THE ZATARA

Beneteau Oceanis 55

To embark on our new passion for sailing, there seemed no other way for us to go than a traditional monohull sailing yacht. We shopped dozens of boats, and the one we finally chose is a 2013 model, has a shallow draught for ease of maneuvering in shallow waters, an in-mast roller reefing mainsail system, and ease of use for a single handed crew.  Jack (aka "Buckets") came up with the name, which is a Spanish word, pronounced "Zuh-ta-dah," which means "raft," or "driftwood" and was the nickname Edmund Dantes was given in the 2002 movie The Count of Monte Cristo. 

Our new home is 55 feet in length and is a user-friendly yacht, equipped with multiple safety and performance solutions. On board, balance, comfort and style complement each other to provide intense sailing sensations. When moored, the rear platform turns into a terrace on the water’s edge to slip in and out of the sea whilst the four large sunbathing areas are an open invitation to relaxation. Yes I plagiarized that from the following Beneteau brochure. I don't regularly use the word "whilst." But you can view more photos of the Oceanis 55 whilst you're browsing the brochure.

Beneteau Oceanis 55