Beneteau 46.1

(published October 2018) When Beneteau launched the all new Oceanis 51.1 last winter at the Miami boat show, it was obvious that the new line of designs under the Oceanis banner was going to revolutionize the brand. With a hard chine that runs the full length from bow to stern,

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Beneteau Oceanis 51.1

The new Berret-Racoupeau design is a dream to sail—fast, handy, seaworthy and very comfortable  (published January 2018) From the first day that I saw the drawings and renderings of the new Beneteau Oceanis 51.1, I had been looking forward to taking this fairly radical new design out for a test

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Building a la Francaise

Boats have changed and the process of building them has even more so. Beneteau, the world’s largest production boat builder, shares some secrets to developing lighter boats with greater fuel efficiency, increased longevity and enhanced cost-effectiveness  (published February 2017) Groupe Beneteau builds nearly 8,500 boats annually spread over more than

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Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62

(published September 2016-boat show preview) The brand new Oceanis Yacht 62 adds a whole new dimension to the meaning of luxury production yachts. The new boat combines the design and build acumen of Groupe Beneteau from across its spectrum of yacht building companies, including the luxury Monte Carlo powerboat line.

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Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 62

First sea trials aboard hull number one of a rockin' new flagship  (published September 2016) It’s not often that I get the scoop on a new design, much less one that is built across the Atlantic where European builders play their cards close to their vests. So, this summer, I

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Beneteau Oceanis 41.1

The new Oceanis 41.1 is a stylish re-boot of the classic Oceanis 41 with many improvements  (published April 2016) The lovely Miami morning that we got to sail the new Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 on Biscayne Bay right after the Strictly Sail Miami show, the sun was warm and bright and

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BOAT REVIEWS | SMALL BOAT REVIEW

Whether you are looking for your first boat or down-sizing from a larger cruising boat, there are plenty of pocket cruising boats out there that span the spectrum from traditional to the ultra-modern. In the following gallery, you’ll see that small is indeed beautiful. BAVARIA Designed by Farr and built

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