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Groupe-Beneteau Announces Reopening of South Carolina Production Facility

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Groupe-Beneteau is pleased to announce that they have reopened their production facility in Marion, South Carolina, as of Monday, May 4, 2020. The plant had been closed for several weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company has elected to implement a gradual restart to make it easier to comply with the CDC, South Carolina’s State Laws, and corporate policies.

“Groupe-Beneteau has put many protective measures in place, keeping each employee’s safety at the forefront of importance.” says Yannick Madiot, COO.

“We have special stations set up for truck drivers and other suppliers to enter the property and before our doors open on Monday morning, each employee will have been issued their PPE (personal protective equipment) including face mask, and personal bottles of hand sanitizer. In addition, we have constructed specially designed hygiene stations which are located throughout the production floor.”

BGM (Groupe-Beneteau Manufacturing) opened its doors in 1986 for the sole purpose of producing cruising sailboats for the North American market. Today, the facility is building both Beneteau and Jeanneau sailboats from 34 to 46 feet.

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Benjamin Beneteau, shipwright, founded the Beneteau boatyard at Croix-de-Vie, France to build sailing trawlers. In 1964 Annette Beneteau Roux and her brother, Andre, granddaughter and grandson to Benjamin, diversified the company with the introduction of fiberglass sailing yachts. With the introduction of the FLETAN and the GUPPY, Beneteau took part in the 1965 Paris Boat Show for the first time, establishing its reputation for building seaworthy pleasure craft. The FIRST 30, designed by Andre Mauric and introduced in 1976, was the beginning of Beneteau’s very successful First series. It was chosen Boat of the Year at the Paris Boat Show and also won the first leg of the Figaro Single-Handed Race. In response to its expanding North American market, Beneteau opened a production facility in Marion, South Carolina. Within four years, Beneteau became one of the top three sailboat manufacturers in America. ***(In order to simplify things, all the Beneteau models, for which we have adequate information, have been listed under the ‘Beneteau’ section. Beneteau’s were often given differEnt names depending on which part of the world they were sold (and/or built). This, in addition to boats that were sold directly to charter companies which also used their own names.) Today, (2016) Beneteau is largest builder of sailboats in the world.

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Beneteau Sailboats: From Family Shop to Global Hit

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Fifty years ago, Beneteau was a small, family-owned company that made fishing boats in a French village. Now it's the world's top sailboat maker, with dealers in 50 countries. Reporter Eleanor Beardsley has more on the woman who transformed the company.

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  • Jeanneau NC 895, Proudly Built in the USA

Located just 95 miles north of Grand Rapids, Michigan, sits the city of Cadillac, population 10,355. Switching continents, the city of Les Herbiers (pronounced “Laser-B-A”), population 15,500, sits about 45 miles south of France’s fifth largest city of Nantes (pronounced “Naunt”). At first glance, other than population-size, the two cities don’t appear to have a whole lot in common but if you’ll bear with me I’ll explain where I’m going with this.

So in 1957,  Henri Jeanneau  founded the Jeanneau Shipyard in Les Herbiers, initially producing small wooden runabouts.  Five years later in 1962, in the city of Cadillac, the  Four Winns  brand was founded also building small runabouts. Boat builders tend to stick together and as luck would have it, today, some 55 plus years later, both brands are owned by  Groupe Beneteau  where not only is experience and technologies shared but production facilities as well.

Groupe Beneteau has a long history of building boats in America going back 30 years with the opening of the factory in Marion, SC in 1986. But up until now, US production has been reserved for only the  Beneteau  and  Jeanneau sailboats . This has now changed with the production of the very popular  Jeanneau NC 895  in Cadillac, the very first Jeanneau powerboat to roll down a US production line.

A BIG thumbs up from Team Cadillac with Rick Videan (top left), John Russell (top right) and John Tripp (bottom left) along with members from Team Jeanneau including Nick Harvey (top center), Mathias Capurro (middle left), Paul Fenn (middle center), and Olivier Grossin (middle right) on board the NC 895, hull #3

“This is such a fantastic opportunity for us to really serve the American market with our powerboats as we have with our sailboats. We are so excited to be working with the our friends in Cadillac.”   Nick Harvey, President, Jeanneau America.

It’s a rather big deal to make the commitment to build boats in America. First and foremost it takes a dedicated team with lots of experience and knowhow building quality boats. And while I’m not an overly technical, industrial sort of a guy, after spending a couple of days with the people in Cadillac and touring the factory there, I was pretty impressed. Not just with the work ethic here but the overall spirit. It reminded me of another group of boat builders I know, one that I have worked closely with for the past 20 years, from a city not unlike Cadillac, in France, called Les Herbiers. And you know something, while we may live in a big world, in our world, the world of boats and water, and having fun, in the end, we are not so different, and this to me is pretty cool.

The Jeanneau NC 895 will be making the boat show rounds this winter throughout North America. It’s a fantastic boat, so be sure to climb aboard. It will be easy to spot by its sporty looks and twin outboards on the back. Oh and by the large sticker on its side reading,  Proudly Built in the USA!

It takes a Factory! The team from Cadillac takes time out for a photo-op in front of the very first NC 895 to be produced in Cadillac, MI USA

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The building process that gives rise to the Beneteau Oceanis 41 begins in France, where digital design files stir a five-axis cutter to life, and 3D foam patterns begin to take shape. These robotically cut male plugs are used to fabricate female molds, often referred to as “tools.” The hull and deck are the major molds, but there are often 20 or more smaller tools created that are used to mold other interior and exterior components—ranging from locker lids to a plinth for the marine head. All of the tooling for each Beneteau is made in the prototype shop in France and is shipped to factories around the world.

The Oceanis 41 is built for the U.S. market in Beneteau’s Marion, S.C. factory. The hulls are laid up in a tilting, open-transom mold, and the process is tightly controlled. Once the mold surface has been polished and a release agent has been applied, an even amount of gelcoat is sprayed onto the highly polished surface. The layup crew must time the next step to begin just as the gelcoat sets and partially cures but is not yet fully hardened. The goal is to have the “still green” gelcoat chemically link with what’s referred to as a skin coat, a combination of vinylester resin and chop strand mat. These two steps produce a smooth, glossy outer hull surface and a backup barrier that acts as an impermeable water block. This two-fold, high-resin content outer layer also helps prevent unwanted fabric print through. Success hinges on well-trained spray applicators and laminators ready to use serrated rollers to manually drive air bubbles out of the laminate.

The E- glass laminate schedule for each boat is CNC machine cut and layered to add more reinforcement in high load regions of the hull. Beneteau continues to favor a solid glass hull that’s stiffened by the addition of a molded grid/liner. The latter is bonded to the fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) hull and provides both a finished inner surface as well as crucial attachment surfaces for bulkheads, interior joiner work, and even engine beds. The alignment of this crucial member is as important as the bonding process itself, and a jig aligned with the hull is used to make sure both parts properly line up.

