began in 1957 when Henri Jeanneau discovered a passion for power boating. Soon after, he began building a wooden hull with which he participated in, and won, the 6-hour Paris race, which was the largest national race at the time. In 1959, he hired canoe builders as apprentices in his new business, “the Nautical Hall of the West,” which would become, a few years later, the Jeanneau shipyards. Jeanneau produced his first fibreglass powerboat in 1961, and this began a thriving business with over 1,500 boats in a series. Names such as the “Squale,” the “Lion de Mer,” the “Caraïbe,” and then the first great Jeanneau motor yacht, the “Impérator 900,” launched in 1966. For over 50 years, Jeanneau has preserved a passion for the sea and a high quality workmanship. Jeanneau’s
formidable success has cemented their place at the forefront of the marine industry for design and construction.