Miami Boat Show Preview (Part 1): A big, new Beneteau

Okay, so, I’m just about fed up with the “historic” snowfall that we’ve had over the last couple weeks here in Boston. And I’m sure that I’m not the only New Englander who’s watching the weather, and crossing fingers that the airport will be open, and that we’ll be able to escape the choked streets, and angry drivers, canceled school/day care, and the impossibly tall snowbanks of this crazy, snowbound city for the warm breezes, new boats, palm trees, and fashionistas that can be found at the Miami Boat Show.

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And one of the boats that I’m really excited to see is the brand-new flagship from Beneteau that’s scheduled to make its American debut in Miami. As you can see, the new Oceanis 60 has the modern styling, dual helm stations, and large comfortable cockpit that the new wave of Beneteaus are known for. But it also has the extra waterline length to allow for a large and wonderfully inviting “sun deck” aft (that looks oh so inviting to me as I’m taking a break between shoveling sessions to pen this preview), and even more luxurious accommodations belowdecks.

The accommodation plan makes good use of the available volume.

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The saloon and master cabin forward are spacious, and the dark-colored bulkheads and hull liner makes for an interesting look.

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I can’t wait to see the Oceanis 60 in person. And it’s just one of the many boats I’m hoping to see in Miami on Thursday and Friday. Stay tuned here and on the SWIZZLE social channels: Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for a near-constant stream of warm Miami goodness that will include the new Gunboat 55 and other badassness.

Miami, take me away!


See what I mean? It’s crazy up here. Thankfully, our little Sammy sure loves to shovel!

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