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
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.
The Beneteau Group’s acquisition of Rec Boat Holdings — parent company of Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft and Scarab — will help the 130-year-old company further penetrate the North American powerboat market.
Beneteau America is holding a Father’s Day special that features Beneteau-branded clothing and accessories for men, women and children in a line that donates part of the sales to charity.
Beneteau America will sponsor the Sailing for ALS campaign, led by Beneteau dealership owner Charles-Etienne (Charly) Devanneaux of Naos Yachts in Marina del Rey, Calif.
The annual Beneteau Rendezvous events are now under way.
Beneteau America is partnering with Townsend Bell, a professional race car driver and new brand ambassador for Beneteau’s lines of powerboats.
Beneteau is celebrating its 130th birthday with a new headquarters.
Laurent Fabre became president of Beneteau America a little more than a year ago. The 46-year-old native of France’s Brittany region grew up near the water and learned to sail before he began riding a bike. It had been his lifelong dream to work in the boating industry in the United States. Given his success…more
The Be?ne?teau Group recorded 1 million euros in operating income for fiscal 2012-13, better than the group’s initial forecast — an expected loss of 7.5 million euros — which the company said reflects an upturn in earnings on boats and housing. Net income for the year was 700,000 euros, compared with a loss of the…more
FORT LAUDERDALE — Beneteau and Monte Carlo Yachts are introducing the MC5 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Beneteau marketing director Maryline O’Shea, in a wide-ranging discussion with AIM Marine Group editors, said Beneteau and Monte Carlo also expect to introduce four other new models during the coming year: a Barracuda 7 and an…more