France generates its best boating industry results of the last decade

With a turnover of 4,8 billion euros and a workforce of 41 500 people, the French nautical industry has obtained its best results since 2007/2008 with a growth rate of 9% (!) recorded in 2017. According to the French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN), export sales have increased from 62 to 75% of France’s nautical production in just 10 years’ time. This rise to pre-crisis levels was stimulated by strong results on the sailing market (boat production, equipment and services).

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 balance of trade of its leisure boating market has been encouraged by the European and North American growth of the last few years.

Large representation 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 90 French companies will be exhibiting and showcasing their products, services and expertise, including new exhibitors and many new 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 + CMP, 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
T: +31 (0)6 41 02 83 71