Beneteau is a leading brand in the yachting world. It was founded in 1884 by Benjamin Benetu. The workshop in the French town of Croix-de-Vie has grown over 45 years from the artisanal manufacture of sailing boats for fishing to a factory for the production of modern motor boats. In the 60s of the last century, Benjamin's grandchildren were already engaged in production, who by that time had mastered the production of products from composite materials. In addition to fishing boats, pleasure and sports boats and yachts came off the shipyard's slipways. Such models as Forban, Galion, two-masted sailing yacht Evasion 32 were in great demand in those years.
The middle of the 70s of the 20th century was marked by the release of such Beneteau series as Antares and Beneteau First. At that time such luminaries as Jean Berret, Andre Morik, Philippe Starck, Herman Frers were able to work with this leader in the yachting world.
The 80s of the last century were a real breakthrough for this French shipyard. It entered the American market, establishing its production in the United States, became a public company, launched the hit - monotype for offshore single races Figaro Beneteau, began to cooperate with Philip Briand.
Today, Beneteau Group owns brands: Lagoon, Seascape, CNB, Glastron, Wellcraft, Scarab, Monte Carlo Yachts, Four Winns, Prestige, Excess, Delphia Yachts, Jeanneau.
By 2020, the company came up with a market capitalization of more than $ 8 billion. The group's annual turnover exceeded $ 1 billion, with Beneteau itself accounting for $ 290 million. With offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, USA, the shipyard, which has become an international enterprise, is active in Europe and America. The total number of personnel involved in the factories of the Beneteau group exceeded 8 thousand people. Annual production exceeds 200 units of motor and sailing yachts with hull lengths from 12 to 105 feet. Customers choose them from a permanent lineup, which currently includes 45 motor and sailing models.
As a serial manufacturer, this brand is sensitive to changes, consumer needs, tastes and preferences, offering him practical and comfortable solutions for recreation, cruising, fishing and sailing.