Oceanis 55

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sail Magazine Best Boats for 2011

Beneteau Sense 50 & Beneteau First 30 named Best Boats by Sail Magazine 2011

Beneteau Horizons Newsletter

Click Here to read the latest edition from Beneteau

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Beneteau Launches Swift Trawler 44

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Annapolis, MD, NOVEMVER 2 2010: With all the attributes that made the Swift Trawler range the benchmark for couples or families who are passionate about boating, the new Swift Trawler 44 turns comfort into a way of life.

With the launch of the Swift Trawler 44, Beneteau marks the renewal of this range, whose ‘voyage’ style has enjoyed great success. As a replacement for the Swift Trawler 42, the Swift Trawler 44 completes a range of boats from 34 to 52 feet.
The Swift Trawler 44 provides ideal conditions for cruising and living on board – whether as a couple, a family or a group of friends. The new dimensions and intelligent layout promise for some unforgettable voyages.
Acclaimed Performance
The Swift Trawler’s well-proven hull provides an unfailing stability. Its optimized performance combines speed with consumption control. The 2 x 300 hp engines allow for a cruising speed of 18 knots (top speed of more than 24 knots).
Enlarged interior
Designed for life on board, the Swift Trawler 44 offers a spacious and functional interior. The new asymmetric deck is more than 16 inches wider than that of the Swift Trawler 42. The wheelhouse area has been entirely redesigned and is 3 feet longer, made possible by modifying the angle of the forward windows.
Redistribution of space
The forward cabin is impressive with its combination of comfort and light provided through two large portholes. The guest cabin, to port, is now provided with a large double berth. To starboard are the 2 head compartments, larger and updated to fit the on-board living lifestyle.
The saloon is convertible into a double cabin, equipped with a dividing curtain. The U-shaped galley has plenty of space for storage. Additionally, the wheelhouse has been upgraded for optimum navigation with a new design and new surface finish, which cuts out windscreen reflections.
Uninterrupted views and maximum light – the addition of large fixed ports in the hull gives a sense of harmony while generous portholes help ventilate and brighten the interior.
On deck, the bathing platform aft has been lengthened and benefits from the same bathing ladder as the Swift Trawler 52, which is particularly ergonomic.
A semi-recessed staircase leads from the spacious cockpit to the flybridge. There is room in the cockpit for an L-shaped bench seat to provide shelter for mealtime.
Now three feet longer, the flybridge can comfortably accommodate two pilot seats at the helm station and a large instrument panel.
Priority has been given to the enlarged saloon, which has a built-in sofa to starboard with multiple storage compartments.
Finally, the loading mast and boom system includes an electric winch for hoisting the tender effortlessly.
The Swift Trawler 44 will make its first appearance at the Paris boat show this December. It is scheduled to make its North-American debut at the Miami International Boat Show, February 17th through 21st.
Beneteau USA, the American division of the world’s largest sailboat manufacturer, builds hundreds of 31-50 foot production sailboats in Marion, SC and imports sailing and power yachts up to 58 feet in length from its parent company in France.

Length overall: 45’ 6"
Hull length: 39’ 11”
Beam: 13' 11"
Light displacement: 24, 019 lbs
Draft light: 3' 5"
Air Draft (max): 25' 5"
Fuel capacity: 396 gal
Fresh water capacity: 169 gal
Engine power: 2 x 300 hp
Structural architects: Joubert-Nivelt, Beneteau R&D
Style & Interior Design: Pierre Frutschi

Virtual tour of the Swift Trawler available here.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Beneteau WOWS Crowds at Annapolis Boat Show!

