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Old 19-01-2012, 04:21   #1
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Beneteau Oceanis 37 CE Rating

Hello all,

I like the look of the Oceanis 37. Seems like a lot of boat for it's 37' size.
The two cabin looks good for couples also, I've found it hard to find a good sized bed on boats this size.

Anyhow... The CE rating for this boat is as follows..

A8/B9/C10.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what this means please?
Would this boat, fitted out of course, be safe to sail around the world for example?

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Hello all,

I like the look of the Oceanis 37. Seems like a lot of boat for it's 37' size.
The two cabin looks good for couples also, I've found it hard to find a good sized bed on boats this size.

Anyhow... The CE rating for this boat is as follows..

A8/B9/C10.

I was wondering if anyone could tell me what this means please?
Would this boat, fitted out of course, be safe to sail around the world for example?

Regards,
Simon
Category A with upto 8 people , cat B with upto to 9 etc.

A cat A boat meets the minimum required under the EU recreational craft directive for sustained use off shore. , but it's not a definitive mark of seaworthiness, far from it, nor was it intended to be so.

Most boats sailed conservatively with adequate equipment and some modifications can be safety sailed around the world, including this one.

Beneteau, in my experience make boats that are more then sufficient for this task, provided one understands what one is sailing in and it's limitations. You may need more tankage and an upgraded electrical system and maybe a bigger sail wardrobe. But the basic hull is up for it.
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