A popular model within weeks of her introduction, the Beneteau GT 46 combines style and performance with a choice of stern drive or pod drive propulsion. Theres more usable deck space on the GT 46 than most anything in this class. Cockpit access from both sides of the swim platform creates a multipurpose island transom lounge. The window-style swinging doors to the salon are completely unique, nothing like it anywhere. Acres of salon window glass provide panoramic views of the water while an enormous electric sunroof offers ventilation and sky views. The galley down layout (which may not be for everyone) features two staterooms with a U-shaped dining settee to starboard and a full beam owners stateroom with large hull windows and ensuite head. The forward VIP cabin has an island berth that splits into two single berths very clever. The curved companionway stairs are a nice touch. The teak swim platform can support a dinghy and a hydraulic swim platform is optional. Twin foredeck sun pads convert to chaise lounges. On the downside, the engine bay is a tight fit. Twin Volvo 435hp IPS 600 diesels cruise at 2526 knots (low 30s top).