Beneteau

www.beneteau.com

1884 -

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 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.

***(In order to simplify things, all the Beneteau models, for which we have adequate information, have been listed under the 'Beneteau' section. Beneteau's were often given differEnt names depending on which part of the world they were sold (and/or built). This, in addition to boats that were sold directly to charter companies which also used their own names.)
Today, (2016) Beneteau is largest builder of sailboats in the world.

Sailboats Built By Beneteau

(Dates indicate when boat was first built by any builder)

Model LOA First Built
BAROUDEUR (BENETEAU) 22.31 ft / 6.80 m 1970
BENETEAU 1 TON 39.40 ft / 12.01 m 1983
BENETEAU 25 PLATU 24.58 ft / 7.49 m 1997
BENETEAU 31 31.67 ft / 9.65 m 2002
BENETEAU 311 32.25 ft / 9.83 m 1998
BENETEAU 323 32.83 ft / 10.01 m 2001
BENETEAU 331 33.92 ft / 10.34 m 1999
BENETEAU 34 33.92 ft / 10.34 m 2008
BENETEAU 34.7 32.75 ft / 9.98 m 2006
BENETEAU 343 35.42 ft / 10.80 m 2005
BENETEAU 361 36.42 ft / 11.10 m 1999
BENETEAU 37 37.67 ft / 11.48 m 2006
BENETEAU 373 36.92 ft / 11.25 m 2004
BENETEAU 393 38.16 ft / 11.63 m 2002
BENETEAU 40 39.83 ft / 12.14 m 2007
BENETEAU 42 CC 43.42 ft / 13.23 m 2003
BENETEAU 423 43.14 ft / 13.15 m 2002
BENETEAU 43 43.00 ft / 13.11 m 2006
BENETEAU 44 CC 44.58 ft / 13.59 m 1994
BENETEAU 46 47.25 ft / 14.40 m 2005
BENETEAU 461 46.59 ft / 14.20 m 1996
BENETEAU 473 46.92 ft / 14.30 m 2000
BENETEAU 49 49.50 ft / 15.09 m 2005
BENETEAU 50 50.75 ft / 15.47 m 1995
BENETEAU 523 53.31 ft / 16.25 m 2001


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