words – Geoff Middleton
Beneteau’s new Oceanis 43 is so well appointed for bluewater cruising, her Melbourne owners did not hesitate buying the yacht off the plans, writes Geoff Middleton
We all want to live the dream. To detune, buy a comfortable cruiser, whether it be power or sail, and head off cruising and living the life of the nomadic boater. A few of us get to do it and the rest of us live our lives vicariously through their exploits getting postcards from places we only dream about.
Well, the owners of this sparkling new Beneteau Oceanis 43 are looking at living the life and using this all-new Beneteau for what the designers at Barrett Racoupeau meant it to be used for – serious cruising. READ REVIEW