This year the French shipyard Jeanneau celebrates its 60th anniversary! Today the Beneteau Group, led by Jeanneau, is the world's largest yacht builder. But the history of the creation of this giant is very rich and inspiring.
French shipyard Jeanneau turns 60
In 1957 Henri Jeannot (Henri Jeanneau)already passionate about airplanes and cars, he discovered a new passion for motorboats. Soon, he began building a wooden hulled boat, in which he took part in the six-hour Paris race, the largest national race at the time, and was the first to cross the finish line. And already in 1958, the first boat with a fiberglass hull was built at his small shipyard. This new petrochemical material has brought about an unprecedented technological breakthrough.
In 1958, 3 boats were produced per week. It was necessary to demonstrate to clients that fiberglass would work like wood. By 1970, several models had already been produced, but the sailing yacht Sangria was simply a huge success, providing Jeanneau leadership in the design and construction of sailing boats.
During the next decade, there was the first participation in a solo transatlantic race, and repeated participation in races in motorboats of the class Formula 1. About 50 prototypes of high-tech racing boats have been developed: Formula 40s, maxi multihull yachts, 60ft trimarans and boats for America's Cup, The Globe Challenger other.
Fleury Michon 7
Jeanneau One Design - Sailing Tour de France
In the 80s Jeanneau have surpassed all world speed records and firmly established themselves as the world leader in motor racing. Sun kiss, launched in 1983, has become an example for large cruising sailing yachts. Fleury Michon 7 1984, became the largest racing catamaran of its time. In 1985, the first cruising catamaran was launched Lagoonand in 1989 the first luxury motor boat was built PRESTIGE.
In the 90s Jeanneau one design officially replaced Sélection in the regatta Tour de France... And the beginning of the 2000s was marked by the line of sailing yachts Sun odyssey, and soon after it the ruler Sun fastas well as participation in Volvo Ocean Race.
Quality, innovation and elegance Are the values behind success Jeanneau... Their clean, modern lines attract internationally renowned professionals who bring innovative ideas to every new project, and customer loyalty continues to be an important source of motivation, enthusiasm and confidence.
Sun Fast 3200
Sun Fast 3600
Sun Odyssey 44 DS
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