Charleston, SC - Beneteau USA will host 12 owner Rendezvous events across the US
and Canada this year along with the support of their strong dealer, owner and sponsor
network. Each event will last approximately two to three days and features educational
seminars, on-the-water activities, theme parties, and lots of owner camaraderie.
"Rendezvous" are a great way for us to provide our owners with a unique, relaxed
setting in which they can meet other owners, learn more about their boats and exchange
creative ideas", said Rachel Sweeney, Marketing Director.

This year's events will kick-off on May 30th and are planned through the fall at
enticing locations such as St. Michaels, Catalina Island, Vancouver, and Nantucket
Island. A record breaking 100 boats are expected this year at the St. Michaels event

"We expect a very big crowd this year- we have a really strong Chesapeake Bay
Owner's Association (CB 2 ) and they are doing a terrific job promoting the event. I'm
looking forward to hosting the biggest-ever Beneteau Rendezvous!" said Garth Hichens,
owner of Annapolis Yacht Sales.

And it's the owners that make these events so special. Special friendships are
formed and unique relationships are created. Beneteau owners enjoy sharing the same
passions together by learning new sail trim techniques, rigging tips, and participating in
fun regattas, flotillas and even blind dingy races!

And what's a Rendezvous without lots of free prizes? Grand prizes can be
expected from this year's sponsors Lewmar and Raymarine. Beneteau owners will
get some snazzy gifts from Neil Pryde Sails, Autoprop and Fraley Sailing.
ART. Also on the list is SAIL Magazine, The Sailing Company, Passport International,
Harken, and Sailing Magazine.

For more information regarding Rendezvous events and sponsorship opportunities
contact Rachel Sweeney at (843) 805-5000 or or go to

Event Schedule

May 30 - June 1st

St.Michaels, MD

Contact: Vera Sohovich

Annapolis Yacht Sales


June 7 - 8th

Lake Pontratrain, LA

Contact: Ellie McCullock


June 20 - 22nd

Deltaville, VA

Contact: Jerry May

Deltaville Yacht Sales


June 20 - 22nd

Telegraph Harbor, Thetis Island, BC

Contact: JP Cardinal

Westerly Yacht Sales


June 27 - 29th

Chicago, IL

Contact: Steve Rotfeld

Karma Yacht Sales dba Darfin


July 11 - 13th

Toronto, Canada

Island Yacht Club

Contact: Mike Green

Anchor Yachts

(905) 891-0191


July 18 - 20th

Nantucket Island, MA

Contact: Ruth Norton

Cape Yachts


August 2 - 3rd

Plattsburg, NY

Contact: Guy Gosselin

Snug Harbour Marina


August 8 - 9th

Vermilion, OH

Contact: Brian Eckley

Freeman Eckley


August 8 -9th

Catalina Island, CA

Contact: Barrett Canfield

Southwestern Yacht Sales


September 6-7th

Seattle, WA

Contact: Dennis Greathouse

Greathouse Yachts


October 3 - 5th

San Francisco, CA

Contact: Debbie Reynolds

Passage Yachts