Grand Pavois - La Rochelle (17)

From 27 september to 02 octobre 2017


The International In-Water Boat Show, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle, will be held from Wednesday 27 September to Monday 2 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 costs 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 2017/2018 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 and traditionally organised in autumn, 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 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.

Your advantages

  • A special entrance gate and a privileged reception are reserved for those who hold the Pass’Port 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