The complex deck structure—made in a closed molded FRP infusion process—does not go on until most of the interior has gone into the boat. Components are bonded with a urethane adhesive; there’s ample surface area, and a 360-degree approach to this adhesive fastening process. Careful surface preparation and lots of adhesive R&D ensures that the parts bonded in place stay where they belong over the long haul.

The keel stub and keel bolts tie in with the grid structure, and the same goes for the upper and lower rudder bearings. Once most of the larger pieces of the interior, tanks, and engine are in place, the deck is aligned with the hull using a positioning jig, and the overhead gantry lowers the deck onto a bead of polyurethane adhesive. Mechanical fasteners are used to hold the parts in place during the curing process. Even though the adhesive quality of the sealant is strong enough to do the job all on its own, the fasteners are left for belt-and-suspenders security.

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Beneteau & Jeanneau to Close U.S. Factory

Boy, that was a hard headline to write. But it is true. Groupe Beneteau announced that the company was in the process of putting their large boat building facility in Marion, SC into hibernation. The process will begin in September and will run through the end of November.  During that time all current orders for new boats normally built in Marion will be met. After that time and for the near future, new boat orders will be served by Beneteau and Jeanneau factories in France which build boats similar to the boats produced in Marion for the European and Asia-Pacific market. Groupe Beneteau remains the market leader in sailboat sails in the U.S. market and will continue to fill that role in the post Covid-19 era. After sales service for North America will continue to be handled from offices in the U.S.
   The reason for the production reallocation from the U.S. to France is due to two fairly obvious forces affecting the sailboat market in the North America. First, sales of new sailboats in North America have been falling for the last decade. And, second, that trend has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. As we get through the pandemic and get our economy back in gear, Groupe Beneteau will continually reevaluate the viability of building their boats in Marion. In the meantime, the company continues to build their range of powerboats in the U.S. and will serve buyers of sailboats as they did 36 years ago prior to opening the Marion facility. The only difference for Beneteau and Jeanneau new boat buyers is their boats will make a transatlantic passage aboard a ship before arriving in the U.S.
    For more information, contact your Beneteau or Jeanneau dealer through the links below. https://www.beneteau.com/us/beneteau-network   
 https://www.jeanneauamerica.com/en/contact/

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By Jeff Hemmel | March 2023

Learn more about Beneteau boats by viewing our extensive collection of boat tests, reviews and other related content. Boating-exclusive content is produced by expert, longtime boating enthusiasts with extensive knowledge of the boating industry. Whether you’re looking to buy, sell or just research the brand, our content is here to help.

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Beneteau is one of Europe’s oldest boat builders . Founded in 1884 by Benjamin Beneteau in the French port city of Croix-de-Vie, early fishing-oriented boats were designed with two goals — to be durable enough to handle the North Atlantic waters and fast enough to be first back to shore with the day’s catch. Today, Beneteau is still known for these core traits but has evolved from the builder’s early commercial-fishing roots to become one of Europe’s leading builders of recreational power and sail boats. Powerboat models include the Flyer range of day boats from 21’ – 34’, Antares outboard-powered cruisers from 24’ – 36’, Gran Turismo express cruisers from 32’ -48’, long-distance Swift Trawlers from 37’ – 48’ and the flagship 62’ Grand Trawler .Power options span from gasoline-powered outboards to gasoline and diesel-powered sterndrives, diesel inboards and Volvo Penta’s IPS Inboard Performance System .

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Beneteau currently produces a variety of models divided between the day boat, cruiser, express cruiser and trawler categories.

Boat Types Day Boats, Cruisers, Express Cruisers, Trawlers
Hull Types Fiberglass Planing V-hulls, Fiberglass Displacement Hulls
Average Length/Size Day Boats from 21’ - 34’, Outboard-powered Cruisers from 24’ - 36’, Express Cruisers from 32’ -48’, Trawlers from 37’ - 62’
Fuel Types Gasoline, Diesel
Cost of New Boats Priced near the top of the market compared to other similar boats
Cost of Used Boats Priced near the top of the market compared to other similar boats
Activity/Usage Types Recreational cruising; fishing; waterskiing/wakeboarding; weekend/overnighting; long-distance cruising; entertaining

Types of Beneteau Boats

Beneteau manufacturers a variety of both power and sail boat models. The Powerboat line includes Flyer day boats from 21’ – 34’, Antares outboard-powered cruisers from 24’ – 36’, Gran Turismo express cruisers from 32’ -48’, long-distance Swift Trawlers from 37’ – 48’ and the flagship 62’ Grand Trawler .

  • Available in both open-bow and enclosed-bow designs from 21’ – 34’, the Flyer range of dayboats is designed with cruising, performance, entertaining and watersports in mind.
  • Enclosed-bow SUNdeck models offer sunbathing lounges topside and cabins with berths, toilets or enclosed heads, and galley variations below.
  • Open-bow SPACEdecks maximize passenger space with forward bow seating that converts to a roomy sunpad, cockpits that focus on cruising or fishing and, on larger models, open cabins with toilets and modular cockpits to enhance socializing.
  • Models include Flyer 7 SPACEdeck , Flyer 7 SUNDeck , Flyer 8 SPACEdeck , Flyer 8 SUNdeck , Flyer 9 SPACEdeck , Flyer 9 SUNdeck and Flyer 10 .
  • Six models from 24’ – 36’, the Antares line of cruisers includes the Antares 7 , Antares 8 , Antares 8 Fishing , Antares 9 , Antares 11 and Antares 11 Fly .
  • Each is defined by an enclosed pilothouse , inviting cabin, flared hull and outboard engine power.
  • Models include traditional weekend cruiser designs as well as flybridge and fishing-focused models .
  • Highlights include open-feeling wheelhouses with large salons , below-deck cabin with seating that connects to forward berths, enclosed head compartments with toilet and shower, and galleys with refrigerator sink and stove.
  • Sleek express cruisers from 32’-48’, Gran Turismo models include the Gran Turismo 32 , Gran Turismo 36 , Gran Turismo 41 and Gran Turismo 45 .
  • Common style elements include a recessed forward deck with sun lounges to soak up the rays, hardtop-covered cockpit with large window to maintain a bright and open feel, and open aft cockpit area that can be used for seating, entertaining or sunbathing.
  • Below deck, roomy cabins include a forward berth/dinette, mid-cabin berth, galley and enclosed heads.
  • Depending on size, power options extend from twin outboard or twin sterndrive configurations to Volvo Penta’s Inboard Performance System (IPS) .
  • Designed with the long-distance traveler in mind, Swift Trawlers — including the Swift Trawler 35 , Swift Trawler 41 Fly , Swift Trawler 41 Sedan and Swift Trawler 48 — are seaworthy vessels that combine safety and stability with comfortable accommodations.
  • Styles include traditional , flybridge and sedan models.
  • Topside, enclosed wheelhouses pair with main salons that offer aft galleys and abundant passenger seating. The latter often doubles as sleeping space.
  • Below deck, as many as three cabins combine with up to two enclosed head compartments and shower to guarantee a comfortable excursion.
  • Power is provided by a choice of shaft-line drives from Volvo Penta .
  • The ultimate flagship in Beneteau’s trawler family, the Grand Trawler 62 provides passengers luxurious accommodations no matter how long the voyage.
  • A large flybridge includes wetbar and table seating. Below, the wheelhouse is matched with large galley, dining area and salon.
  • Below deck, the guest cabin in the bow and midship owner suite take full advantage of the boat’s generous beam for hotel-like room. Or, reconfigure the layout to create as many as four cabins and multiple head compartments.

