Beneteau Powerboat Boats For Sale
The Beneteau adventure began more than a century ago on the quays of Croix-de-Vie in Vendée.
For 120 years, the core of the Boatyard's profession has been innovation and a passion for yachting. From the first sardine boat to the latest Monte Carlo, from the... Read more
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The Beneteau adventure began more than a century ago on the quays of Croix-de-Vie in Vendée.
For 120 years, the core of the Boatyard's profession has been innovation and a passion for yachting. From the first sardine boat to the latest Monte Carlo, from the shipbuilding tradition to more advanced technologies, Beneteau’s expertise has grown. However, it is still the pioneering spirit of Benjamin Bénéteau that is the driving force behind their 2,500 co-workers.
Today, more than 36 000 Beneteau power boats have sailed the seas of the globe. Steering them, their keen and demanding owners, with whom we share the same values of performance, modernity, safety and respect.
1884: Benjamin Bénéteau, qualified naval architect and founder of the company, launched his first sailing trawler.
1912: Forerunner of his time, Benjamin Bénéteau, launched the first tuna fishing boat to combine sail and engine.
1964: André Bénéteau and his sister Annette with the help of her husband, Louis Claude Roux, decided that the traditional boatyard should move into yachting, and late 1964, Bénéteau diversified its business, turning to yachting and introduced polyester in the building of boats. The 'fishing/excursion motorboat' concept was launched.
1977: André Bénéteau created the Antarès range, fishing motorboats for cruising, already widely recognized for the seafaring qualities.
1981: Launch of the Beneteau Peche at the International Fishing Boat Show in Nantes
1984: Centenary year and introduction of Beneteau securities unlisted securities market of the Paris Bourse.
1986: Beneteau inaugurated the Marion factory in South Carolina.
1987: Beneteau extended its motorboat range, and developed French-style powerboating with the introduction of the Flyer range. The Flyers took part in the Diagonale des Fous, first long-distance water-skiing race
1990: Beneteau presented Flyer F1, a model co-signed by the legendary designer, Pininfarina.
1992: The Flyer 5.60 Open was voted “Boat of the Year”. That same year, Beneteau took over a boatyard for the professional fishing industry, in Noirmoutier (Vendée).
1994: At the American Atlantic City boat show, Beneteau received the “Innovation Award”, awarded by the Cruising World magazine. This prize rewards Bénéteau for its creativity, both in the design of its models and in the quality of its construction methods.
1994: Already a world leader in the construction of yachts (since 1982), Beneteau became the European leader in the yachting market, in all categories (sailboats, motorboats, etc.). Beneteau also became the first builder of professional fishing boats in France.
Beneteau launched Antarès 13.80, its flagship. The motorboat ranges reached greater perfection with its Antarès XX and Flyer XXX.
Presentation of the new Swift Trawler 42. Beneteau's genius and intuition was acclaimed by yachters the world over. A new range was launched with a traditional trawler concept completely re-examined by the boat yard.
2006: The powerboating segment progressed at a great pace at Beneteau with the launch of the Monte Carlo range, an Open and Hard Top motorboat range.
The European press discovered the boat during the Paris Boat show and then during a test session at Valencia in Spain. The Monte Carlo immediately made the “front pages” of magazines and was a tremendous success with professionals, in design, in its sailing performance and its easy handling.
2007: Beneteau was awarded the highly envied title of “Yard of the Year” at the Düsseldorf boat show, rewarding BENETEAU for its creativity in its capacity to innovate, both in the design of its models and in the quality of its construction methods.
Research and Development
Innovation and creativity have guided Beneteau's expansion for 120 years and any new project aims to make their boats more competitive. Working on industrialization processes, the Research and Development department is comprised of twenty experts. They develop, adapt, correct and control, with the sole bjective of delivering high quality, durable boats that are available to a wide public.
The Mastery of Composites and their Implementation is a strategic challenge. A boat is a sophisticated structure subjected to continuous assaults. To resist aging and weather conditions, the materials used must have many intrinsic qualities which they should keep after their often complex assembly.
