In a Word / Boating life: Grand Pavois, Hamburg Boat Show, Port of Loctudy...

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

Shift of the Grand Pavois exhibition

Grand Pavois Organisation, the manager of the La Rochelle boat show has announced the change of dates for the next edition. The show will no longer be held from Wednesday to Monday, as was the custom, but from Tuesday to Sunday. The Grand Pavois 2020 will take place from September 29th to October 4th at the Port des Minimes.

End of the Hamburg Boat Show

According to our IBI colleagues, the Hamburg Boat Show, the successor to the Hamburg Hanseboot in 2018, will disappear. The organisers cite economic difficulties as a reason for stopping the event.

Investment in the Loctudy marina

The Loctudy town council has voted the 2020 budget for the South Finistère marina. 2.245 million in investments are planned. Overall expenditure over 4 years is estimated at EUR 4 million. In particular, it is planned to replace the pontoons and their equipment.

RS Sailing takes over the distribution of Rooster

RS Sailing France, distributor of dinghies and catamarans from the British manufacturer RS Sailing, is adding a brand to its catalogue. The company now distributes sailing clothing (wetsuits and light sailing accessories) of the British brand Rooster. The deployment of an online store accompanies this evolution.

New team at Bord à Bord

The shipyard Bord à Bord, located in Plestin-les-Grèves, changes ownership. Loïc and Laurence Cheynet succeed Catherine and Marc Blondeau, at the helm of the aluminium boat builder, renowned in the fields of small yachts and professional uses such as the management of marinas.

The refit of a growing superyacht

The publication of ICOMIA statistics reveals a strong growth in the activity of its members in the superyacht refit sector. Their workload in the conversion of large pleasure craft will increase by 10% in 2018-2019, reaching 395.7 million euros. ICOMIA members account for 40% of the sector.