Beneteau Brands

In addition to the Beneteau line, Group Beneteau owns the Jeaneau, Prestige, Delphia, Four Winns, Wellcraft, Scarab, Glastron and Monte Carlo Yachts brands.

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Once known for go-fast speedboats , today Wellcraft produces a line of outboard-powered center consoles from 20’ – 35’.

Scarab produces a line of performance-minded, open-bow sport boats and a single center-console, all powered by Rotax jet-propulsion engines. Models span from 16’ – 25’.

Glastron produces a broad range of bowriders , deck boats, and wake surf-specific models ranging in size from 19’ – 24. Power options include outboard, sterndrive and wake-surf-friendly, forward-facing sterndrives.

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As the most trusted source of boating information on the internet, Boating Magazine has produced in-depth reviews of over 10 Beneteau boats . These tests are conducted by an expert staff made up of true boating enthusiasts. Tests and reviews include not only performance testing and passenger amenities, but also dig deep into a boat’s construction, handling, and overall safety .

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Faqs about beneteau boats.

Find the answers to frequently asked questions about Beneteau boats, including the types of boats Beneteau makes, where they’re produced and how to find a Beneteau boat that fits your needs and lifestyle.

Beneteau builds a diverse list of models, divided between the day boat, cruiser, express cruiser and trawler categories.

Powerboat models include the Flyer range of day boats from 21’ – 34’, Antares outboard-powered cruisers from 24’ – 36’, Gran Turismo express cruisers from 32’ -48’, long-distance Swift Trawlers from 37’ – 48’ and the flagship 62’ Grand Trawler.

Beneteau is headquartered in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France. The company operates multiple factories in the country and in the United States.

Beneteau boats use a variety of engines, including single and twin gasoline outboard configurations, gasoline and diesel sterndrives, diesel inboards and Volvo Penta’s IPS (Inboard Performance System).

Beneteau offers a manufacturer’s warranty covering structural issues for 7 years and parts and labor for 3 years. For more details visit beneteau.com .

Yes, Beneteau boats are easy to maintain. Basic maintenance, including washing and waxing the fiberglass hull , keeping engine compartments clean and dry, and cleaning and using protectant on vinyl surfaces will keep a Beneteau boat looking and performing like new for years to come. Boats left in the water should have hulls cleaned yearly to remove marine growth; anti-fouling paint on submerged areas of the hull should also be applied. Follow the manufacturer’s recommended maintenance schedule, including yearly engine service, to ensure reliable, safe operation. Factory-recommended service should be performed at an authorized Beneteau dealer.

Beneteau’s Flyer line is designed with recreational watersports — including inflatable tubing, waterskiing and wakeboarding — in mind. Beneteau’s Airstep hulls provide quick acceleration and skiing-friendly top speeds. Amenities include aft tow bars that raise the towrope over the boat’s outboard engine, easy access to aft swim platforms and deep-water reboarding ladders.

Beneteau has a vast dealer network spread over five continents. Find your local Beneteau dealer here .

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Beneteau Vs Jeanneau: Which is Better?

Beneteau Vs Jeanneau: Which is Better?

I want to start this article by saying that both Beneteau and Jeanneau produce fine boats built to high standards, and you can’t go wrong either way. However, in today’s article, we will take a closer look at both brands to determine each’s pros and cons and hopefully help you make up your mind when purchasing one. 

Beneteau offers a wide range of sailing boats in various sizes, from small boats such as the First 14 to bigger ones like the Oceanis Yacht 62. In their production line, there are power boats as well as sailboats ideal for both leisure boating and sports events. Beneteau is a reputable brand to be reckoned with as far as international boating standards are concerned. Their boats have won famous international races such as Fastnet, Sydney Hobart, and the Middle Sea Race.

The Beneteau group acquired Jeanneau in 1995, so Beneteau and Jeanneau boats are essentially the same brand with some differences in how the two of them do things. Jeanneau produces luxurious and timeless boats by architects with a world-class reputation between 33 feet (like the Sun Odyssey 349) and 64 feet (like the Jeanneau 64 ). Their boats are famous for their comfort, sportiness, and sheer luxury. Jeanneau is famous for making their customers’ comfort a top priority, and personally, I like the timeless design.

Beneteau Vs Jeanneau – Overall Built Quality

According to my personal experience, an interview that I did with a boat surveyor and an online independent boat owners review group, there have been subtle choices of the Jeanneau newer models having a stronger build than the previous Beneteau boats. This is because the Jeanneau’s hull is built using the glassed-in stringers and floors and won’t come unglued. On the other hand, Beneteau has a dropped in moulded pan model. The glassed-in grid system is superior to the glued-in liner system.

Besides that and a few other variations on different architectural approaches, the overall built quality is typically the same, and many of their boats are even produced in the same factories.

Beneteau boats are often made for charter and the family market, with design towards more roomy interiors and bigger, more comfortable cabins and galley. This means more storage in the cabins and roomier bathrooms. Jeanneau boats, however, perform better as cruisers. They point well, do not often creak and slam, and are lovely sailors that ride well with the wind. The keels are robust, and these features culminate to make them better under sail. Still, even though their interior has enough space and provides comfort, they come second to the Beneteau in that aspect.

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Jeanneau has promised and delivered its customers on an international scale peace of mind concerning their cherished Jeanneau boats. With an extended general warranty which was moved up from 2 years to 3 years, customers can boldly cruise wherever on earth and never need to worry if the part they are sailing in voids their warranty or not. They have a 5-year blister warranty on hull blistering thanks to the new material resin they now use as a barrier coat. The 7-year warranty covers all Jeanneau boats’ structure exclusively, which means that all deck and hull repairs with regards to manufacturing defects as recognized by technical services are covered under this 7-year warranty package. What’s so much more is that this 7-5-3 warranty is transferable upon the boat’s resale to future owners. So, the Jeanneau warranty can still cover a second-hand buyer, which helps with the resale of your boat.

The Beneteau group parts and labor warranty for replacing any defective parts as detected by professional technicians in the department is offered. This will last for 3 years following the delivery of your purchased boat. Then similarly to Jeanneau, they also offer a 7-year structural warranty that will cover the expenses of any fault that is deemed by your dealer’s diagnosis to be the manufacturer’s fault. This period of 7 years starts counting following the purchase of a new boat from any authorized retail outlets.

