June 5, 2016

Web: Beneteau New Web Site

Beneteau headlining brand of Groupe Beneteau and one of the most popular production boat builders updates its global web showroom.  Beneteau was founded 1884 in Vendee by fully qualified ship builder Benjamin Beneteau, who sets up a boat yard with the family name building trawlers for fisherman. 24 years pass and as any builder who beats the age of time Benjamin sets provocation in motion when in 1910 he builds the first engine boat called "Vainqueur des Jaloux", Conqueror of the Jealous in English which sets a lot of drama and gets accused this is scaring the fish away. In 1928 Andre Beneteau son of Benjamin takes over yard management duties, and two years later he shows the way forward building "Le Jeannot" a faster design trawler which he christens Poursuivante, translated in English to Pursuer. It is 1945 the ending of World War II, which prompts Vendee and the fishing fleet of the area needing a total rebuild, and Andre pursues his creativity by presenting the first trawler boats with bridges. This is followed in 1955 with more tuna fisherman thinking creating the first live bait storage. In 1964 the third generation Beneteau boat builders Annette Beneteau Roux, brother Andre, and husband Louis-Claude Roux take the helm pursuing the road into recreational boats and the use of fiberglass as a building material. A year later passes and Beneteau exhibits for the first time at the Paris boat show presenting the Peches Promenade concept of fishing pleasure boats. 1967 Beneteau follows more its production instincts launching the Forban and Galion models which achieve great success and are followed by another break through of Baroudeur a pleasure cruiser with living aboard comfort. 1973 sees Andre Beneteau responsible for design present the 32 Evasion first two masted yacht from the brand, and two years later this is followed by what the critics call one of his best projects the Astroblade. Between this in 1974 Beneteau launches a still today model range, its first planning motor boat the Antares, and in 1976 the 30 First designed by Andre Mauric is presented. This also marking a line which is still as at today existent. 1981 sees designer German Frers present the 42 First, recognized at the time as one of the most stable sailboats. In 1982 Beneteau is recognized as the largest production boat builder of the time. A century has passed since its founding in 1984 and Beneteau goes public on the Paris stock exchange. This is followed by more production facilities two years later when Beneteau opens a new building plant in Marion, South Carolina USA. 1987 sees the launch of another line with the Oceanis designed by Philippe Briand, and another innovative 35.5 First with project by Philippe Starck and Jean Berret is launched. In 1992 Groupe Beneteau is founded today featuring ten boat building brands: Beneteau, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Prestige, CNB, Monte Carlo Yachts, and the 2014 acquired Four Winns, Glastron, Wellcraft, and Scarab brands. Beneteau current line up features a total ten different ranges of sailing, and motor cruisers and yachts; which start with the 550 Flyer Cabrio and go up to the 58 Oceanic.  The motorboat lines are the following;  Antares, Antares Out-Board, Flyer, Flyer Gran Turismo, and Swift Trawler.  The smallest motor boat is the 5.5 Spacedeck at 17 feet, with the flagship being the 50 Swift Trawler.  Beneteau new web site takes you around with the following buttons by scrolling down; Sailing Yachts, Motorboats, Monte Carlo, History, News and Events, Innovate and Build, Beneteau Temptations, Beneteau Network, Beneteau Services, Beneteau Yacht Club, Beneteau Group, plus the following at the bottom; Beneteau Group, Our Partners, Newsletter, Press Area, Contact, Dealer Login, Beneteau Boutique, Legal Notices, and Site Map.  Beneteau is also present in Social Media with link at the bottom of the page taking viewers to its Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram pages.