New Boat Showcase
It’s boat show season, and this year there is a range of new boats hitting the shows from Newport to Miami. From a fun inflatable dinghy and a foiling racer to comfy cruisers, our editors share some of the exciting new designs.
Figaro Beneteau 3
The first production foiling monohull racer will also make its debut. The boat is a collaboration between Beneteau designers and Vendée Globe-winning designer Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost. The foils increase the performance of the ballast-free hull, with its slender, deep keel, a setback mast and large sailplan. While the boat was designed for the French singlehanded race, the Solitaire URGO le Figaro, it can be sailed shorthanded and is built for ocean sailing.
LOA 31’11”; LWL 29’6”; Beam 11’4”; Draft 8’3”; Displ. 6,393 lb.; Sail area 683 sq. ft.; www.beneteau.com