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Architects and Designers

Beneteau first did architectural work with an outsider in 1975. This collaboration produced the First 30, and since then, Beneteau crafts have been boats to reckon with at sea. Today Beneteau continues to partner with seasoned architects to make the best naval crafts. These architects go to great lengths to make real innovative stuff. Some of these well-known architects and their companies are Pierangelo Andreani of ANDREANI DESIGN, a designer and an architect; Jean Berret & Olivier Racoupeau of BERRET-RACOUPEAU DESIGN; Robert Biscontini of BISCONTINI YACHT DESIGN, who doubles as a Naval architect and a designer. These renowned companies and men have been and are behind the architectural structure and design of Beneteau crafts.

Jeanneau has worked out something similar to the Beneteau in line with their design department. Their boats are distinguished by their elegance, with constant innovation drawn in by the crème-de-la-crème in the naval architecture niche. Together with the well-tempered execution of the Jeanneau project teams, these designs help to achieve the attractive and easy to handle boats they are well-known for. Some of their architectural designers include Daniel Andrieu of ANDRIEU YACHT DESIGN; Vittorio Garroni, CEO of GARRONI DESIGN; Marc Lombard of MARC LOMBARD DESIGN; and Andrew Winch of WINCH DESIGN.

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Beneteau’s revolutionary Dock & Go System is a kind innovation in the boating world that eliminates the worry of manually maneuvering your watercraft into a dock and providing a solution to the cumbersome task of having to handle your boat in close quarters. The new Beneteau boats come with a joystick that synchronizes a pivoting saildrive base and bow thruster. The Dock & Go system combines the engine’s assistance and bow thruster to give the same thrust both astern and ahead. It is also compatible with feathering/folding propellers, which helps optimize a yacht’s thrust for all-around maneuverability.

Jeanneau partnered with the ZF Marine Industries group to create a similar Dock & Go System, one which allows a joystick to direct the boat to whichever direction within a 360 degrees angle just with the push of a button. They named this system the 360⁰ docking, a name culled from the directions. This system can move the boat at the desired speed for an easy and fulfilled experience. Subsequent models of boats were released after the innovation came fully equipped with it.

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Building Materials

As for building materials, the Beneteau group uses resin and balsa core to build their hull. Balsa core is a sandwich laminated between the inner and outer fiberglass material. This balsa core permits resin quantity reduction in each hull constituent while still maintaining the desired structural strength. Resin constituent reduction in the hull means lighter weight and better sailing. It can also make the boat go faster. Balsa core is infamous for high resistance, noise reduction, and insulation. Wood for their boats is reportedly purchased from only certified and controlled sources who cut with the good of the ecosystem at heart. Alpi Wood seems to be their favorite choice, and why wouldn’t it be? Alpi Wood perfectly suits timber for marine products and is definitely a renewable resource.

Jeanneau makes their modern monohull using the vacuum resin infusion molding technique, and they also use something similar when they make the deck. This is implemented to control weight and also to create a quality finish. No wonder Jeanneau boat owners always have some scintillating (no matter how subtle or little) to say about their boats finishing. They have also been making use of fiberglass to make their hulls since 1958 and because this material is just as -if not more- reliable as wood which has been the preferred choice of building material.

They use this fiberglass technology known as an infusion to make hulls for bigger boats. Infusion is where they lay up dry fiberglass cloth in the mold and enclose it in a vacuum with a plastic film. Then they pour the resin to seep in and seed the entire cloth. The result is an overall weight reduction and optimization of the resin quantity to increase the strength and resistance of each piece produced.

Beneteau Vs Jeanneau – Final Thoughts

Much, yet not enough, has been said about these two innovative boat brands, and this is because there are so many good things to say about both Beneteau and Jeanneau. Because both brands are basically the same company, many similarities have arisen in the course of our comparison. Not to worry, though, because both brands are constant award winners in races and yearly awards and what is more important is that their owners are the proudest to own them. 

Personally, although I believe that Beneteau boats are nice and comfortable and sail reasonably well, Jeanneau boats are better as they feel and sail like proper sailboats. Jeanneau boats point well, sail better and don’t creek as much or slam as hard. Also, keel fittings feel more robust and feel better-built all around.

Pro Tip:  If you are torn between buying a Jeanneau or a Beneteau sailboat but are unsure which one you should go for, then I strongly suggest that you charter each of the boats for at least a week. That way, you will find out which boat fits your needs better and which one you like better. That way, you can avoid making an expensive mistake.

Peter

Peter is the editor of Better Sailing. He has sailed for countless hours and has maintained his own boats and sailboats for years. After years of trial and error, he decided to start this website to share the knowledge.

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Beneteau is a renowned French company that manufactures a wide variety of boats, including sailboats. The company was established in 1884 by Benjamin Beneteau and has grown over the decades to become one of the leading boat manufacturers worldwide.

The Beneteau brand is synonymous with innovation, quality, and seaworthiness. They produce different sailboats designed for various uses, from cruising to racing. The company’s sailboat range includes small boats for casual sailing, larger yachts for extended cruising, and even high-performance boats for competitive sailing.

Beneteau’s most popular sailboat lines included the Oceanis, First, and Sense series.

  • The Oceanis line is designed for comfort and ease of use, making it ideal for cruising and liveaboard sailors. These boats are known for their spacious interiors, excellent build quality, and efficient sailing characteristics.
  • The First series is targeted towards racing and performance-oriented sailing. These boats have sleek, streamlined designs and are built for speed while still offering some cruising comforts.
  • The Sense series offers a unique blend of sailing performance and liveaboard comfort, with features designed for long-distance blue water cruising. They are known for their innovative layouts that provide an easy and seamless transition between indoor and outdoor spaces.

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3 reasons to buy a Beneteau sailboat

Versatility and variety.

Beneteau offers a diverse range of boats to suit various needs and preferences. Whether you are looking for a performance-oriented sailboat for racing, a comfortable yacht for leisurely cruising, or a motorboat for fishing and day trips, Beneteau has options that cater to a wide spectrum of boating enthusiasts. The extensive range allows you to find a boat that aligns closely with your intended usage and style preferences.

Innovation and Modern Features

Beneteau is known for staying at the forefront of technological innovations and incorporating modern features in its boats. The company’s boats often come equipped with cutting-edge navigational systems, efficient hull designs, and luxurious amenities that enhance comfort and performance. A Beneteau boat can be an appealing choice for someone who values modernity and state-of-the-art features.

Global Support and Resale Value

Owning a Beneteau comes with the assurance of a broad global support network, thanks to the brand’s international presence. This makes it relatively easy to access service and maintenance, even if you are cruising in different parts of the world. Additionally, Beneteau’s reputation as a reliable and well-regarded brand often translates to strong resale values. For those who may wish to upgrade or sell their boat in the future, this can be an important financial consideration.

Beneteau is one of the largest boat manufacturers in the world and has an extensive history that spans over a century. Beneteau was founded in 1884 by Benjamin Beneteau, a shipbuilder who began by building fishing boats in the Vendée region of France. Over the years, the company expanded its operations to include both sailboats and motorboats, and it is now a multinational company with a presence in multiple countries worldwide.

