MARINA DEL REY — Naos Yachts, Inc., headquartered in Marina del Rey, with an office in Honolulu, Hawaii, announces the opening of an office in Channel Islands Harbor. The new office will represent Beneteau sailing yachts and Lagoon catamarans, as well as pre-owned sail and powerboats.
The new Naos location will also offer charters on a new Lagoon catamaran and is the local SailTime base. The team from Naos Yachts will be hosting the Beneteau Boat Show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., on March 5-6 at the docks in front of their office at 3141 S. Victoria Avenue in Oxnard.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to become part of the Channel Islands/Ventura/Santa Barbara boating community,” said Capt. Greg Farah, manager of the Naos Yachts office in Oxnard.
New sailboats featured at the boat show will include: Beneteau Sense 50, Beneteau Oceanis 45, Beneteau Oceanis 38 Performance version, Beneteau Oceanis 37, Beneteau Oceanis 31, Beneteau First 25 and First 22 and Lagoon 400S2 catamaran. Also, the Beneteau Swift Trawler 34 powerboat will be on display.
In addition to the yachts on display, Naos Yachts will present seminars on sail trim at 1:30 p.m. on March 5 and on new hull shapes and design on March 6 at 1:30 p.m., as well as daily seminars on Cruising the Channel Islands.
Attendees interested in purchasing a new yacht will be able to register to sail on the Lagoon 400S2 and the Beneteau Oceanis 37. To register for a test sail, contact Capt. Farah at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 310-999-8200.
Raffle prizes and refreshments will be offered throughout the day.
“The multifaceted nature of our business will allow us to serve local boaters looking to purchase or charter a boat, as well as get the education and training they need to fully enjoy their boating experience,” said Charles-Etienne Devanneaux, owner of Naos Yachts and renowned international sailor. “We have created a very strong boating community in Marina del Rey and we are eager to take that excitement up the coast. We have clients that are currently sailing in nearly every ocean in the world and nothing pleases my team more that getting new sailors out on the water and watching them progress.”
America Beneteau is known worldwide for its sleek design, quality construction and innovation in the manufacturing of seaworthy sailing and power yachts. The Beneteau story began 130 years ago when Benjamin Bénéteau started building fishing trawlers in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, France. Today, the company continues to thrive under the leadership of Benjamin Bénéteau’s granddaughter, Madame Annette Bénéteau-Roux. Beneteau Headquarters for the Americas is located in Annapolis, Maryland. Beneteau has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., France, Italy and Brazil.