Bene 44.7. Any available ? (Great Lakes/North East Coast)

Sail4beer

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https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2006/beneteau-first-44-7-3529013/
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We owned one that came out of the French factory - for some reason, there were a number at this time that were affected by poor varnish adhesion - Beneteau paid for the whole interior on our boat to be removed and resprayed - check for any peeling or lifting of the varnish (use a bit of sticky tape)

 

Dino

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I raced a 44.7 around 15 years ago, mainly offshore. It was a popular boat in Australia/NZ back then and had good results offshore. We found it very tender in any breeze over 14-16 knots. We were reefing the main at 18 knots and going to a number 3 jib. I certainly didn’t perform offshore like the owners previous 40.7, which was a much better boat offshore. It turned out that the successful 44.7’s were heavily modified with bigger masthead kits for light stuff and the heads in the bow was almost fully removed. 

 
We owned one that came out of the French factory - for some reason, there were a number at this time that were affected by poor varnish adhesion - Beneteau paid for the whole interior on our boat to be removed and resprayed - check for any peeling or lifting of the varnish (use a bit of sticky tape)
We’re they all built in France or did Marion build some for the North American market?

 

garyedelman

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For the mods, you might want to contact John Mollicone (sailing coach at Brown). He raced on a 44.7 that won it's class and possibly more in the Bermuda Race, and told me they did a number of mods, but I didn't have time to go into it with him.  John is a great sailor and a good guy, very approachable, and if he remembers I'm sure he'd share what they did.

 
For the mods, you might want to contact John Mollicone (sailing coach at Brown). He raced on a 44.7 that won it's class and possibly more in the Bermuda Race, and told me they did a number of mods, but I didn't have time to go into it with him.  John is a great sailor and a good guy, very approachable, and if he remembers I'm sure he'd share what they did.
2014 or earlier?   
Valkyrie?

 

jackolantern

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Valkyrie was also a *very* fast boat with a killer crew and rating

but **** was faster. Then it vanished. 

 




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