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More From Beneteau, This Time With a Twist

For some time now we've been telling you that Beneteau is targeting the United States in a big way. (We'll be featuring a test of its new Swift Trawler 44 in our June issue.) Now comes word of yet another line coming to America called the Flyer Gran Turismos. It consists of four ranging from 34 to 49 feet, all of which are already popular in Europe.

Moonen Update

In the March issue, I wrote that Moonen was working on building their biggest yacht to date at 133-feet. The owner had owned two smaller Moonens previously and was outfitting his newest with all sort of toys—include a two-person submarine capable of descending 100 feet.

Happy Birthday, Dad

Today is my father's birthday. And he's the reason I'm here ... no, no. Not in the "reason I'm on this Earth" way though it's true in that sense as well. My father is the reason I'm in this job.

He bought our family's first boat - a 21-foot Bayliner bowrider named Why Knot - when I was about a year old. We had that boat for almost two decades before upgrading to a 26-foot Sea Ray named the Sea Hawk.