Beneteau Yachts, now the largest producer of yachts in the world, was founded by Benjamin Beneteau in 1884 in the Atlantic coast fishing village of Saint Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France. Benjamin Beneteau was a shipwright who started out making tuna boats and sailing trawlers, and in 1964 Benjamin’s two grandchildren, Annette and Andre, diversified the company with the introduction of fiberglass sailing yachts. Still in the family today, Beneteau is one of the oldest family-run boat-building yards in the world. Today, thousands of Beneteau’s sailing yachts navigate the oceans, seas, lakes, and rivers with 40 different yacht models to offer, covering every market niche. Beneteau provides a wide range of sailing yachts ranging from small boats, like the Beneteau First 14, to big boats such as the Oceanis Yacht 62. Beneteau also offers a wide range of motorboats, such as the Gran Turismo 40 and Swift Trawler 44.