Fifteenth Beneteau Owners Weekend

Fox’s Yacht Sales were delighted to have had eighteen entries for the fifteenth Beneteau Owners Weekend, in aid of the RNLI. For the week leading up to the 2nd of August the weather forecasters had had several changes of mind. The long range forecasts had predicted a lot of rain due throughout the day with absolutely no wind. It was a great relief to all that the day stayed completely dry! In the event the day started out with a little cloud over the horizon and once the sun burnt off the cloud it evolved into a beautiful day with some great breeze kicking in for the afternoon.

Eventually the Committee Boat arrived on station and wisely postponed the start to let the fitful breeze steady and the radio traffic die down.

The first start was a relatively well contested affair, “Shavonne” opting for the pin end for a bit of tidal shelter whilst the rest of the fleet were evenly spread and “Bigwig2” winning the Committee boat end.

A long foul tide beat to Pennyhole spread the fleet out considerably but with some light and long downwind legs, some of the non-spinnaker bigger boats struggled a bit.

Once again the First 21’s and 25’s had a rare old battle around their course with “Loup de Mer” sailing really well to get the gun.

By the time the stragglers had finished the wind had filled in to a solid 18knots and the sun was shining. A fair tide, downwind start for the second race had the potential to be a messy situation but the fleet behaved really well with no one jumping the gun. That said, a boom-committee boat interface was narrowly avoided (you know who you are!).

A bunched fleet at the first turning mark, the Harwich Shelf meant there were a few calls for water before the fleet tramped off up the The Stour. With the wind set fair for the race back to the line at the RHYC the fleet nearly caught the Race Officer unaware such was the pace of their return. However, we counted them out and counted them back in again!

Fantastic Prizes to be won!!

@ the FYS Beneteau Owners Weekend!! Held  in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

We are pleased to be able to announce that Fox’s Yacht Sales have been supported by suppliers and companies who have generously donated prizes for our forthcoming Beneteau Owners Weekend, hosted by the RHYC, Woolverstone. If you would like further details please contact:

East Coast New Boat Weekend

26 & 27 April 2014

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Come along for a great opportunity to explore an exceptional selection of the latest new yachts from leading boat manufacturers.

Qualified advice will be on hand to help you choose your perfect boat. So whether you’re seriously looking for your next sailing yacht, motor cruiser or just a good day out, we’d love to see you.

Free Admission  Saturday 26 April and Sunday 27 April 14 at Shotley Marina, Ipswich, IP9 1QJ

Southampton Boat Show 2013


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Sailboats – Stand F016

The exciting launch of the radical new Beneteau Oceanis 38 will be the highlight of SBS ’13 and definitely a must see exhibit! We will have 9 boats on the sailboat stand representing all 3 ranges, The Oceanis performance cruising range, The innovative Sense range and the First cruiser racer range.

Sailboats on Show
Oceanis 34                       First 20
Oceanis 38 NEW            First 40
Oceanis 41
Oceanis 45                     Sense 46
Oceanis 48
Oceanis 55

Motorboats – Marina berths M451 to M473
11 motorboats representing all ranges and all sizes from the practical Antares 6.80, 22ft fisher/cruiser, to the magnificent brand new MonteCarlo 5.

Motorboats on show:
MonteCarlo 5 NEW

Gran Turismo 38

Swift Trawler 34 | Swift Trawler 44 | Swift Trawler 50

Antares 30 Fly               Barracuda 7
Antares 6.80                  Barracuda 9
Antares 7.80
Antares 8.80

East Coast New Boat Weekend 2013

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We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the East Coast New Boat Weekend on the wekend of 27th and 28th of April at Shotley Marina.

We will be showing a Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 and a Beneteau Swift Trawler 44 together with an Oceanis 37 and an Oceanis 41. We will also have a Beneteau Flyer 650 Cabrio outboard on show.

We have negotiated some very special offers from Beneteau for the Weekend on all models so do come along for what should be a cracking event!

Weekend Flyer A5

Beneteau Sea Trials 13th to 17th April 2013

Following the Press trials of various new models Beneteau are holding a Private Sea Trial event in Palma, Mallorca to showcase some of the new, 2013 models. Boats available for trial are as follows:


Revolutionary MC5

Revolutionary MC5

The MC5 is a fantastic entry level flybridge motor yacht. Powered by twin IPS drives (500 or 600), a brand new hull and a stylish and innovative interior she will take the sector by storm!

Swift Trawler 50

Sturdy and beautiful, the Swift Trawler 50

Sturdy and beautiful, the Swift Trawler 50

The brand new flagship of the massively successful Beneteau Swift Trawler range with all the evolutions from 10 years of production. Brilliant seafaring hull with opulent accomodation.

Barracuda 7

Purposeful fast fishing

Purposeful fast fishing

As a smaller sister to the Barracuda 9 the new Barracuda 7 retains all the useability in a compact and economic package

SenSe 55

Stunning SenSe 55

Cruising World magazines Boat of The Year 2013 is a fair accolade for this stunning, long distance cruising yacht!

Oceanis 55

Oceanis 55 - Avante garde, functional and very comfortable

Oceanis 55 - Avante garde, functional and very comfortable

Handsome yacht with contemporary design inside and out. Great performer, great for living on, excellent all round yacht.

SenSe 46

SenSe 46, performance, pleasure, style and security.

SenSe 46, performance, pleasure, style and security.

Intelligently designed in a revolutionary way the SenSe range are true grounbreakers. The 46 sits in the middle of the range and is a real eyeopener!

Used Boat Weekend 26th-28th October


26th-28th October 2012

Once again we will be running our Used Boat weekend over the weekend of 26th-28th October, with over 50 used sail and power boats on display here at Fox’s Marina.

The sailboat range on display starts at around £10,000 all the way to a nearly new Southerly 42RST and a beautiful Oyster 485. Whilst with the motorboats we have a selection including sports outboard boats, small day fishing boats, a Corvette 32 up to a magnificent Trader 535. Meanwhile the current Beneteau New boat offers will remain in place for the weekend.

Please do visit us either for a browse or to discuss next years boating plans.

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15th June 2013

This is the date to put in your diary for next year’s Fox’s Beneteau Weekend, which we promise will be bigger and better than ever before!

Disappointingly, due to number of factors – a 25th Wedding Anniversary and an International Dealer Convention being among them – we are unable to hold this year’s event.

Clearly, after 14 years and many thousands of Pounds raised by the Beneteau Owners during the event for the R.N.L.I., we are extremely disappointed to have to make this decision.