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Get onboard with Ancasta at spring boat shows

by Ancasta Group 1 Apr 01:00 PDT
Grand Trawler 62 in Hamble © Ancasta

Spring is shaping up to be very busy for the team at Ancasta as it prepares for five boats shows, each designed to get people onboard and experience its impressive range of international power and sail brands.

From Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) to fully customisable luxury Italian motor yachts, Ancasta has the full spectrum on display across these not to be missed events.

"The only way to really get a feel for a boat is to get onboard and have a look round," says Will Blair, Ancasta's Group Marketing Director.

"This year, we want to give people the opportunity to get onboard as many of our stunning range of motor yachts, sailing boats and catamarans as possible, so they can decide which boat, whether power or sail, monohull or multihull, truly meets with their requirements to support their boating aspirations.

"With the popularity of the shows we're attending, we strongly recommend anyone who's serious about buying to book an appointment with us in advance prior to visiting one of these fantastic events."

The first date for the diary is the Grand Trawler 62 UK Debut VIP event, 31 March - 2 April. For three days only, the award-winning Grand Trawler from Beneteau Power will be alongside at Port Hamble Marina where she can be viewed and explored in all her long-range cruising glory.

At 18.95 metres, this passage maker is designed for eight guests, plus crew, and boasts one of the biggest flybridges on the market. Well-appointed and spacious, the interior exudes style with satin wax finished wood, leather, and elegant textiles, all carefully crafted by the experts at Nauta Design.

For the full list of boats available to view through Ancasta at the spring boat shows visit

International Multihull Show, La Grande Motte, France, 12-16 April

Next up is the International Multihull Show, featuring the best multihull brands on the market today, including four models from Lagoon Catamarans:

Lagoon 42

A new member of the Lagoon family, the Lagoon 42 is simple to sail and offers comfortable living accommodation above and below deck. It's perfect for couples or families who want to relax and cruise in comfort, but equally as exciting for those who are looking for excellent sailing performance too.

Lagoon 46

Designed with young families in mind, this popular catamaran makes living onboard easy-going and extremely pleasurable. The Lagoon 46 boasts generous sized living spaces, while the double access flybridge, good sized rig, self-tacking jib and simple controls make for efficient boat handling under sail.

Lagoon 51

Available in a three, four, five or six cabin configuration, the Lagoon 51 has an optimised flybridge with separate sunbathing and dining areas, oversized stern platforms and the option of over 3000 watts of integrated solar panels to offer maximum autonomy afloat.

Lagoon Sixty5

Designed for extended cruising, the Lagoon Sixty5 offers a subtle combination of luxury, comfort and style along with simplicity and efficiency. Open and uninterrupted spaces seamlessly join the interior and exterior, bringing the light outside in. The Lagoon Sixty5's generous length and width perfectly accommodate quality rigging and powerful sails, opening up a world of adventure at sea.

McConaghy Multihulls

The team from McConaghy Multihulls will also be at the show. To explore your options and discuss the design and build of a customised multihull, visit the McConaghy tent on the terrace overlooking the marina.

South Coast & Green Tech Boat Show, Southampton 21-23 April

Closer to home at the South Coast & Green Tech Boat Show, Ancasta is showcasing a selection of power and sail models from Beneteau, as well as the Lagoon 42 and two high performance leisure RIBs from Protector. Hosted at Ocean Village Marina in the centre of Southampton, for many this show is the first opportunity this year in the UK to get onboard Ancasta's incredible range in person.

Gran Turismo 45

The Beneteau Gran Turismo 45 sets new standards in terms of functionality and onboard hospitality. With sleek lines and a sporty hull, this 14.78-metre yacht boasts elegant details such as the metallic grey "fashion plates" fixed to the sides of the hard-top and on the engine air intakes.

The cockpit of the Gran Turismo 45 is furnished with a vast U-shaped seat that creates a comfortable and sociable area for guests, which includes a wet bar and retractable TV.

Swift Trawler 35

The Swift Trawler 35 offers a spacious interior with the owner's cabin located forward and the second cabin with full size bunk berths to port. The U-shaped galley is fully fitted and includes twin sinks, oven, hob and fridge, while the saloon is bathed in natural light from the large floor-to-ceiling windows.

Asymmetric decks allow for a very broad starboard deck with boarding gate while the fully opening transom promotes connection with the water while at anchor.

Beneteau Oceanis 34.1

A versatile cruiser with a contemporary design, the Beneteau Oceanis 34.1's uncluttered layout with a roof-top mainsheet provides a spacious cockpit that is ideal for relaxation whether under sail or at anchor, and a stylish swim platform provides easy access to the sea.

With the option of two or three double cabins and a head compartment the interior of the Beneteau Oceanis 34.1 is bright and airy, with multiple deck hatches, hull portholes and long windows in the hull.

The Beneteau Oceanis 34.1 will be on show alongside the Beneteau Oceanis 51.1.

Protector 330 Targa

From New Zealand's leading producer of high-performance rigid inflatable boats, this 34ft RIB is the ultimate multi-purpose vessel.

The Protector 330 Targa is customisable for any utility or recreational mission, whether heading out with family and friends or conducting a search and rescue mission in dangerous waters.

