Boating: Atlantic France’s players will showcase their innovations at the Grand Pavois 2023

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The Port des Minimes in La Rochelle is preparing to welcome marine enthusiasts from all over the world to the Grand Pavois, one of the most important nautical events of the year. The show will take place from the 20th to the 25th of September 2023, and will have nearly 800 boats on display.

Since its inception in 1973, the international boat show Grand Pavois has become a key meeting point for boating and water sports enthusiasts. They will have the opportunity to explore two miles of quays, where 300 floating and 450 land-based boats will be located. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to find out about the latest technologies and equipment related to water sports such as sailing, motor boating, diving and fishing.

Atlantic France companies will present their innovations 

Yuniboat: refit of boats

The shipyard based in Le Pouliguen Yuniboat is a pioneer in the yachting industry thanks to its innovative approach towards boat reconditioning. What distinguishes this company from the rest is its commitment to eco-circular logic as it specialises in transforming second-hand boats. Its sustainable approach involves reusing components, minimising waste and incorporating environmentally friendly technologies.

Finsulate: eco-friendly protection for boat hulls

The Nantes-based company has revolutionised boat hull protection with its microfibre-based antifouling solution. Finsulate‘s innovative technology mimics the natural defence of sea urchins by creating tiny bites on the hull surface that prevent algae, mussels and other organisms from attaching. This means that boats can be kept clean without the need to apply traditional antifouling paints that contain toxic and environmentally harmful substances.

Temo France: electric motors for eco-friendly boating

Temo France stands out in the boating industry for its commitment to eco-friendly boating. The company, founded in 2018, specialises in the manufacturing of portable and easy-to-install electric motors for all types of light boats, such as dinghies, sailboats and recreational craft. These engines are reliable and designed to be environmentally friendly, enabling them to meet green boating standards.

Ruban Bleu: electric boats for river tourism

Ruban Bleu has established itself as a European leader in the manufacturing and marketing of electric boats for river tourism. Its range of boats, which can accommodate from 5 to 30 people, offers a unique experience of peaceful navigation on rivers and canals. In addition to its range of boats, Ruban Bleu offers support services for the creation of nautical bases and personalised technical training. 

EcoConcept Marine: innovation in sustainable boats

The company EcoConcept Marine, based in La Ferté-Bernard (Sarthe), excels in the development and manufacturing of small boats for river and maritime use. Its main focus is to provide an innovative alternative for tourism and leisure professionals, with a firm commitment to sustainability. At every stage of its manufacturing process, the company places special emphasis on the recyclability of the materials used, which reflects its dedication to tackling environmental concerns.

Alubat: aluminium boats

With more than 1,600 units built in its 49 years of experience, Alubat is known for its expertise in the design, construction and marketing of aluminium boats. All parts of the boats, from the hull to the deck, the cabin roof and the cockpit, are built entirely of aluminium. 

Jeanneau: boat design

Jeanneau, with more than six decades of experience in the industry, has earned a solid reputation for its design and manufacturing of sailboats and recreational engines. The company offers several ranges, from Sun Odyssey and Sun Fast for sailing to Cap Camarat, Merry Fisher, NC and Leader for powerboats. Its boats stand out for their high performance, sleek lines and timeless styles. 

Beneteau: a world leader in the yachting industry 

The Beneteau Group, founded in 1884, with a total of 17 brands and services, has become a world leader in the yachting market and a European leader in the leisure housing market, with operations in France, the United States, Poland, Italy, Portugal and China. 

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