Anniversary Spin: Charleston yacht dealer marks 25 years by taking part in boatmaker’s ‘Greatest Loop’
Reflecting on Chuck Laughlin’s boating career, it almost seems he was destined to sell Beneteau sailing yachts and motor craft. He launched St. Barts Yachts in Charleston in May 1987. Before he really got up and running, French boatmaker Beneteau choose Marion, in the Pee Dee, for a new U.S. manufacturing plant.
Win a Trip to France hosted by Beneteau Power
Beneteau, one of the world’s leaders in the manufacturing of high quality production yachts, will celebrate the launch of the sleek and innovative Flyer Gran Turismo Express Cruiser range to the North American market at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show by awarding a 5-day, 4-night trip to France for two people including airfare and accommodations.
BENETEAU SET TO LAUNCH THE NEW SWIFT TRAWLER 44
When the Beneteau Swift Trawler 42 debuted in the fall of 2003, I had a chance to test it and thought it set a new benchmark for couples or families interested in a semidisplacement trawler with excellent performance and engineering, a new design executed with great style and comfortable accommodations.
New Beneteau trawler adds room for relaxing
On a boat, especially a cruising boat, space is a precious thing. With that in mind Beneteau has introduced the Swift Trawler 44, successor to its Swift Trawler 42.