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The Pirelli 880 semi-rigid reaches 100 units

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news flashes of October 26, 2018.

Success of the Pirelli 880

The Italian brand of semi-rigids Pirelli has announced the sale of the 100th Pirelli 880. The transalpine yard is pleased with the success of this model with Mediterranean yachtsmen, but also with American yachtsmen.

Dream Yacht Charter acquires the tour operator Argos

After Croatia Yacht Club and Vents de Mer, the yacht charter company Dream Yacht Charter continues its external growth. He acquired the German tour operator Argos, a specialist in yachting. Dream Yacht Charter is thus strengthening its distribution network in the European boat charter markets.

Strong growth for Volvo Penta

The engine manufacturer Volvo Penta presented its figures for the third quarter. 630 million ('60 million) and an operating margin of 19.6%. In its report, the brand underlines the positive signs of the yachting market and its growth in new sectors such as large yachts.

Oceanvolt becomes a partner of Alex Thomson

Electric propulsion specialist Oceanvolt has announced a partnership with British skipper Alex Thomson on his new IMOCA yacht. It will provide a complete electric motor and battery system.

A hackathon for tomorrow's nautical base

The Nautic will organize during the 2018 edition of the Paris Boat Show its first hackathon. Volunteers will be invited to floor for 24 consecutive hours on the theme of the future of water recreation. They'll have to answer the question, "What will your leisure base look like in 2030?"

Opening of the 1st Freedom Boat Club in France

The signature of the partnership between Jeanneau and Freedom Boat Club is coming to fruition. 5 members of the Vendée brand's dealer network will offer a fleet of boats under the American brand name. These are West Yacht Broker in La Rochelle, Force 5 in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Pornic Nautic in Pornic, West Yachting in Vannes and Marine West in Lorient.

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