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  Beneteau USA   Horizons January 2013  
Monte Carlo 5 - North American Debut

Our Italian Debutante Plans Her Debut.

If ever there was a yacht which deserved to be referred to in the feminine, it would have to be the new MC5. Her sleek lines, art deco exterior color and sumptuous detailing are reminiscent of a starlet from Hollywood's golden age. So what better place for this lady to have her coming out than at one of the marine industry's most popular and anticipated shows of the year, the Annapolis Powerboat Show. Make plans now to attend her grand introduction to North America October 3 - 6, 2013.




Sign in Spring. Sail by Summer.

Springtide Savings

Ahh, spring – when a young man's fancy (and everyone else's for that matter) turns to thoughts of sailing. We've got the fever as much as you do even if the season is a little late in coming this year. Don't worry though, we have the cure. The Springtide Savings event will soon be in full gear with your Beneteau dealer offering discounts from $14,000 to $32,000 on the Oceanis sailboats from 31 to 50 feet, the high performance First 30 and the extraordinary Sense 43. Springtide Savings ends May 31st, so stop swooning over those beautiful Beneteau pictures in the sailing magazines. Contact your local Beneteau dealer and make the commitment to enjoy this summer more than you've ever enjoyed any other before.

Find a Beneteau Dealer near you.



Off To The Races
Tutto Bene gets dressed for her big race.

Team InfraRed to man Tutto Bene during the Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week

Ohio's Team InfraRed will pilot the Beneteau First 35 Tutto Bene in the Best Around the Buoys competition during this year's Charleston Race Week. Team InfraRed, skippered by Brian Huntley, was selected by SAIL Magazine for this honor because of its dominating performances from the Great Lakes to the East Coast including the Sandusky Islands Race, ILYA Bay Week, and the Port Clinton Yacht Club's Green Island Race and Snow Flurries Regatta.

Huntley describes his team this way, "We are sailors from the South Shore of Lake Erie who have been racing for decades on a variety of boats and classes. We are all non-professionals. Sailing together, we collectively carry hundreds of years experience. We love to race. We love to win. We also love the sport and love to give back as coaches, mentors, commodores, regatta chairmen and regatta committee members."



Off To The Races
Beneteau First 40 at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

GT49, GT38 and ST44 in Demand

It seems that powerboaters just can't get enough of the Gran Turismo 49, Gran Turismo 38 and the Swift Trawler 44. Beneteau dealers throughout North America report they're taking orders for production schedules well into the fall. That shouldn't come as a surprise, since these yachts feature some of Beneteau's greatest innovations and patented technologies.

Find a Beneteau Dealer near you.

Off To The Races
Beneteau First 40 at the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Passage Yachts to Showcase Seven Sailboats at Strictly Sail Pacific April 11 – 14

Passage Yachts, with offices in Point Richmond and Alameda, is northern California’s exclusive Beneteau sailboat and powerboat dealer providing new and brokerage services as well as boat commissioning and maintenance.

Meet Passage Yachts’ impressive team of knowledgeable industry experts at Strictly Sail Pacific, Jack London Square in Oakland, CA April 11 – 14 and tour the Sense 46, Oceanis 37, Oceanis 41, Oceanis 45, Oceanis 48, First 25 and First 30. A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for the show.

For more information including directions and hours, visit: www.strictlysailpacific.com

If you’d like to attend Strictly Sail Pacific as a guest of Passage Yachts, click here to request your tickets.

Upcoming Boat Shows

Strictly Sail Pacific
Oakland, CA, April 11 - 14

South Carolina In-Water Boat Show
Charleston, SC, April 12 - 14

Bay Bridge Boat Show
Stevensville, MD, April 18 - 21

Suncoast Boat Show
Sarasota, FL, April 19 - 21

Essex Boat Show
Essex, CT, April 26 - 28

TrawlerFest
Anacortes, WA, May 16 - 19

SailQuest Boat Show
Milford, CT, May 18 - 20

Click here for more information including models on display.


Come Aboard
Tour the GT 38

Smooth Operator

Check out BoatTEST.com's review of the GT 38.




Captain's Report
Read the First 20 report

See BoatTEST.com's Captain's Report for the First 20 Twenty.




And The Winner Is...

Annapolis Yacht Sales
Osprey Point Marina, Rock Hall, MD, May 31 - June 2

Denison Yacht Sales
Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL, June 14 - 16

Westerly Yacht Sales
Thetis Island, BC, June 14 - 16

Freeman Eckley
Seaway Marina, Kelly's Island, OH, June 21 - 23

Cape Yachts
Padanaram (Cape Yard), MA, July 26 - 28

Prestige Yacht Sales "Rendezvous Grande"
Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, August 2 - 4

South Coast Yachts Southern California Rendezvous
Two Harbors, Catalina Island, August 2 - 4

Signature Yachts
Brownsville Marina on Washington's Olympic Peninsula, August 23 - 25

Click here for more events.


Swift 52 looking for home

Swift 52 Looking for a Home

The last Swift Trawler 52 designated for the U.S. has just been built in France and will soon be on its transatlantic journey stateside. This will be the final opportunity to own the grand dame of Beneteau’s trawler fleet. So if you’ve got the berth, we’ve got the boat! Click here if you have a slip waiting for her.

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