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  Beneteau USA   Horizons 2013  

Your boat should fit you, not the other way around.

Customization is commonplace when it comes to a super or mega-yacht. Beneteau has introduced that same concept of customization to a yacht under 40 feet with the Oceanis 38. Now you don't have to be the head of a multinational corporation to design the yacht of your dreams! Whether you consider yourself a day sailer, a weekender or a cruiser, you have the opportunity to create an Oceanis 38 to fit your lifestyle on the water.

All in the family

The Hines' big upgrade

David and Robin Hines of Boston have been avid boaters for many years. Their first boat was a 27-foot Rinker they took to the Boston Harbor Islands, Cape Ann and Martha's Vineyard every chance they got. It seemed to be working fine for them although it was beginning to feel a little like camping -- cramped for entertaining and somewhat underpowered. They were looking to upgrade.

Off To The Races

Spanker & her crew take the 2013 NOOD Chicago Regatta

Jim McDonnell and the racing crew aboard Spanker, a Beneteau 40.7 which Jim and his brother have owned and raced since 2003, brought home first place in their division as well as an impressive first place finish overall in this year's National Offshore One-Design (NOOD) Chicago Regatta, June 7-9, 2013. Jim has been sailing since his early twenties when he was invited by a colleague to join them for a sail on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin.

Chris and crew, you've made us proud.

Congratulations Chris Bran on winning your first major ocean race! Chris and crew aboard Brannew, a Beneteau First 40 CR, won the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 384-nautical mile Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.

SENSE-ational performance in Fremantle to Bali race.

The reputation of the Beneteau Sense series as a true ocean-going cruiser racer was recently put to the test, leading to an outstanding result. Don Brooker and the crew aboard his Sense 50 Dorade battled huge seas and 33 other entrants to take cruising division honors in the recent Fremantle to Bali yacht race.

Testing our mettle
Swift 50

Trawler volume. Sprightly performance.

In the July issue of Yachting Magazine, Dag Pike provided a candid and thorough review of the Swift 50. Check out what he had to say about her performance in rough seas, her live-aboard comfort and more at www.yachtingmagazine.com

Oceanis 41

A new standard in cruising.

Since its North American debut at this year’s Strictly Sail event in Miami, the Oceanis 55 has been turning heads and stealing breaths by pushing the limits of what a luxury blue-water cruiser can be. The marine press and sailing public have been impressed with her efficient layout, overall comfort and jaw-dropping good looks. Read what John Armstrong of Canadian Yachting has to say about this new standard in cruising at www.canadianyachting.ca

B & G Zeus Touch

The B&G Zeus Touch Navigation System: See why we've added it to the new Oceanis range.

Click here to get an In-depth look at the Zeus Touch and its exclusive SailSteer™ feature.

Beneteau Love Club

Mitch made the switch!

"This spring I took delivery of a new Oceanis 34. This is my first new boat after owning a series of five used sailboats. I've named her PLEIADES, and she is a beauty. I owned a 2011 Beneteau 31 for a few months late last year, but decided that it was a bit too small. I learned of the Oceanis 34 that Prestige Yacht Sales in Essex, CT had on order so sight-unseen I purchased it...

Let's Get Together

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

Montreal In-Water Show
Old Port of Montreal, QC,
Sep 6-8

Newport International Boat Show
Newport Yachting Center in Newport, RI, Sep 12-15

Norwalk Boat Show
Norwalk Cove Marina in East Norwalk, CT, Sep 19-22

Sea Lake Yachts Rendezvous
Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, TX, Sep 20-22

United States Powerboat Show
Annapolis, MD, Oct 3-6

United States Sailboat Show
Annapolis, MD, Oct 10-14

Click here for more events.

Upcoming Boat Shows
Beneteau Boutique

New Beneteau Boutique to launch September 1st

The new online boutique at Store.Beneteau.com will feature Beneteau-branded clothing for men, women and children as well as accessories for entertaining and enjoying life on the water.

"The new Beneteau Boutique is the logical answer to the request of many Beneteau owners and aspiring owners who are eager to purchase items which reveal their attachment to the brand. The e-commerce site is designed to grow over time with the addition of new products each month based on direct feedback from our customers in North America," said Maryline O’Shea, marketing director for Beneteau America.

Beneteau will donate 10 percent of total boutique sales generated over the next 12 months to support Box of Rain, a 501(c)3 organization in Annapolis, MD offering maritime programs and opportunities to disadvantaged youth ages 9 to 14 in an effort to nurture self-esteem and develop life skills that lead to positive contributions to the community.

Testing Our Mettle
Greens' Peace First 25S

SAIL Magazine features Beneteau owners

Last month, SAIL Magazine featured Michael & Shayna Green of York, PA in Sailing Small Living Large: Sailors Who Love Their Small Boats by Lauren Saalmuller. Find out what they had to say about their Beneteau First 25S, Green’s Peace.

Greens' Peace First 25S

South Coast Yachts opens new office in Newport Beach, CA

South Coast Yachts, the Beneteau Platinum Dealer in San Diego has opened a second office in Newport Beach to handle the Orange County and Los Angeles areas for Beneteau powerboats and the Orange County area for sailboats.

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