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New Format for 2022 Paris Boat Show as Organisers Promise Great Experiences for Boating and Yachting Lovers

26th October 2022
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The 2022 Paris Boat Show will take place from 3-10 December with extreme adventurer Mike Horn opening the doors on the first day of the major trade show.

Nearly 170,000 visitors are expected to meet the 650 exhibitors spread over two halls at Porte de Versailles for this year’s Salon Nautique International de Paris.

In addition, organisers are touting several new features for the 61st Nautic promising great experiences for all lovers of boating and yachting.

The show will have a more concentrated format over nine days, with a preview evening reserved exclusively for exhibitors and their guests and a closing night on Saturday 10 December for a festive nautical night open to all.

Visitors will also be invited to meet the future winners of the Innovation Competition hosted in conjunction with the French Federation of Nautical Industries (FIN).

Some 15 finalists out of more than 60 project entries will be exhibited in this space set aside specifically for this purpose. The grand final will take place on the Nautical Stage on Saturday 10 December in front of a jury made up of personalities and experts including France’s director general of maritime affairs, a skipper from the maxi multihull MACIF and the managing director of VivaTech.

One new feature presented at Nautic will be a virtual reality space to live through an experience without getting wet! “We are experimenting with a new approach, as we are convinced that virtual reality, without of course replacing the pleasure of the activity in real life, can bring us new developments in the very near future,” FIN says.

Preservation of the marine environment will also be clearly reflected through an immersion dive within the exhibition on the Ocean & Climate Platform covering nearly 500 square metres in Hall 1. The visitor will be treated to a dazzling visual auditory experience thanks to a 40-metre graphic fresco and a dome projecting a film at 360 degrees.

In other highlights, the 12th Nautic Paddle on Sunday 4 December will see 1,000 participants for the largest paddle race in the world, setting off at dawn. And the final day will also see the presentation prizes for the winners of the 2022 Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe which sets off on Sunday 6 November.

Tickets for the 2022 Paris Boat Show are priced at €14 with special concessions for members of the French sailing, rowing, water skiing and wakeboarding Federations, anyone who has obtained a boating licence since November 2021 and students and under-16s. In addition, the first 1,000 single-day tickets sold will be available for the special price of €9.

For more details see the official Paris Boat Show website.

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