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
GALION (BENETEAU) 15.75 ft / 4.80 m 1966
GUPPY (BENETEAU) 11.81 ft / 3.60 m 1963
IDYLLE 1050 (BENETEAU) 34.40 ft / 10.49 m 1985
IDYLLE 1150 (BENETEAU) 36.33 ft / 11.07 m 1983
IDYLLE 1350 (BENETEAU) 42.30 ft / 12.89 m 1983
IDYLLE 1550 (BENETEAU) 51.00 ft / 15.54 m 1985
IDYLLE 8.80 (BENETEAU) 28.80 ft / 8.78 m 1982
KERLOUAN (BENETEAU) 21.00 ft / 6.40 m 1972
MOORINGS 332 33.96 ft / 10.35 m 1999
MOORINGS 362-3 38.71 ft / 11.80 m 2000
MOORINGS 38 37.58 ft / 11.45 m 1985
MOORINGS 38-2 37.58 ft / 11.45 m 1990
MOORINGS 382 38.42 ft / 11.71 m 1996
MOORINGS 39 40.16 ft / 12.24 m 1983
MOORINGS 402CC 41.00 ft / 12.50 m 1996
MOORINGS 43.3 43.50 ft / 13.26 m 2007
MOORINGS 432 42.83 ft / 13.05 m 1988
MOORINGS 463 46.59 ft / 14.20 m 1996
MOORINGS 50.5 50.59 ft / 15.42 m 2010
MOORINGS 500 50.42 ft / 15.37 m 1988
MOORINGS 505 49.83 ft / 15.19 m 1996
MOORINGS 51 50.83 ft / 15.49 m 1985
MOORINGS 51.5 51.25 ft / 15.62 m 2005
MUMM 36 35.83 ft / 10.92 m 1993
OCEANIS 281 (BENETEAU) 28.50 ft / 8.69 m 1995

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