CY inspects new Beneteau models

Beneteau Antares 27

Sept 13, 2018

The new Beneteau Antares 27 is an innovative and impressive new family cruiser with tremendous performance, but a surprisingly reasonable price tag.

The CY team was in Newport to see the new Antares line at 21, 23 and 27 feet. The builder also introduced a new Oceanis 46.1 and they presented their 51.1.

For the first time in the US, Beneteau is bringing its historic range: Antares. The Antares 21, 23 and 27 outboards are the new generation of coastal cruising boats. Designed entirely by the Beneteau design team, the Antares 21, 23 and 27 reinforce the brand’s specialized expertise in the pocket cruise market, ingeniously combining tradition and innovation.

John Armstrong and JournalistWatch Canadian Yachting magazine for a full Antares 27 review.

CY’s John Armstrong talks with one of the other journalists who was had come for the Beneteau Oceanis 46.1 press event. The North Sails people were also there as part of the new partnership they have on the Beneteau yachts.





Beneteau's Oceanis 51

A group of journalists sail the Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 in Newport.





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Canadian Yachting’s John Armstrong (left) and editor Andy Adams (behind the camera) traveled to a special Beneteau media and dealer event in Newport Rhode Island on September 5th to view the new Beneteau models. Armstrong discusses the details of the new Antares 27 with Aura Bordage, Marketing Manager and Outboard Sales Manager David Aldrich.

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