Heritage SAILING YACHTS

All Bénéteau's sailing yacht ranges and models, since 1965

Our heritage range

1965 - 1981

THE BEGINNING OF THE LEGEND

From fishing boats to the fist cruisers, including a foray into dinghy sailing, Bénéteau has forged

the reputation of being an innovative boatyard building extremely seaworthy boats.

1977

FIRST generation of
first yachts

Whit the first 30, André Bénéteau designs the first model of the ocean-racing range, based
on a Mauric plan. Bénéteau becomes a leader on European and then American waters : the legend is born

1982

IDYLLE

The first Bénéteau charter range, resulting from a collaboration with Moorings,
offers new comfort on board

1982

CALIFORNIA

The california modernizes the traditional fishing boat. Simple, economical and seaworthy,
the boat is ideal for coastal fishing and sailing.

1986

FIRST GENERATION OF
OCEANIS YACHT

Whit the Oceanis 350, Beneteau creates a new range of sailing yachts designed for cruising and 
the pleasure of living at sea

 

1988

Third generation of
first yachts

In taking Stark and Pinifarina aboard, Bénéteau embarks on designing a new generation of First yachts
that combine performance, style and ergonomics.

1991

second genration of
oceanis yachts

With patented BWS technology, the new generation introduces a "shield" to its hulls
tha improves its mechanical properties and longevity.

1994

Third generation of
oceanis yachts

Whit a central cockpit, the Oceanis CC offers a new lifestyle on board and offers
remarkable reassurance in terms of safety.

2004

Fifth generation of
first yachts

The "7" series is adapted to form the smaller first yachts. Performance and
sensation are tangible !

2005

CYCLADES

An affordable easy-to-sail range for perfect seaside holidays.

2005

fifth generation of
oceanis yachts

A generation that takes a step forward from comfort to well-being. 
Her design and seaworthiness are universally acclaimed and the range becomes
an international benchmark in cruising.

2006 - 2007

Six generation of
first yachts 

Welcome to a world of incredible sensations. In the last forty years, Beneteau’s legendary sport cruiser has carved out a special place in the hearts of experienced sailors. Made from high tech materials, light and sturdy, and fitted with excellent equipment, she can compete on any stretch of water.
She is a must for competitive sailing.  

 

 

The world reference in cruising. With eight models ranging from 31 to 60 feet, the Oceanis is a safe and efficient sailing yacht. With increasingly stable hulls, clear deck plans, simplified manoeuvring, equipment and interiors lending themselves to personalization, the Oceanis range continues to improve the cruising experience. The dream is subtly falling into place.  

 

 

A sailing yacht for all horizons. The Sense began with a completely innovative architectural concept, making way for new cruising opportunities. The Sense’s new deck plan and well-organized spaces and circulation on board did away with interior and exterior boundaries. Enjoy a lifestyle with a view. 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS