Boat Show

International Multihull Show - Finally, we're going to meet up again at La Grande-Motte, in the Mediterranean!

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For 12 years now, this boat show, inaugurated in Lorient on France’s Atlantic coast, has been the most important meeting place for multihulls in the nautical calendar. First of all, because it is unique: with more than 60 catamarans and trimarans expected this year, this show is the only opportunity in the world to discover both new boats (with more than 10 making their World, European or French premieres) and the majority of the ranges of the main multihull manufacturers. An event that has remained on a human scale – the availability of the builders, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, with easy access thanks to a footbridge joining the show area with the eastern part of the port, and there’s plenty of parking space.
At the outset, the idea of the organizers of the “Salon International du Multicoque”, which became the International Multihull Show a little over two years ago, was to alternate between the French Atlantic coast - where the world’s two largest boat builders, Lagoon and Fountaine Pajot, are based - and the Mediterranean coast, where there is also a concentration of shipyards including Catana/Bali and Outremer/ Gunboat. In the end, by attracting a clientele that has become truly international, the south of France has won out for good. So, it’s in La Grande-Motte, only six miles from Montpellier airport, that everything is happening. The chances of enjoying five dry and sunny days in late April are better on the Languedoc shores, compared to the Brittany weather – and all the better, because the 15,000 visitors expected to attend will be spending most of their time outside. Make no mistake, the IMS is an outdoor show, with multihulls afloat! Many of them have already been reserved by our team for their first test sails…


The International Multihull Show will be opening its doors on the western side of the port (between the beach and the technical area) at La Grande-Motte in the South of France, from April 20 to 24. 


Fred Morvan and Philippe Michel were the founders of the Multihull Show, which became the IMS in 2020. The first edition was held in 2010 in Lorient and then in 2011 in La Grande- Motte, a city that has hosted every edition since. 



Multihulls World will of course have its own stand, where we will be waiting for you to chat about sailing we’ve done, and share our experiences, and of course to present you our news - social media, videos etc. Multihulls World, a longstanding partner of the show, will be awarding the Multihull of the Year prizes on April 20, the opening day of the show. For the winning multihulls that are present at the show, victory will be clearly visible on their guardwires or on their hulls, I promise!


Heading ashore
The Multihulls World booth




Like every year, everyone on Multihulls World team will be at our booth for the show - come along and meet us! And right next door, the organizers have set up an additional 3,000 sq ft of exhibition space, where you’ll be ...

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