Beneteau Horizons: Annapolis Sailboat Show Preview

Beneteau First 22


Beneteau is excited to present 10 new sailboats ranging from 22 to 60 feet. There will be a new Beneteau for everyone on Dock F2! Come see what’s new and take advantage of boat show incentives on your next Beneteau. 

New to sailing? Join our #FirstSail workshops aboard the First 22.

Here’s a sneak peak of the lineup.

#FirstSail Workshops

Want to introduce your family or friends to sailing during the Annapolis Sailboat Show?

Register for a two-hour First Sail workshop aboard Beneteau’s First 22, and receive guidance from ASA-certified instructors from SailTime.

Win a First 22

Beneteau is giving away a First 22 to celebrate 30 years of boat building in the USA.

Purchase your show tickets online and enter to win!

Register for our VIP Sea Trials

At the occasion of the Annapolis sailboat show, Beneteau America is hosting VIP sea trials by appointment only on Thursday, October 8th, starting at 3pm.

Join us for a special preview of the Oceanis 35 & 60, Monte Carlo 4 and Swift Trawler 44. Then enjoy a cocktail reception on us starting at 6pm.

Registration is mandatory, please contact your authorized Beneteau dealer for details. 


Neptunus 650F Review

Neptunus 650F 400

By Andy Adams

Over the years Canadian Yachting has had the pleasure of doing several boat review articles on new Neptunus models and we are familiar with the qualities that Neptunus is famous for. They have all been exceptional yachts, but this is the one I would most want to own myself. It’s a personal choice and a matter of taste as to whether you would prefer to have a sedan express model or a flybridge but in my opinion, the flybridge layout offers some wonderful attributes.

We met with Neptunus Managing Director Jan Willem De Jong this past fall to take the new Neptunus 650F out in Lake Ontario. 

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The Other Virgin Islands

Sunset off St John

By Mark Stevens

I was first seduced by the United States Virgin Islands during a ferry ride from St. Thomas to Tortola to begin one of our earliest British Virgin Islands charters nearly twenty years ago.

A perfect sunset off St. John with St. Thomas views for backdrop.

Clearing Pillsbury Sound, surrounded by voluptuous emerald mountains as the ferry sliced through royal blue waters, I was struck by the unspoiled ambiance of St. John, the island gliding past our starboard beam and the irresistible charm of a village called Cruz Bay visible from our quarter stern.

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