Former Beneteau America president Laurent Fabre has partnered with the French boatbuilder Fountaine Pajot to help the company penetrate the North American market.
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.
Groupe Beneteau is solidifying its position in the sharing economy by signing a five-year extension of its partnership with SailTime.
Groupe Beneteau unveiled a three-year plan that reaffirms the importance of the North American market at an event celebrating 30 years in the United States at its plant in Marion, S.C.
Clarks Landing Yacht Sales, Beneteau’s powerboat dealer in Maryland and New Jersey, said it will open a new sales location Wednesday on Kent Island.
Groupe Beneteau-Cadillac Operations, manufacturer of the powerboat brands Four Winns, Glastron, Scarab and Wellcraft, said it will launch a strategic partnership with LH-Finance at the Feb.16-20 Miami International Boat Show.
Thomas Wenstadt, technical manager of Groupe Beneteau, Cadillac and the holder of several design patents, will retire Friday.
Beneteau America appointed Segue Yachts to distribute its powerboat lines in Argentina.
This fall the 1,000th Swift Trawler was built and left Beneteau’s workshops in France.
Beneteau America named EB Marine as the exclusive Beneteau powerboat dealer for Gran Turismo, Swift Trawler and Monte Carlo in Venezuela.
Sail Place said it received Beneteau’s Fastest Growing Sailboat Dealer of the Year Award.