Grand Pavois - La Rochelle (17)

From 26 september to 01 octobre 2018

The event for water sport professionnals and enthusiasts

The International In-Water Boat Show, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle, will be held from Wednesday 26 September to Monday 1 October at the Port des Minimes in La Rochelle


Ranked as one of the top 5 international in-water events, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle is considered by professionals to be one of the best boat shows in terms of cost and contacts. Over the years, it has become a key event in the European and global water sports calendar! 


With the presence of more than 800 international brands and with 750 boats exhibited, 300 of which are in-water, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle welcomes more than 80,000 visitors every year. Visitors will enjoy a preview of the new products for 2018/2019 and will be able to test boats at sea before making a purchase. It should also be noted that the trials for the selection of the "European Yacht of the year" by the magazine "Voile Mag" and the motor boat of the year by the magazine "Motor Boat" are carried out at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle, which is no coincidence.


Created in 1973, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle is a genuine showcase for the water sports industry and the Atlantic show provides an overview of the sector's economic situation and anticipates the major trends and developments for the coming year.


On the strength of its thematic spaces, its trial boats, its Multihull Space, its Fishing Space & Grand Pavois Fishing, La Plage (board sports and light sailing), the Unusual Boats Space and the Heritage & Tradition Space, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle aims to be perfectly in line with the expectations of sailors and reflects the major international sailing trends of the future.


The Grand Pavois La Rochelle will welcome Madagascar as its guest country of honour, the opportunity to discover the Treasure Island that lies 400 kilometres off the eastern coast of the African continent and which is bathed by the Indian Ocean to the east. Madagascar is an invitation to travel. White sand beaches, a turquoise sea, verdant natural parks with an endemicity record estimated to be over 80%, magnificent landscapes that vary from one region to another: the Grande île fully deserves its nickname as an island continent. 


Your advantages

  • A special entrance gate and a privileged reception are reserved for those who hold the Passport Nautique.

  • Professionals are also able to benefit from the show's Business Centre located in Hall A.

The show's key figures

  • 100,000 m2 of exhibition space
  • 800 international brands
  • More than 80,000 visitors expected
  • 250 accredited journalists
  • 35 nations represented
  • Thematic spaces
  • 750 boats on show, including 300 in-water
  • 250 new products on average every year
  • Guest country of honour: Madagascar