The **Sense 46** is a 45’4” (13.82m) cruising sailboat designed by *Berret Racoupeau Yachts Design* (France). She was built between 2012 and 2015 by *Bénéteau* (France). The *Shoal draft* version features a shorter keel to grant access to shallow areas.

The**Sense 46** is as well listed, on Boat-Specs.com, in Deep draft version (see all the versions compared).

The

- Model
- Sense 46
- Version
- Shoal draft
- Hull type
- Monohull
- Category
- Cruising sailboat
- Sailboat builder
- Sailboat designer
- Sailboat range
- Country
- France
- Construction
- GRP (glass reinforced polyester):

- Hull: Single skin fiberglass polyester

- Deck: Sandwich balsa fiberglass polyester - First built hull
- 2012
- Last built hull
- 2015
- Appendages
- Keel : L-shaped keel (with bulb)
- Helm
- Twin helm wheels
- Rudder
- Twin spade rudders
- Unsinkable
- No
- Trailerable
- No
- EC design category
*iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)*

A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m

B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m

C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m

D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m - A
- Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
- N/A €

- Overall length
- 46’ 4”14.12 m
- Hull length
- 45’ 4”13.82 m
- Waterline length
- 42’ 5”12.92 m
- Beam (width)
- 14’ 6”4.43 m
- Draft
- 6’ 1”1.86 m
- Mast height from D
_{WL} - 66’ 11”20.38 m
- Light displacement (M
_{LC}) - 28043 lb12720 kg
- Ballast weight
- 8554 lb3880 kg
- Ballast type
- Cast iron

- Upwind sail area
- 1069 ft²99.3 m²
- Downwind sail area
- 1855 ft²172.3 m²
- Mainsail area
- 563 ft²52.3 m²
- Genoa area
- 506 ft²47 m²
- Asymmetric spinnaker area
- 1292 ft²120 m²
- I
*iFore triangle height (from mast foot to fore stay top attachment)* - 55’ 10”17.02 m
- J
*iFore triangle base (from mast foot to bottom of forestay)* - 18’5.49 m
- P
*iMainsail hoist measurement (from tack to head)* - 54’ 6”16.62 m
- E
*iMainsail foot measurement (from tack to clew)* - 18’ 8”5.7 m
- Rigging type
- Sloop Marconi 9/10
- Mast configuration
- Deck stepped mast
- Rotating spars
- No
- Number of levels of spreaders
- 2
- Spreaders angle
- Swept-back
- Spars construction
- Aluminum spars
- Standing rigging
- 1x19 strand wire

- Upwind sail area to displacement
*iThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.*

The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size.

Upwind: under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 25 it indicates a fast sailboat. - 196 ft²/T18.22 m²/T
- Downwind sail area to displacement
*iThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.*

The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size. - 340 ft²/T31.62 m²/T
- Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
*iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).*

The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length:

a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat. - 167
- Ballast ratio
*iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.*

The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability. - 31 %
- Critical hull speed
*iAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".*

The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34. - 8.72 knots

- Engine(s)
- 1 inboard engine
- Engine(s) power
- 75 HP
- Fuel type
- Diesel
- Fuel tank capacity
- 52.8 gal200 liters

- Cockpit
- Open aft cockpit
- Cabin(s)
- 2
- Berth(s) (min./max.)
- 4 / 6
- Head(s)
- 2
- Freshwater tank capacity
- 140 gal530 liters
- Holding tank capacity
- 21.1 gal80 liters
- Fridge/ice-box capacity
- 56.8 gal215 liters
- Boiler capacity
- 10.6 gal40 liters
- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 6”1.97 m
- Galley headroom
- 6’ 2”1.9 m
- Head headroom
- 6’ 1”1.86 m

- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 2”1.9 m

- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 1”1.85 m
- Berth length
- 6’ 7”2 m
- Berth width (head/feet)
- 5’ 1”1.56 m / 3’ 2”0.98 m

- Maximum headroom
- 6’ 6”1.98 m
- Berth length
- 6’ 7”2 m
- Berth width (head/feet)
- 4’ 11”1.48 m / 3’ 7”1.1 m

Sailboats

First built hull

Hull length

2011

44’ 4”13.5 m

2010

44’ 7”13.6 m

2014

44’ 7”13.6 m

2008

45’13.72 m

2012

45’ 4”13.82 m

2008

46’ 7”14.2 m

2011

46’ 10”14.27 m

2010

49’ 1”14.98 m

1988

52’ 6”16 m

2015

44’ 10”13.65 m

2016

49’ 1”14.98 m

2017

50’ 11”15.51 m

2018

44’ 6”13.55 m

2012

44’ 10”13.65 m

2018

44’ 7”13.6 m