The Newsletter for St. Barts Yachts | January 2011

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TrawlerFrst 2011Come See Us at
TrawlerFest 2011!

Sponsored by
PassageMaker Magazine
January 27 – January 29

St. Barts will be participating in TrawlerFest, at the Bahia Mar Resort and Yachting Center in Ft. Lauderdale.

Jeff Knoll, our managing Florida broker, will be on hand with the Swift Trawler 34 as well as the Swift Trawler 52. For information, or to make an appointment, email him at
Also, Captains Chris & Alyse Caldwell from Captain Chris Yacht Services will be hosting couples who wish to learn about cruising and get hands-on experience on our Beneteau Swift Trawler 52!
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St. Barts Upcoming Boat Shows
SBY Displays Power, Sail at 3 Venues
February 17 – February 21
Sense 50SBY brokers Keith Farfone, Jeff Knoll, Carey English & Chuck Laughlin have got Miami covered this year with an exciting array of sailboats and power boats, both in the water and on the hard:
1. At Pier B at Strictly Sail Miami at Miamarina, Bayside, we’ve got sailboats & accessories. Visit our in-water display featuring:

⇒ the Sense 50
⇒ the Sense 43
⇒ the Beneteau 34
⇒ the Beneteau 40
2. Inside at the Miami Beach Convention Center, see the display of power boats only under 40’. Get up close with the Swift Trawler 34 at our Booth C-87.
3. Finally, take a free tour of The Yacht and Brokerage Show at Collins Avenue on the Indian Creek Waterway, featuring over 500 new and pre-owned vessels valued at more than a billion dollars! Be the first to see the Swift Trawler 44 as she makes her US debut, as well as the Swift Trawler 34 and the Swift Trawler 52.
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Bet on This
Capt. Richard Thiel, Editor-in-Chief of Power & Motoryacht magazine, made this suggestion in his letter in the January issue:
“Want to win a couple of beers next time you’re out with your boating buddies? Bet them they can’t name the biggest boatbuilder in the world. In fact, bet them they can’t even name what country it’s based in.”
We’re proud to say the answer is Group Beneteau. St. Barts Yachts represents Group Beneteau with their Beneteau, First, and Swift Trawler lines in the southeastern US.
Read all about it in Power & Motoryacht
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St. Barts Services Department
Our sales teams may sell the boats, but our Service Department keeps our customers happy! or call:
Charleston, SC – (843) 577-7377
Jacksonville, FL – (904) 264-9100
Oriental, NC – (252) 249-7245
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From the Helm - notes from Chuck Laughlin
I hope you had a nice winter break and enjoyed the holidays. It was hectic around here, but fun, with family and friends.
The Paris powerboat trip was great for Jeff Knoll and me in our continuing education of the Beneteau Power Boat expansion into the United States.
The January issue of “POWER & MOTORYACHT” really highlighted this expansion. That is a new Monte Carlo 76 on the front cover. The Beneteau-Group is now the largest boat builder in the world and clearly will be focusing their energy on the US market for both power and sail.
Have you seen the very cool Beneteau Magazine? They are 5 issues so far and the photography and content is excellent. We will have the new issue at our offices any day, please stop by and pick one up.
Jean Michel, our service manager, is going to France next month to get trained on a couple of new boats: the Monte Carlo 47 and the Beneteau 58 sailboat. Both are like small cities inside a fiberglass hull, and require some extra study to save time in commissioning and troubleshooting.
The beauty of this is how comfortable JM is inside the factories (14 years working for Beneteau)…and each evening he can go home and visit with his Mom!
The Miami Boat Show this year will be booming. St Barts has been going for 20+ years and we would be glad to share our thoughts with you about the various venues.
If you are going please let us know, we’d love to see you. It is always warm and there is a lot to see; we hope you can make it!
Fair winds,
Chuck Laughlin
St. Barts Yachts
843-577-7377 Phone
843-577-7375 Fax
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About St Barts Yachts
Founded in 1987 by Chuck Laughlin, St. Barts Yacht Sales is the leading Beneteau dealer in the Southeast. With corporate headquarters in Charleston, SC, and facilities in Jacksonville, FL and Oriental, NC, we have models on display, both in and out of the water.
With a sales team led by Keith Farfone in Charleston, Jeff Knoll in Jacksonville, and Dave Wright in Oriental and with a dedicated and professional service department at each location, we’re sure to help you find the perfect boat, and to help you keep it in perfect condition.
St. Barts Yachts Charleston

3 Lockwood Drive, Suite 301

Charleston, SC 29401
phone 843-577-7377
fax 843-577-7375
St Barts Yachts Jacksonville
3027 US Highway 17
Orange Park, FL 32003
phone 904-264-9100
fax 904-264-3800
St. Barts Yachts Oriental
518 Water St, Suite B, PO Box 895
Oriental, NC 28571
phone 252-249-SAIL (7245)
fax 252 249-3993
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