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View images from the recent Fox’s Yacht Sales Beneteau Owners Weekend.


FYS 17th Beneteau Owners Weekend

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The program for the day involved two light hearted races, starting from Harwich, the first out to sea, the second in the rivers, Orwell and Stour followed by a prize-giving and BBQ at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club. The boats were split in to 3 Classes – OCEANIS, FIRST (up to 30ft) and FIRST (over 30ft).

The first race saw the 14 boats head out into Dovercourt Bay. With the fleet ranging in size from 21ft to 42ft they soon spread out with the stunning looking FIRST 40 “40 Love”, chartered from East Anglian Sea School for the event leading the way overall and in the FIRST (over 30ft) class. The FIRST (under 30ft) class was led home by fifth time Beneteau owner John in “Gemini” the Beneteau FIRST 25s. The first OCEANIS to finish was Graham’s well sailed OCEANIS 42CC, “Escapade”.

For the second race, after a fairly “exciting” first mark rounding at last years event, it was decided to start the fleet heading out to Pye End buoy (to get some separation) before re-entering Harwich and sailing up the Stour and Orwell Rivers.

This year’s excitement at the second start involved a Thames Barge (racing in the annual Barge match) and a First 211 (either using last years start instructions or with the chart upside down) sailing through the start line in the opposite direction to the fleet. Thankfully all was well. On entering the River Stour, a foul tide beat made the crews work hard, Clive in his new OCEANIS 35, “Lazy Days II” gained many places as he marched up the shore out of the tide. The same boats finished first in each class, although “Gemini” was first to actually finish on a shortened course half way up the River Orwell.


1.    ESCAPADE – Oceanis 42cc
2.    PHYSELINE – Oceanis 381
3.    UMBRIA – Oceanis 36cc
4.    LAZY DAYS II – Oceanis 35

FIRST Class 1 under 30’            FIRST Class 2 over 30’
1. GEMINI – First 25s                1. 40 LOVE – First 40
2. ENIGMA – First 211              2. SHAVONNE – First Class 10
3. SCORPIO – First 21.7            3. MR BLUE SKY – First 310

The Beneteau Owners Weekend is a fun event with the main aim of raising funds for the RNLI, whose valuable work saves lives at sea. The event raised over £1000 for this good cause from the Beneteau Owners.

Our thanks go to all who entered and to our sponsors and supporters.

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Marine Finance Available

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SGB Finance partners with Fox’s Yacht Sales

In conjunction with our partners at SGB Finance we can help find the correct finance package for you and your boat.

SGB offer flexible marine mortgages that can be tailored to suit you including fixing interest rates and lower monthly payments with balloon payments at the end, 10 or 15 year loans. Finance is offered on new Beneteau’s and Brokerage yachts, please contact Fox’s Yacht Sales for current deals.



FYS Beneteau Owners Weekend 2016

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Saturday 16 July 2016


To be held at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club. We will have two light-hearted “races” on the Saturday, the first race will be around Dovercourt Bay, followed by a passage race finishing at the Royal Harwich Yacht Club, River Orwell.

Download  the Entry Form here: FYS BOW 16 Invite and Entry

Please kindly complete and return to: jacqui.kotze@foxsyachts.co.uk

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS 2016 – Please Download here: Beneteau Regatta Sailing INS 16 v2

Entry is free although donations to the RNLI are greatly appreciated.  Please call us if you would like any further details and information.

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With Thanks to our Sponsors and Supporters.

Beneteau Oceanis 45 March Special Offer

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Specification available:

Standard Boat

YANMAR 4JH5E 39KW (54HP) Diesel Engine

Deep Cast Iron Keel

Bow Thruster

Exclusive Trim Level

Cockpit Table & Cover

B & G Electronic Pack A 16

B & G Electronic Pack B 16

Mooring and Anchoring Pack

Standard White Hull


Delivery & Commissioning

Call or email us for full details of the MARCH promotion.

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Fox's Yacht Sales


OVER 50 Secondhand Sail & Motor Boats

F  O  R    S  A  L  E

Including demonstrator Beneteau Oceanis 35 & Barracuda 7

NEW and USED Boats to view on site


Fox’s Marina & Boatyard available to discuss your requirements for refit or repair.


Fox’s Marine & Country Store

Dolphin Sails and Covers

East Anglian Sea School

F-Ribs | Raymarine | Ocean Safety | Z-Spars

OPEN 10:00 – 16:00 daily | FREE EVENT PARKING

FOX’S MARINA, IPSWICH, SUFFOLK, IP2 8NJ | T: + (0) 1473 694 694

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Beneteau Sea Trials in Palma 2016



9 – 16 APRIL 2016

Beneteau are pleased to be hosting Spring Sea Trials in Palma de Mallorca, offering an opportunity to experience any of the following boats:

NEW Oceanis 41.1 / Oceanis 55 and Sense 55

Monte Carlo 5 Fly and Monte Carlo 6 Fly

GT 40 / NEW GT 46 / NEW Swift Trawler 30 and Swift Trawler 50

A fantastic occasion to experience the boat of your dreams. Please contact us for further details and information on booking a Sea Trail.

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Fox’s Yacht Sales Newsletter 2016











Wishing all Fox’s Yacht Sales customers Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes for 2016. We are pleased to publish our current Newsletter, with news and events from FYS. Please download here »    FYS Newsletter Winter 2016

CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS                                             FYS 25 years

Closing 12:00   Weds 23 December 2015

Open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm        29 December 2015

Open 10:00 am – 4:00 pm        30 December 2015

Re-Open Monday 4 January 2016

Also don’t forget to visit FYS @ London Boat Show, stand A130 at London Excel until Sunday 17 January 2016.


Paris Boat Show 2015

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Visit Paris Boat Show to see the Première of the Gran Turismo 46 and a superb selection from the Beneteau range.

Salon Nautique International de Paris
5 to 13 Dec. 2015 | Paris – Porte de Versailles


First 25

Oceanis 31 | Oceanis 35 | Oceanis 38 | NEW Oceanis 41.1 | Oceanis 45 |

Oceanis 48 | Oceanis 60


POWERBOATS – Hall 4: A08/B18

NEW Gran Turismo 40 | NEW Gran Turismo 46 | Gran Turismo 49 Fly

Monte Carlo 4 | Monte Carlo 5

NEW Swift Trawler 30 | Swift Trawler 44

Antares 6.80 | Antares 7.80

Barracuda 7 | NEW Barracuda 8

Flyer 5.5 SPACEdeck | Flyer 5.5 SUNdeck
Flyer 6.6 SPACEdeck | Flyer 6.6 SUNdeck
Flyer 7.7 SPACEdeck | Flyer 7.7 SUNdeck | Flyer 7.7 SPORTdeck
NEW Flyer 8.8 SPACEdeck | NEW Flyer 8.8 SUNdeck