Great business opportunities
Great because leading international names are here with us
Atlantic France hosts the global leading boat building yards: Beneteau Group. Marine equipment suppliers work closely alongside their customers. This is why Japanese group Yanmar chose to set up its first sales office in France (La Roche-sur-Yon) to market its boat engines.
Great because the marine industry is constantly innovating and we need solution providers
Here’s a taste of our local innovations: the foils developed by Beneteau Group (the foils of the Figaro Beneteau 3)and its new shared ownership scheme (the Beneteau Boat Club), the first electric houseboat (Sixto Green) developed by Nicols, the connected sailboat project (EVA 2) with its port manoeuvering software developed Kara Technology in association with D-ICE Engineering. Airseas, Zephyr & Borée and Neoline are developing a sailing system to economize energy for cargo ship.
There are plenty of opportunities for you as a solution provider here in Atlantic France. You could introduce new uses along our coast and also test your ideas directly with key industry players.
Great because we’ve got more scope for doing business together…
Our river boating sector offers strong growth potential (riverside activities, houseboat hire, river cruises…) along with its 375km of waterways, 36 yacht ports, 15,000 berths and our collaborative business environment provides plenty of exciting opportunities to explore. Here are some recent examples of what we mean: 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).
Powerful networking and the right connections
The French industrial cluster for advanced manufacturing technologies
Rubber and polymers cluster
Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique
Cluster dedicated to marine activities with 6 strategics areas.
The innovation cluster for managing electric and thermal energies.
An organization serving manufacturers, bringing together companies in the robotics sector
Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to composite manufacturing
Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to marine structures and metallic materials
Technocampus Smart Factory
Mutualized technological research platform dedicated to industrial uses of virtual reality
IRT Jules Verne
Mutualised research institute dedicated to the industry of the future, seeking to boost competitiveness in strategic industries by disruptive fabrication technologies
Industrial Technical Center of plastics and composites
Atlantic Digital Innovation Boating Association which networks innovative nautical companies, helps the creation of start-ups and facilitates the digital transition of the sector