Fox's Yacht Sales Ltd announce dates for 10th annual Beneteau Owners Regatta

Confirmation that Fox’s 10th annual Beneteau Owners Regatta will be held on the weekend of Saturday & Sunday 7th/8th June 2008.In aid of the R.N.L.I.. and organised by the Fox’s Yacht Sales team the event is open to Beneteau Yacht & Powerboat owners. With over 40 sailboat entries at each of the last two events, the weekend rivals even the largest keel boat regattas on the East Coast. The weekend is run from Fox’s Marina, Ipswich on the East Coast, with sailing off the Port of Felixstowe.

Beneteau Owners Weekend Programme

Nov 2007 – New Oceanis 31 Launced

TYPE: BENETEAU OCEANIS 31 LAUNCH AT PARIS BOAT SHOW DEC 08
NAME: “OCEANIS 31”
BUILT BY: Beneteau
LENGTH: 9.66m
BEAM: 3.39m
DRAFT: 1.8m

ENGINE: Yanmar 3YM20 21hp diesel engine.

KEY FEATURES:
• FAST, WELL-BALANCED HULL
• SAIL PLAN DESIGNED FOR EASY HANDLING, WITH SMALL-OVERLAP GENOA (8%)
• WHEEL STEERING AS STANDARD
• ERGONOMICALLY-DESIGNED COCKPIT & SPACIOUS TRANSOM SKIRT
• EASY-TO-USE LIFERAFT LOCKER OPENING DIRECTLY TO THE SEA & PATENTED COMPANIONWAY SYSTEM.
• VERY LARGE & WELL-EQUIPPED GALLEY, WITH TWO STAINLESS STEEL SINKS.
• TWO EQUIPMENT LEVELS: STANDARD & EXCLUSIVE.
• ONE LAYOUT: 2 CABINS/ 1 HEAD COMPARTMENT
NewOceanis31

Nov 2007 – OCÉANIS 37 VOTED YACHT OF THE YEAR.

As in previous years, the Grand Pavois de La Rochelle boat show culminated in the traditional announcement by Voile Magazine of its Yacht of the Year.
Over a two-day period, 20 yachts of all types and sizes were put under the microscope by a judging panel of sailing professional and the magazine’s editorial team. Readers were also invited to come and try the boats.
This year saw two Bénéteau boats in the running: the Océanis 43, launched last December and designed by Berret-Racoupeau with an interior by Nauta Design, and the Océanis 37, developed by Bénéteau in collaboration with Finot Conq et Associés and Nauta Design, and unveiled for the first time at the Grand-Pavois show.
The boat’s contemporary design, ergonomic deck plan, performance under sail and many innovations (patented companionway door, clever liferaft locker, innovative galley, etc.), combined with the way it fulfils the stated brief of being the ultimate family cruiser, clearly excited the judging panel, which voted it their Yacht of the Year. The mathematical points system used to rank the boats put the Océanis 37 way ahead of its competitors.
The Voile Magazine test of the Océanis 37 is published in its November issue, and the Yacht of the Year title will be officially awarded on the Editions Larivière stand during the Paris Boat Show.
O37-yacht-of-year

Oct 2007 – BENETEAU EXTENDS THE MONTECARLO RANGE.

BENETEAU MONTECARLO 32 sports cruiser wows the crowds at Southampton. The second model in this brand new sports cruiser range from BENETEAU has proved popular. She boasts powerful lines, a big cockpit and accommodation for 4. Available with twin diesel or petrol engines.
As well as the 37 and 32, a new MOTECARLO 27 will be launched in the spring 2008 followed by a 47 and a 42.
MonteCarlo 27 Plan