Beneteau America has returned from its first participation in the 9th China Cup International Regatta, which was held in Daya Bay, Shenzhen, from Oct. 30-Nov. 2.
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.
Revenue is up nearly 20 percent from last year for the Beneteau Group, an increase driven largely by the acquisition of Rec Boat Holdings and the stronger U.S. dollar on the boating side of the business.
Beneteau Group is bringing the largest powerboat it has built — the Monte Carlo 6 — to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show to make its American debut.
The Beneteau Group reported solid fourth-quarter growth with strong increases in yacht sales.
The Beneteau Group’s U.S. financing partner, SGB Finance North America, launched a new website.
Beneteau America appointed Advantage Yacht Sales of Newburyport, Mass., as an exclusive Beneteau sailboat dealer in northern New England, including Maine, New Hampshire and areas in Massachusetts stretching from Boston to the north.
Beneteau is giving away a new First 22 during the Oct. 8-12 United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis to celebrate 30 years of boatbuilding in America.
Beneteau Group introduced the first carbon edition to the Americas with the First 35.
Beneteau Group CEO Bruno Cathelinais was abruptly ousted because of “differing views” with the supervisory board on the company’s evolution.
Hervé Gastinel was appointed chief executive of Beneteau Group’s boat division, in part to help develop the group’s charter business.