Beneteau and Peugeot Unveil Sea Drive Concept

The steering station for yachts adapts ease-of-use concepts from automobiles.

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Beneteau sea drive conceptCourtesy Beneteau

Beneteau and Peugeot have unveiled their Sea Drive Concept, a steering station that integrates the yacht company's Ship Control technology with the automaker's i-Cockpit technology.

The idea behind the Sea Drive Concept is an intuitive helm setup that incorporates the features Beneteau introduced aboard the Gran Turismo 50 in 2017 — including the ability to control lights, air conditioning, bilge pumps, navigation and more — with Peugeot’s features from its 3008 and 5008 SUV models.

Those Peugeot features include a compact steering wheel, customizable head-up instrument panel and multifunction touchscreen.

“Apart from the pride we felt when Peugeot asked us to work on a common project based on connectivity, it seemed natural,” Luca Brancaleon, general manager of Beneteau, stated in a press release. “It is very exciting to see our two brands, both pioneers in their fields, working to further the boating experience.”

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Beneteau sea drive conceptCourtesy Beneteau
Beneteau Yachts
Beneteau sea drive conceptCourtesy Beneteau