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Groupe Beneteau appoint Flagstaff Marine as the exclusive Australian Importer for Excess catamarans.

09 January 2019


Following a recent visit to Australia by Excess Brand Manager, Lorenza Turrisi and Asia Pacific Director, Vianney Guezenec, Flagstaff Marine have been appointed as the exclusive Australian  importer for the NEW Excess catamaran range of multihull boats.

Flagstaff Marine Managing Director and co-owner Graham Raspass commented:

“We are very excited to have been chosen as the Exclusive Australian importer for the new Excess range of Catamarans. Group Beneteau have a wealth of experience in designing and building catamarans through the Lagoon brand and the new Excess brand promises to deliver a whole new experience in Catamaran sailing“.

Raspass went on to say “I am looking forward to my upcoming meetings with the design and product development teams, together with the other worldwide dealers at the Dusseldorf boat show, Jan 19-27 and sharing more information on my return to Australia”.


Micah Lane, co-owner of Flagstaff Marine stated, “We are really looking forward to launching the Excess Range in Australia and using our many years’ experience of selling and commissioning Catamarans in both Australia and Europe to ensure its success down under”.

Flagstaff Marine are the exclusive importers for Beneteau Sailing boats – Oceanis, FIRST and Figaro in NSW and the exclusive importer for Beneteau in board Power – Gran Turismo, Swift Trawler, Antares and the Monte Carlo luxury brand, in NSW and QLD. They have offices in Rushcutters Bay, Newport-Pittwater, Middle Harbour and Gold Coast 

At Cannes in September 2018 Groupe Beneteau made the following announcement:

“We are delighted to announce that Groupe Beneteau, the world leader in recreational boating, is launching a new brand of catamarans. This is a major event and the beginning of a great adventure.

The world is changing, generations of sailors follow one another, their dreams evolve, but our job has always been to accompany them. The cruising catamaran sector is doing extremely well, the group is firmly implanted with LAGOON, a leader in its field. However, we are convinced that there is room for more innovation, to launch a brand capable of appealing to new generations of sea enthusiasts, based on different criteria.

Imaginations are evolving, and setting sail today is the fulfilment of other desires, new approaches. Catamarans follow this trend more than ever: a 360° sea experience.

We have revisited the sailing experience. The design team has imagined sophisticated, balanced and refined boats with character. This brand is called: “EXCESS”. It embodies sportsmanship and modernity.”

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