Beneteau is known worldwide for its sleek design, quality construction and innovation in the manufacturing of seaworthy sailing and power yachts. The Beneteau story began more than 130 years ago when Benjamin Bénéteau started building fishing trawlers in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France. Today, the company continues to thrive under the leadership of Benjamin Bénéteau's granddaughter, Madame Annette Bénéteau-Roux. Beneteau has grown to over twenty manufacturing facilities in France, Italy, Brazil and the United States.
The Beneteau product lines now include sailing yachts Oceanis, First and Sense, and powerboats including the Gran Turismo express cruiser, Swift Trawler (most efficient fast trawlers in their class), the versatile Barracuda outboard and Monte Carlo motoryachts.