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  • BENETEAU 2018-19 Activity

    Beneteau’s activity report highlights a year of rapid expansion

    IBI , by Arlene Sloan

    Spend under 2 minutes to see the highlights of Beneteau Group’s 2018-19 fiscal year, in which the French builder sold more than 9,800 boats, introduced 32 new models and achieved revenues of €1.14 billion in it’s Boat Division

  • BENETEAU 2018-19 Activity

    Beneteau’s activity report highlights a year of fast expansion

    Spend under 2 minutes to see the highlights of Beneteau Group’s 2018-19 fiscal year, in which the French builder sold more than 9,800 boats, introduced 32 new models and achieved revenues of €1.14 billion in it’s Boat Division

  • Fountaine-Pajot Lucia 40

    Fountaine Pajot eyes investments in capacities amid higher sales

    2019-12-23T10:30:00Z By Jaroslaw Adamowski,

    Boatbuilder’s higher revenues to stimulate investments

  • Jenneau

    Beneteau Group makes two senior appointments


    Jean-Paul Chapeleau is to become deputy CEO of Industrial Studies, Purchasing and Product Development while Paul Blanc will head up Jenneau

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    Two global firms win La Ciotat shiplift design-build contract


    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

    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 ...

  • News

    Marseille eyes new marina for 2024 Olympics


    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

    French equipment firm opens Lorient site


    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.

  • News

    New French technical consultancy established


    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).

  • News

    French marina operator buys Dutch marinas


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

  • Beneteau

    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

    Cannes show management decision further delayed


    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

    France’s Atlantic show draws crowds


    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 ...

  • News

    French leisure marine industry exceeds €5bn


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

  • Sete Marina

    IGY Marinas open new superyacht facility in France


    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

    Linssen to build 10 more craft for French charter firm


    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

    Iguana Yachts names VP of sales and marketing


    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


    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. ...

  • News

    Acquera Yachting opens three new locations


    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.”

  • News

    Jeanneau announces new monocat boat concept


    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 ...