Simplicity and performance
A Pioneering Legacy
About Beneteau Monohulls
From modest beginnings, the Beneteau boat building legacy of excellence was launched by Benjamin Beneteau in 1884 after having his interest sparked at the boatyard of his best friend’s father at a very young age. His first shipyard was on the Quai des Greniers in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France, where they would produce the region’s first engine-powered fishing boat in 1909.
The Beneteau family business continued to grow over the years, through visionary leadership and a relentless effort to understand and meet their customer’s ever-changing needs. By the 1970s their customers had learned to sail and wanted larger boats with greater comforts. The Beneteau First class was born, quickly meeting the evolving demand with quality and excellent performance.
Today, Beneteau yachts remain one of the largest and most respected brands in the industry with continued innovations in terms of both boats of processes, and making leading-edge yachts more accessible to sailors around the world. The 7th generation of First sailing yachts is still in production today, along with the iconic and popular Oceanis range of 30- to 60-foot monohulls.
With ever continuing innovation, Beneteau boats unite simplicity and practicality to create safe and efficient sailing yachts with stable hulls, easy handling and comfortable interiors.
Why choose a Beneteau Monohull
Top Quality Build
Beneteau goes the extra mile to ensure their owners can enjoy the confidence and peace of mind that comes with a yacht of extraordinary quality. Efficient processes and continued quality improvements are part of the company’s heritage. New models, manufacturing processes and material purchases are all subject to meticulous procedures and methodical inspection that’s been fine-tuned by over 130 years of boatbuilding experience.
Excellence in Materials Development
Beneteau sailboats are recognized for their continued pioneering work in the area of new materials use and implementation. Beneteau’s R&D engineers are leaders in the field, working to meet ever-increasing demands of practicality and quality. This expertise in composites and their implementation results in boats that are both light and strong, as well as more structurally sound and able to withstand the test of time.
Age-Old Artisan Expertise
Beneteau’s cabinet making shop is renowned for the generations of men and women who continue a heritage of true craftsmanship. The shop’s growth over time into a modern and industrial organization has not diminished their love for the noble craft and work well done. The nearly 300,000 square foot workshop in Vendée, France is the largest cabinet making facility in Europe and is well known for its age-old expertise in the manufacture of plywood and molded woods.
Beneteau Sailboats for Sale
We sell a range of Beneteau yachts, in addition to a variety of other brands, including Bali, Dufour, Nautitech, Fountaine Pajot, Aquila, Jeanneau, Lagoon and Wauquiez. Get in touch with one of our expert advisors to find out more