The Newsletter for St. Barts Yachts | October 2010

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The Newsletter for St. Barts Yachts | October 2010
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Sense 50The Beneteau SENSE 50 premiered at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis October 7th. “A new range of open living onboard.” Soon to be at our dock in Charleston.

Innovative Cockpit Design
A lowered secure cockpit positively alters life on board, combining stretched and flowing lines with ease of access to the sea and the salon.

Under the cockpit there is a technical area with tremendous storage; plus all the systems, machinery and deck equipment are brought together under the cockpit to ensure that noise is separated from the living area.
A well-protected living space having perfect communication with the cockpit and outdoors:
The companionway is extremely convenient, with access to the salon by just 3 steps
with a 45° angle to provide safe and easy movement, while generously wide hand rails ensure safe movement on board.
Life after dark at the forward end: bed and bathrooms
The owner’s bedroom and that of his VIP guests have ensuite bathrooms with a
separate shower. This means that the cabins are better ventilated and privacy is emphasized with the bedrooms insulated from cockpit and dock noise.
Layouts: 2 cabins, 2 heads with a choice of a 3rd sleeping cabin or an office are available according to each owner’s preference.
For more online information visit and view the spectacular virtual tour video, or personally visit the SENSE 50 at our dock in Charleston, SC.
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Swift Trawler 34 Come see the ST 34 at our dock at the Ft. Lauderdale Show, Slip B, October 28th through November 1st.
Swift Trawler“Trawler?” Well, unlike many full-displacement vessels more frequently associated with the trawler tag, Beneteau’s Swift Trawler 34 has a semi-displacement running surface that allows her a top end in excess of 20 knots from her single 425 hp Cummins at WOT. But you can pull the throttle back to 2,000 rpm and cruise in diesel-sipping comfort with a range of over 300 miles.
The 34 provides exceptional room, comfort, and economy for a cruising couple, and with standard bow and optional stern thrusters, it singlehands easily in tight spaces.
Get all the specs from Beneteau.
Read about the ST 34 from Power & Motoryacht
Read more about the ST 34 from MotorBoating
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We all know the bittersweet sound of our bilge pumps. Bitter, because we know water has infiltrated our hull. Sweet, because we know it’s getting pumped back where it belongs. But when we hear the sound too often, we know there’s a potentially dangerous problem.
A sailor heading south for the winter stopped at our Charleston facility with a chronic leak. A New Jersey service stop failed to identify and fix the problem, and it seemed to be getting worse. The batteries were certainly getting a workout!
A check at the dock revealed no obvious leakage from the stuffing box or any of the through-hull fittings. Our tech found moisture near one of the through hulls, however. Taking the boat out for a spin revealed a leak at the fitting as the boat approached 6 knots. We hauled the boat, removed the fitting, cleaned it, replaced it and resealed it. Three weeks later we received a postcard from Key West from the happy owner.
Face it, there’s no shortage of things that can go wrong on a boat. But proper inspection, regular maintenance, and thorough commissioning can prevent many problems during your boating season. Through hulls are obviously a potential problem source deserving attention on at least an annual basis. They certainly take a high priority in our yard!
Our service department has received Beneteau service awards every year since 2002, when the award was instituted. We are Raymarine and also National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) certified.
Our sales teams may sell the boats, but our Service Department keeps our customers happy! Contact or call:

  St Barts Yachts Charleston, SC 843 577-7377

  St Barts Yachts Jacksonville, FL 904 387-5047
  St Barts Yachts Oriental, NC 252 249-7245

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Ft. Lauderdale Boat Show
(Oct. 28- Nov. 1, 2010)
On Display

Swift Trawler 34 NEW
Swift Trawler 52
Oceanis 58
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Miami Boat Show
(Feb 17-21, 2011)
On Display

Swift Trawler 34 NEW
Swift Trawler 44 NEW
Swift Trawler 52
Other Beneteau Models TBD
To get more information visit:
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1.5 million ocean miles. 1,200 passages. Proof positive that Beneteau can go the distance!
St. Barts Yacht Deliveries (SBYD) have been delivering Beneteaus for charter companies since the month my daughter, Sarah, was born almost 19 years ago.
In that time we have taken well over 1,000 trips, most of them to and from the Caribbean. Our longest deliveries have been from Charleston, SC to Tahiti in the South Pacific. All sailed on their own bottom (well, sometimes motored – if the wind don’t blow we still gotta go!), delivered on time, and fully shipshape.
The safety record of Beneteau Sailboats is exceptional, and our blue water experience bears this out.
These boats can cross oceans, with speed, safety, and comfort. So when you are looking for that next boat, please keep in mind that the higher cost of our more expensive competitors has no correlation to higher safety standards (or, often, higher quality).
Beneteau boats look great, sail great and can safely take you anywhere you want to go.
Many of you reading this newsletter have done a trip, or many trips, with us. You’re familiar with the meticulous preparation and planning we put into every launch, and every passage.
We’re extremely proud of our safety record, and our customers appreciate it, too!
Because of our experience, and our people, we have commissioned more Beneteaus than any other dealer of any other brand. That works out very well for you when you buy a Beneteau from us. We know how to commission your new boat, and keep it in Bristol fashion.
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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