The figures talk for themselves

1st French region for pleasure boat exports

400 firms and 6,100 jobs

€1,2 billion in revenue

equivalent to ¼ of all revenue generated by the French marine leisure industry

36 yacht ports & 15,000 berths

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Great business opportunities in sailing

Great because you can join leading international companies of the boat industry

Atlantic France hosts the global leading shipyards Beneteau Group. If your company is a marine equipment supplier, working closely alongside this giant is a key opportunity.  Make the move, like Yanmar: the Japanese group chose to set up its first sales office in Atlantic France (La Roche-sur-Yon) to market its innovative boat engines.

Great because the marine industry is constantly innovating and needs solution providers

Alongside shipbuilding, sailing is one of Atlantic France’s top markets. The sector represents a handful of business opportunities for you as a solution provider. You could find new clients, introduce innovative uses along our coast and also test your ideas directly with key industrial players.

Here’s a taste of our local innovations in the sailing boat industry:

Great because we have got more scope for doing business with you!

Take advantage of the strong growth potential of our river boating sector: riverside activities, houseboat hire, river cruises, etc. Atlantic France also offers 375 km of waterways, 36 yacht ports, 15,000 berths and a collaborative business environment which provides you with plenty of exciting opportunities to explore.

Here are some recent examples of successful sailing businesses based in Atlantic France:

  • Band of Boats (online platform for individuals hiring and selling boats);
  • Boat Club de France (private boat booking club);
  • Nautic Easy (pleasure boat restoration services).

IS YOUR PROJECT DIFFERENT? LET’S HAVE A LOOK AT YOUR BUSINESS POTENTIAL.

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Leading names

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Powerful networking and the right connections

Innovation clusters

EMC2

The French industrial cluster for advanced manufacturing technologies

www.pole-emc2.fr

Elastopôle

Rubber and polymers cluster

www.elastopole.com

Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique

Cluster dedicated to marine activities with 6 strategics areas.

www.pole-mer-bretagne-atlantique.com

S2E2

The innovation cluster for managing electric and thermal energies.

www.s2e2.fr

Innovation platforms

Proxinnov

An organization serving manufacturers, bringing together companies in the robotics sector
www.proxinnov.com/en/

Technocampus Composites

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to composite manufacturing

www.technocampus.fr

Technocampus Ocean

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to marine structures and metallic materials

http://technocampus.fr/

Technocampus Smart Factory

Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to industrial uses of virtual reality

www.technocampus-smart-factory.fr

IRT Jules Verne

Mutualised research institute dedicated to the industry of the future, seeking to boost competitiveness in strategic industries by disruptive fabrication technologies

irt-jules-verne.fr

IPC Laval

Industrial Technical Center of plastics and composites

ct-ipc.com

Associations

NINA

Atlantic Digital Innovation Boating Association which networks innovative nautical companies, helps the creation of start-ups and facilitates the digital transition of the sector

nautisme-innovation-numerique-atlantique.fr​

Let's meet at an event

28 October

Robot4Manufacturing

La Roche-sur-Yon

2 days of preprogrammed business meetings between users of industrial robotics and solutions provider offering their capabilities and services. 28 - 29 October 2020

www.robot4manufacturing.com
Meet us there!
08 November

Vendee Globe sailing race

Les Sables d'Olonne

The only sailing race around the world, solo, non-stop and without assistance. Departure: 8th November 2020

www.vendeeglobe.org
Meet us there!
05 December

Nautic Paris International Boat Show

Paris

The major showcase where boating enthusiasts get inspired and informed on everything about ocean and river sailing. 5 - 13 December 2020

www.salonnautiqueparis.com
Meet us there!