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
BENETEAU 57 58.40 ft / 17.80 m 2002
BENETEAU 62 62.17 ft / 18.95 m 1995
BENETEAU R/C 42 43.67 ft / 13.31 m 1983
BLUE 41 (BENETEAU) 40.50 ft / 12.34 m 1987
BLUE II (BENETEAU) 34.12 ft / 10.40 m 1985
CABOCHARD (BENETEAU) 13.29 ft / 4.05 m 1974
CALIFORNIA 470 (BENETEAU) 15.42 ft / 4.70 m 1983
CALIFORNIA 550 (BENETEAU) 18.04 ft / 5.50 m 1981
CALIFORNIA 660 (BENETEAU) 21.65 ft / 6.60 m 1982
CAPELAN (BENETEAU) 14.76 ft / 4.50 m 1972
CYCLADES 39.3 (BENETEAU) 39.27 ft / 11.97 m 2007
CYCLADES 43.3 (BENETEAU) 43.50 ft / 13.26 m 2007
CYCLADES 50.5 (BENETEAU) 51.34 ft / 15.65 m 2008
CYCLADES 51.5 (BENETEAU) 51.25 ft / 15.62 m 2005
ESCAPADE (BENETEAU) 26.25 ft / 8.00 m 1976
EVASION 22 (BENETEAU) 21.98 ft / 6.70 m 1980
EVASION 25 (BENETEAU) 23.95 ft / 7.30 m 1978
EVASION 28 (BENETEAU) 27.89 ft / 8.50 m 1978
EVASION 29 (BENETEAU) 28.87 ft / 8.80 m 1980
EVASION 32 (BENETEAU) 31.82 ft / 9.70 m 1973
EVASION 34 (BENETEAU) 35.76 ft / 10.90 m 1982
EVASION 36 (BENETEAU) 34.78 ft / 10.60 m 1990
EVASION 37 (BENETEAU) 37.00 ft / 11.28 m 1980
FARR 30 (MUMM 30) 30.90 ft / 9.42 m 1995
FIGARO 3 (BENETEAU) 35.73 ft / 10.89 m 2018

.