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Beneteau Figaro 3 Wins Yacht & Yachting Awards 2018

Beneteau Figaro 3 Wins Yacht & Yachting Awards 2018

The Beneteau Figaro 3 has won the yacht of the year award 2018 at the yachts and yachting awards 2018

“A truly fascinating yacht for sure…  it’s not a Dehler, it’s not an X-Yacht and it’s not a Pogo. This is not a toy. This is serious racing.”
Lars Reisberg, no-frills-sailing.com

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Flagstaff Marine Power Division  December News

Flagstaff Marine Power Division December News

December has been a busy month!

#1 Gran Turismo 50 arrived in Sydney – the first one in the Asia -Pacific region! We’ve also got a Gran Turismo 40 arriving soon too…so that’s two Gran Turismos to be handed over in the next month!

The Nautic Boat Show in Paris was a huge success with the launch of the new innovative Sea Drive Concept – a unique collaboration between Peugeot and Beneteau!

This newsletter also includes some great information on Sydney summer events…

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Flagstaff Marine Sailing Division December News

Flagstaff Marine Sailing Division December News

NEW Oceanis 55.1 – could be yours by March!

There are so many reasons to fall in love with Beneteau’s New Oceanis 55.1.  The revolutionary Berret – Racoupeau hull is designed to deliver a fast and supremely comfortable ride. The mast has been moved aft, resulting in an easy to handle sail plan and further improving the performance. And the super-large cockpit is uncluttered with a self-tacking jib and German mainsheet system as standard.

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Flagstaff Marine Power Division November News

Flagstaff Marine Power Division November News

Catch up on all the latest news from our Power Division.

This month features a brand new video of Beneteau’s Gran Turismo 50 in action with the Hardtop and Sportfly on the water together. Plus a great video review from Motorboat and Yachting’s Jack Haines. He puts the new Swift Trawler 35 to the test over 48 hours in France. There’s also a sneak peek from the Beneteau Sea trials in Spain and the latest Beneteau Summer offers.

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Beneteau and China Cup celebrate 11 year partnership...

Beneteau and China Cup celebrate 11 year partnership...

With Limited Edition Oceanis 51.1 and the Oceanis 41.1 China Cup Limited Edition.

To celebrate an exciting 11-year partnership with the China Cup International Regatta, Beneteau has collaborated with the competition’s organizing committee to launch the Oceanis 51.1 and the Oceanis 41.1 China Cup Limited Edition. The China Cup’s fleet of First 40.7 models remains vigorous, and is the regatta’s most competitive One Design Class.

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New Swift Trawler 35 put to the test in France

New Swift Trawler 35 put to the test in France

Jack Haines, Deputy Editor from Motor Boat & Yachting magazine was recently invited to review Beneteau’s new Swift Trawler 35 in La Rochelle, France. Beneteau has sold over 400 of the previous model, the super popular Swift Trawler 34. So how do you make an already great boat any better?

The only way to get a real feel for any new model is to spend a few days testing it out. Jack spent 48 hours on the new Swift Trawler 35 putting her through her paces in different sea conditions, sleeping overnight and eating onboard.

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Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 wins Yacht of the Year in Italy

Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 wins Yacht of the Year in Italy

Let the awards…and the champagne flow Flagstaff Marine is delighted to announce that the New Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 was awarded ‘Yacht of the Year’ in Italy last month.

Once again, Beneteau has cemented their place as the world’s No. 1 boat builder.With the champagne flowing at Flagstaff Marine, Flagstaff’s Graham Raspass says ‘the award is recognition of the achievement of the design and production teams at  Beneteau in collaboration with naval architects Berret Racoupeau Yacht Design and designers Nauta Design the competition.

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Flagstaff Marine Sailing Division November News

Flagstaff Marine Sailing Division November News

Catch up on all the latest Flagstaff Marine sailing news including the 2017 Beneteau Cup round up and all important results.

We’ve only four boats left now with our special Beneteau summer offers.  You’ll need to be quick to grab one of these – Oceanis 51.1 Hull #3, Sense 51 Hull #190, Sense 57 Hull #81 and the NEW Oceanis 55.1 # 131.

And two Beneteau Sailing boats have been nominated for European Sailing Boat of the Year. Find out which ones and read the  full newsletter here 

BENETEAU CUP 2017

BENETEAU CUP 2017

Last week Flagstaff Marine’s award winning event the Beneteau Cup celebrated it’s 26th year. The event has a huge following and well earned reputation of being one of the best regattas of the year.

The fun and competitive community of Beneteau owners had a great laugh while enjoying a day of camaraderie and competition on the glorious Sydney Harbour.

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New Swift Trawler 35 Premiere

New Swift Trawler 35 Premiere

Beneteau’s new re-design of the popular 34 foot Swift Trawler had its official world premiere and launch at the Southampton Boat Show 2017.

Flagstaff Marine Director, Graham Raspass was lucky enough to be there.

Not only that but he was able to give us his thoughts as he stepped on board for the first time via a video walk through.

