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Old 06-10-2015, 06:33   #1
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Beneteau 57

Hi,

I consider buying of Beneteau 57 what can you say about it?
I found some opinions but maybe you can help me more?
They are not too expensive and I'm thinking why?
I was looking for B57 about 2006-2007.

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Old 06-10-2015, 08:31   #2
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Re: Beneteau 57

Considered one ... they are probably the best built Bene ever and apparently, Bene lost money on every boat sold.

Most disadvantages:

Teak deck... serious cash to replace
Normally dark blue hull... fades fast
Four cabins......... too many for a cruiser.

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Old 06-10-2015, 08:41   #3
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Re: Beneteau 57

Thanks, any known problems with this yacht?
Ballast, keel fin problems? I've heard about this...
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:47   #4
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Re: Beneteau 57

That model has been discussed here on CF before.

Click this link, go through some of the discussions and you will find comments on it.

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Re: Beneteau 57

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Thanks, any known problems with this yacht?
Ballast, keel fin problems? I've heard about this...
I have never heard of a systemic problem with them.
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Old 20-11-2015, 19:39   #6
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Re: Beneteau 57

Late post ...but a club member's 57 at dock filled up with seawater...tied to dock just a few 3 to 4 years into service...Calif. Marina Del Rey.

Through hull fittings built in 2007 France 57.'s must be replaced ASAP Due to inferior metallurgical makeup of hull metal fittings (suspect from China?) Replacement at considerable expense due to haul out. When nut is checked for tightness or torque nut cracks into pieces. Fitting after fitting and there's a lot of them on the 57's. Fragments and fitting removed and sent to lab for testing / analysis... Various % of metals NOT specified were found to be present...
Factory notified of research finding from documented metallurgical lab and in French said Basically sue us.
A Different Beneteau 57 built also 2007 and in MDR So. Calif. haul out and all through fitting replaced with high quality fittings proactively verification of inferior metallurgical fittings confirmed.
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Re: Beneteau 57

Thank you for Information.

Do you have aby documentation Or you know anyone who can give more Information about theese cases where fitting had to be replaced?
Mayby some photos?

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Re: Beneteau 57

Yahu,
I reviewed the metallography results on our repairman'so smart phone screen...
We discussed the components / metals that were present in the fitting fragments that the nuts had ...but we're not supposed to be present according to the fitting specifications.
Our discussion then reviewed what we know from the smelting process and batching ... And how the vessel at the foundry may not have been cleaned out sufficiently prior to ... So as a result some quantity of contamination metals were present within the vessel and then caused inferior integrity of the specified through hull fittings and nuts.
Our repairman has been servicing in Marina Del Rey for many club members and has the lab paperwork.
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Amusing,

Thank youf an answer. I was in LA in Marina Del Rey one week ago...
I would be very happy to see details and talk with your repairman beeing there.

So thing is only about nuts? Bolts are ok as I understand?

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