Beneteau Supports Bell’s Indy 500 Entry


INDIANAPOLIS – Townsend Bell announced today that Beneteau will be a personal sponsor of his No. 6 Robert Graham – KV Racing Technology Chevrolet/Dallara in the 2014 Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“It’s a perfect match when you can promote your passion. I have always had a love for the open water…the adventures above and below. With Beneteau’s partnership I look forward to promoting their industry-best line of powerboats and yachts,” Bell said. “The beautiful simplicity of their European design and cutting edge performance, with innovations like their ‘Airstep’ hull (similar to the F-Duct concept in Formula One), make their boats a thrill to enjoy on the water.”

“Townsend embodies the next generation of first-time boat buyers,” commented Laurent Fabre, president of Beneteau America. “It’s only after he purchased his Barracuda 9 from our local Beneteau dealer that the relationship emerged. And we could not be more thrilled to have found in Townsend a spokesperson for our powerboat division. Townsend not only represents our target audience, he genuinely believes in our products as much as we do.

“Supporting Townsend Bell’s racing efforts means we are able to reach a broader audience of busy professionals who are eager to carve quality time with their family. The combination of performance and safety in an otherwise straightforward vessel maximizes his time on the water. We take a lot of pride in seeing him sharing pictures and stories of his family enjoying their boat over the past year,” added Fabre.