Business France | Record number of 100 French suppliers on the METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam

French leisure marine industry continues its growth with a 5% increase in 2018

The French nautical industry has reached a turnover of € 5,09 billion euros during the past year, reaching its best performance since the 2008 crisis. According to the French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN), the increase is mainly due to exports, which reached 76.4% of production in 2018. This rise was mainly stimulated by strong results on the sailing market (boat production, equipment and services), boat rental market, and refit sector.

The French boating industry has indeed established itself as one of the world’s best manufacturers of sailboats and habitable multihulls and is also recognized as the fourth largest producer of motorboats in the world.

The superyacht refit sector also played an important role in these results. It has today one of the biggest globally with a raft of well-known companies and locations in cities such as La Ciotat, Marseille, Toulon and La Rochelle.

Record number of 100 French suppliers on the METSTRADE Show in Amsterdam

During the upcoming edition of the METSTRADE Show, Business France, the French National Agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will host the iconic French pavilion in collaboration with the French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN).

A record number of 100 French companies will be exhibiting and showcasing their products, services and expertise, including new exhibitors and many innovative products. A large range of products will be presented by leading French manufacturers and suppliers of safety equipment, interior furnishings, optimization and navigation tools, as well as boat construction equipment and services. A strong focus will also be put on Marina & Yard Equipment, Boat Care & Maintenance, Deck Hardware & Rigging, Electronics, Fuel Handling products and Hydraulic Systems.

Come and join us at the French Pavilion located in Hall 1 and 5, and please feel free to contact us if you are looking for an innovative French supplier!

Full list of exhibiting companies on the French Pavilion by product category and market area : :

Contact : Edouard van der Haas, Export Advisor at Business France
(Hall 1 / booth 835A)

Trade Commission of the French Embassy in The Netherlands
E-mail: / T: +31 (0)6 41 02 83 71