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La Sellor buys a Sealoft, floating home

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from yachting professionals. The news briefs of January 6, 2020.

Sellor invests in SeaLoft

La Sellor, manager of the marinas of Lorient, has been involved since the launch of the SeaLoft floating residents. The first to welcome the floating home in the port of Kernevel in June 2018 to demonstrate the relevance of its product, it announced the order of a SeaLoft of its own. The company is counting on this sale to convince in the face of "a few brakes from port managers".

Z Nautic changes importer in the United Kingdom

The Z Nautic Group, owner of the Zodiac and Bombard brands, announced the signing of a contract with the EP Barrus Group. Renowned in marine mechanics across the Channel and distributor of nautical equipment and several brands of boats (SeaSearch, AB, Quicksilver...), he becomes distributor of Zodiac and Bombard for the United Kingdom (including Northern Ireland).

New concessionaire for the Baie des Anges Marina

The Villeneuve-Loubet marina, better known as Marina Baie des Anges, will have a new concessionaire on 1 January 2021. The consortium led by Eiffage and its various entities, together with the Banque des territoires and Sodeports, won the public contract and will take over the keys to the infrastructure for 30 years.

Discovery Yachts has a new owner

The British group Discovery Yachts, builder of the Southerly, Britannia and Bluewater yachts, has experienced an eventful end of the year 2019. Following the announcement of its imminent receivership following the threat of legal costs of over £1.5 million related to a defective boat and the departure of its director, Sean Langdon, the company was finally bought by the Binti Group. Former sales manager John Burnie has taken over as executive director of the shipyard.

Gemini semi-rigid systems set up in France

The semi-rigid boat builder Gemini wants to find a place on the French market. The South African shipyard, based in Cape Town, has signed a distribution agreement for France with Diffusion Atlantique Marine Ayroles (DIFAMA), already an importer of Falcon, Tiger Marine, Caesar and Sun Marine boats.

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