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Oceanvolt electric propulsion

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of June 3, 2019.

Oceanvolt launches a fundraising campaign

The electric engine manufacturer Oceanvolt is looking for investors. The Finnish specialist in electric propulsion for pleasure boats, founded in 2004, is raising funds on the invesdor platform with the aim of continuing its development in new markets. The minimum entrance ticket is 528.72 euros.

First deliveries for Befoil catamarans

Launched in 2017, the Befoil project passes the commercial stage. The Lorient company had set itself the goal of developing flying hydrofoil catamarans, which were economically and technically accessible. She has just delivered her first sailboat, a Befoil 16 in rotomoulded polyethylene, with aluminium foils, to the Centre Nautique Fouesnant Cornouaille. The club will be followed in a few days by 2 other sailing schools in Saint-Cyprien and in the Alps.

Sealegs wins his case

Amphibious boat builder Sealegs International has won its case in the New Zealand High Court. He was opposed to Orion Marine, a company founded by Darren Leybourne, a former employee of Sealegs, and Yun Zhang, accused of plagiarism and illegal use of patents.

SNA Nautical Saddlery changes name

The Morbihan-based company SNA, specialising in saddlery and protective covers for the nautical industry, is changing its name to conquer new markets. Known for its digital survey systems and innovations such as Kanvas Light, lighting integrated into boat covers, the company wanted to go beyond the boundaries of boating and renamed itself Guardtex.

Agefos PME retains vocational training until December 2019

As part of the vocational training reform in place since April 1, 2019, the Fédération des Industries Nautiques has chosen to join OPCO 2i (inter-industry skills operator). OPCO 2i's mission will be to ensure the financing of apprenticeship and professionalisation contracts, to provide technical assistance to the sector in the implementation of qualifications and to support SMEs in defining their training needs. To ensure a transition period, AGEFOS PME, which was in charge of these skills until now, will provide them on behalf of OPCO 2i until 31 December 2019.