Rendering for new Multihull Village at this year's show in La Rochelle

Rendering for new Multihull Village at this year’s show in La Rochelle

The organisers of French boat show Grand Pavois in La Rochelle have announced this year’s show will feature a specific multihull area to target the French, Belgian, Anglo-Saxon and Spanish markets.

The strategy is to allow boatbuilders to communicate about the combined multihull offering, the opportunity to try boats at sea and the large presence of sailing professionals in order to help prepare a purchase, and plan future sailing adventures and/or long cruises.

A pontoon will be divided up into two parts featuring 3X3 structures and tents will accommodate the in-water Multihull Village at this year’s show. The idea is to offer shipyards who do not know the September Atlantic show the chance to exhibit in the heart of the in-water show for the very first time.

The Multihull Village area is reserved solely for shipyards, which should be followed in the second year by the exhibition of a boat in-water.

“In concrete terms, an area with more than 100 spaces will be made available to shipyards in order to offer enthusiasts visiting the show the opportunity to discover the assets and sailing qualities of the boats presented,” the show organisers say in a the statement.