With a stemhead and her hard-chine hull and well-proportioned sides and coachroof, the Oceanis 30.1 looks unashamedly like a small yacht. The Finot-Conq plan has met the double challenge of power and simple navigation. With her slender bow, optimized weight, stiff canvas and square-top mainsail, she performs well in all points of sailing. For beginners or for short-handed sailing, the self-tailing jib and the single winch make her easy to handle. For performance, the Oceanis 30.1 has a large overlapping genoa, a furling code zero and an asymmetric spinnaker. Aft, a step affords access to the sea and can be supplemented by a small lifting platform.