Boat equipment: Atlantic Cluster and its members at the Yachting Festival in Cannes

Boat equipment: Atlantic Cluster and its members at the Yachting Festival in Cannes

Boat equipment: Atlantic Cluster at the Cannes Yachting Festival


27/07/2022 - 10:30

The Cannes Yachting Festival will be held from Tuesday 6 to Sunday 11 September in Cannes, France. As it is the first autumn boat show, it is the place where professionals and enthusiasts of the marine industry from all over the world will meet for 6 days.

In the continuity of the actions carried out for the promotion and the support of the marine industry sector of the “New Aquitaine Region” (region in the West of France near the Atlantic coast), the Atlantic Cluster will be present for the first time this year at the Yachting Festival of Cannes with a stand following the example of the one set up during the Nautic boat show in Paris.

This stand will be located in Port Canto and will allow five companies of the territory to present their know-how and their latest innovations: Aegir Cork/Seacork, Akira Technologies, Madintec, Recyclamer/Geneseas, Z Spars/Marechal Mats.

According to the observatory of marine activities carried out by the New Aquitaine Region in July 2022, the marine industry sector in New Aquitaine includes 1,500 companies, including marinas and anchorages, engineering, construction, equipment, maintenance & repair, rental and service companies. It represents 20% of the national turnover, being in 2nd position behind the PACA region (in South of France) and generates 8050 jobs, i.e., 16% of the national workforce. (Source Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine and French Marine Industry Association, FIN)

The Yachting Festival is the first meeting place for professionals at the autumn boat shows and many local players are exhibiting there.

Description of the companies present on the Atlantic Cluster stand:

Aegir Cork - With more than 20 years of experience, Aegir Cork Group is the inventor and manufacturer of Seacork, the ecological cork solution for the decks and insulation of your boats. The company Seacork Deck is producing ecological, light and performing deck covering. And the Seacork Hull is an ecological material, made from cork granules and resins in aqueous phase. 

Akira Technologies, specialized in the design and production of energy conversion systems and special test benches. Since 2018, AKIRA has notably launched the development of new generation electric power units, based on micro-turbine technology. These groups allow for integration possibilities and user comfort never achieved thanks to significant gains on noise and vibration levels, mass and volume. The use of an oil-free system also allows for reduced maintenance cycles. On-board qualification tests are planned with their partner COUACH for the last quarter of 2022.

Madintec, is a research and development company in electronics design and software publishing that provides navigation assistance solutions. Madintec provides new electronic solutions: Autopilot, foil boat controls, electronic steering wheel with force feedback.

Their products are adapted to both Racing and Pleasure boats, as well as on sailing and power boats. After conquering the racing market, Madintec is now targeting the yachting market with simple, reliable and fully automatic electronics.

Recyclamer/Geneseas - The Geneseas robot, Eco-responsible - Connected - Solar - Autonomous - Respectful. Recyclamer Innovation conceptualizes, manufactures and markets the first range of solar, connected and autonomous robots for the depollution of aquatic areas. Geneseas S represents the solution for the future of sustainable ports, to clean up spaces without polluting!

Z Spars / Marechal Masts - French manufacturer of aluminium and carbon masts for almost 50 years, Z Spars is a key player in the boating industry worldwide.

Z Spars is one of the world leaders in the manufacture of boat masts, located in La Rochelle in France. With 5 production plants in France, the United Kingdom and the United States, Z Spars originally equipped the sailboats of the largest yachting groups as well as smaller shipyards with quality, reliable and robust products. Z Spars is the only manufacturer to have two 5-axis CNC machines and a 20-meter-long anodizing facility on the same site. Z Spars also has a 40 m paint booth and a 30 m autoclave oven for the manufacture of carbon mats on the Marechal site. - La Rochelle


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