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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.
SWIFT TRAWLER: A COMPLETE RANGE TO EXTEND YOUR HORIZONS 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. HULL DEVELOPMENTS 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.
SWIFT TRAWLER 44 SPECIFICATIONS 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
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.
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!
"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."
Beneteau USA, Inc. 1313 West Highway 76 Marion, SC 29571 Phone (843) 629-5300 Fax (843) 629-5309 PRESS RELEASE Contact: Erika Gay Phone: (843) 629-5300 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9 A.M. EDT, June 18, 2010
BENETEAU REVEALS THE NEW FIRST 30 BY JUAN K.
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 Design. 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 accommodations. 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 beam 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 condition - Deck gear with 4 winches and all control lines brought back to the cockpit, with optional symmetric or asymmetric spinnaker gear available
Specifications: 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. -End
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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.
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.
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The Oceanis 50 will be also be available for viewing at Strictly Sail Miami Show February 11-15, 2010 at Sea Isle Marina.
St.Barts Yachts is a full service boat dealership that features Beneteau & Sabre Yachts. We also have a large listing of brokerage boats between our 3 offices in Oriental, NC, Charleston, SC & Jacksonville, FL.