The Beneteau Group said it ended fiscal 2015-16 with net sales of 1.083 billion euros — about $1.8 billion — and a strong increase in boat sales.
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.
More than 300 dealers from North America and worldwide attended a Groupe Beneteau dealer meeting this fall and heard the French company reiterate its commitment to the U.S. market. Beneteau in 2014 acquired the American boat brands Glastron, Four Winns, Scarab and Wellcraft.
Four Winns, Glastron and Wellcraft gave The Boat Warehouse the Admiral Award for the largest volume for a multiple-store dealership in Canada at the Sept. 18-21 Beneteau Group dealer meeting in Sarasota, Fla.
SARASOTA, Fla. — It has been just over two years since Groupe Beneteau bought the four American brands that Rec Boat Holdings previously owned — Glastron, Four Winns, Scarab and Wellcraft.
SARASOTA, FLA. — More than 300 dealers from North America and worldwide gathered here at Groupe Beneteau’s dealer meeting, further rolling out plans regarding the company’s 2014 acquisition of the American boat brands Glastron, Four Winns, Scarab and Wellcraft.
Beneteau Group appointed George Armendariz as group CEO for the Americas.
In addition to the Oceanis Yacht 62, Beneteau said it will introduce two other new sailboat models — the Oceanis 35.1 and Oceanis 38.1 — at the Oct. 6-10 U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis.
Beneteau America added Clarks Landing Yacht Sales as its powerboat dealer in southern New Jersey.
The Moorings is preparing to debut a group of new monohull models in the Caribbean for the winter of 2016.
Beneteau said the Americas premiere of the new Oceanis Yacht 62 will be at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Md., Oct. 6-10.