Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






 Not a Member? 



Home » Sailnet Boat Reviews » B - Boats starting with 'B' » Beneteau
more
more

Previous Product    Next Product
Beneteau Moorings 405
Reviews Views Date of last review
2 3405 Fri June 22, 2001
spacer
Recommended By Average Price Average Rating
100% of reviewers None indicated None indicated












Description: Beneteau Moorings 405
Keywords: Beneteau Moorings 405
 


Author
administrator

Administrator

Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu September 11, 1997 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

roomy interior with ample headroom, three cabins, two heads

points well, is VERY reponsive, and easy to handle

a power winch for the large main and a dutchman for flaking the main would be positive features to aid handling

overall a SUPER cruising boat

This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  
Review Date: Fri June 22, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

We purchased our 405 from Moorings in Grenada. They were straight forward and made no misrepresentations, they kept all their promises. The yacht was in very good condition. We have since found the yacht to be an excellent cruiser and surprisingly fast! Our rig is a standard flaking main with stack pack and roller furled jib. She is the 3 cabin layout aft cockpit.
We recently took our first extended cruise in the Grenadines. We crossed from Trinidad to Point Seline in Grenada, 77.8 nautical miles in exactly 11 hours with the main reefed to the first point. We were close reaching the whole way in about 15 knts of wind.
Once in the Grenadines we never sailed below 7 knots. Wind averaged about 15 knots most of the time sailing on the beam. Most times we were reaching at over 8 knots.
On the way back, broad reaching off Kick 'em Jenny we held a boat speed of 9.5 knots for well over a minute.
The one drawback we have noticed is that in a sudden gust she naturally tends to round up but the pressure on the rudder tends to cause the rudder to jam not allowing the skipper to steer off. I noticed this same problem on two other 405's that I chartered before purchasing my own.
Other than that we have found the yacht to be stiff, confortable and fast.
Hard to weather she slows down significantly and does not compete well with other racer cruisers with deeper keels. Ours is 5'6'' with a 5600lb bulb.
But she sails well enough on other points of sail to be competitive overall.
Great yacht.
This user is offline
Click here to see this users profile Click here to Send this user a Private Message Find more posts by this user  


Powered by: Reviewpost vB3 Enhanced
Copyright 2010 All Enthusiast, Inc.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:48 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012