NEW Beneteau First 53 yacht announced

BENETEAU have completed the renewal of the FIRST range, launching  a new generation of Seascape FIRST sport boats from 14ft – 27ft and announcing the NEW FIRST Yacht –  53 feet of sheer audacity, grace and performance.  BENETEAU is reinventing the legendary FIRST range with a beautiful yacht, complimenting the desires of customers to enjoy luxury high-performance yachting.

BENETEAU intend to restore the sailing prestige on which the brand’s reputation was built. A new team that worked on rolling out the FIRST range, they had no qualms in challenging the greatest architects and designers for the FIRST 53 Yacht. A competition was launched in late 2016: “Among the four fiercely contended projects, a new duo stood out. Roberto Biscontini and Lorenzo Argento won us over with their ability to develop features from the very high-performing yachts that they usually design, while remaining loyal to the FIRST legacy, which has marked the history of sailing.


Roberto Biscontini’s thirty years of America’s Cup experience has given the First Yacht 53 a perfectly balanced hull under sail with extremely promising performance. Over twenty drawings and simulations were used to position the center of buoyancy accurately, to achieve the desired result.


The deck plan and interior of the FIRST Yacht 53 were the object of Lorenzo Argento’s sharp sense of detail. She is graced with the minimalist features of modern yachting: low coachroof, broad open stern, clean cockpit. The new FIRST Yacht will complement the distinctive style and the racing spirit of its owner.

Beyond her silhouette, stylishness and speed, a few details offer a good idea of what she holds in store. The Yacht has a tender garage, carbon rigging, lots of large spaces inside, with a full lounge area, teak mouldings and top quality materials, all of which will make her a boat to rival those of other yacht enthusiasts.

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Oceanis 46.1 – European Yacht of the Year














Beneteau are proud to announce the Oceanis 46.1 has won the title of European Yacht of the Year in the “Family Cruiser” category. Visit her at the boot Düsseldorf, which runs until 27 January in Hall 16 on stand B42.

Düsseldorf Boat Show 2019




19 – 27 January 2019 | Messeplatz, Düsseldorf, Germany
Please call us on: 01473 694 694 if you would like to view any of the boats on display.

SAILING YACHTS – Stand 16 B 42

NEW First 18 – First 24

NEW Oceanis 46.1

NEW Oceanis 30.1 announced to be @nonstopboot

Oceanis 35.1 – Oceanis 38.1
Oceanis 41.1 – Oceanis 51.1
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MOTORBOATS – Out Board : Stand 9 C 25 In Board: Stand 5 D 22

Gran Turismo 40 – Gran Turismo 46 
Gran Turismo 50 Sporfly

Swift Trawler 30 – Swift Trawler 35
Swift Trawler 44

NEW Swift Trawler 47

Antares 7 – Antares 8 – Antares 9
Barracuda 7 – Barracuda 8

NEW Barracuda 9

NEW Flyer 8 Sundeck

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British Yachting Awards

The Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 wins the “British Yachting Awards 2018”

The Oceanis 51.1 was awarded best boat in the “Cruising Yacht” category

The British Yachting Awards 2018 were held on Thursday 11 December in the exclusive surroundings of the Royal Thames Yacht Club in the Knightsbridge district of London. This ceremony was organized by the sailing magazines Yachts and Yachting, Sailing Today, and MUSTO, the technical clothing manufacturer.

For the first time, the public were the only ones allowed to vote for their favourite boat among those nominated in the 15 different categories.

The Oceanis 51.1  won the award in the “Cruising Yacht” category, ahead of the Dufour 460 L, the Hanse 458, the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 410 and the Southerly 480.

Since it was launched in 2017, the first model of the new generation of the Oceanis range is as successful as ever internationally and the 100th Oceanis 51.1 is about to leave the factory, before being delivered to its owner in Australia.

The sailing yacht will be on display at the Boot Düsseldorf show in January 2019.

Jean-François Pape, Communications Manager at BENETEAU receiving the award.



Christmas Opening 2018



Friday 21 December 18    –     Close at 1:00pm

Saturday 22 to Thursday 27 December 18   –   Office Closed

Friday 28 December 18     –   Open 10:00 – 3:00pm

Saturday 29 December 18   – Open 10:00 – 3:00pm

Office Re-opens 2 January 2019


Beneteau Owners Regatta 18 Results

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Fox’s Yacht Sales Beneteau Owner’s Weekend

30th June 2018

The 19th annual Fox’s Yacht Sales Beneteau Owner’s Weekend was put in the diary in January and at that stage who knew how glamorous the day would be for sailing!

Pre-start manoeuvres mainly involved a game of dare as to who would be the first boat to tuck a reef in. In 18 knots of breeze and for the reach out to Pennyhole the majority of the fleet stuck with full sail and one very game competitor hoisted his furling asymmetric – he didn’t unfurl it!

The start was won by “Mr Blue Sky” who flew off like a frightened rabbit. “Viking Blue”, the biggest boat in fleet was an impressive sight charging through the fleet arriving at the first mark with a clear lead.

