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Aerial view of the Cap d'Agde Autumn Boat Show

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of November 4, 2019.

20 years for the Cap d'Agde boat show

On the occasion of its 2019 edition, from 30 October to 3 November, the Cap d'Agde Autumn Boat Show celebrated its 20th anniversary. Organized since 2000 by the Association des Professionnels du Nautisme du Cap d'Agde, bringing together 25 yachting companies, the event brought together more than 200 exhibitors.

The South Brittany Shipyard and Kenkiz Marine change hands

Yannick Bian, founder of Breizh Sailing Holding, the entity combining Chantier Bretagne Sud, Kenkiz Marine and the Etelium brand, sold his company to the Var-based ACTI group. However, he remains at the head of the companies based in Belz, which will continue their activities in the construction, storage, maintenance and trading of boats, engines and fittings, particularly for the Uship and Honda Marine brands.

10 years of European Boating Industry

The European Boating Industry, the European grouping of professional boating associations, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on 7 November 2019 in Brussels. The association lobbies the EU institutions and participates in the development of regulations such as had recently explained to BoatIndustry its president.

Open letter on hidden defects in boating

The International Institute of Marine Surveying, IIMS, an association of marine experts, has published an open letter about hidden defects in the boating industry. The members of the IIMS want to draw the attention of professionals to the risks inherent in hidden defects in boating. "If a washing machine overheats, you can turn it off, but if a rudder breaks or a keel breaks off a boat in the middle of the Atlantic, there's not much to do. Lives are at risk." Some manufacturers take this risk lightly according to the IIMS.