The story of BENETEAU began in 1884 in the shipyards of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie in Vendée, inspired by Benjamin Bénéteau. At the time, BENETEAU had close ties with the fishing industry and, at the start of the 20th century, the brand launched its first sailing trawlers and motor tuna fishing boats.
In the 1960s BENETEAU turned towards the building of recreational craft. In making this choice, BENETEAU actively focussed on sailboats and motorboats.
In the 1990s, BENETEAU expanded becoming the umbrella brand of GROUPE BENETEAU.
Today, BENETEAU offers a wide range of sailing yachts, ranging from small boats, like the First 14, to big boats, such as the Oceanis Yacht 62, a large monohull as well suited to coastal cruising as she is to ocean navigation. The same is true of the motorboats, with lines of outboard and inboard motorboats for leisure boating, as well as big yachts ideal for cruising.
First – The 7th generation of First sailing yachts is a distillation of performance and innovation. Competitive sailing has entered a new era with a range of exhilarating boats designed for thrill-seeking sailors. Fun, Intuitive, tough, simple, smart: a brilliant reinvention of the FIRST legend!
Figaro – The Figaro BENETEAU 3 is the first production foiling one-design monohull ever to be designed. A distillation of technology and innovation, it results from a collaboration between group BENETEAU’s best experts and the Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost (VPLP) office, the architects of the two last boats to win the Vendée Globe.
Oceanis – The world reference in cruising. With eight models ranging from 31 to 60 feet, the Oceanis is a safe and efficient sailing yacht. With increasingly stable hulls, clear deck plans, simplified manoeuvring, equipment and interiors lending themselves to personalization, the Oceanis range continues to improve the cruising experience. The dream is subtly falling into place.
Oceanis Yacht – BENETEAU has created a link to another world with the Oceanis, which stands apart for its space, light and design, coming together in unison to transform life at sea. It has opened the door to new horizons, described by sumptuous spaces and served by noble and luxurious materials.
Antares Outboard – A classic pilothouse boat for short cruises that will never go out of fashion. These fisher cruisers are safe and highly seaworthy thanks to a flared hull, and they enjoy the performance you only get from an outboard engine. The three outboard Antares are well-known for their cosy interiors and level of equipment, making them a joy to own and a best seller range.
Barracuda Outboard – The sea is your playground. Seaworthy, safe and powerful, the Barracuda is a sport fisher full of character. The three outboarders of this range have a cleverly designed deck plan. The quantity and quality of their fishing equipment, and the comfort they offer on board, make them perfect for the demanding owner. Most definitely a winning range!
Flyer Outboard – Stylish day-boats with a unique concept of one Air-Step® hull for a choice of two different deck plans, Flyer is a distillation of technology. With the new 32 feet live-aboard sport powerboat, the range offers diverse possibilities of having thrill and fun!