Photo credit: Annapolis Yacht Sales at the Annapolis Boat Show

Annapolis, Md October 11, 2010: While hundreds looked on under gorgeous Indian summer skies at the United States Sailboat Show, Beneteau demonstrated its revolutionary Dock & Go joystick maneuvering system aboard a brand new concept in live aboard sailing yachts, the SENSE 50 footer. Operating in just a 60’ by 60’ square, Garth Hichens’ team at Annapolis Yacht Sales has proven that with this new innovation a child can easily move a 50 foot sailboat side to side, quickly rotate it 360 degrees or slide it in any direction to make docking stress free. Every two hours as the Dock & Go demonstration concluded, the appreciative crowd erupted into applause at the wonder of this exclusive development from Groupe Beneteau. The Dock & Go is available on Beneteau 46 and 50 foot models equipped with 76 HP engines

The SENSE range, soon include a 42, has also garnered note as being a truly new concept in yacht design. Unique hull form mated with an amazing combination of on deck and interior livability have already cemented the launch of this series of boats which offer the feeling of living in the open, both in the cockpit and down below. “The public loves the SENSE. And we have already received several orders for it from the target clientele which was to bring new people into sailing. In fact one of the orders received at Annapolis is from a couple who have never owned a boat before! ”, exclaimed Mike Lecholop, Vice President of Sales. Lecholop revealed that with one day left to go, Beneteau USA is about 25% ahead on the value of contracts written last year at the Annapolis sailboat show.

In addition to multiple sales of the SENSE, Beneteau dealers have already enjoyed improved sales on the full range of yachts, whether built in Marion, SC or imported from France. “This is the best show in years. Not only has the weather brought out all the sailing public, but the buyers are here again. I worry that on some models, such as the new Oceanis 50, we may run out of available spring deliveries, if we don’t get the orders in soon. That’s actually a nice problem to have again.” remarked Glen Winter, owner of Winter’s Sailing Center in Riverside, NJ.

Beneteau also won two other accolades in the first days of the Annapolis show. Sail America awarded Beneteau the Best in Show trophy for the big boat display category for its unique “island” booth layout which allowed the Dock & Go and new models to be highlighted. Plus Wayne L. Burdick, President of Beneteau USA, received the SAIL magazine SAIL’S INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP AWARD for his decades of involvement in all aspects of sailing, from voluntary service in boating associations to leading the premier American sailboat builder.

Beneteau USA, the American division of the world’s largest sailboat manufacturer, builds hundreds of 31 to 50 foot production sailboats in Marion, SC and imports sailing and power yachts up to 58 feet in length from its parent company in France.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Sense 50 Demonstrates Dock and Go Feature

Click here to see the Youtube video of the Beneteau Sense 50 and the new Dock and Go element. You can also get a sneak peek of the Beneteau display at the Annapolis Boat Show!
Hope to see you at the Show!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dock and Go

Click on the above image to request more information on the Beneteau Dock & Go System.

Check out this funny video! Click the link below.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Views from the water...

The Cooper River Bridge (Arthur Ravenel Memorial Bridge)
A morning ride with great views aboard the recently sold Sabre 30!
The boat is heading to the Charleston City Boatyard, and then being trucked to Seattle to it's new home!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Team First 30 Blog

Have you been hearing the buzz about the First 30? The Beneteau First 30 is an exciting new boat that focuses on racing as well as cruising!

Read more about the First 30 and the designers at the Team First 30 Blog! The First 30 will be on display at the Annapolis Boat Show this October 7-11, 2010! Mark your calendars!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Beneteau Unveils New Product Line, Sense

"Give full expression to all your senses, beginning with the pleasure of living on board a contemporary yacht with a totally innovative design. One does not need to be a great sailor to enjoy the happiness of life at sea and discover new horizons, Sense is moving the boundaries of pleasure. From stem to stern, you will be surprised by the extremely well thought-out organisation of your life aboard with a sense ofwell-being, simplicity and beauty."
We are excited to announce that Beneteau has launched a new product line called "Sense" today. These vessels have limited availability. More information coming soon!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Beneteau Reveal First 30 (Press Release)

