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Old 06-10-2011, 11:37   #1
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Beneteau Cyclades 43

Anyone have experience with a mid 2000's Beneteau Cyclades 43?? I believe Beneteau built the boat for the charter market so most of the boats will have three cabins. If I were to pursue this, I would sail in the Bahamas and the carribean islands with my wife and two younger children.

Any feedback regarding reliability/ handling while underway would be very helpful. thank you
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Re: Beneteau Cyclades 43

Ive sailed a few Cyclades, They were primarily introduced to counter Bavaria and Hanse, as the Oceanius models were getting too expensive for that price point. Basically a simple yet strong boat with few frills. Many went into the charter market as well as private.

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The Oceanis 423 looks to have a similar price and looks to have been designed and built with cruising in mind.
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Old 23-11-2011, 18:16   #4
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Anyone have experience with a mid 2000's Beneteau Cyclades 43?? I believe Beneteau built the boat for the charter market so most of the boats will have three cabins. If I were to pursue this, I would sail in the Bahamas and the carribean islands with my wife and two younger children.

Any feedback regarding reliability/ handling while underway would be very helpful. thank you
I just purchased a Cyclades 433 from the moorings, so far I am very happy with the condition. I sailed her from the BVI last weekend to the Dominican Republic, across the mona passage, with over 30 knots of wind and big waves. The performance was great we did an average of 8 knots.
The boat feels very strong and the maintenance at the moorings was great. I hired a surveyor, he reported a big list and they took care of repairing everything before hand it over to me. I also have to said that they were very helpful. I have 3 kids and the space is perfect, mine is 2006.
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Re: Beneteau Cyclades 43

Hi emartinon

I am also considering buying from the Moorings, I was wondering, did you get financing with them?

I dont want to blow up all the cash, and even with all the cash I have I would be short a bit, hence I am looking for financing....

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Re: Beneteau Cyclades 43

I bought an ex-Moorings (privately owned) Cyclades 43.3 in 2011 and spent three months sailing around Greece. It was definitely well looked after, apart from a single wiring repair. Its my first boat and I love its simplicity and ease of sailing, as well as the spacious interior and fitout. I would definitely make some mods for extended passages (pretty much the same as mentioned by earlier posters). We had some extreme wind (35-40kn) and choppy seas (2-3m waves) in the Southern Cyclades, but the boat handled really well and just ate it up. I am sailing it single handed and have found it very reliable and safe.
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Re: Beneteau Cyclades 43

I've been on a Cyclades for only a week durring a charter in the BVI and loved it. Boat felt very solid in constant 25 knots. We only had a short jont on it but would love to own one. The prices are pretty attractive too
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Hi emartinon

I am also considering buying from the Moorings, I was wondering, did you get financing with them?

I dont want to blow up all the cash, and even with all the cash I have I would be short a bit, hence I am looking for financing....

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Hi Andres

I'm also thinking of buying a beneteau Cyclades fro the Moorings. Approx what price should I expect to pay for a 2007 model?

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Hi Seskin


Not sure as it will depend on the boat itself, my advice would be to offer 20% less than the asking price and negotiate from there.

We ended up buying a local boat in Hong Kong, this is because I could not take the time off to sail the boat back and a delivery would have cost me over 20K USD

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Re: Beneteau Cyclades 43

I love the Cyclades line from Beneteau. They are fun boats to sail, comfortable, and easy to maintain. I've got a ton of experience on both the Cyclades 43 and Cyclades 50 from when I was working as a base manager for The Moorings. In fact when I was based in Canouan I used to use a Cyclades 50 to run up to mainland St. Vincet to grocery shop since they had 2 fridges and freezers.

If you have any questions on the Cyclades please don't hesitate to ask.
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Re: Beneteau Cyclades 43

I had a Cyclades for a bit, see Kinsale, the trade-in boat


She handled well, but did have prop walk when reversing. A good boat for the Caribbean market.
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