French boatbuilder and leisure group Beneteau has reported a rise in turnover of 9.1 per cent on last year for the first three quarters of 2007/2008, and is in discussions for the sale of its high performance sailboat company Wauquiez International SAS.
Groupe Bénéteau is predicting a six per cent increase in sailboat sales and 10 per cent increase in powerboat sales in 2008 following busy Autumn boatshows and the release of strong financial results for 2006-2007.
Groupe Bénéteau - Groupe Bénéteau "calm" in face of weak US dollar and lower forecasts for new boats in the USGroupe Bénéteau chairman Bruno Cathelinais said that he remains "calm" about twin threats posed by the weak US dollar and a weak new boat market in the US, one of the company's most important markets.
Groupe Bénéteau has revealed that its full-year sales for 2006/07 grew by 22.7 per cent over the previous year to EUR1,013.9 million, passing the EUR1 billion mark for the first time ever. The figure includes EUR93.9 million for IRM, the newly ...