Sailing World’s Beneteau First 50 Review

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Beneteau enlisted French megayacht designer Philipe Briand and Italian stylists Nauta Design to create a 50-foot sport cruiser that’s as fashionable as it is fast
by Tony Bessinger
Beneteau First 50
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For its latest, and biggest First series design to date, Beneteau asked French designer Philippe Briand to use some of his larger designs such as Mari-Cha III and IV, and sleek megayachts such as Hamilton and Gliss, as inspiration. But Beneteau didn’t stop there; they also partnered with Italy’s Nauta Design, which specializes in maxi-yacht interior and exterior styling and design. With two such parties involved, it’s no surprise that the First 50 is one of the sharpest looking 50-foot production boats on the planet.  READ ARTICLE


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Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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