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Bénéteau

  • Builder: Bénéteau
  • Builder Country: France
  • Builder Address: 16 boulevard de la Mer CS 4331985803 Saint Gilles Croix De Vie
  • Builder Postcode: 4331985803
  • Builder City: Saint Gilles Croix De Vie
  • Builder Website: www.beneteau.com
  • Builder Phone: +33 2 51 26 88 50
  • Description: Bénéteau is a boat builder, based in France, founded by Benjamin Bénéteau in 1884. This shipyard builds sailboats based in particular on Finot Conq Architectes (France) and Berret Racoupeau Yachts Design (France) designs. Bénéteau has marketed, among other sailboats, Evasion, First, Idylle, Océanis, Oceanis Yachts and Sense models. Benjamin Beneteau, shipwright, founded the Beneteau boatyard at Croix-de-Vie, France to build sailing trawlers. In 1964 Annette Beneteau Roux and her brother, Andre, granddaughter and grandson to Benjamin, diversified the company with the introduction of fiberglass sailing yachts. With the introduction of the FLETAN and the GUPPY, Beneteau took part in the 1965 Paris Boat Show for the first time, establishing its reputation for building seaworthy pleasure craft. The FIRST 30, designed by Andre Mauric and introduced in 1976, was the beginning of Beneteau's very successful First series. It was chosen Boat of the Year at the Paris Boat Show and also won the first leg of the Figaro Single-Handed Race. In 1990, in response to its expanding North American market, Beneteau opened a production facility in Marion, South Carolina. Within four years, Beneteau became one of the top three sailboat manufacturers in America. Groupe Beneteau subsequently ended its production in this facility in 2020. Beneteau isthe largest builder of sailboats in the world and has production lines in different Countries, inclusing USA.

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