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Bénéteau is a French sail and motor boat builder. The company was founded in 1884 by shipbuilder Benjamin Bénéteau in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie on the French Atlantic coast. Before the companies HanseYachts and Bavaria Yachtbau , the shipyard is the largest manufacturer of sailing yachts in the world. The production facilities are in France , Poland and the USA . The models are designed by Volanis and Bruce Farr Yacht Design , the company belongs to the Bénéteau Group, which also includes well-known shipyards such as Jeanneau and Lagoon.

Product range

Sailing boats

First series

A Bénéteau First 29

At Bénéteau, the name First is borne by so-called performance cruiser sailboats, i.e. sportier cruising boats with more efficient rigging , faster hulls and higher masts :

  • First 21
  • First 14
  • First 18
  • First 24
  • First 27
  • First Yacht 53

Oceanis series

A Bénéteau Oceanis 38

The Oceanis series represents Bénéteau's range of cruising yachts, which are designed as stable boats with a lot of volume for comfortable cruising sailing . Currently (2020) the Oceanis series yachts are 30 to 55 feet.

  • Oceanis 1/30
  • Oceanis 38.1
  • Oceanis 40.1
  • Oceanis 41.1
  • Oceanis 46.1
  • Oceanis 51.1
  • Oceanis 55.1

Oceanis yacht series

This series includes the flagships - in terms of size and comfort - from Bénéteau.

  • Oceanis Yacht 54
  • Oceanis Yacht 62


In addition to the cruising yacht program, Bénéteau also produces boats for two standard classes:

  • Bénéteau 25 A unit class co-founded by Bénéteau and recognized by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF).
  • Figaro-Racer Bénéteau I to III is built according to the specifications of the Figaro one-size-class. In 2017, the third generation of this unit class was presented to the public. This boat is one of the first ocean-going series yachts to have foils with which the righting moment can be increased.

Motor boats

Bénéteau also makes a wide variety of cruising and sport motor boats.

Web links

Commons : Bénéteau yachts  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. http://de.boats.com/am-wasser/hanseyachts-auf-zu-neuer-groesse/#.Wc01Nlu0NEY
  2. BENETEAU Oceanis - sailing yacht for cruises from 31 to 60 feet | BENETEAU. Retrieved May 29, 2020 .
  3. Oceanis Yacht - Luxury sailing yacht for sale | BENETEAU. Retrieved May 29, 2020 .
  4. http://www.beneteau.com/en/figaro-beneteau-3