Sept 1, 2016

Beneteau Fall ModelsIn addition to the Oceanis Yacht 62, two more new sailboat models, the Oceanis 35.1 and Oceanis 38.1, will be launched at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis on October 6-10.

The Oceanis 35 and 38 models of the past have evolved into two new models for 2017 with redesigned interiors and exteriors.

These two new cruisers offer a choice between a standard mast or a carbon mast and can come with or without a furling drum. Experienced racers and cruisers will benefit from these personalized rigging options. A new L-shaped galley located on the port side of the 45-degree companionway provides a seating salon arrangement which has room for eight around the table.

Propelled by dual Volvo Penta 300 hp diesel engines and incorporating the new Air Step 2 hull design, the Gran Turismo 40 provides a combination of increased fuel efficiency and maneuverability, while offering an appealing sense of style in her new shape.

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Volvo Penta is pleased to announce the launch of its strongest marine engine ever at the Sydney International Boat Show. The newly designed D13 engine sees the company move into the 1000hp engine range for the first time. The D13-IPS1350 further strengthens the exciting new line-up, delivering more power and increased durability for yachts up to 120 feet. Volvo Penta’s complementary IPS pod drive, which is also being revealed at the show, has been upgraded to match the higher power of the engine. 

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