The “Nautic 2022” show opened the doors to its 61st edition in Paris, Porte de Versailles (75015) on December 2, with a preview evening dedicated to exhibitors.
On December 3, the extreme adventurer Mike Horn, sponsor of the show thanks to the nautical values he embodies, famously held the event which ended on December 10 with the presentation of the prizes for the innovation competition. and those of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe in the presence of the skippers. La Nuit Nautic closed the show.
For 9 days, nearly 170,000 visitors strolled through the aisles spread over 2 halls, to meet the 65 exhibitors present this year. Sailboats, motorboats, board sports, equipment, but also tourism professionals, the swimming pool & spa sector or even nautical territories, were present for the greatest pleasure of enthusiasts, amateurs or curious people who were able to discover energy solutions and products with less impact on the natural environment.
The “blue thread” of this edition was “Innovation at the service of sustainable escape”. Practically all the stands offered something new, the objective of which is to raise general awareness of the environmental sector.
The Ocean exhibition
On nearly 500 m², the Ocean exhibition is an immersive experience in the prevention of the maritime environment, an immersion in the exhibition of the Ocean & Climate Platform. It is a graphic fresco of 40 meters and a dome projecting a 360° film.
The Innovation competition
To participate in the Innovation competition, candidates had until October 7, 2022 to submit their application. This competition is open to all companies that have a link with an aquatic activity, whatever the size. Innovations must contribute to the ecological transition of boating and make it accessible to as many people as possible. This is a unique opportunity for participants to promote their projects and gain notoriety.
The national competition for tomorrow’s boating has been organized by the Fédération des Industries Nautiques since 2017. It is celebrating its 6th edition this year. The exhibition of the finalists takes place during the Paris boat show and the prizes will be declared on the closing day, i.e. December 10
During the 2022 show, the finalists were able to exhibit for the entire duration. The winners will be offered a 9 m² stand for the 2023 edition.
La Nautic Paddle
The 12th edition of the Nautic Paddle was the other highlight of Nautic 2022. The final took place on December 4. The number of participants was limited to 1,000 and included 2 categories, “Leisure” and “Pro” for a crossing of Paris on the Seine. For the “Pros”, it was a new stage of the APP (Association of Paddlesurf Professinals) World Cup.
The Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe
The awards ceremony for the Route du Rhum-destination Guadeloupe takes place on Saturday 10 December in the presence of the skippers. This 12th edition was won by Charles Caudrelier on Maxi Edmond de Rothchild in 6 days 19 hours 47 minutes and 45 seconds. In second position, François Gabart on SVR-Lazartigue in 6 days 23 hours 43 minutes and 15 seconds and in 3rd place Thomas Coville in 7 days 6 hours 37 minutes and 25 seconds. They will all be present on the podium as well as the other participants.
The boats present at the show
We could discover boats 100% made of 100% recyclable material, others running on hydrogen.
The Sauveteurs en Mer (SNSM) stand presented its SNS 095 lifeboat and the public was able to discuss with the volunteers who made them discover the range of equipment they use (water scooters, rescue boat, rescue and safety, etc.). It was an opportunity to hear their stories and explanations of their missions (rescuing people in distress, yachtsmen, professional fishermen, commercial sailors, scuba divers or search for missing persons, towing or related ceremonies to the sea,…) and their training.
Plastimo thought of dogs by presenting life jackets in their size.
The Toulouse association “Bàtar” (boat in Icelandic) had an FYR longship (pine in Icelandic) on its stand. 12 meters long and 2.5 meters wide, it has 25 m² of sail and can accommodate 12 crew members. The association plans to reach New York in 2024 with the Orkan (hurricane in Danish), a longship 28 meters long and 6 wide, the crew will be made up of professionals and volunteers.
On the Tringaboat stand, the only designer of amphibious boats legally authorized to drive on the road, we discovered the Tringa T650. This rolling boat, made thanks to the savings of its creator who filed the patent. This creation by Guirec Daniel, originally from Perros-Guirec, is the answer to the berth. Its front wheel landing gear can be opened and closed with a hatch system. The wheel enters the hull, in navigation mode, and the water is trapped in a trunk and then pumped out. The boat is then equally efficient on land and on water. Its minimum price is 132,500 euros.
Verado presented a 1,000 horsepower model with 3 engines, worth 547,098 euros.
The importance of the ocean was highlighted on the “Ocean and me” stand with an immersive visit.
Manta 5 unveiled on the Occitanie stand, its latest innovation, the SL3 hydrofoiler. It is a water bike equipped with 2 foils, government and electric assistance, a mixture of surfing and pedaling linked to cycling. The SL3 exists in 3 models: entry-level (SL3 from €9,960), the best-selling (SL3+ at €11,880) and the one intended for sporty and informed customers (SL3 Pro at €13,980).
To move forward, just pedal. Made from carbon fiber and aircraft-grade aluminum, the bike remains stable and aerodynamic thanks to the foil, thus avoiding falls. It is equipped with a unibody chassis and a 2,500 watt motor capable of propelling at a maximum speed of 20 km/h. The 52 V/11.5 Ah (600 Wh) lithium-ion battery has an endurance of up to 160 minutes without pedaling.