New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne
New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne

14 December 2023 - 10:29 • 997 views

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In 2024, BENETEAU - the flagship of the yachting industry - will be celebrating its 140th anniversary. Proud of its Vendée origins and roots, the brand will also be celebrating 20 years of partnership with the Vendée Globe as the official supplier of support boats.

Over the past 20 years, BENETEAU and the Vendée Globe have built up a special relationship, born of a shared passion for the sea and sailing. The Vendée-based company has been an official supplier to the event since 2004. For the 10th edition of the Vendée Globe, the organisers will be counting on a fleet of fourteen boats from the Antares and Swift Trawler ranges to welcome the media and the organisation's cameramen and photographers at the start of the race on 10 November 2024, as well as at the finishes of the 40 competitors. This choice of seaworthy, powerful and manoeuvrable boats will enable them to safely face the rough weather conditions that can sometimes occur at this time of year. The Wellcraft brand, part of the Beneteau Group, will also be present with the Wellcraft 355 and 435.

This collaboration extends to the New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne transatlantic race, the final qualifier for the Vendée Globe, which starts off New York on 29 May. This is an obvious choice for the BENETEAU brand, which is present all over the world and for whom the American market is a major one. An alliance that transcends borders!