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SanderO 09-11-2019 04:44 PM

new Bene 53
 
Saw this:

https://sailuniverse.com/2019/09/11/...lIfhLtTiy77pgg

Very interesting design... elegant... no sun or spray protection... didn't look below decks.

What do you think?

Minnewaska 09-11-2019 05:12 PM

Re: new Bene 53
 
Couldn't open your link with ad blockers, so I went to Bene's site directly. I'll bet it's a fast bugger.

Not my cup of tea, from a contemporary standpoint. All OEM boats are shown without a dodger or bimini, so I assume owners would add.

MarkofSeaLife 09-11-2019 05:21 PM

Re: new Bene 53
 

Minnesail 09-11-2019 05:33 PM

Re: new Bene 53
 
Looks sharp.

Full teak deck? I wonder if that's an option.


I also wonder how sharp it'll look once it's cluttered up with a dodger & bimini and a bunch of crap on the rails.

jeremiahblatz3 09-11-2019 07:09 PM

Re: new Bene 53
 
It's pretty. Nice v-birth and swim platform. Not sure how it's a "first" though, not enough winches to effectively manage a racing sail inventory, no traveller, no nav station. The full fridge(?) would be nice at anchor.

boatpoker 09-11-2019 07:26 PM

Re: new Bene 53
 
Designed for the people that will buy them :)

SanderO 09-11-2019 07:43 PM

Re: new Bene 53
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boatpoker (Post 2051625680)
Designed for the people that will buy them :)

brilliant observation

tomandchris 09-11-2019 07:49 PM

Re: new Bene 53
 
I think that the boat will have all the bells and whistles when it is commissioned. It should be quick.

Interesting that Catalina just announced a new 545 as well. Must be the new top of the sweet spot for sailboats

GLausin 09-11-2019 09:13 PM

Re: new Bene 53
 
Beautiful boat, but as mentioned, it is clearly designed for short-hand or single-hand easy cruising, not so much for racing.

Looks comfy though.

MarkofSeaLife 09-11-2019 10:01 PM

Re: new Bene 53
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GLausin (Post 2051625700)
Beautiful boat, but as mentioned, it is clearly designed for short-hand or single-hand easy cruising, not so much for racing.

Looks comfy though.

No. It's a racing boat.

The cruising series is called Oceanis. This racing series is called First.

This boat is almost double the price of the equivalent length cruising beneteau.


Mark


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