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
OCEANIS 30.1 (BENETEAU) 31.27 ft / 9.53 m 2019
OCEANIS 300 (BENETEAU) 31.00 ft / 9.45 m 1991
OCEANIS 31 (BENETEAU) 31.69 ft / 9.66 m 2006
OCEANIS 311 (BENETEAU) 32.25 ft / 9.83 m 1998
OCEANIS 311 LKTR (BENETEAU) 32.25 ft / 9.83 m 1998
OCEANIS 320 (BENETEAU) 30.28 ft / 9.23 m 1987
OCEANIS 321 (BENETEAU) 32.64 ft / 9.95 m 1995
OCEANIS 323 (BENETEAU) 32.83 ft / 10.01 m 2003
OCEANIS 331 (BENETEAU) 33.96 ft / 10.35 m 1999
OCEANIS 34 (BENETEAU) 33.92 ft / 10.34 m 2008
OCEANIS 343 (BENETEAU) 35.42 ft / 10.80 m 2005
OCEANIS 35 (BENETEAU) 32.78 ft / 9.99 m 2014
OCEANIS 35.1 (BENETEAU) 32.78 ft / 9.99 m 2017
OCEANIS 350 (BENETEAU) 33.83 ft / 10.31 m 1986
OCEANIS 351 (BENETEAU) 34.83 ft / 10.62 m 1994
OCEANIS 352 (BENETEAU) 35.00 ft / 10.67 m 1997
OCEANIS 36 CC (BENETEAU) 36.42 ft / 11.10 m 1998
OCEANIS 361 (BENETEAU) 38.71 ft / 11.80 m 2000
OCEANIS 37 (BENETEAU) 37.67 ft / 11.48 m 2006
OCEANIS 370 (BENETEAU) 35.67 ft / 10.87 m 1990
OCEANIS 38 (BENETEAU) 37.73 ft / 11.50 m 2013
OCEANIS 38.1 (BENETEAU) 37.73 ft / 11.50 m 2017
OCEANIS 381 (BENETEAU) 38.58 ft / 11.76 m 1996
OCEANIS 390 (BENETEAU) 38.33 ft / 11.68 m 1987
OCEANIS 393 (BENETEAU) 39.33 ft / 11.99 m 2002

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