Our Boat Test of the Beneteau GT40.
French boatbuilder Beneteau seems to understand the lifespan of its models. And when they hit the reset button on one like this, be ready to be impressed. See what we mean here.
Our Boat Test of the Monte Carlo 6.
The Monte Carlo 6 may not be a Monte Carlo Yacht, but she sure looks and runs like one.
The Monte Carlo MC6 debut at the 2015 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Our Boat Test of the Monte Carlo MC4.
With a shippy profile, some eye-catching onboard details, and a sprawling flying bridge, the MC4 from Monte Carlo is a real showstopper. Make up your own mind after reading our test here.
Townsend Bell drives Indy cars for a living, so it’s no surprise he considers doing 40 knots in his Beneteau Barracuda relaxing. We caught up with him on his boat and cruised the coast of Southern California. Read what we learned here.
The Monte Carlo 4, debuting at the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show.
First Look: Monte Carlo MC4
Monte Carlo’s new MC4 is an exiting new cruiser that has plenty of people talking. With elegant lines and a clever use of onboard space this boat looks like she will become quite popular. Dennis Caprio got the inside scoop on her. Read what he found out here.
We spoke with Monte Carlo rep Gaelle Violleau to find out more about this exciting new line.
Online Exclusive Boat Test. The Beneteau Gran Turismo 49 Fly is a speedy, well-mannered performer offshore with a layout that’s both straightforward and ultra-roomy. Best of all, check that price. Learn all about her here.
Power & Motoryacht's first look at the Swift Trawler 50. The Swift Trawler 50, the latest in the line from French boatbuilder Beneteau, offers a choice. Take it slow and gain trawler-worthy fuel consumption and the attendant range. Or it can put the hammer down for speeds better than 20 knots to make that tricky channel before darkness falls. Learn more about the Swift Trawler 50 here.
Peter Janssen shakes hands with the heart of America on a 700-mile leg of The Great Loop aboard a Beneteau 34 Swift Trawler.
Warp Factors: The Beneteau Flyer Gran Turismo 38 may transport you futher than you think. Boat test of the Beneteau Flyer Gran Turismo 38.
Beneteau Barracuda 9
Beneteau, the giant French boatbuilder that is currently making a concerted push into American markets, is well regarded for its innovative building techniques and efficiency of design. Some of its recent builds—the Swift Trawler 44, for example—wowed crowds on last year’s boat show circuit with its ability to fit so many
Beneteau’s newest Fast Trawler proves it’s serious about attracting American cruisers.
I first encountered Beneteau’s Swift Trawlers in France last summer. I spent most of my time testing the 34 and concluded that the French builder had done a fine job creating a vessel that while making no pretensions to being the displacement-style cruiser her name implies,
Beneteau introduces a single-engine cruiser that’s got some American soul.
I admit to harboring a prejudice when it comes to single-diesel-engine cruising boats—I like ‘em. Maybe it’s because I do most of my boating in New England where there are a lot of practical Yankee boaters. Whatever the reason for my affection, I admire the fuel efficiency,
The morning I passed over the Spa Creek Bridge and entered Annapolis, Maryland, I was greeted with a sign that read “Annapolis: America’s Sailing Capital.” I snickered and promptly ignored it, but I couldn’t help but think of sailing’s influence on both Annapolis and Beneteau, the French boatbuilder of the Flyer 12 that I was slated to sea trial.
Sandwiched between the busy ports of
Humphrey Bogart should be test-driving this baby, not me. That’s what I was thinking as I watched Beneteau’s Swift Trawler 42 sedately cross Back Creek en route to her slip at Bert Jabin’s Yacht Yard in Annapolis, Maryland. I folded my arms across my chest and stood there smiling, admiring the boat’s classic lines from the balcony of Jabin’s office. By stretching my imagination only slightly, I
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