Sydney International Boat Show 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.

Thank you to all the boat lovers and Beneteau owners who stopped by to take a look at our display. We love the chance to show you around our boats and it was great to connect with you all in person.



Flagstaff Marine’s Beneteau stand was recognized 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 our team who worked incredibly hard to make everything just perfect.

Vianney, Erwin, and Ivy from Beneteau Asia Pacific with Graham and Shane from Flagstaff Marine receiving the award from Nik Parker, GM member services BIA.

Graham’s Roundup

Graham’s Roundup

Here’s what Flagstaff Marine Director, Graham Raspass, said when asked to roundup the five days.

“We had record attendance this year, with over 2400 registered visitors to our Sail and Power stands. Of course, the NEW Oceanis 46.1 and 51.1 really drew the crowds.  It was fantastic to see so many owners join us for the Beneteau Owners’ Cocktail Party on Saturday night.”

“We were delighted to have so many senior Beneteau team members from France join us, including Gianguido Girotti – joint General Manager, Damien Jacob – Oceanis Product Manager and Vianney Guezenec – Sales Director Asia Pacific Beneteau.

We are now busy with follow-up sea trials that have already led to new orders with many more in the pipeline, making this year’s Sydney International Boat Show one of our most successful yet.”

Photo: John Curnow



It was a real honor for Beneteau to choose Sydney for the world premiere of the NEW Oceanis 46.1.

We had the FIRST LINE Performance version on display here in Sydney.

Compliments flowed from our visitors who commented on the incredible finish, the natural light below decks and of course everyone loved the twin helms.

Photo: John Curnow

Built for Australian waters, the NEW Oceanis 46.1 strikes the balance between elegance, abundant space and performance.

Available in three versions: Cruising, Charter or FIRST LINE Performance, she boasts all the features of a larger yacht without sacrificing speed.

With a taller mast, overall hull length in excess of 47ft, increased sail area and a deep lead-bulb keel to reduce drag, she will satisfy people who love fast cruising.


To celebrate Sydney International Boat Show 2018, we’re extending our Flagstaff Marine Beneteau Boat Show Bonus through to the end of August. This includes big savings across our entire range with a bonus $$$$ to spend on the extras of your choice.

If you’d like any more information on the NEW Oceanis 46.1, NEW Oceanis 51.1, Oceanis 41.1P, Oceanis 38.1 or any of our Beneteau luxury yachts, feel free to give us a call on 1300 998 662 or fill in the form below.

Thanks to John Curnow for the great photos.