One Jeanneau factory is located in a French shipyard in Les Herbiers, in Vendée (France), which has been producing exceptional sailing and motor yachts since 1957. It was founded by Henri Jeanneau, already passionate about planes and automobiles. He started to produce motorboats and discovered a whole new passion for power boating, one that began while watching a boat pass through his window. Soon after, at Les Herbiers, he began to build a wooden hull with which he competed in the 6-hour race in Paris, the largest national race at the time.
Jeanneau specialized in monohulls, but he created a subsidiary specializing in multihulls, Lagoon catamarans. Jeanneau (and Lagoon) joined the Bénéteau group in 1995. We went to visit the Jeanneau factory in 2017 when we were a Jeanneau dealer and we collected some photos of the construction process. In addition, a video of the plant is available on the Jeanneau website. It is possible to visit the Jeanneau factory by appointment through the Jeanneau Dealer. Ask us for more information! Find your Jeanneau Yacht Follow this link to find the boat you are looking for!
We were Jeanneau Dealers in the UK from 2003 to 2017. You will see photos of the production process taken inside the Jeanneau factory in France during that time.
Working on the early stages of manufacture.
Jeanneau production moulding work-shop
Part of a boat structure being vacuum moulded.This process produces components that are both environmentally safer and structural stronger than conventional made parts of a modern yacht.