Oceanis 55

Monday, December 28, 2009

Oceanis 58

Oceanis 58 Exterior Photo

Sleeping Quarters

Spacious Master Cabin

Images of the Oceanis 58 from the Paris Boat Show
Click here for more information on the Oceanis 58.
We hope that you all had a lovely holiday! Back to work today! Our service department is busy Commissioning a new Beneteau 49! Pictures to come soon!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays

St. Barts would like to wish you a wonderful holiday season! We will be closed on Thursday, December 24, 2009 and Friday, December 25, 2009 for the Christmas holidays.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Swift Trawler 34

The Beneteau Swift Trawler 34
Another View

Interior Shot

The view of the Fly Bridge

Coming Soon to St. Barts Yachts! Yesterday we placed the first order for the brand new Beneteau Swift Trawler 34. Call the Charleston office for more details (843)577-7377!!
Click here for information directly from Beneteau.
Click here to see the Motor Boat Monthly video footage of the Sea Trial for the Beneteau Swift Trawler 34. (via youtube)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Beneteau First 35

The Keel of the First 35
Interior of First 35
Nav Station

Port side of First 35

Aerial view of the First 35
For more information on the Beneteau First 35 click here!

Well the St. Barts Gang has returned from the Paris Boat Show with some amazing photos! Keep checking in as we post some of the highlights from the trip.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


The St. Barts Team has safely arrived in Paris, France for the Paris Boat Show. We can't wait to see pictures of their adventures and hear all about their travels! We will share them too!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Beneteau Factory Changes

Beneteau Factory Renovation

With a huge investment in a new CNC machinery driven woodshop and a complete overhaul of its production areas, Beneteau USA Inc. is in the process of revamping its 250,000 square foot facility into the most modern big sailboat factory in America. Contractors, advisors from parent company Groupe Beneteau, and South Carolinian team members are scurrying to change the 25 year old factory from the past style of eight independent production lines into a new, single line, continuous flow, production facility comprising 20 operation positions. The outcome of this new way of building will allow shortened lead times, less work in process and greater flexibility in model mix. The Marion plant will be the only American sailboat plant able to build anything from 30 footers up to 50 footers, all in the same quick-flow process.

"This is an amazing feat for our team, as it truly was an internal initiative that came from the leadership of our Vice President of Manufacturing, Gerard Martineau, working with the full spectrum of production from managers to those on the floor. They have developed a system that is unique in our end of the industry and will eliminate wasted time while improving quality and flexibility," said Wayne Burdick, President of Beneteau USA. "When the plant reconfiguration work is complete and we are able to turn on the new, lean, mean, production machine, no one else in the US will be able to make cruising sailboats with as much efficiency and flexibility of product mix. This should give Beneteau a strategic advantage to quickly provide the best value in exactly the model our customer wishes to buy." "I am proud of all the work by our people in Marion to prepare for this mode of manufacturing. We all went to school together to learn about lean manufacturing, work flow and value stream mapping, and the result proves that this great team of boat builders is equal to any in the world when it comes to new ways of thinking and doing. Great work by this very motivated group will launch us into a new era of excellent quality at the best price and the quickest delivery, continuing Marion's claim of being the largest producer of sailing yachts on this continent," stated Mr. Martineau. "In the month of November current production will temporarily cease, so that the remains of the existing independent lines can be moved into the new continuous flow platforms which are already in place. I can't wait to see the results when we start humming in early December!"

Taken from Beneteau Website

Monday, November 30, 2009

Boating Views

Captain Paul Jumping for Joy to be on Land!
Sunset en route to Tortola in a Beneteau 40.

A View from the Mast! Captain Paul Del Rio of Oriental NC sent us these pictures!

Captain Paul helps us deliver our Moorings Boats to their new homes in the Caribbean. Thanks for the pics!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Wishes!

St. Barts Yachts wants to wish you all a wonderful Thankgsgiving Holiday. Our office will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2009. We will be open from 10:00am-3:00pm on Friday, November 27, 2009.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Charleston Office

The Charleston Sales Team

The Charleston Office is located at the Charleston City Marina. We are on the 3rd floor of building #3. This office is the headquarters of St. Barts Yachts. It is home to our award winning service team, managed by Jean-Michel Morrison.
Our sales team consists of Keith Farfone and Ron Stoddard. For directions or information to the Charleston office please contact us at (843)577-7377.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Introducing Oriental...