Innovation and Design : Beneteau is known for its innovative designs and use of modern technology. The company has introduced numerous design features that have influenced the boating industry. For example, they were among the first boat builders to use GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic) to construct their boats, which is now standard in the industry.

Global Presence : The company operates internationally, with dealerships and manufacturing facilities in multiple countries, including the United States and Poland. Beneteau’s boats are sold all over the world.

Environmental Responsibility : Beneteau is committed to environmental responsibility. The company strives to minimize the environmental impact of its manufacturing processes and has implemented numerous sustainability initiatives over the years.

Heritage and Reputation : With over a century of experience, Beneteau has a strong heritage and reputation in the boating industry. The brand is synonymous with reliability, and owning a Beneteau can be seen as an endorsement of quality.

Innovation and Technology : Beneteau is known for incorporating cutting-edge technology and innovative designs in their boats. They have been pioneers in many aspects, including hull design and manufacturing techniques. This means that with a Beneteau, you’re likely getting some of the latest features and innovations.

Wide Range of Options : Beneteau offers a diverse range of sailboats, from small, performance-oriented models to large, luxurious cruising yachts. This diversity makes it easier for buyers to find a boat that fits their specific needs and preferences.

Resale Value : Beneteau sailboats generally have good resale values due to the brand’s reputation and demand in the used boat market. This can be an important consideration for buyers looking at the total cost of ownership over time.

Global Support and Dealership Network : As an international brand, Beneteau has an extensive dealership and service network across the globe. This makes it easier to find service and support for your boat, no matter where you are.

Comfort and Liveability : Many Beneteau models, especially in the Oceanis range, are designed with a focus on comfort and liveability. They often feature spacious interiors, efficient layouts, and amenities that make them suitable for extended cruising and living aboard.

Performance : Particularly in their First series, Beneteau has models that are performance-oriented and well-regarded in the racing community. This is ideal for sailors who are looking to participate in regattas or who simply enjoy a more sporty sailing experience.

Community : Owning a Beneteau can also provide you with access to a community of fellow owners. There are clubs and associations for Beneteau owners, and being part of this community can be both socially rewarding and practical, as experienced owners can be a good source of advice and support.

Motorboats : In addition to sailboats, Beneteau also manufactures a wide range of motorboats. These include small outboard motorboats, larger inboard cruisers, and luxury motor yachts. They also have ranges of powerboats for different uses, from day-boating to cruising and luxury yachting.

Beneteau competitors

Beneteau has several competitors in the sailboat and motorboat markets. The boating industry is quite diverse, and the major competitors can vary depending on the type and size of the boat. Here are some of the notable competitors in the sailboat market:

  • Jeanneau : Like Beneteau, Jeanneau is a French brand often considered one of Beneteau’s closest competitors. They offer a similar range of sailboats known for quality and performance. Interestingly, Beneteau and Jeanneau are part of the same parent group, Groupe Beneteau.
  • Bavaria Yachtbau : A German brand, Bavaria is known for producing well-built sailboats and motorboats. Their Cruiser and Vision series of sailboats are particularly popular among cruising enthusiasts.
  • HanseYachts AG : Another German manufacturer, Hanse produces a range of modern and innovative sailboats. They are known for their easy handling, performance, and customizable designs.
  • Dufour Yachts : Also based in France, Dufour manufactures cruising sailboats known for their performance, quality, and comfort. They have a range of models suitable for both coastal and blue-water cruising.
  • Catalina Yachts : An American brand, Catalina Yachts produces a range of sailboats known for their durability and value. They have a loyal following, particularly in the United States.
  • Hunter Marine : This is another American brand well-known for producing cruising sailboats. They offer boats with a good balance of comfort, ease of use, and performance.
  • Elan Yachts : Based in Slovenia, Elan builds performance-oriented cruising sailboats. They are known for incorporating innovative features and designs in their boats.

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The Group’s historic trademark, Beneteau has been a pioneer for recreational boating from the outset. With its world-leading ranges and iconic products, nearly 45 models offer diverse, high-performance capabilities.

With one single idea in mind: innovating in terms of both boats and processes to enable as many people as possible to realize their dreams, making the avant-garde accessible.

This 2020-21 season, Beneteau demonstrates this spirit of avant-garde launching 5 new boats:

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  • The stylish Oceanis Yacht 54
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Who produces the Beneteau boat?

Beneteau is a family-owned french boat company that is around 136 years old.

Benjamin Beneteau founded the Beneteau boatyard in the French port city of Croix-de-vie in 1884. Benjamin Beneteau designed and produced the first Beneteau engine-powered fishing boat in the early 1900s.

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Where are Beneteau boats made?

Based on Beneteau company they have a total of 22 production sites worldwide. The majority of their boats are built in the Vendee area of France. Beneteau also has one US plant located in Marion, South Carolina. This US plant mainly supports the US boat market.

How many kinds of boats does Beneteau produce?

Beneteau focuses on commercial fishing boats for over 70 years from 1884~1960. Beneteau broadens its boat category from commercial to recreational sailboats and powerboats by the early 70s. Today Beneteau company has become a prominent pleasure boat builder in all of Europe.

2 main category Sailboats and Powerboats

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  • Heritage sailing yachts
  • Flyer (21 ~34 feet)
  • Antares (24 ~36 feet)
  • Gran Turismo (32 ~ 48 feet)
  • Swift Trawler (37~48 feet)
  • Grand Trawler (62 feet)
  • Heritage Powerboats (old models from the 70s)

Which model is the most popular Beneteau boat?

Oceanis and Oceanis yachts are the most popular models among Beneteau boats .

  • Oceanis Yacht 54
  • Oceanis Yacht 60

Oceanis boat list of price

Oceanis 30weight 8,000lbs and easy to trail$50,000~$170,000
Oceanis 34334 sq/ft mainsail and 197 sq/ft self-tacking jib$80,000~$200,000
Oceanis 38Chined hull, two helm stations, a huge swim platform$120,000~$220,000
Oceanis 40Flared hull, an option of 2, 3, or 4 cabins$100,000~$250,000
Oceanis 46Stepped hull, easy to sail doublehanded$135,000~$320,000
Oceanis 51Stepped hull, in-mast furling system, and self-tacking jib$300,000~$580,000
Oceanis 54Equipped with seanapps, straight stem, and a maximum beam of 16.3 feet $210,000~$570,000
Oceanis 60Spacious owner and guest cabin, ergonomic gallery$450,000~$800,000

Below is an excellent video to walk through a Beneteau Oceanis 62

Is Beneteau a good boat?

Most boat owners agree that Beneteau boats are decent boats. Most people like the design and finish on the Beneteau boat other than other production boats.

The other features people like about Beneteau boats such as dual engines on smaller models, extra berth for storage, space at anchor, ease to sail, etc.

Is Beneteau Oceanis a bluewater boat?

Oceanis boats are designed for long-distance , blue water cruisers based on Beneteau company. Beneteau’s oceanis is a bluewater boat.

Many boat owners confirmed that plenty of Beneteau’s cross oceans yearly if they are well maintained.