Protector 310 Chase

The Protector 310 Chase is the ultimate high-performance utility vessel. It's advanced design and efficient hull ensures that it rides smooth and steady, while the full-sized bimini offers protection from the elements, and the spacious 360 degrees walk-around deck features two comfortable, shock mitigating captain's chairs at the helm.

Ideal for recreational users who want a high performing vessel for diving, fishing, commuting or as a tender for remote beaches, superyachts and yacht racing syndicates..

Palma International Boat Show, Mallorca, 27-30 April

Next stop is Palma. Bigger and better than ever before, Ancasta will be presenting models from its luxury power brands Prestige, Bluegame, Sanlorenzo and Beneteau.

Prestige M48

Launched at the Cannes Yachting Festival last year, the Prestige M48 is the first power catamaran from Prestige Yachts. Taller than other power cats on the market, the M48 has a deep bridge deck linking the two hulls, promoting a similar look and feel as a monohull below deck, creating generous, brightly lit refined living spaces and full beam cabins, affording the ultimate in comfort.

Prestige 590

The Prestige 590 concentrates all the evolutions of the Prestige Yachts' brand, while respecting its tradition and heritage. Featuring a flybridge, master suite, and VIP and guest stateroom as well as optional crew accommodation, this model comes with a Zeus Drive System, as well as Skyhook digital anchoring.

Prestige 460

Available in two cabin or three cabin layouts, the Prestige 460 is powered by Volvo IPS500 or IPS600 engines, for better efficiency and easy handling. Designed by Garroni Design, the Prestige 460 offers contemporary design features including panoramic views from the saloon, bathing the interior in light, and a modern galley positioned at the rear of the saloon which opens out onto the cockpit to offer an alfresco dining area.


Bluegame is a brand of Sanlorenzo which offers yachtsmen a totally new style of living life at sea, reinventing traditional layouts.

Bluegame BG54

The BG54 is the first in a new generation of the BG range. Designed to be a unique and extraordinary, the bow features a lounge area with seating and sun pad. There's a large and spacious beach club which leads to a platform that can be used for a tender or as an immersed swimming area.

The 360 degrees open cockpit offers breath-taking views, and the wheelhouse with a reverse windshield remains unsurpassed for maximum visibility, while the hull is engineered for safe navigation in any weather conditions.

Bluegame BGX60

The highly customisable design of the 62ft BGX60 is both disruptive and innovative, with the owner-centric layout placing the master cabin at the centre of the yacht, creating unprecedented, multifunctional living space.

Designed for long journeys with a cruising speed of 27knots, the BGX60 combines excellent performance from twin Volvo Penta IPS1050 or IPS1200 engines with extraordinary seaworthiness, ensuring maximum comfort and safety in all weather conditions.


From the uncompromising Italian shipyard and represented by Sanlorenzo Yachts UK, the SX76 and SL106A will be on display in Palma.

Central to Sanlorenzo's ethos of exclusivity and customisation is the option of commissioning a yacht that's tailored to an individual owner's specific taste, creating truly unique made to measure layouts.

Sanlorenzo SX76

Blending a classic fly bridge motor yacht with the new and popular explorer models, the SX76 incorporates Sanlorenzo's unmistakeable style based on moderation, space and elegance.

Sanlorenzo SL106A

Streamlined, elegant and well-balanced, the SL106A is part of Sanlorenzo's fleet of planning yachts.

A stand for Asymmetric, and with the aim of creating a larger living area, as well as providing better access to the deck, the SL106A rethinks the established yacht layout and reclaims 10sqm of interior space through its innovative asymmetric configuration.

Ancasta will also be showing a large selection of yachts from Beneteau's Power and Sail ranges, including Beneteau Oceanis Yacht 54, Beneteau Oceanis 51.1, Beneteau Oceanis 40.1,

Beneteau Oceanis 34.1, Beneteau Grand Trawler 62, Beneteau Swift Trawler 41, and the Beneteau Gran Trawler 45.

British Motor Yacht Show, Swanwick, Southampton, 11-14 May

Last but not least, it's the British Motor Yacht Show where Ancasta will have models from Beneteau Power, Prestige Motor Yachts, Bluegame and Protector Boats on display.

Prestige 520F

The Prestige 520F, with a flybridge unrivalled in its class, offers multiple living areas for relaxing in comfort. With large windows creating panoramic views, the bright and airy saloon provides great ocean vistas and the facing sofas, with a modular pivoting cockpit bench seat, create a fantastic space for entertaining onboard.

The Prestige 520F will be on show beside the Prestige 460S.

Bluegame BG42

The entry level model in the Bluegame range, the BG42 packs a punch with cutting edge design, exquisite craftmanship and excellent performance. From the moment you step onboard the teak decks, the build quality and materials are evident. It's stylish, safe and benefits from clever use of space, while the twin Volvo Penta IPS600s supply a top speed of 35 knots.

Also on display at the British Motor Yacht Show are the Protector 380 Targa, Protector 310 Chase, and the Beneteau Gran Turismo 45.

UK buyers are encouraged to visit Ancasta International Boat Sales' website as soon as possible to book appointments to view their selected models.

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