Beneteau USA, Inc.
1313 West Highway 76
Marion, SC 29571
Phone (843) 629-5300
Fax (843) 629-5309
Contact: Erika Gay
Phone: (843) 629-5300
9 A.M. EDT, June 18, 2010
MARION, SC, JUNE 18, 2010: BENETEAU is launching the new FIRST 30, designed
by the talented Juan Kouyoumdjian, well known for his contributions in the
America’s Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race. The new FIRST 30 by Beneteau combines
the best of both worlds, Beneteau comfort and First performance.
BENETEAU comfort
The First 30 is a performance boat with a high level of comfort for cruising due to
the layout being conceived in collaboration with the interior design firm Nauta
The interior features the basic framework with two improvements:
- the forward cabin has a double door for privacy yet still an open feeling
- the salon table is forward of the mast post thanks to the aft positioning of the mast
Also worth noting are bulkhead recesses built into the bottom of the forward cabin
lockers and at the front of the salon seating which allow full length providing good
settee berths.
An aft cabin and generous head compartment with shower complete the
Woodwork is light oak tinted Alpi retaining the FIRST rich attributes, such as solid
wood moldings on the chart table and galley.
On deck the boat is fitted with an anchor well for coastal cruising, a dedicated
liferaft locker in the cockpit benches and a large storage locker with area for the
stove gas bottle.
A 20HP Yanmar diesel with sail drive and folding propeller is also standard.
FIRST performance
Don’t be deceived by the all the comfort, as the new FIRST 30 includes the best
innovations developed by Juan K’s vast racing experience. What is revolutionary in
a production 30 is the set back position of the mast, reflecting the Volvo 70’s and
Open 60’s. To this there are several benefits:
- large easy to handle genoas without overlap
- flexibility in the interior layout with centralized weight concentration
- absence of backstay with the mast controlled by the 25° angle of the upper
spreaders and the main sheet at the end of the boom with a track on the transom
Other Performance innovations include:
- A deep draft T-shaped keel for the lowest possible center of gravity and
optimization of the longitudinal trim
- 1 single tiller activating the two rudders fixed to the transom for maximum
efficiency and minimum drag
- The maximum beam moved aft towards the twin rudders for control under any
- Deck gear with 4 winches and all control lines brought back to the cockpit, with
optional symmetric or asymmetric spinnaker gear available
Length overall : 32’ 2”
Beam : 10’ 6”
Displacement : 8,267 lbs
Draft (Std deep keel): 6’ 3”
Ballast (Std deep keel) : 2,403 lbs
Engine power : 20 HP
For more information visit the interactive site at www.teamfirst30.com/. The First
30 will make its North American debut at the United States Sailboat Show
taking place October 7th-11th in Annapolis, MD. (http://www.usboat.com)
Beneteau USA, the American division of the world’s largest sailboat manufacturer,
builds hundreds of 31-50 foot production sailboats in Marion, SC and imports power
and sailing yachts up to 58 feet in length from its parent company in France.

Beneteau 46, "Thriller"

Congratulations David Wells! Welcome to the Beneteau family! David recently purchased a brokerage Beneteau 46 that he named "Thriller".

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sail Now Sale!

For more information click HERE!
Beneteau USA and its dealers have invested in having inventory available for fast delivery on select models so that you can be sailing your dream this summer.

Ends July 2nd, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010


IMAGINE...the whole world sailing June 19, 2010
Now is the time to put the 10th Annual Summer Sailstice on your calendar!
Let's go sailing! If you participate in Summer Sailstice 2010 send us your pictures! We want to see the fun you are sure to have! For more information go HERE

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Invest in America!

Have you heard about Beneteau's Invest in America Plan?
"Major investments in "lean manufacturing" at the Marion, SC factory, means better value for you."
Join us as we celebrate with Beneteau, our continued success as the #1 sailboat brand in America with Huge Savings!
Just go to the website here and complete an inquiry! Your preferred dealer will be in contact soon!
Only 9 days remaining to get large reductions on some Beneteau models!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

St. Barts Yacht Deliveries

Improve on your sailing skills!

Get a different perspective on life!

We are looking for experienced Captains & Crew members! If you are interested in delivering boats for St. Barts Yachts Deliveries please complete our crew application found HERE! We would love to have you join our team!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Fleming Island Marina Open House

Open House Fleming Island Club and Marina

3027 US Highway 17

Orange Park, Fl 32003

Join us on Saturday April 24 2 PM till?

