The Mille Sabords, one third of the boats sold at the Show

Miles Sabords du Crouesty

Good figures for the 2016 edition of the Mille Sabords used boat show. Exhibitors and organizers express their satisfaction.

Many boats on display

For its 32nd edition, the Mille Sabords presented 746 boats ranging from kayaks to 15m sailing boats, in the basins of Port-Crouesty as well as on the medians.

Professionals exhibited 159 boats afloat and 244 units on land. 204 used boats were also offered for sale by individual boaters.

1/3 of sales for professionals

129 boats presented by professionals found takers at the show, or 32% of the units exhibited.

The number of sales for individuals is more modest, reaching 42 transactions, or 21% of the fleet offered for purchase.

Light sail/slide space development

Moved and associated with new practices such as kite-surfing or paddle, light sailing has experienced a new breath. With 139 boats put up for sale and 75 transactions concluded, the share of boats sold at the show reached 53%. It is a real satisfaction for Caroline Martine, from the organization of Mille Sabords.

Simon Flecher, from Kenkiz Marine, exhibiting at the Espace Glisse says:"We had a very good demand for our products. People came from all walks of life. The Mille Sabords represents a great opportunity for this discipline."

A Renovation Pole that finds its public

A major novelty at the show, the renovation centre brought together professionals and offered entertainment to guide and guide boaters in their project to buy a used boat. For Cyril Le Mero, economic development advisor for CMAM, in charge of the cluster:"This first is a great success. We have had positive feedback from exhibitors. The requests are qualitative."

The feeling is confirmed by Thierry Dubois of Plastiques de l'estuaire:"The location and the concept with the demonstrations are very interesting. We met people who were curious and looking to understand our business. "

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