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Things are happening in the boating industry! A look back at the latest news from the boating professionals. The news briefs of March 17, 2020.

2 new stores for Bigship

The Bigship hardware store franchise is expanding its network. The brand is now represented in Royan and Martigues. These new stores bring the number of members on the French coast to 42. The stores near the Royan marina and the Technic Marine dry dock in Martigues/ The openings planned for the spring have been postponed due to the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic.

State validates La Ciotat boat lift project

The Prefecture of the Bouches du Rhône has issued the official authorisation for projects to expand the La Ciotat Shipyard site. It validates the installation of a 4,300-ton ship lift, as well as the creation of a technical careening area and a 4,500 m² dry port

FPT strengthens its position in the electric motorization

The Italian engine manufacturer FPT is continuing its development and is banking on electric power. Already experiencing strong growth in yachting, it recently signed a partnership with Yanmar for high power. It is now announcing the acquisition of British company Potenza Technology to accelerate its innovations in the fields of electric and hybrid engines.

Yanmar partners with April Marine

The insurer April Marine also offers financing. It is in this area that it has signed a partnership with Yanmar Marine France. The Japanese marine engine manufacturer's master dealers will be able to propose financing offers to their customers for both inboard and D-Torque diesel outboard engines.

Bathô takes on board new investors

The Nantes-based company Bathô, which specialises in the reuse of pleasure boats for use on land, is expanding. Two years after its creation in 2018, it has just signed a partnership agreement with the Amundi Finance et Solidarité solidarity savings fund, which is taking a stake in the company's capital.