When the GT 50 debuted at the 2018 Miami international show, her razor-blade sharp lines attracted crowds in droves. Once we got passed the crowds we realized its what's on the inside of this new debut that really matters.
Beneteau Barracuda 9Beneteau, 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
Game OnBeneteau’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,
Franco-AmericanBeneteau 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,