|Latest motorboat flagship is launched at the La Rochelle Boat Show to rave reviews. Confirmed orders sell out production for 2008 season. For more information contact us.|
Second BENETEAU FIRST 50 arrives at Ipswich after the Southampton Boat Show. Will be commissioned in the spring for her owner and will set off for the Med’.
Launch of BENETEAU OCEANIS 37 hailed a success at Southampton.
The latest model in new the Oceanis range has a beautiful light interior with a choice of layouts, on deck a large cockpit will make cruising a joy whilst the sailors will love her balance and performance.
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.
The new SUN DECK FLYER 500, 550 and 750 are launched across Europe, based on the successful FLYER range, the new SUN DECK models are perfect for messing about on the water, whether it be skiing, fishing or family trips out.
Given the enthusiastic reception received by the First 50 from customers and the international yachting press (voted Yacht of the Year in Norway, Slovenia, the USA and Italy), there’s every reason to suppose that an equally warm welcome awaits the Philippe Briand-designed First 45 when it is unveiled and premiered at the next Paris Boat Show. Its purity of line, now-famous attributes (“eye-lid” blinds, and flush hatches), sleek, aggressive profile, hull balance when heeled and high-precision 2-wheel helm give this 45-footer all the qualities so admired in its big brother.
This new First is designed for lovers of fast, comfortable cruising, with attributes that include a spacious, highly-functional and welcoming interior crafted from contemporary wood, upholstery and material finishes (a combination of light oak, wengé, leather and stainless steel), uncluttered deck plan, multiplicity of stowage lockers and uninterrupted forward vision.
But the First 45 has also been designed as a boat for cruiser/racers, with a lot of attention paid to its hull shape, deck plan and sail plan, including an IRC option:
– The hull shape is innovative for maximum performance within the constraints imposed by rating rules. The broad transom and tapering aft chine deliver more power (for hull stability) and maximum waterline length underway.
– The deck plan is very user friendly, with a mainsheet track. The German mainsheet system offers greater precision and better communication between helmsman and trimmer. The primary winches are positioned forward for greater efficiency when fully-crewed. The open transom provides easier access to the sea, whilst the aft beam improves safety.
– The optional sail plan has also been optimised to meet the rating rules and deliver even greater efficiency. The IRC rules favour reduced sail overlap, so to avoid the need to reduce overall sail area and the resulting loss of performance, the First 45 will be offered in a tall mast version for improved aerodynamic efficiency, whilst remaining inside the rating rules.
Combining comfort and design for cruising with higher performance for racing, there’s little doubt that the FIRST 45 will be even more FIRST than ever !
| Length overall: 13.68 m
Length at waterline: 11.76 m
Max. beam: 4.20 m
Light displacement: 10,950 kg
Shallow draught – bulb keel (standard): 2.40 m
Deep draught – no bulb (option): 2.70 m
Mainsail area: 57 m²
Genoa area: 60.4 m² (135%)
Spinnaker area: 151 m²
| Designer: Philippe Briand
Propulsion: Yanmar Sail Drive 56 HP
Fuel tank: 200 L
Fresh water tank: 200 L (aft tank) 330 L (forward tank).
Sailing categories: A8/B9/C14
Berths ……………………………………..6 / 8
The Monte Carlo 32 Open is the first of the range to offer a choice of diesel or petrol engine. With stern drive propulsion, it is offered with Volvo 5.7 GI DPS (2 x 270 HP) petrol engines or 2 x 190 HP Volvo D3 diesel engines.
On the Monte Carlo 32 Open, the deck plan is arranged in three areas:
Its polished and luxurious interior combines refined lines with contemporary textures and materials (Wenge and light oak stained woodwork, beige, white and hemp coloured fabrics).
The galley is fitted with a unit with stainless steel sink and mixer tap, 2-burner hob (ceramic glass as an option), built-in wastebin and a 42 Litre refrigerator. There is stowage space and a microwave oven above the work surface.
Like the aft cabin, the owner’s cabin, ventilated by two opening ports and a hatch, has a double berth with marine mattress (2 x 1.67m).
The head compartment (1.85m headroom) is fitted with a marine toilet, washbasin with mixer tap and shower curtain. Ventilation is provided by one port and an opening hatch.
The Monte Carlo 32 Open will be unveiled during Cannes, Southampton and La Rochelle Boat Shows. The price strategy adopted for the Monte Carlo 32 will be the same than, for the Monte Carlo 37and as competitive.
PROVISIONAL TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
|Design: Bénéteau Power Boat Design Office
Length overall: 10.10m
Hull length: 9.31m
Light displacement: 4,980 kg
Draught: 0.40/0.9 m
Max engine power: 2 x 270 HP
Fuel capacity: 490 Litres
Water capacity: 160 Litres
Certification in progress: B8 / C8
Saturday and Sunday 16th & 17th June
In aid of the R.N.L.I.
Saturday 16th June
11.00 hrs Meet off Harwich for sailing start.
11.30 hrs Start, following pre-determined course.
Two classes – White Sail & Three Sail
Prizes 1st 2nd 3rd – white & three sail Rally Group
Team Trophy – Best model group results
MOTORBOATS (and sailboats not wanting to sail in rally).
11.00 hrs Meet off Harwich to watch sailboat start.
Followed by “Water Poker”
Prize Winner of “Water Poker” game
ALL Moor overnight at Fox’s Marina.
19.30 hrs Prize-Giving, music, food and bar at
Fox’s Marina Ipswich
Prize BOA “Spirit of the Event” award.
Sunday 17th June
“PURSUIT” SAILBOAT RALLY
10.30 hrs Pursuit rally start off Fox’s Marina.
13.00 hrs (ish) Finish and prize giving on water!! Depart at will.
Prize 1st “Pursuit” sailboat rally
Last year was a great success with over 45 boats joining in and around 250 guests for the Saturday evening. This year we have arranged for outside caterers, which we are sure you will enjoy.