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  • MB92_La Ciotat-2
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    Two global firms win La Ciotat shiplift design-build contract

    2019-11-12T15:38:00Z

    La Ciotat Shipyards in the South of France has awarded the design-build contract for a new 4,300-tonne shiplift to a partnership between French company Matière and US-based Bardex Corp.

  • Beneteau sailboat
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    Beneteau shares drop 16% on news of lower growth & profitabillity

    2019-10-30T17:44:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    The French boatbuilder posted a fifth consecutive year of growth for its 2019 fiscal year, but investors appear to be uncertain about prospects for the coming year. Although noting a higher order book, Beneteau said it would not be issuing its FY 2019-20 outlook until 4 February and hinted that ...

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    Marseille eyes new marina for 2024 Olympics

    2019-10-24T08:44:00Z

    The municipal authorities of Marseille are deliberating on a project worth around €25m (US$27.5m) to build a new marina for the Olympic Games that are scheduled to take place in France in five years.

  • Karver Systems
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    French equipment firm opens Lorient site

    2019-10-21T14:23:00Z

    Karver Systems, a French manufacturer of high-end sailboat equipment, has moved its sales department to Lorient La Base in Brittany. The company has also hired a new designer and an export sales rep.

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    New French technical consultancy established

    2019-10-18T15:17:00Z

    After working for the Federation des Industries Nautiques (FIN) for 20 years as its technical manager, Gregiore Dolto has established his own consulting company – CTN Conseil (Connaissances Techniques du Nautisme).

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    French marina operator buys Dutch marinas

    2019-10-18T07:00:00Z

    French marina operator Port Adhoc has signed a contract to acquire three marinas in the Netherlands from local group Thuishavens.

  • Beneteau
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    Beneteau CEO points to new strategic direction in Les Echos interview

    2019-10-14T15:10:00Z IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    The hundreds of suppliers and dealers for one of world’s largest boatbuilders should expect significant changes in the coming year; Former CEO takes issue with successor’s statements

  • Cannes at night2
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    Cannes show management decision further delayed

    2019-10-10T16:08:00Z

    The long-running legal dispute between the Fédération des Industries Nautique and show organiser Reed Exhibitions France will not be heard by the Paris Court of Appeals until December 2020

  • La Rochelle show pic 2019
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    France’s Atlantic show draws crowds

    2019-09-24T15:00:00Z

    The Grand Pavois La Rochelle in-water and land-based boat show, which ended its six-day run yesterday, serves buyers from a wide catchment area on the Atlantic coast of France from Le Havre to Biarritz with visitors also attending from Paris and further afield and a small contingent from Spain and ...

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    French leisure marine industry exceeds €5bn

    2019-09-06T14:11:00Z

    French trade association FIN (La Fédération des Industries Nautiques) has presented its key figures for the 2018 industry season in France.

  • Sete Marina
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    IGY Marinas open new superyacht facility in France

    2019-08-07T13:06:00Z

    As part of its strategic plan to build a strong presence in Europe, IGY Marinas has officially opened its new superyacht marina at Sète in the South of France. The purpose-built facility is able to berth the world’s largest yachts.

  • Linssen Locaboat
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    Linssen to build 10 more craft for French charter firm

    2019-07-18T07:33:00Z

    Linssen Yachts of the Netherlands will build another 10 self-drive rental craft for France’s Locaboat Holidays. Since late 2017, it has already delivered 28 steel Pénichette Evolution motoryachts, which it has jointly developed with Locaboat.

  • Bastien Bonnet, VP of sales and marketing at Iguana Yachts
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    Iguana Yachts names VP of sales and marketing

    2019-06-10T14:42:00Z

    Iguana Yachts, a French builder of amphibious boats, has named Bastien Bonnet as its new VP of sales and marketing.

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    Record registration for 2019 Cannes show

    2019-05-24T13:31:00Z

    The organisers of this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival have announced that exhibitor registration is already 8% up over last year’s figure. According to Reed Exhibitions, 529 boats over 10m in length will be making an appearance on water, including 119 sailboats and 410 motorboats – 7% more than last year. ...

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    Acquera Yachting opens three new locations

    2019-04-11T07:00:00Z

    Acquera Yachting has announced expansion plans to pen three new offices service Monaco, Antibes and St Tropez and has hired Xavier Paris to manage the operations and what the company is calling an “ambitious growth plan.”

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    Jeanneau announces new monocat boat concept

    2019-04-10T14:00:00Z

    Jeanneau’s spring press conference, held during an international boat test event for boating media in Cannes, was the setting for a scoop for the attending journalists. Antoine Chancelier, marketing director for the sailing boat division of the French shipyard, announced an innovative boat concept to representatives of the press against ...

  • Yamaha Motor Finance.crop
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    Yamaha extends marine dealer financing solutions

    2019-03-29T11:53:00Z

    The company’s new finance program is intended to boost boat and engine sales at both the wholesale and retail level

  • Cannes at night2
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    Reed appeals Cannes show verdict

    2019-03-07T16:25:00Z

    The question over which organisation will acquire the long-term rights to manage one of industry’s premier boat shows remains open

  • Yanmar France SAS general manager Julio Arribas
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    Yanmar reports increased business in France

    2019-03-07T11:09:00Z

    The Japanese engine manufacturer recently opened a sales and customer representative office in La Roche-sur-Yon

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    New Balmar distributor for Belgium and France

    2019-02-08T09:27:00Z

    Balmar, the DC charging solutions specialist from the US, has chosen Xlokk Enterprises to distribute its products in Belgium and France.