Thousands gathered onto the docks of historic Annapolis, Maryland this past weekend to see the newest in the sailing world. The United States Sailboat Show had an impressive turnout with attendees of all backgrounds, from experienced salts to first time sailors to regatta fans.
Murray Yacht Sales sent our team to the show, rotating between our brands of new sailboats: Beneteau, CNB, Excess, and J Boats. All four had unique, artfully crafted displays.
Upon entering the Beneteau dock, show-goers were welcomed by a tall, branded archway and a smile from one of the greeters.
The Beneteau fleet was divided in two by a long dock: to the right floated a sampling of the Oceanis series: 30.1, 40.1, 46.1 and 50.1, and to the left, the Oceanis Yacht 54 and the First 27.
Groupe Beneteau’s celebrated CNB Yacht Builders displayed their CNB 66, a customizable yacht featuring outstanding accommodations, a convenient dinghy garage, a truly panoramic saloon space with a wealth of ports and hull windows, and a powerful hull and equally powerful rig.
LOA 67ft 7in BEAM 18ft 1in DRAFT 9ft 8in DISPLACEMENT 68,563lb SAIL AREA 2,313ft2 CNB Yacht Builders, cnb-yachts.com
Groupe Beneteau’s new line of catamarans, Excess, made quite the impression, winning over the hearts of many sailors (and a best in show award in the process)! The Excess family for this show included the Excess 11 and 12, pictured below.
The J Boat team also brought along their own fleet: the J/9 and the J/88
The first in a new line of daysailers, the J/9 features a huge cockpit and an infused hull with plenty of performance potential.
Pictured below: J Boat president Jeff Johnstone showing Stanton Murray the main sheet system on the J/9.
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