The Oceanic 46 Sailboat
Specs & Key Performance Indicators

The Oceanic 46, an aft-cockpit cutter, was designed by Ted Brewer and built in Taiwan by the Mao Ta Shipyard.

'Dandelion', an Oceanic 46 cutterA heavy displacement Oceanic 46 cutter

Published Specification for the Oceanic 46

Underwater Configuration: Fin keel & skeg-hung rudder 

Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall: 45'9" (13.9m)

Waterline Length: 36'6" (11.1m)

Beam: 13'6" (4.1m)

Draft: 5'10" (1.8m)

Rig Type: Cutter

Displacement: 33,500lb (15,195kg)

Designer: Ted Brewer

Builder: Mao Ta Shipyard, (Taiwan)

Year First Built: 1980

Number Built: 40

Published Design Ratios for the Oceanic 46

Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 16.9

Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 34.3

Displacement/Length Ratio: 308

Comfort Ratio: 41.2

Capsize Screening Formula: 1.7

read more about these Key Performance Indicators...

Summary Analysis of the Design Ratios for the Oceanic 46

1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 16.9 suggests that the Oceanic 46 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.

2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 34.3 means that the Oceanic 46 will have a tendency to heel excessively in a gust, and she'll need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze. 

3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 308, tells us the Oceanic 46 is clearly a heavy displacement cruising boat. You can load her down with all your cruising gear and equipment and it will hardly affect her waterline. Not an ideal choice for coastal sailing, but she'll come into her own on an offshore passage in testing conditions.

4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 41.2 suggests that crew comfort of an Oceanic 46 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a heavy bluewater cruising boat. Pitching and rolling will be well damped - your cup of coffee on the salon table stands a reasonable chance of staying there in most conditions.

5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.7 tells us that an Oceanic 46 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0. 

More about the Oceanic 46...

The Oceanic 46 is a 46-foot (14-meter) sailboat that was designed by the renowned naval architect Bruce Farr. It was launched in 2020 by Oceanic Yachts, a company that specializes in high-quality cruising sailboats.

The Oceanic 46 is a modern and elegant boat that has a sleek hull, a spacious cockpit and a bright and airy interior. It is also a fast and agile boat that can handle various wind and sea conditions with ease.

The Oceanic 46 is available in different versions to suit your preferences and needs. You can choose between an owner's version or a charter version, depending on how many cabins and heads you want.

The Oceanic 46 has a comfortable and luxurious accommodation that can sleep up to eight people. The owner's version has three cabins and two heads, while the charter version has four cabins and four heads. The cabins are located at the bow and stern of the boat, offering privacy and space. The cabins have large double beds, ample storage space and opening hatches for ventilation and natural light. The heads have electric toilets, showers and sinks.

The main saloon of the Oceanic 46 is a cozy and inviting space that has a large U-shaped sofa and a dining table on the port side, and a navigation station and a galley on the starboard side. The saloon has plenty of windows and skylights that provide panoramic views and illumination.

The galley is fully equipped with a stove, an oven, a fridge, a freezer, a sink and plenty of cabinets and drawers. The navigation station has a chart table, an instrument panel, a VHF radio and a seat.

The Oceanic 46 also has a deck saloon that offers an additional seating area with a table and a bench on the port side, and a single wheel steering station on the starboard side. The deck saloon has sliding doors that open to the cockpit, creating an indoor-outdoor living space.

Hull and Deck
The Oceanic 46 has a fiberglass hull that is reinforced with carbon fiber for strength and stiffness. The hull has a white gelcoat finish that is easy to maintain and resistant to scratches and UV rays. The hull also has a chine along its length that improves stability and performance.

The deck of the Oceanic 46 is also made of fiberglass with an anti-slip surface. The deck has wide side decks that allow easy movement around the boat. The deck also has several hatches, portholes, cleats, handrails, stanchions and lifelines for safety and convenience.

The cockpit of the Oceanic 46 is one of the highlights of the boat. It is spacious and comfortable, with two long benches on each side, a folding table in the center, and a large aft platform that can be lowered to create a swim ladder or a dinghy davit.

The above text was drafted by using GPT-4 (OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation model) as a research assistant to develop source material; we believe it to be accurate to the best of our knowledge.

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