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Flagstaff Sail August Newsletter

Flagstaff Sail August Newsletter

This month we bring you the full round up of Sydney
International Boat Show, including the world premiere of the NEW Oceanis 46.1 and the Australian premiere of the NEW Oceanis 51.1.

There’s also an invitation to the about the Cannes Yachting festival and an exclusive opportunity to view the magnificent Oceanis Yacht 62.

Read the August Sail newsletter here.

 Sydney International Boat 2018 Round Up

Sydney International Boat 2018 Round Up

Five days of spectacular sunshine, three Australian premieres, one world premiere and an award winning display!

What a fantastic time we had at Sydney International Boat Show this year.

We had 2,400 visitors to our Beneteau Power and Sail display.

Without a doubt the crowd favorites were the world premiere of the New Oceanis 46.1 and the Australian premiere of the NEW Gran Turismo 50, Swift Trawler 35, NEW Oceanis 51.1.

Flagstaff Marine’s Beneteau stand was recognised as one of the best at the Boat Show and Flagstaff Marine received this year’s Display Excellence Award! We couldn’t be more proud of out team who worked incredibly hard to make everything just perfect.

Read the Beneteau Power round up here.
Read the Beneteau Sail round up here.

Photo: John Curnow

Flagstaff Marine Wins Two Top Awards

Flagstaff Marine Wins Two Top Awards

We are incredibly proud to have been awarded two prestigious awards at the Beneteau Dealers Conference in Nantes, France. Flagstaff Marine was named Beneteau Asia Pacific Sailboat Best Sales Performance for 2017/18 AND Beneteau Asia Pacific Inboard Power Best Sales Performance for 2017/18.

Flagstaff’s Micah Lane was in Nantes to accept the awards on behalf of the entire Flagstaff Team.

Photo left to right: Gianguido Girotti joint GM Beneteau, Luca Brancaleon joint GM Benteau , Flagstaff’s Micah Lane, Vianney Guezenec Sales Director Asia Pacific Beneteau.

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Sydney International Boat Show 2018

Sydney International Boat Show 2018

Get ready for a huge display of Beneteau Power and Sail at Sydney International Boat Show 2018. It’s going to be an incredible five days down at the spectacular Darling Harbour.

Flagstaff Marine is proud to present our most impressive line up yet!

For Sail we’re incredible excited about the world premiere of the NEW Oceanis 46.1, along with the Australian premiere of the NEW Oceanis 51.1. We’ll also have the only NEW Oceanis 41.1P in the country on display

For Power we have the Australian premiere of the Gran Turismo 50 and NEW Swift Trawler 35. The sporty and stylish Gran Turismo 40 will be on display. Plus, a Flagstaff first, we’ll have Monte Carlo 5 – Beneteau’s Italian influenced luxury cruiser on display.

Graham, Micah, Michael, Greg and the entire Flagstaff team will be down on the marina to answer all your questions across the entire Beneteau range.

 

Flagstaff Power June Newsletter

Flagstaff Power June Newsletter

Read all about what’s happening in the world of Flagstaff Power this month, including…

Our Beneteau Power showcase at Sydney International Boat Show 2018. A fantastic offer on the NEW Swift Trawler 35. The round up on Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. Owners’ reviews of the Antares 30 Fly. And we  welcome Mark Tucker and Graeme Roberts to the Flagstaff team.

Read the June newsletter here.

Flagstaff Sail June Newsletter

Flagstaff Sail June Newsletter

Find out what’s been happening in our Sail community this month.

Read all about the World Premiere of the NEW Beneteau Oceanis 46.1, our full line up for Sydney International Boat Show 2018, a great story from the owners of Sailing Hugo and and amazing offer on a brand NEW Oceanis 41.1P. Plus we catch up with Ivor Burgess and hear about the trip north on Still Dangerous this winter.

Read the newsletter here.

30th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

30th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show

Thursday 24th– Sunday 27th May

Flagstaff Marine is gearing up for Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show – now in its 30th year. Running over four days and with over 100 boats on display, it’s a highlight in any boat lover’s calendar.

This year we’re very proud to present the Australian premiere of Beneteau’s Swift Trawler 35 motor yacht. Her big sister, the Swift Trawler 44, will also be making an appearance. For the sailors we have the recently launched Oceanis 35.1 and the incredibly popular Oceanis 45. As always, we’ll be conducting our special VIP tours – make sure you get in contact to arrange yours. Read more

Flagstaff Marine Power Division March News

Flagstaff Marine Power Division March News

Catch up on all the latest luxury motor yacht news.

Go behind the scenes with Graham at Germany’s boot Dusseldorf.

Read about the latest Gran Turismo handovers in Sydney.

Find out more about the new Monte Carlo range and all the latest offers.

Plus so much more …

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Introducing Monte Carlo

Introducing Monte Carlo

We’ve some BIG NEWS!! We’re excited to announce that Flagstaff Marine has been appointed as the Monte Carlo dealer for NSW and Queensland.

The Monte Carlo range combines Italian design flair with Beneteau’s world class innovative technology. Every one of these stylish motor yachts is built around the dreams of its owner. They are elegant, innovative and the epitome of luxury, sharing their heritage with the acclaimed Monte Carlo Yachts. The range includes the Monte Carlo 5 Flybridge (with sedan option available) and Monte Carlo 6 Flybridge (with sedan option available).

The Flagstaff Marine team is excited and proud to be introducing the range. Read more

Sailing Community Supports Mercy Ships

Sailing Community Supports Mercy Ships

Flagstaff Marine is proud to support the global charity Mercy Ships.

At the 2017 Beneteau Cup we raised a massive $7,712 through a silent auction for this incredible organisation. We really appreciate the generosity of our owners’ community.

Flagstaff Director Micah Lane was delighted to be able to hand over a cheque to Mercy Ships Managing Director Alan Burrell.

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Beneteau Pittwater Regatta 2018

Beneteau Pittwater Regatta 2018

Registrations now open – May 5th 10am until late!

ENTER NOW!

For all Beneteau owners, family and friends.

Join us for a fun day out on the water. Seasoned racers and first timers welcome!

What’s involved? Read all about it here.

 

Flagstaff Marine Sailing Division February News

Flagstaff Marine Sailing Division February News

Catch up on the latest news in the February edition of our sailing division newsletter.

Read about the incredible success of the new Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 and how the Figaro 3 won the ‘Yacht of the Year’ award.

Also, Graham gives us a round-up of his trip to boot Düsseldorf and there’s an amazing offer on the Sense 51 with $50,000 worth of extras!

Read the newsletter here

Beneteau Figaro 3 Wins Yacht and Yachting Awards 2018

Beneteau Figaro 3 Wins Yacht and 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

Learn more about the Figaro 3

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 organising 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 even 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.”

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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 the 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 its 26th year. The event has a huge following and well earned reputation for being one of the best regattas of the year.

The fun-loving 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.

Read more and watch the videos.

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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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 but 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 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 poring 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 Inboard 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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