Beneteau First VS. Beneteau Oceanis

Beneteau First models perform best on daysailing and coastal cruising. First models range from the smaller size of First 14 with an overall length of 14′ to First 53 with an overall length of 56’2”.

Beneteau First models are easy to sail and good at racing. First 14 is a perfect sailboat for someone new to sailing.

Beneteau Oceanis models are blue water boats designed for long-distance, ocean crossing.

Beneteau Oceanis models are more stable and less speedy than First models. The Majority of Oceanis models have spacious living and storage spaces to fit long-distance travel purposes.

How much does a Beneteau Antares cost?

Antares is also a popular power boat model of Beneteau boats

  • Antares 8 Fishing
  • Antares 11 Fly

Antares price list

Antares 724’6″ overall length, 1x175HP engine. best pocket cruiser, trailable$39,900~$68,000
Antares 81x250HP engine with 26’5″ overall length$60,000~$160,000
Antares 8 Fishing1x250HP engine with fishing station on the back of the boat$50,000~$200,000
Antares 92x200HP engines, fit 4 adults space$60,000~$230,000
Antares 112x300HP engines, sun bench, side swim platform$140,000~$200,000
Antares 11 fly2x300HP engines, double deck$210,000~$280,000

Is Jeanneau owned by Beneteau?

Jeanneau is also a french boat company founded in 1957 by Henri Jeanneau. GroupBeneteau bought Jeanneau in 1995, so GroupBeneteau owned the Jeanneau boat company since then.

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Which Beneteau model should you choose?

It is going to depend on your budget, your lifestyle and where are you going to use it. Different models fit different purposes. Are you looking for a pleasure boat or a sturdy bluewater boat? Are you looking for short trips cruising or long-distance sailing?

There is not a perfect boat to fit your expectation. you probably have to give up something to get some features that you can not live without it.

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August 30, 2022

Beneteau sailboats are well-made and durable, but these vessels have a few common issues that are exacerbated by age and poor maintenance.

The most common issues with used Beneteau sailboats are strange creaking sounds, fiberglass cracking or delamination, deck core rot, corrosion, keel separation, interior wear, and various wiring and electrical problems.

In this article, we’ll cover some of the issues that you may encounter on older Beneteau sailboats. We’ll go over why these issues occur, how to spot them, and a brief overview of how to repair them. Additionally, we’ll explain why Beneteau sailboats have slightly fewer problems than similar production sailboats.

We sourced the information used in this article from careful research. We also drew off the collective knowledge of the sailing community and the testimony of past and current Beneteau owners.

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‍ Are Beneteau Sailboats Well-Made?

Yes, Beneteau sailboats are just as well-made as any other popular production fiberglass boat. The company has produced thousands of affordable boats over the years, and the vast majority of them enjoy years or decades of trouble-free sailing—with regular maintenance, of course.

Former sailboat salesmen sometimes describe Beneteau as “the Ford of the sailboat industry,” alluding that they’re a bit nicer than the other entry-level brands but not quite top-of-the-line. However, modern Beneteau sailboats are much more premium.

Newer Beneteau sailboats are just as high-quality as the old ones—and sometimes better. These vessels have a reputation for quality parts, and few sailors regard them as cheaply-built boats. The cabinet materials, hull glassing, and fittings are generally good from the factory.

Why do Beneteau Sailboats Have Problems?

Beneteau sailboats are some of the better-built production fiberglass boats on the used market. They’re usually stronger than other similarly-priced sailboats due to their hull reinforcements, and many of their fittings are the same as similar vessels and manufactured by third-party companies.

The main reason why we see problems with Beneteau sailboats is due to their age and lower price point. People don’t always take care of their stuff, and most Beneteau sailboats fall victim to time and varying levels of natural deterioration.

Beneteau sailboats aren’t any more or less prone to problems. That said, there are some common issues found on older Beneteau boats that you’re likely to encounter on other sailboats as well.

Common Beneteau Sailboat Problems

Beneteau sailboats are generally well-made and long-lasting, even if previous owners haven’t been 100% on top of maintenance. However, Beneteau sailboats have some generational problems that are common enough to discuss.

Additionally, as the older boats age, the sailing community is becoming aware of potential shortcomings in their construction and design. Luckily, most of these issues can be repaired—if caught early and dealt with promptly. Here are seven of the most common problems with Beneteau sailboats.

1. Strange Noises

Ever heard an old house start to complain on a windy day? The same issue is known to occur on older Beneteau sailboats, but it’s usually not a huge cause for concern. Nonetheless, it’s nerve-wracking for sailors and sometimes a sign of a more serious problem.

When sailing, some Beneteau sailboats will creak and moan—especially in rough seas or high winds. This is likely due to stress on the chainplates, stays, and rigging as pressures are exerted on them. Boats naturally have a certain amount of flex, and sometimes it produces noise.

What’s more concerning is when the noises are a sign of wear on key components or a weakening of the vessel’s structure. This is apparent if you notice cracks around chainplates in the fiberglass or if you see any critical components flexing under normal strain.

2. Fiberglass Delamination

Delamination occurs when fiberglass is exposed to sunlight and weather for extended periods, and the process is worsened by poor or non-existent hull and deck maintenance. Beneteau sailboats are made from multiple layers of fiberglass and a laminate, which can separate from each other over time and weaken the boat.

Delamination can also expose the core to moisture, which can spell disaster for the boat. Luckily, delamination is easy to spot and somewhat easy for amateurs to repair with a kit from West Marine. Any delamination, especially on the deck, should be repaired as soon as you notice it.

3. Weakened or Soft Decks

Deck weakening is caused by moisture which rots the organic core that supports the fiberglass. Not all boats are built this way, but the vast majority of Beneteau sailboats are constructed with a cored deck.

This is a problem that occurs on most fiberglass boats and is not disproportionately common on Beneteau sailboats. So, how do decks go soft, and why is it such a big problem?

Beneteau decks go soft when moisture gets behind the fiberglass. Eventually, once the core has turned to rotten goo, the deck will feel springy or spongy when you step on it. If the problem persists, you could (quite literally) fall through the deck.

Rotten decks can be a nightmare to fix. Usually, the rotted section must be completely cut out and redone with fiberglass and plywood or another structural material. If the rot is isolated, the repair can be completed without too much of a headache.

Beneteau boats with teak decks can also experience rot, as unmaintained wood can weaken and become a splintery mess over years or decades of neglect. A rotted teak deck can be repaired piece by piece. But more often than not, an entirely new deck must be cut and installed.

4. Corrosion

Corrosion is common on Beneteau sailboats, especially the older vessels that have been exposed to the weather for decades. This is why it’s important to cover your winches and keep valuable parts out of the sun and rain.

Corrosion occurs most often on chainplates, rigging, winches, and other metal parts. It can also happen on the mast and boom, especially if the wrong kind of bolts and washers are used. Again, this is a problem that’s due primarily to the age and condition of the vessel.

