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Works project at La Ciotat Shipyards

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news flashes of October 11, 2018.

La Ciotat boat lift awarded to MB92

MB92 La Ciotat has announced that it has won the call for tenders launched by La Ciotat Shipyards for the exclusive use of more than 23,000 m2 of the new 4,000-ton platform. The lease will be for 35 years. Work will begin in 2019 and will include a boat lift capable of lifting 4,000 tonnes and ramps to accommodate yachts of up to 105 metres in length. Delivery is scheduled for 2022.

End of activity for Pass' A Vent

The Nantes-based company Pass' A Vent, which grouped together a Quantum sailmaker, a Bigship fittings shop and the distribution of Polish Focus 7.5 m sailing boats, has ceased trading. Its co-founder, Fabien Toureaux remains an agent for the Focus boat brand.

Bpifrance invests in Bénéteau

Bpifrance's Mid & Large Cap fund indirectly supports the Beneteau yachting group. It took a minority stake in the holding company Beri 21, which brings together the descendants of the founders of the Vendee industrialist. Bpifrance's intervention enables a branch of the family to sell its shares.

IGY Marinas continues its development in Europe

The marina operator IGY Marinas, which has a strong presence in the Caribbean and the United States, wants to continue its expansion in Europe. Already at the helm of two marinas in Sète and Porto Cervo in Sardinia, the group's director has indicated that he is studying 35 potential projects in Monaco.

An electronic flaw at Navionics

Marine electronics specialist Garmin announced that it has resolved a flaw in the product configuration of its mapping subsidiary recently acquired Navionics . "A security researcher informed us that he had accessed a database and downloaded a limited sample of data, which included a small number of email addresses and client usernames," Carly Hysell, a Garmin spokesperson, told Trade Only Today. This confirms that no data has been stolen or lost.