National leader in board sports:
€2,5 billion in revenues

Expertise: Catamarans, Yatchs

60% of leasure boats blueprints designed in the region

4 Ports of trade

Four Reasons to set up in Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Companies Doing Business Here

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Dufour yatchs

Specialized Partners for Your Project

Several organizations specialized in innovation, research and development are present in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. This dynamic ecosystem provides a vector of opportunities for businesses in the implementation of their project and their business! Networks, partners, product innovation support, are among the many services and areas of expertise provided by these stakeholders to support the development of your business.


  • Centre de Recherche pour l’architecture et l’Industrie Nautiques (CRAIN): pleasure boating and naval architecture

Technology Platforms

  • CRITT Industries Nautiques: fluid simulations, analysis of sailboat performance, sustainable yachting, high performance composite parts
Clusters / Business Networks

  • EuroSIMA: Board sports sector
  • Bordeaux SuperYatchs REFIT: Refitting of large yachts
  • La Rochelle Nautic Netwok (LR2N): Professional association of the boating industry
  • Pôle REFIT La rochelle: Refitting of yachts and super-yachts
  • Fédération des Industries du Nautisme – Boating industry association
  • Union des professionnels du nautisme du Bassin d’Arcachon – Boating industry association of Arcachon Bay
  • Professional training: composites, maintenance, fittings, electricity, carpentry, sheet-metal working, framing, hardware
  • AFPA Rochefort: Pleasure boat builder and outfitter
  • Lycée Technique de la Mer de Gujan – Mestras: Nautical framing, composite materials
  • CFA de la Rochelle: Framing and layout, wood and materials
  • Lycée professionnel de Rompsay: Boat maintenance, electrical equipment

Selection of Sites Dedicated to Boating

Our Services to Companies

| Business Environment

We will send you the information you need to study the feasibility of your project in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (supply of raw materials, market data, subcontractors, R&D partners, etc.).

| Real-Estate Solutions

We look for, select and present real-estate offers suited to your specifications. You can send us your search criteria and we take care of the rest in strict confidentially!

| Financing and Public Aid

Various programs are available to obtain the financing necessary for your business set-up. We can introduce you to our experts in financial engineering who will study the available public or private solutions.

| Networking

We open our network and put you in relation with the key stakeholders for your project. Our proximity to regional partners will enable you to fast-track the execution of your business set-up!

| Administrative Procedures

We know that certain procedures can be complex, so we activate our network to facilitate your installation. We mobilize various players according to your needs and your timetable.

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A business location specialist is at your service

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Une région accessible

Frontalière avec l’Espagne, la Nouvelle-Aquitaine bénéficie d’une position stratégique sur le corridor logistique Nord-Sud européen.
Dotée d’un réseau de transports diversifié et moderne, la région est facilement accessible depuis les capitales économiques françaises et européennes, permettant aux entreprises d’être à proximité de leurs marchés :


  • 11 aéroports dont 7 internationaux
  • Plus de 60 liaisons internationales quotidiennes ou hebdomadaires
  • Nombre de lignes low-cost en croissance

Réseau ferré et autoroutier

  • LGV SEA (Bordeaux > Paris en 2h)
  • Réseaux autoroutiers nord-sud et est-ouest


  • 4 ports de commerce
  • 300 ports desservis dans le monde