First 22 sailboat during the upcoming United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis, October 8-12, 2015. The giveaway is part of Beneteau’s 30th Anniversary celebrating 30 years of boat building in the USA.
Show goers who purchase their tickets online
and are eligible to win will be automatically entered. On-site
participation will be open during show hours, October 8-12. At the
closing of the Giveaway Period, a random drawing will determine the
winner of the grand prize: a Beneteau First 22 with a retail value of
$29,900. The grand prize will be displayed on land during the sailboat
While Beneteau has been manufacturing sailboats and powerboats for over 130 years,
Beneteau’s production facility in Marion, South Carolina, officially
started operations in 1986. Today, the plant counts 145 employees and
continues to produce 7 Beneteau models; including the First 22, which
was developed in collaboration with the American Sailing Association and
launched last year. The plant also manufactures six Oceanis models
ranging from 31 to 45 feet for distribution in the Americas.
Designed to help commemorate three decades of craftsmanship and
excellence in the US, the First 22 Giveaway is part of a yearlong
“As a leader in recreational boating, we feel it is
Beneteau’s responsibility to continue to invest in the development of
entry-level sailing vessels that make sailing more fun and more
approachable. Our goal with the First 22 Giveaway is two-fold: celebrate our 30-year Anniversary of boat building in Marion with a splash and give awareness to this fantastic starter boat that we know will attract newcomers to sailing," commented Laurent Fabre, President of Beneteau America.
First 22 is a true milestone for Beneteau. For the first time, a boat
is developed for a specific market and built solely outside our European
factories. Traditionally, Beneteau starts out building a new boat in
Europe then exports extra sets of molds to build the same model in our
factories overseas – like in the US or Brazil,” explained Fabre. “We are
excited to show the American public that Beneteau is more than ever
dedicated to serving their needs. And thirty years later, we are still
The First 22 Giveaway is already attracting tremendous interest with a boost in online ticket purchases for the United States Sailboat Show. The First 22 Giveaway is open to any person (excluding citizens of Quebec), 21 years of age or older as of August 27th,
2015. Limited to one entry per person. No purchase necessary to enter.
Beneteau America and the United States Sailboat Show are co-sponsoring
the Giveaway. The Promotion Period began August 27th and will end October 12th
at the end of the show. The winner will be selected by a random drawing
at Beneteau’s headquarters in Annapolis, MD on or about October 21st,
Anyone interested in entering may do so during the boat show.
Read Official Rules available on the Beneteau America web site at www.BeneteauAmerica.com/Rules
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