Over 200 new boats to debut at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle
Thursday, 25 May 2006
Boat Show News:
Launched in 1973 by four businessmen from the marine sector it hosted the first year, 32 exhibitors and 64 boats. The Grand Pavois is now preparing its 34th edition. It receives now more than 100 000 visitors, 700 exhibitors and 650 boats - 5 to 25 meters sail and motors boats - 300 of them are presented in-water. Because of all these reasons, the Grand Pavois became a leader that the professionals could not ignore. Last year, 30 nations and 300 brands were representing the International partnerships at the Grand Pavois. They came from South Africa, Germany, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Spain, Finland, Great-Britain, Greece, Hong-Kong, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, New-Zealand, Netherlands, Portugal, Latvia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ukraine, The United States and Venezuela. This diversity confirms the Grand Pavois high notoriety and its will to host more and more international partners. Of course, the Grand Pavois will do its best to prove its quality and be faithful to its reputation. But above all, we are proud to keep our own identity, to promote high-standard products on 56 000 square meter of display dedicated to professionals and sailing lovers.
News from the Caribbean with our guest of honour: the Guadeloupe islands
Having been faithful to the Grand Pavois for the past ten years, the Guadeloupe Islands will be the Guest of Honour Country this year. Located at the heart of the Lesser Antilles, between the Caribbean and the Atlantic, the Guadeloupe Islands are a small group made of seven main islands and a large number of smaller islands. With a surface area of 1780 km2 for 440 189 inhabitants, the seven islands are the following: St Martin, St BarthĂ©lĂ©my, Basse-Terre, La DĂ©sirade, Les Saintes and Marie Galante. The Guadeloupe achipelago is swept by the trade winds and bathes in a mild climate thanks to an ever present sun. It offers a wide variety of nautical activities and also some exceptional ones on dry lands. The Guadeloupe islands will be present at the Grand Pavois in the idea of sharing with us this exciting world.
The important details
Name: The Grand Pavois â€“ The leading in-water European boat show and third international boat show.
Place: Minimes Harbour, La Rochelle.
Dates: from Wednesday 20th to Monday 25th September 2006 from 10 a.m to 7 p.m.
Surface area: 56 000 square meters.
Pontoons: 2,5 kilometres of pontoons.
Boats displayed: 650 boats on display.
Exhibitors: 650 international exhibitors.
Whatâ€™s new: more than 250 boats and material to discover.
Number of visitors: more than 100 000 visitors.
Number of foreign visitors: more than 5 000 visitors.
Guest of honour country 2006: The Guadeloupe Islands.