Raymarine and the Beneteau Group announced a partnership at Cannes Yachting Festival 2022 to supply Raymarine award-winning Axiom chartplotters and navigation equipment to the Beneteau Oceanis range of sailing yachts. This will see Raymarine instruments fitted as standard across the Oceanis 30 to 60ft (9.1 to 18.3m) range, which were chosen for their proven, reliable track record.
Raymarine has a long-standing relationship with the Beneteau Group of sailing boats and motoryachts and is an existing preferred supplier to the yacht manufacturer’s Jeanneau, Lagoon, and Excess brands. Raymarine’s past performance in providing a reliable and high level of support and service, was also pivotal in being chosen to supply the Oceanis range.
The Oceanis line offers comfortable, safe and efficient sailing yachts with increasingly-enhanced stable hulls, thoughtful design, and simplified manoeuvring. With eight sleek models ranging from about 9 to 18m to choose from, sailors have numerous possibilities for coastal sailing and long cruises while also being well designed to enjoy time at anchor. The well-known Oceanis yacht range is perfectly complemented by the renowned ease of use, rugged design and constant innovation that comes with Raymarine products. From plotting out their next passage to the latest accurate information displays, Oceanis owners will soon have the additional capability to explore, plan and navigate with ease.
“As leading innovators in marine electronics for over 80 years, our products give confidence to sailors around the world, knowing their equipment has been robustly designed and they have the support of a global network behind them,” said Gregoire Outters, VP and General Manager of UK-based Raymarine. “We have an excellent relationship with Groupe Beneteau, already supplying several of their other brands across both power and sail. We are delighted to strengthen our dedication to the sailing community with this latest partnership.”
“I am extremely pleased to announce this partnership and particularly appreciate the great relationship we’ve had for years with Raymarine,” added Yann Masselot, Beneteau brand director. “We can always rely on their products and have a great trust in their support around the world.”
As the approved supplier, Raymarine products will be standard fit on all Oceanis boats from 2023 onwards, including the new Oceanis Yacht 60, which was premiering at Cannes.