A brief history of Beneteau’s beginnings

A brief history of Beneteau’s beginnings
130 years

The BENETEAU adventure began more than a century ago on the quays of Croix-de-Vie in Vendée, France. For more than 130 Years, the core of the boatyard’s profession has been innovation and a passion for yachting.
In the beginning there was a catalyst and a vision. Then came the building, which crossed over many and kindled considerable energy and risk taking. From the first sardine boat to the latest Monte Carlo, the shipbuilding tradition has considerably advanced the technologies and expertise of our company. To this day, Benjamin Bénéteau’s pioneering spirit still stands as the strongest driving force behind our 2,500 co-workers.
Today, more than 100,000 BENETEAU yachts have sailed the seas of the world. Our growing number of keen owners, share the same values of performance, modernity, safety and respect at the helm.

130 Years of Passion for the Sea

  • 100 trophies awarded for innovation and design in more than 20 countries
  • 100,000 owners throughout the world
  • 1,000,000,000 miles sailed by the Seahorse across the world’s seas
  • 4,000,000 people who have sailed on a Beneteau boat