Barbecue, Refreshments, & Music.

Try out the New Swimming Pool! (Located right outside of our office!)

While you're here check out the New Beneteau 34 and Island Packet 37 offered by St. Barts Yachts

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Charleston City Marina Boat Sale

Come out and see our new and used boats! The weather is supposed to be grand! We hope to see you at the City Marina!
Beneteau Model's to see: 31 36.7 37 40 46
Power Boats for Viewing:
Swift Trawler 42
Flyer 12
Antares 9.8

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Beneteau Channel on You Tube

Click HERE to see the latest videos from Beneteau USA!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Charleston Race Week

Charleston Race Week starts tomorrow! For more information click HERE!

St. Barts Yachts wants to wish all the racers fair winds & smooth sailing!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Let's Go Racing!

Check out some of our Charleston Beneteau Racers!
The Charleson Ocean Racing Association (CORA) schedule can be found here. Interested in joining CORA?
Click here for more info!
Special thanks to Priscilla Parker for allowing us to use her amazing photos!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

B57cc Sold!

Thanks for all of your inqueries on the 2003 Beneteau 57cc that we had listed.
"Latitude Adjustment III" now has new owners! The boat is being prepared for the move to the Great Lakes!

Friday, March 12, 2010

1988 Sabre 30 Mark III For Sale

Check out this week's featured listing! The Sabre Mark III is currently docked at the Charleston City Marina and is available for showings by appointment. Call Keith to schedule your showing! (843)577-7377
It has a current survey and compression check for your review! This is a great boat and very well maintained.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Cruising in the Grenadines

Look at those tans! We sure are jealous of our friends Bob & Barbara who are cruising down in the Grenadines on "Restless Soul", a Beneteau 46! Thanks for the pictures Bob!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Beneteau First 36.7


SOLD! Our Beneteau F36.7 has found a new home. Today commissioning begins!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Antares 9.8

Used 2006 Antares 9.8 for sale by St. Barts Yachts
Look at this pic taken from the side of a Beneteau Antares 9.8 powerboat! Our client Ari Buchanan, snapped this shot awhile back with his cell phone and sent it to us. Talk about perfect timing!

This very same Antares 9.8 is listed with St. Barts Yachts. The boat is located in Charleston, SC. Check out the listing here!

The Buchanan's recently purchased a Beneteau 49 sailboat from St. Barts Yachts! Pictures to come soon from their latest boating adventures!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Snow in Oriental, NC

Doesn't this wintery wonderland make you ready for Spring? Start planning your boating season today! We have lots of new listings! Click here to see our brokerage listings for all 3 of our offices!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Swift Trawler 52

Current Issue of Southern Boating
Click the link below to read the Southern Boating article on the Beneteau Swift Trawler 52 (Feb 2010)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Strictly Sail Miami Boat Show 2010

The Oceanis 50

Beneteau 46

The Miami Strictly Sail Boat Show is coming up! The show begins on Thursday, Febraury 11, 2010 and runs through Monday, February 15, 2010.

Stop by the Beneteau Booth to see the Beneteau 46 and the new Oceanis 50. Call Jeff Knoll if you are interested in making an appointment (904)264-9100 (office) or (904)742-9602 (cell).

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Oceanis 50 Arrives at our Dock!

The Oceanis on it's way to our docks!
Stern View

The Oceanis 50 is equipped with a Selden mast.

Starboard view
Check back tomorrow for interior photos!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Oceanis 50

Oceanis 50 At Anchor
Oceanis 50 Interior

The first Oceanis 50 will be here at St. Barts Yachts Charleston in the coming weeks! On Saturday, January 30, 2010 or Sunday, January 31, 2010 the Oceanis 50 will be at St. Barts dock's at the City Marina. Call us to schedule your showing today.
Check out Beneteau for more information as well as 360 degree tour of the vessel!
The Oceanis 50 will be also be available for viewing at Strictly Sail Miami Show February 11-15, 2010 at Sea Isle Marina.