The St. Barts Yachts Oriental Office
This is the St. Barts Sales Team in Oriental, NC. Our office is located at the Oriental Harbor Village Center & Marina. For information or directions to our office contact Dave Wright or Steve Leech at (252)249-7245.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Orange Park/Jacksonville Office

Orange Park/Jacksonville Office
These handsome guys are the St. Barts Yachts Florida Team. Our office is located at Fleming Island Marina in Orange Park, FL. To see our boats listed through that office give them a call! Jeff Knoll, Carey English & Hal Runnfeldt are happy to be of assistance in finding the perfect boat for you! (904)264-9100

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Charleston Race Week 2010

It is never too early to start planning! The dates for Charleston Race Week 2010 have been announced. The festivities begin on April 8, 2010 and end on April 11, 2010. Please keep checking our website and Charleston Race Week for more updates! (If you are interested in Sponsoring Race Week 2010 email: info@charlestonraceweek.com

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beneteau Flyer 12

The Beneteau Flyer 12! Click here for details!
A beautiful day for a Sea Trial! The Flyer 12 is available for showing by appointment at the St. Barts Yachts office at the Charleston City Marina.

Friday, October 16, 2009

"Godspeed" 1983 Endeavor 35

Dave Wright, of our Oriental office, sold this 1983 Endeavor 35 to a wonderful couple., the delightful writers of this blog! We look forwarding to hearing about your new adventures! Keep us posted!

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Good Life

This pretty little guy was waiting patiently for his owner to pick out the Beneteau of his dreams!
The Annapolis Boat Show is still underway! Stop by the Beneteau booth and visit the St.Barts Yachts Team!

Monday, October 5, 2009

First 40 Makes A Splash!

Photos Courtesy of Annapolis Yacht Sales

Our friends at Annapolis Yacht Sales celebrated the Beneteau First 40 (at Fawcett's Boat Supplies ) in preparation for it's debut at the Annapolis Boat Show later on this week! Come on out to the Show! We hope to see you there!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Cruisers 420

Cruisers 420, "The Diary"

BANK REPO! BANK REPO! BANK REPO! Price reduced from $249,000 to $199,000! For more info give us a call! (843)577-7377!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Annapolis Boat Show

Join the St. Barts Yachts Sales Team at the Annapolis Boat Show! The show opens next Thursday, October 8, 2009 and runs through Monday, October 12. This is a very exciting show because Beneteau will be presenting the debut of the Beneteau First 40. (Photos thanks to Garth at Annapolis Yacht Sales, where this boat is currently located. It is available on order through St. Barts Yachts.).

Other Beneteau Models on Display are: Beneteau 21, Beneteau 34, Beneteau 37, Beneteau 40, Beneteau 43, Beneteau 46 & Beneteau 49.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Signs That We Like!

We hope to keep seeing this all over our docks!

Friday, September 18, 2009

"Island Flyer", Wauquiez 40

Mr. and Mrs. Manrique are here to pick up their gorgeous Wauquiez for that they purchased from Annapolis Yacht Sales. They came down to Charleston Race Week and decided they needed to air condition the boat ! (It is hot in Charleston!) We were glad to assist and have enjoyed working with them! Safe travels and smooth seas!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


To the Beneteau Family Mr. and Mrs. Jones! They just purchased a Beneteau 40, and are looking forward to enjoying this gorgeous weather aboard their new boat.

Guess Who Stopped By The Marina?

See the boat in the middle? The blue hulled one? That would be The Continental Drifter III, owned by Mr. Jimmy Buffett himself. We are crossing our fingers that he stops by St. Barts.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The 1st Charter Boat has arrived!

St. Barts Yacht Deliveries is gearing up to deliver 6 new Beneteau 40's from Charleston to Tortola. Today the first boat arrived at our dock. The boat will be ready to hit the open seas in a few weeks! And then will be available for charter through the Moorings Charter Company.

Friday, August 14, 2009

This just in...

Due to some techincal issues our blog was temporarily out of order. However, our IT department (CHUCK-owner of St.Barts Yachts) has fixed the issue with our computer so now we will be able to blog freely again!
Thanks IT Department!

Friday, July 17, 2009

All in a days work!

Chet, of Waterland Canvas, delivering a bimini to some clients.
Nick installing some Raymarine electronics.
Jason assisting with the rigging.
Eddie checking the sails on a Beneteau 43.
The dock at St. Barts Yachts

Monday, July 6, 2009

"Riverbird" Beneteau 46

"Riverbird" waiting for her owners to return...
A flippered friend greets the sailors!
Harbortown Marina

"Riverbird" by moonlight

Fred & Sheila Fussell, of Sautee Nacoochee, GA sent me this pictures of their Beneteau 46 "Riverbird". They just recently returned from a jaunt to the Bahamas and are now in Charleston for a bit. They sailed and explored Grand Cay, Powell Key & many more areas of the Bahamas. The Fussell's made a lot of new friends during their trip and are eagerly planning their next adventure!