Named 2011’s Best Full-Size Cruiser, the Beneteau Sense 50 stood apart with its Dock & Go system and overall layout. Even today some years later the Sense 50’ is an innovative yacht with many excellent design features, clever details and practical user friendly systems. She is easily managed by a couple and yet can accommodate a full family.
In 2015 I visited several Beneteau Sense 50 offered in Europe and finally decided to purchase our VOGLIA in Spain due to her good condition.
We spent 3 enjoyable and relaxing summers on VOGLIA cruising the Mediterranean with my family and friends. Sailing the boat several months every year from the Spanish coast, to the Balearics, the Italian coast, Sardinia and Corsica down to Sicily, we found the special concept of this boat just to be a perfect fit. Outdoor space and cockpit merge with easy transition (only 3 steps down) into the interior. The saloon is large, light and makes full use of the yachts 16 ft beam. Especially the large cockpit is a huge advantage for sailing and living in the Med.
For the last two years VOGLIA was based in Palma and serviced by Palmawatch, a specialized company taking care of boats when the owner is not on board.
During these years we constantly invested in improving the equipment. Beginning of 2017 we finally decided to sail the ARC and to spend a whole year on board in the Caribbean. Therefore we started to prepare ourselves and VOGLIA for this venture. The whole boat was thoroughly checked in every aspect. Furthermore we made major updates and improvements of equipment for the ARC during 2017, which result in VOGLIA being in perfect shape to step on board and sail away …. either for the long journey, or for taking enjoyable cruises in the Med.
But why are we selling our beloved VOGLIA without taking the long cruise? When sailing off this autumn we found out that my wife is pregnant. Our lives will change, we will not have enough time to enjoy VOGLIA right now. So we sadly decided to sell her.
The new owner will take over a well maintained boat and will benefit from all the updates and extensive new equipment. You can just step on board, bring your personal belongings and enjoy sailing. I believe the yacht to be far better than when I bought her….