Founded in 1884 Beneteau, building fishing vessels for use in the Bay of Biscay, have constantly pushed the boundaries of design and technology. In the early days of glass-fibre Beneteau launched a range of small motor fishing boats bringing quality and value to the market.
In 1977 Beneteau launched their inaugural production sailing yacht, the First 30. Never afraid to innovate, Beneteau’s yacht building history is littered with historic yachts, from “La Poste”, the First 51 that completed the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Race through the First 210, launched in 1992 and still in production today and the original ground breaking Oceanis range all the way through to the “apartment living” concept of the new Oceanis 38 – voted European Yacht of the Year 2014.
Currently Beneteau offer three ranges, within the sailing yacht fleet, the Oceanis range for cruising families, the Sense range for true live aboard comfort and sailing performance and the First range of competitive racer/cruisers. From 20 foot to 58 foot there is something to suit everybody’s sailing plans.
Fox’s Yacht Sales have been main Dealers for Beneteau since 1991, delivering new boats to Customers in the UK, Mediterranean and even the Far East!
1884 – 2014
Beneteau are proud to have celebrated 130 years in 2014.
From the first sardine boat to the latest Monte Carlo, from the shipbuilding tradition to more advanced technology, expertise has grown. However, it is still the pioneering spirit of Benjamin Beneteau that is the driving force behind the entire workforce.