Beneteau did a great job mixing cruising with comfortable amenities and wrapping it all up in a boat that has superior handling characteristics to any other in class, in my opinion. This was a boat that became more enjoyable the longer I spent onboard. I can only imagine how enjoyable this boat would be when spending the weekend onboard, especially if I get to spend the nights in the master stateroom with that great view from the couch.
Building on the success of their GT 34 and 38 models, Beneteau will introduce their new Gran Turismo 44 at the Cannes International Boat Show in early September. Largely inspired from the successful Monte Carlo 42, and continuing the design theme of the GT series, the 44′ 3″ (13.5 m) LOA GT 44 rides on Beneteau’s patented Air Step bottom.