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.
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.