Our Research and Development teams devote a large amount of their time to optimizing these composites and making them compatible. By continuously keeping up with technological innovations and being highly involved in projects for new boats the R&D office provides technical solutions responding to more and more extensive design, quality and cost control requirements. In the area of industrial processes, the main aim of the laboratory is to search for ingenious solutions in order to reduce production time. They also now ensure that no shortage in the supply of raw materials should disrupt production. Optimization of processes and securing supplies strongly contributes to Beneteau's competitiveness.
Last of all, whether they are working on the industrialization or the usage of new materials, the Research and Development[/b] department is particularly committed to the implementation of the Yard's environmental approach.
Sailing on a Beneteau is an art of living in its own right. Well-being and elegance mixes with sporting pleasures. Each new boat arouses the keen commitment of our designers, taking on increasingly specialized challenges. Today, it is all about extending the limits of space without harming seafaring performance or industrial progress.
Creativity is closely framed by the form of the hull, the inherent functions of sailing and the safety requirements on deck. It is also marked by material and assembly constraints linked to the marine environment such as mechanical response, corrosion, sun, etc.
However, without constraints, there can be no exploits! So, Beneteau’s designers juggle with these requirements to offer boats with maximum habitability and a good balance between deck & hull fittings and clear vision. All this is already a large task, but is not sufficient for a Beneteau. Attractive both from far off and close to, timeless yet modern, it must be stylized in order to appeal to the beauty lover that lives in each owner.
The Great Names in Design
To venture away from the beaten tracks of marine tradition, combining performance, ergonomics and aesthetical qualities, you need audacity. From 2002, Beneteau took an innovative gamble in entrusting the renewal of the Ombrine range to a great name in design. The talent of Patrice Sarrazin was to give a noticeable new lease of life to these dayboat launches. This fine and long collaboration was to be continued with the renewal of the antarès range. More recently Pierrangelo andreanni, a great name in Italian design, was entrusted with the new range of Open boats, in a very Mediterranean spirit. With strength of Personality, all these artists forget conventional ideas, without ever losing sight that they should create extremely seaworthy yachts.
André Bénéteau was a naval architect and François Chalain in charge of development. For more than 30 years, they cultivated their complementarities and were to give birth to all the Beneteau ranges and models. Very keen on innovation, driven by their complicity, these two designers were able to create, but also to pass on their know-how. These were the conditions for the success of the business.
It is up to the Beneteau design office to bring to fruition all new boat projects. From 1991, CAD and 3D modelling enabled BENETEAU to significantly reduce the building phases of prototypes. The latest exploits of the Yard have given birth to 5 new yachts in the space of 12 months and this would not have been possible without the help of Catia and Smarteam expert software, developed for Beneteau by Dassault Systemes. The level of investment is equal to the challenge. The design office now has an overall digital model solution, which significantly accelerates the design phase. The modelling of complex surfaces, optimization of composite parts, space management and the definition of equipment and fittings aboard are all treated simultaneously. Moreover, from the conception phase, all in-house departments but also exterior designers and suppliers share and view the same information. In a few years, we have therefore made considerable headway in terms of innovation, reactiveness, quality and cost control.
The great progress made in 3D modelling now makes it possible to produce a boat model that can be used directly in the making of the mould. Since 2003, the prototype workshop has been equipped with a 5 axis digitally controlled robot and can handle all the parts used to make the mould at the same time. It is extremely precise and contributes to gaining precious time.
Expertise: The Hull
André Bénéteau's innovative inspiration still completely permeates the work of the design office. It is expressed by an incomparable know-how in developing new hulls or understanding bows. This is why the design of Beneteau motorboats is wholly entrusted to three “Yard Designers”. They use outside skills to carry out the more specialized hydro and aerodynamics studies, but they have full control of the drawings and forms. The tulip-shaped bow, a specific feature of Beneteau boats, holds no secrets for them. With excellent wave deflection, protection from sea spray, reduction in noise, its strengths no longer need to be proved. As to the hull shapes, the performances now achieved make it possible to combine large acceleration capacity, stability, comfort and energy gains in propulsion. Every new boat should be able to smoothly cut through 15 knots, without nosing up. This has been achieved on the latest boats in each range.
Air Step Technology
Co-invented by two of the Yard designers and a hydrodynamics engineer partner, Air Step® technology is a Beneteau patent. The environmental philosophy that prevails at the Yard finds its place here. Through this innovation Beneteau can increase the size of the boats, at the same time reducing the engine power aboard. This air cushion supported hull provides great comfort and optimal stability. The boat also gains lift-off rapidity when accelerating.
