As we prepare to celebrate 30 years of boat building in the USA, Beneteau America is giving away a brand new sailboat during the upcoming Annapolis Boat Show, October 8-12.
“The goal of the giveaway is two-fold: celebrate our 30-year Anniversary with a splash and give awareness to our First 22, which is a fantastic starter boat,” commented Laurent Fabre, President of Beneteau America.
In addition, Beneteau is co-sponsoring a sailing initiation program called “First Sail Workshop”.Register here to learn sailing basics aboard one of four First 22s during the Annapolis show.
While Beneteau has been manufacturing sailboats and powerboats for over 130 years, Beneteau’s production facility in Marion, SC, officially started operations in 1986.
Today, the plant counts 145 employees and continues to produce 7 Beneteau models, including six Oceanis models ranging from 31 to 45 feet and the new First 22.
Hosted by South Coast and Naos Yachts, the Southern California Beneteau Rendezvous was a huge success — and their largest yet — with over 60 boats at Two Harbors on Catalina Island.
From the Ship Rock Challenge Regatta to a French-themed Evening in Paris party and a dinghy raft up on the stern of a First 40.7, everyone had a blast! Enjoy the video.
Aurelie and Benjamin Beneteau (and a future sailor on the way!) crossed their wake on their Oceanis 38, Ours Blanc after nearly a year of circumnavigation in the Atlantic!
It’s now time for the crew to sail back home to St Gilles Croix de Vie, France, where the Beneteau shipyard was founded over 130 years ago.
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