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  Beneteau USA   Horizons August 2012  

Sense 55 "Best Boat 2013" and "BOTY 2013."

Two separate panels of elite judges from two premier sailing publications have confirmed what we already knew – the Beneteau Sense 55 is one incredible yacht! Sail Magazine chose the Sense 55 as a "Best Boat" for 2013, and Cruising World gave it the "Boat of the Year" award for the best import of 2013 and best full-size cruiser over 50 feet. All the judges were keenly impressed by the Sense 55's easy transition from salon to cockpit, massive swim platform and the feel of a multihull in a monohull design. If you're looking for a combination of performance and comfort that captures the magic of the sea, the Sense 55 is the yacht you've been waiting for.

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Sail Magazine Best Boats 2012 Winner

Dealer Update

Beneteau First 35 to be featured at Charleston Race Week April 18-21

Best Around The BuoysDo you have what it takes to be "Best Around the Buoys" this Spring in Charleston, SC? Enter the Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week and find out. The goal of this grass-roots race is to help sailors hone their skills and encourage them to continue racing at a national level. The 2013 edition will be held April 18-21. Enter by February 22nd for your chance to race on a brand new, well-equipped Beneteau First 35!

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Dealer Update
Oceanis 55 at the Paris Boat Show

Oceanis 55 Debuts in Paris

Beneteau introduced the Oceanis 55 to the world at this year's Salon Nautique de Paris, considered one of the most important shows in the boating industry.

Thomas Gaillard, Oceanis and Sense product manager had this to say about his latest creation, "With this new model, we built a yacht with an avant-garde design and a strong and immediately identifiable character. At the same time we endowed it with exceptional seafaring qualities, worthy of the BENETEAU brand."

If you didn't happen to be in Paris for the grand unveiling, fear not! The Oceanis 55 will be making its American debut at Strictly Sail Miami, February 14-18 at the Bayside Marina. Don't miss it!

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Beneteau Inc. named one of South Carolina's 25 Fastest Growing Companies for 2012

Greenville MagazineAt a luncheon on November 14th, Beneteau was acknowledged as one of the 25 fastest growing companies in South Carolina. The event was hosted by Capital Corporation investment bank, Scott and Company accountants, Columbia Business Monthly & Greenville Business Magazine.

"This nomination is of course a great honor,” said Gérard Martineau, vice president of operations at Beneteau Inc. and manager of the Marion, SC based plant. "We're very proud of our 30-year tradition of boat building in the US and optimistically look forward to continued growth in the future.”

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Upcoming Boat Shows

Winter Boat Shows

Toronto Boat Show
January 12 - 20, 2013

Austin Boat Show
January 17 - 20, 2013

San Diego Boat Show
January 24 - 27, 2013

Strictly Sail Chicago
January 24 - 27, 2013

Seattle Boat Show
January 25 - February 3, 2013

TrawlerFest Ft Lauderdale
January 29 - February 2, 2013
Click here to register for a chance to win a free admission to a seminar or your choice.

Atlantic City Boat Show
February 6 - 10, 2013

Vancouver Boat Show
February 7 - 11, 2013

Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach
February 14 - 18, 2013

Strictly Sail Miami
February 14 - 18, 2013

New England Boat Show
February 16 - 24, 2013

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Happy Holidays!


Beneteau Customer Service will be closed for the holidays Dec 24 - Jan 2.

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Beneteau Boutique for the Holidays

Unsure of what to get your loved one for the holidays? Browse the Beneteau Boutique for something special and from now until the end of the year receive an extra 10% off your purchase of $150 or more.

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Come aboard the Swift 44

Our friends at BoatTest.com put the Swift Trawler 44 through her paces. Click on the first image below to find out what they thought.

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