Breathtaking Beneteau at the Sydney International Boat Show

The 50th Anniversary Sydney International Boat show was simply spectacular. Returning in full to Darling Harbour, the crowds showed their approval by flocking from across the globe. Spring officially arrived early, and our Beneteau yachts were breathtaking against the backdrop of the sparkling harbour.

The Beneteau stand made quite the statement, wowing the crowds as they arrived at the show. Their reputation of being the world’s #1 production yacht manufacturer was cemented at the show.  On show were the Oceanis 38.1, 41.1, 45 and the Sense 50 as an example of the new Sense 51. On the power front, we had the Gran Turismo 40, Swift Trawler 30 and the new Swift Trawler 50 (for the first time ever in Australia). All were received well by the crowds with many orders already placed.

Graham Raspass commented that “We had lots of visitors and caught up with our wonderful community of Beneteau owners, and it was also great to welcome many new owners. We had almost 50% more visitors compared to last year. Thank you all for coming; it was a great show!”

We were joined by Beneteau’s celebrated Marketing Director, Gianguido Girotti. He’s credited for influencing the development of the revolutionary new Oceanis 51.1. Gianguido showcased the new 51.1 at an exclusive event held at the Novotel.

Due to high international demand, the two x 51.1 allocated to Flagstaff Marine were both sold in a matter of days. For anyone who would like to get their hands on a 51.1 – make sure you get your order in quickly to secure one from the next allotment.


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On Saturday night over 100, Beneteau owners attended the exclusive Beneteau Soiree. We shared the future direction of Beneteau and raised a glass to another inspiring show.

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