While Beneteau has been manufacturing sailboats and powerboats for over 130 years, Beneteau’s
production facility in Marion, South Carolina, officially started operations in 1986. Today, the plant counts
145 employees and continues to produce 7 Beneteau models; including the First 22, which was developed
in collaboration with the American Sailing Association and launched last year. The plant also manufactures
six Oceanis models ranging from 31 to 45 feet for distribution in the Americas.