5. Keel Failure

The dreaded keel failure is one of the most severe problems that can occur on a Beneteau sailboat without sinking it. This occurs because of the design of Beneteau sailboats, which commonly use fin keels of some sort that are laden with heavy ballast.

The keel is mounted to the hull using heavy-duty bolts. It’s not part of the hull—but an additional piece that can separate under the right circumstances. This is usually the result of running aground or bolt corrosion, but there are numerous ways it can happen.

So, how often do keels fall off Beneteau sailboats? Hardly ever—what’s more common is a loosening of the keel, which can rock back and forth and progressively increase the severity of the problem and possibly cause flooding.

If the keel separates, you should have it repaired immediately. This can be done by any competent boatyard, but it isn’t a cheap repair. You can spot a loose keel by looking for cracks or obvious lines around the point where the keel meets the bottom of the hull.

Thankfully, keel separation and failure is relatively rare on Beneteau boats and less common than on other less expensive brands. Vessels should be inspected out of the water if keel separation is suspected.

6. Interior Wear

Beneteau sailboat interiors have always been pretty good, but over time things begin to get loose and worn out. Common points of failure are hinges, which sometimes pull their screws out of wooden cabinets and doors.

Drawers can sometimes become jammed, as early models were built without modern metal sliders. Leaks around hatches and portlights can also occur, especially towards the front of the boat over the V-berth and around ventilation cowls.

This allows rainwater to enter the cabin and cause mold and sometimes leads to deck rot. If water gets into the cabin, even for a short time, there’s a good chance it’ll ruin the upholstery, which must be replaced.

7. Wiring and Electrical Issues

Beneteau sailboats have a pretty good writing layout, but there are a few annoying design decisions that can be difficult to repair. Wiring can corrode if exposed to moisture, and the boat may need to be extensively rewired to get lights and other systems to work.

It may be worth it to disconnect the source and leave old wiring in place, as it can be impossible to locate or remove old cables or re-thread new ones. This would be a bigger issue if the previous owner jerry-rigged anything into the original wiring, as diagrams won’t show it.

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Here’s Why Sailboats Can Travel Faster Than The Wind

If you’ve ever wondered how the wind travels one speed but sailboats can travel another, then this handy explainer is for you..

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Here at Jalopnik we usually like to focus on anything with an engine. Whether it’s a gorgeous new Bugatti with a V16 motor at the rear or a ridiculous driveable bathtub that’s powered by a motorbike , we love anything that goes vroom. Sometimes, however, we need to take a ride in the slow lane and look at things that move under their own steam, things like sailboats .

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Sailboats have been the go-to way of getting around for many people for thousands of years. The craft are pretty simple, with a hull offering space for the captain, their passengers or cargo, and a sail at the center catching the wind’s power and moving you forward. But have you ever wondered why sailboats aren’t limited to travelling at the same speed as the wind wherever they go?

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According to Instagram user Steve Mould, the brains behind the Stevemouldscience page , there’s a very simple explanation for how sailboats can go at almost any speed they want regardless of the wind.

To explain why this is, Mould starts with a model of a boat that has its sail at 45 degrees and pushes it side on. At this angle, the model boat moves as far forward as the simulated wind does when passing over the sail - meaning that both the wind and the ship are moving at the same speed.

Mould explains that this happens because the packet of wind, as he puts it, moves across the sail at the same speed as the other packets of wind around it so as not to cause any areas of low pressure. As it moves over the sail, it pushes the boat forward so it doesn’t cause any resistance to the flow of the wind. If the boat didn’t move, it would provide too much resistance to the wind, which would push it to speed up.

When the sail is pulled in much tighter to the boat, its angle to the wind is more acute and that makes the ship travel faster. This is for the same reason, except now as the packet of air moves forward, the length of the sail that the boat will move forward by is much longer in comparison.

Mould then hypothesizes that surely this means you could pull the sail in even sharper and go even faster. However, he explained that there’s an optimum angle at which the sail should be positioned. If it’s too sharp, the drag of the ship would be too much and the boat risks restricting the wind and capsizing.

It’s a nifty little explainer that gets to the bottom of one of the fundamentals of early transport, so I urge you to head to Mould’s page and give it a watch. While you’re there, check out some of his other videos on hammerhead sharks and sound waves.

Kepler Capital Keeps Their Buy Rating on Beneteau (0K8N)

In a report released on June 24, Alessandro Cuglietta from Kepler Capital maintained a Buy rating on Beneteau ( 0K8N – Research Report ), with a price target of €17.00 . The company’s shares closed last Monday at €10.50.

According to TipRanks , Cuglietta is an analyst with an average return of -5.2% and a 25.00% success rate.

Beneteau has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of €16.00.

The company has a one-year high of €14.70 and a one-year low of €9.93. Currently, Beneteau has an average volume of 11.25K.

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Opinion For thin-skinned Trump, every week is Shark Week

After saying something that made no earthly sense, and getting ridiculed for it, the former president couldn’t drop it.

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In entertainment, “jumping the shark” is when a show runs out of ideas and flails, embarrassingly, for continued relevance. In politics, no one has ever jumped the shark quite like Donald Trump .

The phrase was coined during the 1980s about an episode of the popular sitcom “Happy Days” in which a main character, Fonzie, goes water skiing in California and vaults over a live shark. Today, “jumping the shark” is used figuratively. In Trump’s case, though, it is uncomfortably literal — and deeply troubling.

Remember that bizarre story he told a couple of weeks ago about boats, sharks and electrocution? Trump obviously remembers how people made fun of it, to the point where he told the story again on Saturday, insisting it was “actually not crazy” and “sort of a smart story.”

But what’s striking, and sad, is how defensive Trump is. After saying something that made no earthly sense, and getting ridiculed for it, he couldn’t just move on and hope everyone forgets. He can’t stand being laughed at. After I wrote about the shark thing two weeks ago — a column that, by the way, consisted mostly of Trump’s own words — he singled me out on Truth Social as one of the “fools and stupid people” working here at The Post.

So, once again, here is a transcript of what Trump said about sharks this past weekend. You be the judge:

“Now they’ll say all these stories are terrible. Well, these stories have, you know, you heard my story in the boat with the shark, right? I got killed on that. They thought I was rambling. I’m not rambling. … “We can’t get the boat to float. The battery is so heavy. So then I start talking about asking questions. You know, I have an, I had an uncle who was a great professor at MIT for many years, long, I think the longest tenure ever. Very smart, had three different degrees and, you know, so I have an aptitude for things. You know, there is such a thing as an aptitude. “I said, ‘Well, what would happen if this boat is so heavy and started to sink and you’re on the top of the boat. Do you get electrocuted or not?’ In other words, the boat is going down and you’re on the top, will the electric currents flow through the water and wipe you out? “And let’s say there’s a shark about 10 yards over there. Would I have to immediately abandon, or could I ride the electric down? And he said, ‘Sir, nobody’s ever asked us that question. But sir, I don’t know.’ I said, ‘Well, I want to know, because I guarantee you one thing, I don’t care what happens. I’m staying with the electric, I’m not getting over with it.’ “So I tell that story. And the fake news they go, ‘he told this crazy story with electric.’ It’s actually not crazy. It’s sort of a smart story, right? Sort of like, you know, it’s like the snake, it’s a smart when you, you figure what you’re leaving in, right? You’re bringing it in the, you know, the snake, right? The snake and the snake. I tell that and they do the same thing.”

