One Sails sets up in Mandelieu
Johan Ravier launches the sailmaker OneSails Med France. After 17 years with Incidences Méditerranée, the young 35 year old sailmaker settles on the Mandelieu floor rented to him by Alain Janet. He left the UK Sails network this winter to devote more time to the solar sails he is developing under the Solar Cloth System brand.
Lalizas acquires fire-fighting specialist Antipiros
The Greek distributor and manufacturer of yachting equipment Lalizas has announced the takeover of the Croatian company Antipiros. Based in Split, the company specialises in the manufacture of safety equipment and fire-fighting systems, both at sea and ashore. The Antipiros brand joins Lofrans, Max Power, Nuova Rade and Ocean in the Lalizas portfolio.
Wauquiez partners with Dream Yacht Sales in the United States
The Wauquiez shipyard entrusts the distribution of its yachts to Dream Yacht Sales for the East Coast of the United States and California. It is based on the offices of the sales branch of the charter company Dream Yacht Charter, already present in Annapolis and San Diego.
Evinrude Expands Atlantic Network
Canadian outboard engine specialist Evinrude expands its presence on the French coast. 3 new dealerships distribute the brand's products in Atlantic Canada:
- Shipyard Flahault Marine in Arzon Port du Crouesty (56)
- Technic-Plaisance in Pornichet (44)
- Mairé Marine at Lège Cap-Ferret (33)
Tribord R&D - Decathlon soon in La Rochelle?
Discussions are underway for the establishment of the research and development centre of Tribord, the sailing clothing brand of the Decathlon group, in La Rochelle. Its director Guénolé Havard confirmed this to the local press at a conference on 24 May 2018. The technical details have not yet been decided.