French St. Martin pursues boaters at French tradeshow

POSTED: 10/5/11 12:58 PM

MARIGOT – The Office du Tourisme de St. Martin, the sea trade association Metimer, the Anchorage Multicoques and Anyway Marine formed a joint delegation to the 39th edition of Grand Pavois in Port Les Minimes in La Rochelle from September 14 to 19. The Grand Pavois is the biggest show of the French marine industry and this gathering attracted more than 94,000 visitors who came to see the innovations of the 850 exhibitors representing 35 countries in six days of exhibition. There 700 boats at this year’s show – 400 of them floating on water.

According to a statement from the Office du Tourisme the delegation highlighted the island’s leading position as a nautical destination and large range of sea activities.
“With its 10 marinas that can accommodate up to 1,400 boats, the island of Saint-Martin is one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean for yachting and cruising. Small or large, modern and luxurious, marinas and nautical facilities in Saint-Martin offer all the amenities and facilities meet the recreational and cruise passengers needs,” a release stated.

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