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Port Camargue

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of 11 June 2019.

Port Camargue celebrates its 50th anniversary

The marina of Port Camargue, in Grau-du-Roi, blows out its 50 candles. Inspired by the ports of Florida, the marina designed by Jean Balladur came into being on June 4, 1969. It accommodates 5,000 pleasure boats, covers 172 hectares and claims the title of Europe's largest marina.

Signature of the Sailing and Boating Plan

Ahead of hosting the Olympic Games in Marseille in 2024, the Southern Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur region wants to boost the practice of sailing and yachting in its waters. Its president Renaud Muselier has signed the Sailing and Nautical Plan with Nicolas Hénard, president of the FFVoile, with a budget of 21 Meuros, intended for infrastructures and training.

Henri Lloyd is recovering

A year after it went into administration, the seawear brand is back in business. The new owners of the brand, led by the Scandinavian Hans Eckerström and Magnus Liljeblad, presented their strategy. The positioning will focus on "very exclusive" products with 80% fewer points of sale. "We're not going to fight over prices," says the CEO.

Mercury Invests $9 Million in New Engine Plant

The engine manufacturer Mercury Marine has inaugurated a 2,200 m² extension to its Fond du Lac plant. It will be home to a robot dedicated to the manufacture of its outboard motors. The new tool, which will be operational by summer 2019, will make it possible to meet the growing demand for V8s. The total investment is $9 million.

Study for a fairing area in Tinduff

The municipality of Plougastel Daoulas, in Finistère, has launched a call for tenders for a study for the installation of a fixed or mobile careening area at the port of Tinduff. Applications must be submitted by July 3, 2019.

The number 2 marina in the UK is born

Marina managers Dean & Reddyhoff and Quay Marinas have announced their merger. The merger will create the 2nd largest marina operator across the Channel, with 11 ports, 4,000 moorings and 150 employees.