Dec 17, 2007
By Mark Pillsbury (More articles by this author)
|“All in all, a good coastal cruising boat at a very reasonable price.” ¿Ralph Naranjo|
Comfortable and stylish belowdecks and well organized topsides, the Beneteau 40 showed light-air performance on the waters off Annapolis last fall that hinted at good handling in a stiffer breeze and convinced the BOTY judges that this boat was a standout among the Midsize Cruisers.
The 40 is the latest in a line of new production cruisers from Beneteau. Its hull is straight from the drawing boards of Berret Racoupeau and features a fine entry, what BOTY judge Steve Callahan described as broad shoulders, and a fairly beamy transom under a wide cockpit and twin wheels. READ ARTICLEhttp://www.cruisingworld.com/boats-and-gear/boat-reviews-and-previews/beneteau-40-good-value-in-a-versatile-cruiser-21031695.html