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Astus Boats goes international

Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from the boating professionals. The news briefs of March 10, 2020.

Astus Boats expands its international network

The Breton trimaran manufacturer Astus Boats is expanding its distribution network outside France. Following Boot Dusseldorf, the shipyard benefits from 2 new distributors. NorPol, based in Krakow, will market the yachts in Poland, while Sealion will distribute them in the Netherlands from Rotterdam.

Yanmar acquires SmartGyro

Japanese engine manufacturer Yanmar continues to diversify into the boating sector. Already the owner of the Dutch Vetus, among others, it is adding the gyroscopic stabilizers of the Italian brand SmartGyro to its catalogue. The company had already taken an interest in the problem of seakeeping through its partnership with Nauti-Craft suspension boats.

Kara Technology installs its meeting room in a boat

In February 2020, the nautical equipment manufacturer Kara Technology inaugurated an original meeting room in its headquarters in Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou. It is a second-hand trimaran, installed on land, transformed by the Bathô company to give it a second life out of the water.

Labelling for the ports of Ouistreham and Dives-Cabourg-Houlgate

The Normandy marinas of Ouistreham and Dives-Cabourg-Houlgate have been awarded the "Qualité Plaisance" label. This certification, launched by the French Federation of Marinas, is inspired by the Quality Tourism scheme to promote a continuous quality approach for yachtsmen.

New service floor for Incidence Sails

While the main floor of Incidence Sails in La Rochelle will leave the port's surroundings to reach the Périgny area, a new Incidence service point will open at the Port des Minimes. Xavier Dagault, in charge of sail repairs for the past 2 years on the historic floor, launches Dagosails in a 100 m² space above the Chantier Naval des Minimes.