Beneteau premieres headline Boating Rendez-Vous Sydney
Premieres of the Flyer 9 Sundeck and Antares 11 Fly were among highlights from Beneteau, Lagoon and Excess at the second Boating Rendez-Vous Sydney.
Beneteau, Lagoon and Excess boats in Darling Harbour; Photos: Salty Dingo
Over 150 visitors attended the three-day Boating Rendez-Vous Sydney, which featured Beneteau, Lagoon and Excess yachts on display in Darling Harbour for the second successive year.
Joe Fox of TMG, Graham Raspass of Flagstaff Marine and Mark Chapman of Chapman Marine
The second edition of the event was again organised by Australian dealers Chapman Marine Group, Flagstaff Marine and The Multihull Group, and supported by Beneteau, Excess and Lagoon Asia Pacific.
Mark Chapman presents the APAC premiere of the Beneteau Flyer 9 Sundeck
The 10-strong line-up included the Asia-Pacific premiere of the Beneteau Flyer 9 Sundeck – which won the ‘up to 10m’ category at this year’s European Powerboat of the Year awards – and the Australian premiere of Beneteau’s Antares 11 Flybridge. Both models were displayed by Chapman Marine Group, the country dealer for Beneteau outboard models.
The event attracted 150 visitors
Antares 9 and Gran Turismo 32 outboard models were the other Beneteau motorboats on show, while a First 27, Oceanis 30.1, Oceanis 40.1 and Oceanis 51.1 were the Beneteau sailing monohulls.
An Excess 12 was among two catamarans
An Excess 12 sailing cat was on display and hosted sea trials, as did the First 27. A Lagoon 42 sailing cat was also on show, with Joe Fox of The Multihull Group (TMG) hosting ‘Live, Inspire and Learn’ sessions demonstrating how to manoeuvre the vessel.
Visitors aboard the Lagoon 42 with Joe Fox
The event also marked the launch of JO Boating, a shared ownership programme founded by the owners of Flagstaff Marine, a Beneteau and Excess dealer in Australia, which will manage and maintain all boats in the programme.
The Lagoon 42 hosted sea trials and manoeuvring sessions
The Beneteau First 36 sailing yacht will debut at Boot Dusseldorf, with a stock unit arriving in Asia through regional dealer Simpson Marine.