sail Area282.3 m² / 3039 ft²
Mainsail Area74 m² / 797 ft²
Genoa Area78.5 m² / 845 ft²
I70 ft * 21.35 m
J24 ft * 7.31 m
P66.4 ft * 20.2 m
E20.10 ft * 6.35 m

Engine Room

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

Below Deck

Fridge Capacity300 L / 79.3 gal
Maximum Headroom6.7 ft * 2 m