In a Word / Boating life: La Ciotat, Yanmar, INB, Nautibank, Topoplastic, Brunswick

La Ciotat shipyard

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of September 17, 2019.

A new offer for small yachts in La Ciotat

To increase its attractiveness, La Ciotat Shipyards, the Local Public Company which manages the infrastructures of the port of Ciotadin, is developing a new offer. Owners of yachts less than 40 metres in length will be able to deal directly with the manager, without going through the local shipyards.

Partnership between Yanmar and NBI

The French subsidiary of the marine engine manufacturer Yanmar has signed a 3-year partnership with INB. The INB training sites in Concarneau and Villefranche-sur-mer will be used to train qualified technicians for the Yanmar distribution network. The engine manufacturer will provide engines and the necessary equipment to the students.

Nautibanque joins forces with PUPACA and FIN

Nautibanque, the Caisse d'Epargne Côte d'Azur's new nautical sector, is already a major player on the Côte d'Azur shown in these columns The company is continuing to establish itself in the world of yachting. An agreement has been signed with UPACA, Union des Ports de plaisance de PACA and the Fédération des Industries Nautiques. Nautibanque thus intends to accompany nautical professionals in their activity and the Mediterranean marinas in full modernisation.

End of the Topoplastic brand

The Topoplastic brand still benefited from a catalogue and separate management since its takeover by the Alliance Marine group and the merger with Plastimo. All the references that were included in the catalogue are now included in the Plastimo catalogue. The Topoplastic brand disappears. Own brands developed for specific ranges such as Couleur Mer for tableware or O'Wave for gloves, are still in use.

Brunswick creates the Aluminium Boat Group

The American leader in yachting continues its reorganisation. It announced the consolidation of all its aluminum boat brands into the Aluminium Boat Group (ABG). It includes Lund, Harris, Lowe, Crestliner, Princecraft, Cypress Cay and Thunder Jet.

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