April 20 2017
60 catamarans and trimarans are exhibited at this 8th International Multihull Salon of La Grande Motte (34)
With more than 60 multihulls exhibited, this salon has become a genuine reference for this sector of the nautical and boating industry.
Multihull yachting, whether with catamaran or trimaran, sailing or with engine, is booming. One need only to look at the number of boats exposed in world or European premieres to see this dynamic.
Fountaine-Pajot doubles Leopard
This 8th edition of the International Multihull Salon opens in a context for the multihull market, with a strong global sales growth.
As such, a small upheaval has just taken place on the market, with Fountaine-Pajot who climbed the second step of the world podium, stealing that place from the Leopard-Sunsail- Moorings. With a little less than 200 units sold, the Frenchman asserts himself clearly and should benefit from its new plant to consolidate this position in the coming months.
World Premieres: Catana Makes the Break!
There is no shortage of world premieres at the International Multihull Salon, with the new version of the Alibi, the Catana 53, the Catana 47 Easy Performance, the Fountaine Pajot New 47, the Neel 51, the Outcut 29.5 First World, the O'Yachts Class 4 New Version and the Open C Tri 42.
With 5 boats present (3 of Bali and 2 of Catana), of which 2 are new, and the announcement of the future Bali 5.2, the French shipyard, number 4 on the world market of recreational catamarans, confirms its dynamism and the relevance of its positioning.
Two big surprises on display at Lagoon
On the part of Lagoon, the world leader in the sector that has come with a powerful selection in La Grande Motte and just inaugurated a new assembly hall in Bordeaux, 2 novelties that should come as a total surprise and that make a lot of noise - the Lagoon 40 and Lagoon 50 - while the future Lagoon Seventy 8, luxury motor yacht will be officially launched at the Yachting Festival.
A Show Growing with the Dynamism of the Sector
During the 5-day exhibition, the city of La Grande Motte and its port will live 100% multihull. It is true that with the will displayed by the organizer, the City, the Department of Hérault and the Occitanie Region take a position as a world reference; the event looks great.
Architects Put Themselves Forward
This year again, pay attention not to miss the "ARCHITECT/INNOVATION/DESIGN"... This is a rare venue, but at the International Multihull Salon, it will be possible to rub shoulders with these inventors designing the multihulls for competition that have been sailing around the world in record time! A real laboratory for competition, yet their know-how is often useful for recreational sailing...
Response of the Equipment Manufacturers!
There is no nautical show without equipment suppliers, and the sector multihull will be widely present in the salon village; the visitor will find in the convivial atmosphere that characterizes the marine universe, all accessories... sails, engines, rigging, textiles, insurance, and even financing.