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Maxi Yachts

In this Section on Maxi Yachts, you can find general  information relating to specific models that Maxi have produced over the years.  Much of this has come from our members whose boats span virtually the whole range of Maxi’s ever produced.  Models include 33, 34, 77, 85, 95, 100, 130 ketch, 340, 909, 999, 1000, 1050, 1100, 1200, 38+
We spotted this very smart Maxi 68 sailing on the River Stour, just off Harwich.
Additional reference information on many Maxi’s can be found on www.maxisidorna.com

On July 12, 2018, Groupe Beneteau signed an agreement with the Polish yard Delphia Yachts with a view to acquiring its operations designing, building and marketing sailing and motor yachts under the Delphia Yachts and Maxi Yachts brands and for other firms (including Groupe Beneteau). This acquisition will be made through a Polish entity in which Delphia Yachts will retain 20% of the capital.

Founded in 1990 and based in Olecko, Delphia Yachts is now one of Central and Eastern Europe’s leading boat builders. Since 1990, it has built over 25,000 units. In 2017, it recorded revenues of PLN 130 million (c.€30 million), with PLN 9 million (c.€2 million) in income from ordinary operations, and it currently employs 670 people.

This acquisition is in line with the objectives for growth from the Group’s Transform to Perform strategic plan, particularly in terms of:

  • Increasing industrial capacity, with an 18,000 sq.m production site in Poland, specialized in building outboard motorboats and small sailing yachts, which the Group is developing a targeted strategy around;
  • Increasing development capacity, capitalizing on Delphia Yachts’ new prototyping and R&D center;
  • Further strengthening the product range in the liveaboard monohull sailing and river motorboat segments;
  • Developing the Group’s international capabilities, through the Delphia Yachts and Maxi Yachts brands’ strong commercial presence on the Central and Eastern European and Scandinavian markets.

The acquisition of Delphia Yachts’ business is expected to be completed within the next few months, subject to obtaining the regulatory approvals required.

“To support its development on the dynamic and strategic segment for outboard motorboats and small sailing yachts, Groupe Beneteau will be able to capitalize on Delphia Yachts’ industrial capacity and expertise. This acquisition will further strengthen the Group’s solid positions and is in line with its long-term strategy for sustainable and profitable growth”, confirms Hervé Gastinel, Groupe Beneteau CEO.

Subsequent press announcements indicate that the deal was completed

We are very proud to announce that Baldour (Maxi 1200) won the Bank of England regatta in May. The Bank of England Sailing Club Crew won the Commodore’s Cup for the first boat home in the Pursuit Race, and also the Bank of England Bowl for winning the IRC Race series. 

The two races on Saturday were in 20 knots of wind when Baldur achieved 12-13 knots with the kite up and 7-8 knots to windward. They also won the only IRC race on Sunday in very light airs only made possible in spring tides by the skilful timing and course selection by the Royal Ocean Racing Club races officers who organised the races.

If you’d like to help build Baldur’s race credentials, do get in touch – she’s already proved she’s got what it takes to win!

 

 

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