About the La Napoule Boat Show

La Napoule Boat show is back again in full force for its 29th Edition in Mandelieu-La Napoule. From the 11th to the 14th April, more than 300 boats along with 90 exhibitors were showcased in the port. For the third year running, Honest Marine Services partnered with Paturle Nautic Groupe to help prepare boats for the show. This entailed plenty of washdowns, detailing and chammying.



What was up-and-coming at the Show?

Among the boats available for viewing, 80% were second-hand from renowned shipyards: Absolute, Apreamare, Beneteau and Fairline. However, for owners looking to buy new, brands like Sélène, Sirena Yachts and Fleming showcased their new lines at the show. If you are interested in these brands, they are available to buy through the official dealership.

Furthermore, with 90 exhibitors this year, the show was predicted and confirmed to be a success. On water exhibitors included ABYS yachting, CSO yachts, Azimut and of course Vandutch. Among those on land, Jet 7 yacht, Lethiec and AS Marine were present. Additionally, the 29th edition of the show featured SUV Coupé Cabriolets available for viewing as part of a mission to group similar interests in one place.

Previously, it has been predominantly French boat enthusiasts that attend to see typical brands such as Jeanneau, Dufour, Beneteau and Guy Couach. However, as the show grows, it is becoming increasingly more international with exhibitors: Capelli, Windy tenders and Rio yachts.

Boat Show Exhibitor Paturle Nautic

Paturle Nautic is based in Antibes, La Napoule and Saint Tropez. They have developed their reputation with 45 years in the industry and are the official dealers for Beneteau, BWA, Honda and Suzuki. At this year’s La Napoule Boat Show, Paturle Nautic brought along just fewer than 15 boats to exhibit, including BWA 28 GTO, newly acquired Beneteau Flyer Spacedeck, Gran Turismo 40 and a new Beneteau Antares 9 OB.


HMS’ role in the boat show

Paturle Nautic chose HMS to assist them with their boat preparations. From Monday through to Thursday morning, HMS prepared a total of 11 boats for the La Napoule Boat Show this year. The show went exceedingly well despite the rain on Wednesday which thankfully held off hereafter. It was a successful show and one of our busiest weeks with Excelerate Z going into the shipyard as well. Finally, HMS look forward to the next few boat shows and partnering with Paturle Nautic again in the future!

Thanks to Paturle Nautic for your confidence in Honest Marine Services!

Upcoming shows:
  • Essais privés Bénéteau : 13/05/2019
  • Cannes Yachting Festival : 10/09/2019
  • Monaco Yacht Show : 25/09/2019


Contact HMS

Honest Marine Services offers their expertise in the preparation of boats for exhibition. If you are an exhibiting company or private owner, contact HMS via phone, email and visit our website for more information and enquiries.

Alicia Cranwell