Last December, Christopher Hughes from spent two days in France touring several of the BENETEAU’s manufacturing facilities.

Inside two of the factories, the testing laboratory and the wood workshop, BoatTEST took a detailed look at the processes and materials employed in the construction of all BENETEAU sailboats and powerboats, and attended several presentations from key personnel.

Christopher Hughes admitted being very impressed with the level of organization and the care that was taken by all team members in every step of the process. Mr. Hughes further commented: “The level of detail applied to quality assurance was one of the highest I have witnessed in more than the 160 factories I have visited around the world.”

Get an exclusive inside peek at how the Beneteau boats are constructed through the following videos:

Click on the links below to join him on his tour!
+ Resin and coring: Sailboats / Powerboats
+ Hull and deck: Sailboats / Powerboats
Wood workshop

Most Beneteau boats distributed in North America are proudly built in Marion, SC, USA.