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​