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International Multihull Show - The FIN is now at the helm

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The “Salon du Multicoque”, which then became the International Multihull Show, was born out of an observation by Fred Morvant – formerly of Lagoon - that multihulls were not properly represented at boat shows. Along with Philippe Michel, Fred launched an audacious 100% multihull show back in 2010. The two men, under the aegis of M2O (Morvan-Michel Organisation, or maybe it’s the other way around, given the close-knit nature of the duo), chose Lorient in Brittany for that first edition, with the idea of alternating between France’s Atlantic and Mediterranean seaboards. Marseille, on the south coast, was initially considered for the second edition - but it was finally decided to go for La Grande-Motte. The chemistry between the organizers and exhibitors on the one hand, and the city and its local players on the other, was so good that the show “settled” permanently in the Mediterranean, 25 km (15 mi) from Montpellier. Of course, the event was hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis (cancelled in 2020 and 2021), but M2O demonstrated its ability to bounce back in 2022, managing to meet demand from exhibitors and visitors alike.
For the time being, there won’t be any noticeable changes, since the agreement signed on September 5 stipulates that the next edition (being held from April 3 to 7, 2024 - at La Grande-Motte of course) will continue to be organized by M2O, now a subsidiary of FIN. Fred and Philippe will still be there on the pontoons at the show next April - we hope that the famous exhibitors’ party will be a worthy opportunity to thank the pair for having invented and established the one and only multihull show!

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