March 2015

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Welcome, Spring!

In this first issue of the Spring season, Beneteau America takes you on a throwback journey to NYC, during The Greatest Loop adventure in 2012.

And with Spring comes the opportunity to get back on the water for many Beneteau owners — so take a friend now, and join us aboard the ASA First 22 in Annapolis, MD or Oakland, CA.

Take a Friend Sailing

Beneteau together with the ASA and Sailtime are offering training sessions aboard the ASA First 22 during the Annapolis Spring Boat Show. Register here!

And Passage Yachts, Beneteau dealer in Port Richmond, CA will provide two ASA First 22 for the Match racing event at Strictly Sail Pacific in Oakland. The show starts April 9.

Meet Don Finkle
CPYB Certified Beneteau Broker

Boating seems to be in Don Finkle’s blood.

Growing up in Youngstown, NY he was surrounded by boats since a very young age and began sailing at 9.

Don is now CEO of RCR Yachts – authorized Beneteau dealer in upstate New York – where he began his journey as a yacht sales professional 43 years ago. Read on…

The Greatest Loop Takes You Back to New York City

Throwback to the Swift Trawler 34’s Greatest Loop adventure in 2012, and one of many stages along our 4-month journey on the Great Loop: the Big Apple.

Turns out our guide around New York Harbor was a living legend of his own!

Read Jim Chamber’s inspirational story here.


Thank you @zezeco for sharing your beautiful Swift Trawler 44 images with us. You are our first Instagramer of the month! 

Want to play? Join us on Instagram, post your pictures using the hashtag #beneteau and tag @BeneteauAmerica. It’s that easy!

Let’s Get Together
Join us at one of the following events.

Strictly Sail Pacific Show

Oakland, CA, April 9-12

Gulfcoast Boat Show

Gulfport, MS, April 9-12

Oriental In-Water Boat Show

Oriental, SC, April 10-12

Southeast Boat Show

Jacksonville, FL, April 10-12

Bay Bridge Boat Show

Stevensville, MD, April 17-19

Suncoast Boat Show

Sarasota, FL, April 17-19

Charleston Boat Show

Charleston, SC, April 17-19

Essex Boat Show

Essex, CT, April 24-26

Annapolis Spring Sail Show

Annapolis, MD, April 24-26

Visit for more events.