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 40 (BENETEAU) 39.86 ft / 12.15 m 2008
OCEANIS 400 (BENETEAU) 40.00 ft / 12.19 m 1991
OCEANIS 400 CC (BENETEAU) 41.00 ft / 12.50 m 1995
OCEANIS 41 (BENETEAU) 40.58 ft / 12.37 m 2011
OCEANIS 41.1 (BENETEAU) 40.78 ft / 12.43 m 2015
OCEANIS 411 (BENETEAU) 41.00 ft / 12.50 m 1997
OCEANIS 42 CC (BENETEAU) 43.42 ft / 13.23 m 2003
OCEANIS 430 (BENETEAU) 42.75 ft / 13.03 m 1986
OCEANIS 44 CC (BENETEAU) 44.58 ft / 13.59 m 1994
OCEANIS 440 (BENETEAU) 44.00 ft / 13.41 m 1990
OCEANIS 45 (BENETEAU) 45.42 ft / 13.84 m 2013
OCEANIS 46 (BENETEAU) 47.24 ft / 14.40 m 2007
OCEANIS 46.1 (BENETEAU) 47.90 ft / 14.60 m 2017
OCEANIS 461 (BENETEAU) 46.59 ft / 14.20 m 1996
OCEANIS 473 (BENETEAU) 46.92 ft / 14.30 m 2000
OCEANIS 48 (BENETEAU) 47.92 ft / 14.61 m 2012
OCEANIS 50 (BENETEAU) 49.54 ft / 15.10 m 2010
OCEANIS 500 (BENETEAU) 50.25 ft / 15.32 m 1988
OCEANIS 51.1 (BENENTEAU) 52.30 ft / 15.94 m 2016
OCEANIS 510 (BENETEAU) 50.16 ft / 15.29 m 1992
OCEANIS 54 (BENETEAU) 54.75 ft / 16.69 m 2008
OCEANIS 55 (BENETEAU) 55.08 ft / 16.79 m 2013
OCEANIS 55.1 (BENETEAU) 55.05 ft / 16.78 m 2017
OCEANIS 58 (BENETEAU) 58.23 ft / 17.75 m 2011
OCEANIS 60 (BENETEAU) 59.84 ft / 18.24 m 2015

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