International Multihull Show attracts 14,000 visitors
The show’s 14th edition at La Grande Motte featured many of the world’s leading cruising catamaran builders including Lagoon, Fountaine Pajot, Leopard, Bali and Excess.
This year’s International Multihull Show attracted 14,000 visitors over five days, with 70 sailing and power catamarans and trimarans on display at La Grande Motte, according to organisers.
“The unlimited enthusiasm that was clearly visible has confirmed the thriving nature of the sector,” stated show organiser M2Organisation, which shared feedback from exhibitors that sales were “still “very satisfactory, but far removed from the record figures from 2022”.
Other feedback included the fact that delivery times have become much more reasonable, after reaching a peak of two or even three years.
“We have to meet the requirements of the demand from clients, which remains strong, while also satisfying their needs in terms of performance, comfort and their awareness of the importance of sailing showing respect for the environment,” stated one exhibitor.
The show displayed the industry’s increasing emphasis on clean, eco-friendly cruising, with a lot of new products for innovative propulsion systems and energy solutions, and bio-sourced materials, while the Exhibitors’ Village featured more equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
The 15th International Multihull Show will be held from April 3-7, 2024.