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Les Sables d'Olonne want to buy foil dinghies

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of 18 February 2019.

Call for tenders for hydrofoil boats in Les Sables d'Olonne

As part of its project to launch a sailing school specialising in flying boats, the commune of Les Sables d'Olonne has published an invitation to tender for the purchase of 3 hydrofoil dinghies. Applications must be submitted by 22 February 2019.

Axopar joins forces with Sunseeker

The Finnish shipyard Axopar joins forces with the British Sunseeker. The small Scandinavian speedboats with a recognisable design will be distributed by the Sunseeker Group, specialists in large luxury units, on the British, Monegasque, Portuguese, Egyptian and Andalusian markets. The agreement also covers the Brabus brand boats developed by Axopar with the German car manufacturer.

Webasto revises its online communication

The specialist for on-board comfort equipment Webasto is working on its digital communication. It has launched a single responsive French-language site, bringing together previously dispersed information.

Dometic's strong growth in 2018

OEM Dometic reported strong sales and earnings growth. The marine business recorded an 11% increase in sales and represents approximately a quarter of the Group's total business.

Amasea Yachts, a new brand of motor catamarans

The power catamaran market continues to attract new players. Intended for blue water cruising and exploration, the new Amasea catamarans will be built entirely in aluminium in a new shipyard in Turkey. The first boat will measure 25 meters.

A French distributor for Balmar electric chargers

The American DC charger specialist Balmar has appointed Xlokk Enterprises to represent them in France and Belgium.