Undoubted success for the third edition of the International Multihull boat show
Wednesday 25 April 2012
Despite the disturbed weather, more than 12000 visitors met at the Cite de la Voile Eric Tabarly in Lorient.
They came worldwide, from Lebanon, South Corea, US, Middle East, South Africa, and even Peru, which gives a real international status, to this very unique multihull rendez-vous. The organizers give the official number of 35% foreign visitors.
The professionals did not miss it, enjoying the event to present new models such as the Neel 45 from NEEL TRIMARANS, and the Dazcat 11.95 from the British MULTIMARINE. And we do not forget the baptism of the last sailing cat Sanya 57 from FOUNTAINE-PAJOT.
Like each year, some shipyards took the opportunity to have sea trials. NAUTITECH offered for instance two daily on the Nautitech 442 and 542.
A quick eye blink to the valorous skippers of the « Multihull Cup », a race opened to the exhibitors on the trimarans Multi 23, who proudly represented their team. Let’s meet next year for the revenge.
Close to the water, most of the professionals from service, such as ship chandlers, electronics, insurance , sails makers.. were also here. And we would especially note the “Multihull Club Design” with the architects and designers, such as JFA, VPLP, BERRET RACOUPEAU, MC CONAGHY (Hong-Kong), who presented the boats of the future.
For the world leaders charter companies like SUNSAIL, MOORINGS, DREAM YACHT CHARTER… They have now added the boat show to their annual schedule.
The boat show ended Sunday evening and most of the exhibitors already confirm that they will be there next year for the Mediterranean edition in La Grande Motte.