The organisers of the 9th La Grande Motte International Multihull Boat Show in the South of France have described this year's event as a success, with excellent weather helping to draw around 14,000 visitors to the port of Occitanie.

According to the organisers, the show (April 18-22) met the requirements of those in the industry, confirming the thriving nature of this branch of the boating sector. Around 60 catamarans and trimarans were displayed on water on over half a mile of pontoons.

During the event, visitors were able to attend naming ceremonies, launches, inaugurations and meetings in the presence of many personalities from the world of sailing – among them, Loïck Peyron, guest sponsor of the Outremer 51, Thomas Coville with his Sodebo Ultim', and British skipper Mike Golding.

An even bigger event is promised for next year’s 10th edition, which is scheduled to run from April 24-28 in the same location.