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Re: new Bene 53
For me it is a racer/cruiser not a full time cruiser. it is the boat for the guy that wants to race in a distance race with a crew and have a bit of comfort during the race, park the boat and stay ashore during their stay. at home it is a good entertainment boat. just like the Santa Cruz 50's and 52's,62's and 70's of the 1980's it is as big inside as the 70 footers but a only 53'so there is an amount of economy to it. rigging, hardware and sails will cost a lot less then a 70 foot boat. it is a beautiful boat for what it was designed to do. if you are buying this boat you are not buying the right boat if you need a bimini, that is what the umbrellas at the yacht club are for.
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Last edited by overbored; 09-12-2019 at 02:22 PM.