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The grouping of all these companies on the same site has created a real technological showcase for boat racing in an area already honoured by the presence of a large number of world leaders; and now, more than 80 companies representing more than 500 jobs carry out their business in the boating field in the Pays de Vannes area, for example:

Leading boat builders in the different fields

  • MULTIPLAST (photo), whose boats hold some of the most prestigious records in the world (ORANGE 1 and 2, CLUB MED, GERONIMO…, as well as GROUPAMA 3)

BIC SPORT, world leader in windsurfers and surf boards.

KELT, the 3rd biggest French motor boat builder.

PLASMOR, largest sea kayak builder in France.

SEAGULL, world leader in sand yachts.

NORTH SAILS: the largest sail manufacturer in the world, with an illustrious record in the field of competition sailing (B&Q/CASTORAMA, GERONIMO, K-CHALLENGE, KINGFISHER…)

World renowned architects

Gilles OLLIER Design team: design office integrated into MULTIPLAST who take the credit for the design of ORANGE I and II, CLUB MED…

FINOT group: the most productive naval architecture office in the world with more than 30,000 pleasure boats currently in use, designer of 60-foot monohulls that have won the last four VENDEE GLOBE races.

Vincent LAURIOT PREVOST - Marc VAN PETEGHEM, designers of multihull racing boats: GROUPAMA 1, 2 and 3, GERONIMO, BONDUELLE, BELGACOM, GEANT … and L’HYDROPTERE.

Benoît CABARET, Naval architect associated with Nigel IRENS, whose major feats include the design of the following trimarans: B&Q/CASTORAMA, BAYER CROPSCIENCE, and FUJIFILM.

Guillaume VERDIER, Naval architect; ex-collaborator of the FINOT group, specialised in racing monohulls and multihulls (PRB, Yves PARLIER's "Sea skimmer"…)



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