Import Nautic Sailing will distribute Viko sailboats
Created for the occasion, the company Import Nautic Sailing will import from September 2019 the sailing yachts from the Polish shipyard Viko. The boat brand was no longer represented in France since the Breiz Marine shipyard in Paimpol had ceased distribution. From the Viko S21 to the Viko S35, the yard offers 5 models of boats and announces the arrival of a 50-foot boat in 2020.
Propose Viko France sailing yachts
Gilles Mercier, founder of Import Nautic Sailing, was seduced by the Polish shipyard's new range of sailing yachts. " I found the new Viko boats, redesigned by the Italian architects Sergio Lupoli Yacht Design (SLYD), quite interesting. The company's new processes and its new modern buildings in Poznan also convinced me. This makes it possible to offer transportable boats at attractive prices. "
The new importer does not want to simply resell Polish boats, but wants to adapt them to French demand. " I will propose Viko France boats. They will be ready to sail with the sails and equipment. I'll customize them with French material. In particular, I work with a series of equipment manufacturers in Brittany. "
Between the Breton site and the French network
Before embarking on his career in boating through a technical and commercial training at the INB in 2018-2019, Gilles Mercier managed several companies in the fields of communication and IT. He has always sailed, particularly on windsurfing and light sailing, and wants to get involved in Breton boating, but wants to carry the Viko brand throughout France. " I am in discussion with SCIC Finistère Mer Vent in Port La Forêt, where we should open our offices. This will allow us to benefit from the collaborative dynamic led by Jean Le Cam and Crédit Agricole, with companies such as Ino-Rope. At the same time, I am looking for premises around Vannes for a show-rooom, with good geographical accessibility. "
While he would have to manage the Atlantic and Channel basins directly, Gilles Mercier is recruiting Import Nautic Sailing agents to sell Viko sailboats on the Mediterranean coast.