Beneteau

Beneteau, which is based in western France, was founded by Benjamin Beneteau in 1884 and is led by granddaughter Madame Annette Beneteau Roux. The sailboat division’s U.S. headquarters is in Marion, S.C., and its U.S. powerboat headquarters is in Annapolis, Md.

An up-close look at boat construction was one of the features of the annual Rec Boat Holdings dealer meeting.

On board with Beneteau

Some dealers may have entered the Rec Boat Holdings dealer meeting in August with apprehension after the company’s sale to Groupe Beneteau, but Dave Kazmark of Patchogue Shores Marina was not one of them.

Beneteau makes push into South America

Beneteau America announced ahead of the Sept. 25-30 Sao Paulo Boat Show in Brazil its intention to speed the development of the company’s powerboat distribution network in South America.

Beneteau and ASA team on sail training

Beneteau America and the American Sailing Association said the ASA First 22 will have its world premiere Oct. 9-13 at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md.

The Beneteau Group continues its push into the North American powerboat market (Barracuda 9 Fly pictured) with the acquisition of Rec Boat Holdings.

A romance kindled in Paris

The Great Recession launched a seemingly endless cycle of boatbuilder bankruptcies and sales, and the fallout is still being felt six years after the bottom dropped out of the financial world. But Rec Boat Holdings — consisting of four brands that Platinum Equity scooped up after Genmar went belly-up in 2010 — is the first…more

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