It is during the composite transformation phase that the technological advance of a yard can be measured. Beneteau has developed unequalled know-how in this domain, enabling it to attain perfect control of the manufacturing of large laminated parts. It is now the only company in the world to control both open and close mould processes. Wiser for their well-proven know-how on thousands of decks and hulls made by injection or resin infusion, Beneteau developed a hybrid technology, in 2004, called “Infujection”. Perfectly consistent with the environmental protection approach of the Yard, the technique of the closed mould improves working conditions and reduces the VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions into the air.
This technology consists in impregnating fibres placed in an open mould with resin Part of the ancestral know-how of Beneteau, this contact moulding is carried out with a spray gun, roller or brush depending on the surface being worked on.
Initially used in the manufacture of structural components (rudder and rudder stock), then found in coverings such as hatches, Beneteau brought this technology into widespread use in 1998 to manufacture the decks and hulls of most of their boats. A high-precision technique, offering perfect weight regularity of components and structure, the resin is injected into a closed mould under pressure.
For more than 120 years, the succeeding Beneteau cabinet work generations rivalled each other in know-how. Their single passion has always been to perpetuate the tradition, to offer stylishly elegant boats; always with a quality of finish beyond reproach. Associating industrial performance with traditional talent, the Yard's cabinet work now mobilizes highly varied skills and processes, working towards continuously improving boat fittings. There are 300 cabinet workers in the workshop, based in Vendée, and this supplies all production sites, including the United States. The work of this team of men and women is very demanding as much in the choice of woods as in their transformation and treatment. They all use their talents to adapt the production to design trends and remain loyal to the Beneteau tradition of lavish cabinet work in moulded wood.
The timber is chosen with care and this is where experience is invaluable. It guarantees meticulous shaping. Entering the workshop in the form of rough sawn planks, the solid wood is cut and machined, then sanded down by hand. It is then transformed into door frames, decorative mouldings and connecting parts. Veneered, the moulded wood is shaped using a process unique in the construction of yachts. With fluid and curving lines, it is used mainly in the making of fiddles and decorative parts. The transformation of panels of marine plywood, for the making of bulkheads and fitments, is more mechanised. For this, digitally controlled machines are used, chosen for the precision and reliability. Adjustments and finishing touches are however made by hand. Finally, the varnishing of components is carried out in a varnishing line (plywood) or with a spray gun (solid and moulded wood). Rigour, precision and experience are required to offer a perfect finish, silky to the touch.
Thinking of buying a Beneteau powerboat?
There are four current Beneteau powerboat classes: the Monte Carlo range, the Antares range, the Flyer range and the Swift Trawler range.
With the Monte Carlo, Beneteau has launched a completely new range of powerboats born out its unique expertise. Coupled with CAD technology and digital production, the expertise of the Bénéteau Design Department has given birth to boats whose successful lines and layouts are equalled only by the pleasure they give their owners.
In choosing Pierangelo Andreani as its designer, Bénéteau has appointed one of the great names of Italian design to create this new range of open boats that are so Mediterranean.
Pierangelo Andreani’s imagination has produced a powerboat of exceptionally powerful lines and a decidedly “sports classic” feel.
This is pure cruising pleasure. With discrete luxury from noble materials and intelligent outfitting, excellent handling in any weather plus security and comfort down to the smallest detail, the larger Antares will make you appreciate the finer things in life even more.
Memorable fishing trips and coastal cruising are some of the good things in life. This range of unusually stable and cleverly functional smaller Antares will make yours simply unforgettable.
Whether you’re just beginning to take to the water, or already an experienced mariner, the Flyer range makes it easy to enjoy the pleasures of the sea. These functional, multi-purpose boats have been created out of the combination of Bénéteau expertise and the talent of some of the world’s top designers. The result is a new benchmark in the nautical world: as easy to handle as they are to drive, maintain and transport, these boats are designed for you and what you do best, whether that’s diving, fishing, water skiing or day cruising. Just choose the model that’s best for you!
Set a course for new horizons and experience the sea differently. Fast, very maneuverable and truly comfortable, the Trawler according to Bénéteau is the ideal boat for those who hold the dream of traveling ever farther.