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05-01-2007 02:11 PM
avazquez I dont know..but before even thinking about a Beneteau I looked at many boats, including C&C, Tartan, J boats, Newport, and many others. I was not looking for a Beneteau, actually I was trying to stay away from them until I began looking at the older ones. The first thing I noticed was the difference in how solid the decks of older B's felt. Until by pure coincidence I saw the Beneteau 456 and read a little about the design and how different it was from other Beneteaus so I ended up Buying this one.

I guess when it comes to buying used boats the most important thing is how well it was kept. I saw several C&C's, Tartans and J Boats of the same era and even newer that were left to the mercy of the elements for way to long. Most of those brands are better built but years of neglect will really make a lot of damage.
05-01-2007 01:54 PM
Giulietta yes.....circles the way I typed bad I mean 1981 not 1991. Sorry.

You know something funny? After that series, Beneteau started making the F series, and your boat was replaced by what was then the 45F5...beautifull opening transom scoop, most were recalled in the 1995's due to osmosis problems, and Beneteau gave the customers with "sick" boats a newer larger one to compensate...I wonder if they would do that now...I sailed a F5 in Malta for 3 days, nice boat, but that was the begining of the end.

I see a lot of "sick" 45F5's for sale now...I wonder how many are the sick ones..
05-01-2007 01:50 PM
avazquez You circles around him???
05-01-2007 01:31 PM
Originally Posted by avazquez
Sorry for the old thread thing.... not intentional.......
Yeah...don't do that....

Now as a punishment, you will have to sail around a new Beneteau and piss him off
05-01-2007 12:30 PM
didn't notice...

Sorry for the old thread thing.... not intentional.......
05-01-2007 12:08 PM
sailingdog avazquez-

You really shouldn't be reviving old, dead threads just for the sake of it. This thread was four years gone... until you came along. It is considered poor net etiquette to do so.
05-01-2007 11:58 AM
Beneteau First 456

If you want a sturdy and fast Beneteau then go back to the 80's and find one in good condition......that is what I did.....and got a Beneteau First 456...8 ft draft......three cabins...three heads....200 galons of water....50 gallons diesel very spacious and still very powerful fast boat......

Mine is the one in the last four pictures of the following link:

Photo Album
04-05-2003 06:09 AM
Beneteau differences

This boat is used in a lot of ways. It is used as a racer of course but also as a family cruiser. The owner pretty regularly cruises all of the Bay and down to the Carribean. While I would have thought that more than about 6''6" might prove to be a problem, he says that it really hasn''t been.

04-05-2003 04:52 AM
Beneteau differences

Is the draft of the 40.7 giving you guys problem in the Bay?
04-04-2003 04:58 PM
Beneteau differences

I race on a now 4 year old (I believe) Beneteau 40.7 that has been back and forth offshore to the Carribean and Florida and which has been raced quite hard and yet still looks like a new boat. I have been very impressed with how stiff and flex free this boat is when driven hard into major chop.

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