After 7 years as Barracuda Tour, the successful event by Beneteau changes into B-Tour, Saltwater Fishing and Motorboating Festival.
It’s been a cool event for gamers and anglers indeed. The Barracuda Tour, a fishing competition (and much more) organized by the French Boatyard Beneteau, has brought thrill and fun to boaters and their families for seven years. But it was time to change, for the better. The step up takes the name of B-Tour, and it promises to be a social event packed with activities, and, on the organizers side, also an opportunity to familiarize with all the models in Beneteau’s outboard ranges.
Three is better than one
It also opens the fishing competition to Antares and Flyer owners, who will join the Barracuda fleet. Of course the international fishing competition will take place, for the 8th time this year, but it will be part of the new B-TOUR Saltwater Fishing and Motorboating Festival, organized by Beneteau at Port du Crouesty, in Arzon, from 15 to 24 May 2020.
The fishing competition will no longer be exclusively for Barracuda powerboats, but open to the Antares 7 and 8 and the Flyer 7 and 8 Spacedeck, which is quite logical given that in the boating community many people also fish on other boats.
The complete outboard range of Beneteau will be available for trials during the event. It will be a unique opportunity to test the boats in real conditions on the Gulf of Morbihan, according to a booking schedule drawn up by Beneteau and their dealer network. In total there will be 16 boats for tests.
During the days of the B-Tour there will be four main themes:
Motorboating and equipment: how to get your boat license (ICC), engines, trailers, boat maintenance, and how to choose your cold storage equipment on board.
Electronics and their operation: particularly the correct use of your GPS or depth sounder.
Safety at sea: with, along with other things, a demonstration of how to open a life raft.
Fishing practices: searching for different types of fish, with new fishing techniques, such as the Tenya lure, with contributions from partners Daïwa and Fiiish.
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Beneteau Barracuda 6, here’s our test of a small pêche promenade
Beneteau Antares 8: our fearless sea trial
Then again Rockfishing, an activity that teaches 7- to 14-year-olds to fish, returns for the third year in a row. It is supervised by volunteers from the Fish à l’Affiche association and takes place on the two Saturdays of the Festival, on 16 and 23 May 2020.
Barracuda Tour: teams from the international Selections, organized by Beneteau’s network of dealers, will compete in the Amateur Challenge. This will take place on the weekend of 15 to 17 May and will be followed by the Grand Finale of the Barracuda Tour from 20 to 23 May 2020. As was the case for the last Barracuda Tour, about fifty teams are expected for the Amateur Challenge and roughly one hundred participants in the Grand Finale, open to owners of Beneteau Barracuda, Antares or Flyer powerboats only.
Check all the details of the B-Tour at this page