Salon Nautique International de Paris 2013 is coming up


After the Fall exhibitions, the Nautic – Salon Nautique International de Paris is preparing to open its doors from 7 to 15 December 2013. First boat show in the world in terms of attendance, it maintains its international character by welcoming more and more foreigners while remaining deeply committed to the unique history of the French nautical industry.

The Nautic 2012 recorded 240 350 OJS certified entries, compared to 226 300 visitors in the last Boot Düsseldorf.


The Parisian rendezvous is therefore the worldwide leader of boat shows, and on the podium of the French exhibitions across all sectors. It also remains the last indoor boat show of a large capital, despite the complexity and the costs involved in such an organization.


The 2013 edition will, moreover, have to adapt to the important current work at the “Parc des Expositions” of “Porte de Versailles”. The work made during the summer will mainly reduce the Pavilion 1 of 6 000m2, requiring the Nautic to do a new organization of the sectors.

For 2013, the Pavilion 2.2 will be occupied by engine companies and motorboats. The space freed up comes from the financing services and insurance companies that will be joining the sailing and tourism industries in Pavilion 1. The Spot, which brings together, around the pool, exhibitors from the Surf world, will be moved to the left of the escalators. In short, it was a true game of musical chairs in order to enable all actors to find their place. The new segmentation is also accompanied by the creation of new diagonal paths, connecting areas more quickly, optimizing time of assembling- disassembling operations while giving an impressive perspective to the Pavilion 1. The whole experience of Reed Expositions, the first exhibition organizer in the world, is fully deployed to make this 2013 edition a success during an uneasy climate.

Another important change concerns the international recognition and affirmation of the Nautic. The increase of the number of foreign visitors, individuals, professionals or journalists, was approximately 25% between 2011 and 2012, and this trend continues in 2013. Among the exhibitors, we are witnessing the return of foreign shipyards as Sunseeker (the boats of James Bond….) or Cranchi, who had not made the trip to Paris for years.

The international press strengthens its coverage of the Nautic, with a strong growth of the media presence from Northern Europe (Netherland, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe…).
This gradual internationalization also allows the Nautic to launch the Nautic Motor Boat Design Award, a design competition showcasing the most beautiful boat creations. This award is based on the international reputation of Paris, capital of fashion and design, but also a leading country in the boating industry… thanks to his creativity and its rich history. The jury will be composed of architects and designers of different industries as well as French and International professionals and journalists from the boating industry.

The 2013 edition will again be honoring Eric Tabarly through the fiftieth anniversary of its victory in the English Transat of 1964. This event, considered by many as the catalyst for the explosion of the boat industry in France, by making the sea and the nautical industry popular to many … and for making the Paris International Boat Show a major event! Pen Duick II, a revolutionary boat that allowed the most famous sailor to win from the British their legendary race, will be exhibited in Pavilion 1, reminding that the creativity and boldness are also part of the genetic heritage of the French nautical industry.

This attachment to its historical roots allows the Nautic to have a pioneer status in the new trends and practices. The fourth crossing of Paris in Stand Up Paddle – Nautic SUP Paris Crossing – will gather 300 competitors from around the world on Sunday, December 8. A race on the Seine River that becomes the major rally of the year, a spectacular expression of a popular and international industry, opening the leader of the boat Shows.

The final of this competition will take place on the indoor pool of the Spot, as many other initiations and animations. Among these, the spectacular demonstration of survival gear and overboard recovery organized by Macif, faithful partner of the Nautic alongside with Jeep®. The famous brand is always present with its range of vehicles particularly suitable for trailer coupling, will this year propose an unprecedented competition of timed maneuvers into water, with radio controlled “mini-Jeep®”

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Norberto Moreau is co-founder of the Allied Management Ltd Consulting Group (Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Spain). The group and his associates have activities in Yachting, Properties, Events and Online Services.
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