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  Beneteau USA   Horizons January 2013  
Oceanis 55 - The most anticipated sailboat of the year.

Tour one of the most versatile yachts we've ever created.

Take a tour at Strictly Sail Miami February 14 - 18.

See the debut of the most highly anticipated sailboat of 2013 at Strictly Sail Miami February 14-18. The Oceanis 55 is a yacht with bold, clean lines available in three keel versions to accommodate various cruising preferences. Designed for families of just about any size, choose from three, four and five-cabin layouts with the four-cabin design providing a private head for each. If you can’t make it to the show, please contact a dealer near you to learn more about the new Oceanis 55.

Find a Beneteau Dealer near you.

Around The World
Monte Carlo 5

She's half French, half Italian and quite the head-turner.

The Monte Carlo 5 is making her world debut at the Düsseldorf Boat Show being held January 19-27. Beneteau combined its manufacturing expertise with the passion and bravado of revered Italian nautical design to create a brand that sets a new benchmark for luxury motor yachts under 60 feet.

Click here to visit the Monte Carlo 5 online.

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

You've made us proud!

In the Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 race, the FIRST 40, "Lunchtime Legend," secured the overall win in the IRC Div 3. Before the start of the race, skipper Robert Robertson was dead set on winning this year. "Robbo" kept his word and won the race ahead of the seven other First 40s — almost a one-design class! The podium was completed by "Brannew," another First 40, and "Peugeot Surfrider," a First 45 which also placed 2nd in the ORCi Div 2. There was a fierce competition between the First 40s, similar to the previous winners in 2009. "Two True" and "Wicked" finished within a 1 mm gap after four days of racing. A big congratulations and thank you to all the crews who placed their trust in Beneteau by choosing the winning FIRST series.

Beneteau to Sponsor Best Around the Buoys for the Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, April 18-21, 2013.

Best Around The BuoysBest Around the Buoys is a grass-roots racing initiative to reward sailors for their team's performance at the local racing level and encourage racers to set a goal of racing on the national level.

  • Winning team earns free entry to Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week, housing, and dockage (airfare not included)
  • Use of Beneteau First 35 well-equipped by industry partners
  • New suit of North racing sails
  • Go-fast bottom paint job supplied by Pettit
  • Electronics provided by B&G
  • Rulebooks from US Sailing

We need your help naming the First 35!

Last year the boat was named BeneRound. This year, it's up to you. Submit your naming suggestion on our Facebook page and if your name is chosen, we'll make it worth your while!

THE LEGALLY REQUIRED TEENY TINY TYPE: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. The information you provide will be submitted to Beneteau USA, not Facebook. No purchase necessary. Purchase will not increase chance of winning. Void where prohibited by law. Open to legal residents of the U.S. Must be 25 years of age to enter. Promotion begins January 20, 2013 and ends 5 p.m. February 3, 2013. Sponsored by Beneteau America, Inc. Click here for the official rules.

Upcoming Boat Shows

Winter Boat Shows

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

Atlantic City Boat Show
February 6 - 10, 2013

Montreal Boat and Water Sports Show
February 7 - 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

Click here for more information including models on display

Come Aboard
Upcoming Boat Shows

The Sense 55.

BoatTest.com spends an afternoon under the sheets.

Testing Our Mettle

The Swift 34 completes a 6,000 mile journey. How'd she do?

The Greatest Loop Survey by BoatTest.com

Given the Swift Trawler 34 is a performance-based cruising boat offering impressive fuel efficiency at a time when cruisers need it most, we decided to test her true performance and comfort where the rudder meets the water - around The Great Loop. Visit TheGreatestLoop.com to retrace her steps around The Loop. The Greatest Loop received two thumbs up after a BoatTest.com survey and is on her way to new adventures with her new owners.

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