The first foul tide beat from Pennyhole to the Fox’s racing mark split the fleet, some going left looking for tidal shelter and some going right on a more making tack. The Oceanis 35’s relished the upwind and rounded Fox’s racing mark 1st, 2nd and 3rd on the water.

The downwind leg back to Pennyhole gave the crews a bit of a chance to re-hydrate and grab a sandwich whilst logging some impressive numbers in the SOG challenge for bragging rights in the bar! Meanwhile the breeze was increasing to over 20 knots.

The Oceanis 35’s rounded Pennyhole for the second beat pretty much together with “Vixen” just leading from “FiFi” and “Extra Old”. It was setting up nicely for a 3 boat match race at the front. Meanwhile there were battles aplenty throughout the fleet with the smallest boat, “Dotty”, gamely hanging on to the coat tails of some much bigger boats.

“Vixen” rounded Fox’s Racing mark just in front of “FiFi” and “Extra Old” with a three mile drag race back into the harbour to the finish. The rubber band holding these three together never seemed to get stretched despite furious trimming from all crews!

“Vixen” crossed the finish line first to a deafening silence. An infringement had been picked up by the on-water jury and they were therefore disqualified. “FiFi” were next over the line followed closely by “Extra Old”.

Once the handicaps had been applied the results were as follows –


1. FIFI Oceanis 35.1

2. DOTTY First 25.7

3. EXTRA OLD Oceanis 35.1

4. MR BLUE SKY First 310

5. SHAZAM First 27.7

A fantastic day on the water with some fabulous sailing followed by an excellent BBQ at Fox’s Yacht Club. It doesn’t get better!!!

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 almost a £1000 for this good cause from the Beneteau Owners. Our thanks go to all who entered and to our sponsors and supporters.Fox's Yachts BOW Logos 18

FYS 19th Beneteau Owners Weekend 2018


Two races during Saturday on the River Orwell

finishing with a BBQ in the evening.

Entry is free although donations to the RNLI are welcomed with your entry.

Call:  01473 694 694 for an Entry Form.


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With thanks to our Sponsors and supporters



Visit Fox’s Yacht Sales and view boats listed and NEW Beneteau boats on display.

Talk to Fox’s Marina and Boatyard about your requirements.

Dolphin Sails will be on site to discuss any requirements you may have.



If you missed the Fox’s Yacht Sales Open Weekend, come along and see the NEW Beneteau Oceanis 35.1 and NEW Beneteau Swift Trawler 35 at the IPSWICH BOAT SHOW, Ipswich Haven Marina IP3 0EA.




#Comesailing on the River Orwell. The FYS Beneteau Owners Weekend is a fun event to enjoy sailing with other Owners.

Sailing on the River Orwell, culminating in a get together in the evening.



SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 14-23 September 18

The Southampton Boat Show will be celebrating 50 years in 2018, come along and view boats and plenty more!




26 -28 October 2018
FYS Autumn Brokerage Weekend –


Call us now to discuss excellent packages.

T: 01473 694 694








If you would like any further information on any of the events outlined please do not hesitate to contact us.

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10-14 January 2018 | London Excel | Royal Victoria Dock

Beneteau Stand No: LE048/LE181

See Fox’s Yacht Sales at the forthcoming London Boat Show. Fox’s Yacht Sales will be on board the Beneteau boats during the London Boat Show 2018.

Please call us on: 01473 694 694 or email us: to arrange a viewing on-board the range of Beneteau boats during the London Boat Show.

Boats on display:

35.1 | 38.1 | 41.1


 NEW 35

7 OB & 8 OB


6 & 7

  40 & 46

7.7 & 8.8



2 for 1 London Boat Show Tickets – Click on link to purchase 2 for 1 tickets (limited time only)

Beneteau nominated for three awards


Beneteau have been nominated for three European Yacht and Boat of the Year awards at the forthcoming Düsseldorf Boat Show 2018.

See the nominations at the Düsseldorf Boot 2018 |  20 -28 January 2018

The Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 nominated for best Family Cruiser.

Exciting FIGARO 3 – nominated in the Special Yacht section. The NEW Beneteau GT 50 nominated.

VISIT BENETEAU AT boot Düsseldorf

20 -28 January 2018


NEW Oceanis 51.1

Oceanis 35.1Oceanis 38.1Oceanis 41.1Oceanis 45Oceanis Yacht 62
Sense 51
First 20

MOTORBOATS – Hall 5 / D22

Swift Trawler 35 – Swift Trawler 44

Gran Turismo 50 SportFly  – Gran Turismo 40

Monte Carlo 5 – Monte Carlo 6S


Flyer 6.6 Space – Flyer 8.8 Sun
Antares 6 – Antares 7 – Antares 8 – Antares 9
Barracuda 7 – Barracuda 8


Please call Fox’s Yacht Sales if you would like to view any of the boats on display at Boot Düsseldorf 2018.

T: + 44 (0) 1473 694 694