Award winning sailing yachts, genre re-defining Trawlers and new generation Powerboats are set to take centre stage at the Beneteau stand for this year’s Auckland on Water Boat Show with 36 Degrees Brokers.
On show will be a diverse display of Beneteau’s signature models, renewed and reimagined, highlighting how far the brand has come in their 130year reign in boat building. This year on display will be the Oceanis 46.1, Oceanis 35.1, Swift Trawler 35, Gran Turismo 40, and Gran Turismo 50. All, except the 35.1, form a part of Beneteau’s new generation class of production models.
“Beneteau has come a long way in the hearts and minds of the Kiwi boating community” says 36 Degrees Director Conrad Gair, “and rightfully so, as the brand has continuously pushed the boundaries of naval design and evolved through future-thinking technologies”.
The Oceanis 46.1 is a highlight model at this year’s show, having been crowned European Yacht of the Year in the Family Cruiser category. Loyal to the Oceanis reputation, the 46.1 is hailed for her innovative design and distinctively spacious interior thanks to her stepped hull. The Oceanis 35.1 is a classic best seller and the perfect all-rounder that is both easy to sail, and lively to helm.
From the Power category, the GT40 and GT50 are the crème de la crème of Beneteau’s sports cruiser category. Recognised for their performance ability and contemporary interior, the new generation models feature onboard ship-control technology and a state of the art AirStep® planing hull. GT’s are excepted to be some of the biggest and most exciting power vessels at this year’s show.
Impossible not to love, the Swift Trawler 35 sparks a new era and reinvention of the humble trawler. Distinguishable for its fuel efficiency and long-range ability, this new generation Trawler has been engineered with speed in mind achieved with its intelligent semi-displacement hull.
Looking forward, Beneteau has extended their range in both directions with the growth of their range of smaller entry level boats through to their larger, luxury vessels. The First Yacht 53, debuting next month at Cannes, and the recently released Oceanis Yacht 62 bring a touch of Superyacht spark to the production market. As well the recent announcement of the Gran Turismo 32 and Gran Turismo 36, make entering the Beneteau family easier than ever.
Innovative new design and construction methods which reduce build time and cost mean the sky’s the limit for the future of Beneteau builds. 36 Degrees looks forward to showcasing this range and discussing the future of Beneteau at this year’s Auckland On Water Boat Show.