Beneteau Idylle 15.50
The largest of the Idylle range, which also included 10.50 and 13.50 models, was launched in 1984. She is a substantial and spacious cruising yacht of 50ft LOA. She was drawn by German Frers with a deep canoe body but moderate beam. The layout options put the master suite either forward or aft,
with two other double guest cabins and a twin-bunked crew cabin in the forepeak The saloon was very spacious. She has a slutter rig – two headsails are rigged, like a cutter, but only one should be
set, rather than both. In this confi guration, the sails are reasonably easy to handle. She makes a practical and relatively economical blue-water cruiser.
LOA 15.22m (50ft), LWL 11.56m (38ft 1in), beam 4.47m (14ft 8in), draught 1.83m (6ft), displacement 15,000kg (33,000lb). Price guide: £80,000 to £150,000.