“Le Nautic de Paris” launches a major competition for nautical innovation, inviting 18 ultra-marine regions and territories to participate

The French boating industry has always demonstrated its capacity for innovation, becoming one of the best in the world and maintaining that position.

A real showcase for this industrial dynamism, the “Salon Nautique de Paris”, organized by our subsidiary “Nautic Festival SA”, has been committed to promoting the initiatives of companies, large or small, over the past few years.

In 2019, “Le Nautic” has decided to go one step further, and is launching a wide-ranging competition for the first time offering the best regional projects unequalled visibility. 18 ultra-marine regions and territories are involved.

The competition is aimed at companies that pursue innovation in nautical practices on the sea, rivers or lakes. Three criteria will be decisive. The projects presented must :

  • Participate in the sector’s shared ecological transition
  • Facilitate access to boating activities
  • Be part of an entrepreneurial process.

Whether they consist of “products” or  “services”, the innovations presented can be incremental, ie.  demonstrate continuity with existing products or services, or at the cutting edge of technology, by offering radical new features.

Finalists’ products and services will be displayed in a specially dedicated area in Hall 1 from December 7th to 15th, 2019, on the occasion of the 59th edition of the “Salon Nautique de Paris”. The grand final is scheduled for Innovation Day, on Saturday, December 14th.

Project leaders have until September 30th, 2019, to apply by contacting a regional referee. The various regional referees will join up as the regional jury and forward the best projects to Le Nautic by October 11th at latest.

Full details on the Nautic website