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Flagstaff Marine Power Division October News

Flagstaff Marine Power Division October News

Read all the latest news from our Beneteau Power Division including two major new model launches in two European cities – the Beneteau Gran Turismo 50 and Swift Trawler 35.  A prestigious nomination for the new Gran Turismo 50…it’s up for European Power Boat of the Year 2018…and some great summer offers on the Gran Turismo range that will get you out on the water in style to celebrate the New Year!

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Gran Turismo 50 World Premiere

Gran Turismo 50 World Premiere

It’s been a busy and exciting month for Flagstaff Marine Directors, Graham and Micah. They were lucky enough to attend the Cannes Yachting Festival in September for the world premiere and launch of Beneteau’s flagship new model – the Gran Turismo 50.

As soon as this exciting new model was revealed in Cannes… it was SOLD! And to an Australian buyer so we will have this new model out on Sydney Harbour in time for the New Year’s Eve fireworks!

The new model is proving super popular and is already up for the European Powerboat of the Year 2018 Award.

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Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 World Premiere

Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 World Premiere

There were ripples of excitement through the crowd as the stunning new Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 was officially unveiled this week at Cannes Boat show.  Oceanis is the best-selling production yacht ever and with the 51.1 Beneteau designers have honoured many much-loved Oceanis design features while setting new trends with a revolutionary new hull shape.

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Flagstaff Marine Sailing Division September News

Flagstaff Marine Sailing Division September News

Beneteau Cup – Register Now

Friday 27 October 2017 10 am – late

CYCA, Rushcutters Bay, Sydney

Our acclaimed Beneteau Cup is just around the corner. This is a great day out on the water for Beneteau owners, family and friends. First time and seasoned racers all have a great time with the help of the Flagstaff team.

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Beneteau Cup, Friday 27 Oct 2017

Beneteau Cup, Friday 27 Oct 2017

Flagstaff Marine Beneteau would like to invite all Beneteau owners, their family, friends, colleagues, and crew to join us for the 2017 Beneteau Cup, hosted by CYCA, Rushcutters Bay.

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Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

Thanks everyone who came along to Audi Hamilton Island Race Week! We had an absolute ball catching up with new and old friends alike. Beneteau had the largest representation with 32 yachts racing across the divisions. The Flagstaff crew were there in force with Mike Coxon, Shane Crookshanks, Graham Raspass and Micah Lane all spending time out on the water with Beneteau owners.

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Chartered Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 Pays for Itself

Chartered Beneteau Oceanis 41.1 Pays for Itself

The most expensive thing you can do with a boat is not use it.

Knowing this, Jeremy Nelson was considering a timeshare Beneteau Oceanis 41.1, and decided against it. He found the rules around usage way too rigid. If he was going to buy a boat, he wanted it freely available to him. One day over coffee, Jeremy and his colleagues hatched a plan to go in on a boat together. They had chartered boats through SailCorp for work events and caught the bug.

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Breathtaking Beneteau at the Sydney International Boat Show

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.

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Semi-retired and Sailing round the World on a Beneteau

Semi-retired and Sailing round the World on a Beneteau

Jason and Helen are on the trip of a lifetime… semi-retired and taking six months to sail the Mediterranean on their new Beneteau.  After years dreaming of sailing around the world. And months of pouring through Lonely Planets and Pilot Books on the Med they decided to take the plunge. With Micah’s guidance they chose the Oceanis 48, and took delivery in Les Sables d’Ollone, near the Beneteau factory.

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Flagstaff Marine Power Division August News

Flagstaff Marine Power Division August News

Welcome to the NEW Flagstaff Power Newsletter
We have recently added Beneteau In Board Powerboats to our dealership and would love to officially introduce you to Beneteau Power. With a dedicated Power website and offices in Rushcutters Bay, Newport and now also Queensland, we’ve got such exciting things to share, we thought you wouldn’t want to miss out!

However, if you don’t want to hear from us again, it’s easy to unsubscribe at the bottom of this newsletter.

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A cost neutral Beneteau Oceanis

A cost neutral Beneteau Oceanis

After learning how to sail during a round the world yacht race. Kim Bangel came back to Sydney a changed woman. She learned so much while overseas and didn’t want to lose her new found skills. So Kim decided to get her skippers licence and quickly progressed to doing weekly twilight races.

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Flagstaff Marine Sailing Division August News

Flagstaff Marine Sailing Division August News

Sydney Boatshow: Thurs 3 – Mon 7 August 2017

We’re all set up and ready for the 50th Sydney International Boat Show. For the next few days you’ll find the whole Flagstaff Marine team at Cockle Bay proudly showing  the Oceanis 38.1 | Oceanis 41.1 | Oceanis 45 and the Sense 50 as an example of the new Sense 51. Buy tickets online here – See you there!

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Beneteau Oceanis 46 wins Winter Series

Beneteau Oceanis 46 wins Winter Series

At 70, sailing veteran Arthur Lane, is in his prime. With years of racing and many wins under his belt, his most recent accomplishment was skippering ‘Inkonkoni’ the 1st Division J winner of the Land Rover Winter Series. Arthur is also the proud father of our very own Micah… and he puts part of the win in the final race down to Micah’s sheer talent.

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