Beneteau Cyclades 43 is one in the new range of budget-priced yachts presented at the Paris Boat Show in early December 2005, designed by Berret & Racoupeau. Called the Cyclades, the new range is made up of 39ft, 43ft and 50ft boats, which will sit under the current Oceanis cruiser models. This vessel is a good choice for the family cruise.
The boat is a beamy, twin-steer yacht, with heaps of room and an emphasis on simplicity. Easy to sail and easy to clean and maintain seem to be the ethos of the Cyclades series. On deck, the changes are again evident. No traveler system, outboard chain-plates and no teak decking are indicative of the different tack Beneteau has taken with this yacht.
The cockpit is huge and great for entertaining, and there's easy access from the transom and a big central table. The decks are wide and uncluttered with all lines leading aft.