Multihull show surpasses expectations | News | Boating Business

NEWSMultihull show surpasses expectationsBy Rebecca Strong22/07/2022Save articleAn event in France dedicated to all things multihulled has surpassed the organisers’ ‘wildest dreams’.The International Multihull Show has doubled in size since its launch in 2010, this year showing more than 65 multihulls at the harbour in La Grande Motte, France, and hosting seven world premieres and 170 exhibitors.The International Multihull Show 2022 at La Grande Motte“The International Multihull Show has over the years become the ‘must attend’ event for this sector of the marine industry,” said the organisers.“The future looks promising with unstoppable growth.”The sector is growing internationally with new brands such as Excess, Windelo, Kinetic, Whisper Yacht, A Sea Venture and Illiad Catamaran coming to the market. Sailboats rather than powerboats make up the bulk of the multihull sector at around 85% and larger boats are starting to dominate.Representing around 70% of the global market, France leads the world in terms of building with big names such as Beneteau Group, Fountaine Pajot and Bali-Cantana. The power yacht market is one to watch with yacht builders reporting an increasing demand for larger and larger power catamarans.The charter market is recovering from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic with customers increasingly interested in variety and novelty rather than ownership.In the future innovation, particularly around green technologies, will dominate as will an increasing focus on digitalisation with new advances in foils, electric motors, onboard electronics and telecommunications coming all the time. Areas ripe for advancements also include safety, sail technology and the use of new composite materials. 

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