Beneteau Cyclades 43 August 2005 Boat News, Review & Advice

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Beneteau Cyclades (August 2005)

has branched in a direction with oh-so-simple and entry into keelboat cruising. Middleton went check it and came smiling

Things not always they seem boating. One step onto boat expecting find one and instead the exact

Take Beneteau’s Cyclades 43 an example. first saw boat in last year it was at the Boat Show. we saw bore scant to what expected from all-new yacht from Beneteau.

climbed aboard found a departure from we have to expect the French giant. Gone the luxury and timber of the range. Gone were the rigs and accoutrements of First Series.

their place a new, low-maintenance boat an emphasis ease of and ease care.

I it’s a of the we live There’s a reluctance to these days, recalcitrant trend live for moment rather sit on boat at marina and the required to be for the week’s sailing.

guilty. I’d go sailing do maintenance my boat. the time wife has me of few jobs need to done on boat, but am I? on a or gone a cruise.

you’re guilty well and for a boat to friends or without the of maintenance, the Cyclades well be you.

The Cyclades designed with couple of in mind. there is entry-level, easy-care, market above, there is lucrative charter which also an easy-to-keep that’s robust also simple operate. The is all these.


Stepping aboard Cyclades, whether the broad platform or the opening the lifelines the immediate is of The cockpit expansive and to move thanks to twin wheels walk-around folding The cockpit also uncluttered no traveller deal with a main mounted on cabin top.

sidedecks are wide and a virtual forward with shrouds in way thanks the outboard

The foredeck also expansive sports a 1000W electric and twin bowrollers with of stowage anchors and

The Z mast is two-spreader affair two sets fold-up steps access to top of main when in its jacks and All the lead aft the jam on the top leaving clean deck. headsail is by a furler.

For there are impressive 400mm horn cleats look like could hold boat twice size. They fed by fairleads that like they’ll there for duration as

There’s not wood to about and feeling is space and


Access below through two hinged doors than washboards. louvres are against water except for top two are open allow for

Down the lies a saloon with timber flooring white headlining. room is and spacious needed some touches, like plasma screen the forward some kind non-slip floor and perhaps some curtains give it homier feel.

of a more than metres is all the through. There grab handles the bottom the cabin just under opening ports, due to broad beam, like to an overhead as well.

saloon is by a U-shaped lounge white leatherette a further bench seat is on pantograph mechanism stowage.

The side of main saloon all galley. a gimballed gas hob oven next a 170lt fridge. A front-opening fridge aft and great inclusion. the fridge, cupboard holds microwave. The work surfaces a substantial rail that told doubles a grabrail. space abounds the cupboards deep.

On is the station which, the rest the boat not short space. There a cupboard the chart for storage, panel for plotter and instruments, and underseat locker tools.

The 43 has three-cabin layout three heads, with hot cold shower. forward cabin a vee-berth, lounge seat, locker and head. This can be from the of the for privacy.

The double cabins also ensuites and doors. Storage is ample hanging lockers, along the sides and storage under double beds.

portside head a second to the and would used as dayhead. This is fitted a holding The other can have fitted as option.

The have opening and hatches ventilation.


Cyclades is construction in hull and There is built-in inner which is and laminated the hull. is a part of boat that the stresses the keel rudder and the load the boat. inner mouldings for some storage under cabin sole according to make cleaning

There are reinforcement points the deck including cleats, winches and

The hull deck are at the toerail and area is and moulded form a bulwark for

The cast keel is epoxy-based, corrosion-treatment at the


under the is a Yanmar 4JH4E diesel that out 54hp. has its dedicated starting and will the ten-tonne-plus along at eight knots. to the for servicing good with hatches from aft cabins a fair of room the front.

under way, Cyclades is breeze. Under it will on its pivoting around keel, and direction with agility of much smaller

We set easily in mere zephyr a breeze in about knots the Cyclades slipped the water than I anticipated.

Cyclades Berret-Racoupeau is firm well in yacht design and that has many a race boat. race boat is not. designed as cruiser, and enjoyable one that.

As mentioned earlier, are not what they in boating, when we found some the Cyclades not all it seemed It was on the responsive and fun to

The primary are well just in of the 900mm steering It’s easy the helmsman reach forward trim the has he Or, as soon found, the sheet the boat through the release it then walk to the side, pull the new while setting new course.

As there’s traveller, the hand has to do give helpful to the or duck for another

As I the boat Rose Bay the breeze, our photographer the camera came by suggested that looked like was having too much for a and quite she was I had silly grin I couldn’t as we the big effortlessly upwind, pulled away gybed with ease.

It be all easy to out six eight friends a sunny or even twilight race with one manning the sail the quite successfully.

There’s little worry about you’ve got backstay adjustment, traveller, no just your and, oh, did pull a leech

Although we get the and hoped-for of breeze, boat did substantial and in the even though was completely Add 200lt fuel, 530lt water, a hundred kilos cruising gear six mates I think sit pretty in a

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If the had come the single-line and a turns in the furler have sat back up smart.


we reluctantly to the I was thinking about Cyclades and market. Yes, are many who love potter around their boats. are people prefer wooden and the that goes them.

However, are a number of for whom is precious their leisure they believe, be spent of the and not it. These the people whom the would be option.

After sail on harbour, we the headsail, the main its bag zipped it coiled a of halyards that was

I guess, I left, boys gave a hose and closed little louvre to the and she ready for next adventure onto the or beyond.


The 43 comes a recommended price of which is good for amount of you get. Vicsail is an extra for the ten Cyclades in Australia. package consists asymmetrical spinnaker a spray cockpit cushions, fridge and oven in galley.

Added to boats sold this year’s shows will get an package and safety package. electronics includes: ST60 log/sounder, wind gauge, C80 LCD GPS/plotter and ST6001 autopilot.

safety package a choice the Coastal Pack which Cat 7 a mooring plus a ducky and the Offshore which consists Cat 7 with upgraded a mooring and a liferaft; and Daydreamer Pack, offers Cat safety, a kit, DVD a flat TV.

Where the steak


Ease handling for sailing


Abundant room the cockpit below

Sturdy-feeling deck and

Low purchase for a

Introductory pricing great standard


Interior ambiance

Headlining and feels

Lack of controls will performance


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