We witnessed this flaw in Trump’s temperament throughout his four years as president — his inability to say “I misspoke” or “I was wrong” — but the shark story shows that his insistence on his own infallibility is getting worse. It sounds to me as though he really believes having had an uncle who taught at MIT gives him “an aptitude” to rewrite the laws of physics.

Trump’s apologists will say that this is just shtick to entertain his audience . (These same apologists keep telling us that Trump’s rants should be taken “seriously, not literally,” but whatever.) If we’re supposed to judge him on his chops as a Borscht Belt comedian, Don Rickles was funnier.

Equally alarming is his disordered, elliptical syntax . Sentences take off in one direction and change course midflight. Pronouns lack antecedents. I suppose Trump could expect his audience at Saturday’s event to follow him when he said “it’s like the snake” — a reference to the lyrics of a song he often quotes to demonize immigrants.

But if an elderly relative told you “it’s a smart when you, you figure what you’re leaving in, right,” you’d ask whether he needed to lie down.

A verbatim transcript of even the most eloquent speaker’s words is likely to reveal a flub or two. But repeatedly telling a nonsensical story, and in a chopped salad of words, is different — and hair-raising when the speaker is a candidate for president.

Somewhere, out there, a hurdled shark swims in Trump’s wake.

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Clear your schedules, and plan to take the day off on Friday for the Celtics’ NBA Championship parade.

If you’ve forgotten the procedure in the six years since the City of Boston last hosted a championship parade, here’s a refresher: As many as 25 duck boats will begin their slow roll through the streets of Boston Friday at 11 a.m., starting in front of TD Garden on Causeway Street and ending on Boylston Street near the Hynes Convention Center.

Temperatures are expected to cool slightly Friday after a sweltering week in Boston , but it’s still going to be a hot one, so Mayor Michelle Wu reminded fans to stay hydrated.

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When is the Celtics parade?

The duck boats will depart from TD Garden Friday at 11 a.m. — the usual start time for the dozen other parades Boston Duck Tours has held between February of 2002 and February 2019 for the Patriots (six), Red Sox (four), Bruins (one), and Celtics (one).

Ed Davis, the former Boston Police Commissioner in the middle of the Title Town parade run that included the Celtics’ 2008 rolling rally, said that a morning start is a hedge against adult-beverage-fueled unruliness.

“From a police perspective, having something in the morning, it’s less likely to have violence associated with it because of alcohol consumption and things like that, so it just makes it a safer time,” said Davis.

Insider tip: Stake out your spot early. It’s best to get there a few hours before the parade begins if you want to get close to the action.

What is the route for the Celtics parade?

The parade will run from in front of TD Garden on Causeway Street, following Staniford Street to Cambridge Street, which turns into Tremont Street, and then along Boylston Street until the duck boats reach the Hynes Convention Center.

Here’s the full route:

What’s the weather forecast for the Celtics parade?

According to Globe meteorologist Ken Mahan, this week’s heat wave is expected to lift just in time for Friday’s victory parade. The forecast is calling for partly cloudy skies with highs in the mid-80s and a heat index — how it actually feels outside — of 87. The humidity, however, may be high, making it feel extra warm and muggy.

Be sure to drink plenty of water, and pack your sunscreen if you’re planning to camp out along the route.

The city’s Office of Emergency Management will have misting tents ats City Hall Plaza and the Boston Common to help fans cool off.

Check out the full forecast here.

Celtics parade rules and safety information

The celebrations on Monday night were relatively tame, as police arrested eight people, mostly for disorderly conduct. Boston police commissioner Michael Cox said there were no other major security or safety issues reported, which he hopes will be the case Friday as well.

“For the most part it was a good crowd,” Cox told the Globe Tuesday. “It’s always a little much when you have that many people, sometimes not everyone listens, but for the most part all our fans did well last night, hopefully they’ll continue to do well going into this. . . . We just want people to celebrate responsibly.”

Mayor Michelle Wu said Tuesday that fans should expect a heavy presence of police — including both uniformed and plainclothes officers — and first responders outside TD Garden and along the route.

“We are also encouraging everyone to celebrate safely, and look out for each other,” Wu said. “Although the weather will cool off slightly by Friday, this is our first heat wave of the year, and we are expecting temperatures in the mid- to high-nineties through Thursday.”

Cox reminded residents “there is no public drinking or use of marijuana on the route in any way.” He also said there should be no climbing or standing on mailboxes, bus vestibules, rooftops, or light polls. If fans do not get down from those areas when asked by police, they could be arrested, he said.

“Any disruptive behavior, fighting, things of that nature, will not be tolerated,” Cox said. “Let’s remember that this is a family-friendly event and we expect everybody to act accordingly.”

Prohibited items at the parade include alcoholic beverages; large bags, coolers, or glass containers; drones; weapons (or replicas of weapons); and fireworks.

During the Celtics’ 2008 parade, police made more than 20 arrests for a variety of reasons, ranging from disorderly conduct to assault and battery.

Road closures and T service during the Celtics parade

Streets along the parade route will be closed starting at 9 a.m. Parking will also be heavily restricted in the areas surrounding the parade route starting just after midnight on Friday. For a full list of street that will be shutdowns and parking restrictions, visit the city’s website.

Wu urged fans to use public transportation to get downtown. The MBTA will provide increased service and modified Commuter Rail schedules to accommodate the anticipated large crowds. For more information, visit the MBTA’s website.

How can you watch the Celtics parade at home?

If you can’t make it downtown for the parade but don’t want to miss out on the fun, you can watch the festivities on NBA TV and the NBA App.

NBC Sports Boston and NBC10 Boston will have live, all-day coverage of the celebrations beginning at 5 a.m. and running through the end of the festivities. Brian Scalabrine will host the coverage and will be joined by analysts, reporters, current and former players, and other special guests.

How many duck boats are involved?

Cindy Brown, CEO of Boston Duck Tours, said Friday that the company is expecting to deploy anywhere from the high teens to 25 vehicles to transport Celtics players, coaches, staffers, and assorted Green legends through throngs of fans along the route.

The company will run a full schedule-through the day before, and then spend the evening and overnight preparing the duck boats for a parade. That includes taking out the seats on the top deck and installing a platform high enough for the celebrants to be seen over the railing as the convoy slowly moves past the throngs of spectators.

Boston Duck Tours doesn’t get paid for the use of its boats and it doesn’t pay the city or the team to use its boats. The company will have to cancel pre-booked tours on the day of the parade and swallow a day’s worth of revenue that is “far into six figures,” said Brown.

“Obviously the marketing opportunity and the pure joy for our staff to be involved in something so important to the city is worth it,” said Brown.

Michael Silverman contributed to reporting.

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