In 1884, a French naval architect named Benjamin Beneteau built his first boat, a sailing trawler for sardine fishing. Since then, the company he founded has built and sold tens of thousands of commercial boats and yachts, both sail and power. None has been sleeker or sexier than the new Monte Carlo 47. Available in two versions – with or without a chapeau (flying bridge) -- the Monte Carlo features a large cockpit, three cabins, tasteful interior design and 21st-century IPS drives. Built in France to CE Category B standards, the Monte Carlo 47 should be ideal for stylish cruising on either side of the Atlantic. Or anywhere else, for that matter.