« Sustainable Innovation » with EDF
The Grand Pavois La Rochelle is focusing on the theme of « Sustainable Innovation » with EDF. Initiated in 2019, during the show, this partnership aims to present the new solutions that will be on the market in the future. As a stakeholder in the energy transition, EDF defends and encourages eco-design and offers companies the chance to adapt their socio-economic model with the addition of new functions and the study of new uses.
In the world of water sports, the move to electric is still underexploited despite a major development potential. The advantages of it are clear: less air and water pollution, less noise, vibrations, reduced costs, government subsidies, etc. The boating of tomorrow, it starts today!
Base on this observation, EDF and Grand Pavois La Rochelle have set up a number of actions at the show with two spaces (one on land and the other in water) « Sustainable Innovation » with EDF dedicated to start-ups working on innovative projects for the nautical sector. A round table on innovative solutions for sustainable ports and yachting will also be proposed.
To be discovered in the « Sustainable Innovation Start-ups with EDF » area:
ON-LAND-Ibaïa Boats (La Teste-de-Buch-33) and its HouseBoat concept launched in 2022. The HouseBoat is the perfect combination of eco-housing and soft mobility. Nomadic housing, developed more specifically to be used on rivers offers all the modernity and comfort of a house, whilst also allowing you to get around with a limited environmental impact. Three types of boats are now available for different uses and purposes.
ON-LAND Although a large number of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) have been created over the past 10 years, many of them lack the human and financial resources to ensure their conservation mission. BlueSeeds (Bordeaux – 33) is a platform created in 2018 that aims to help MPA managers meet their financial needs and build a sustainable strategy. Impact evaluation and assessment, support and financing, development of solutions, BlueSeeds provides practical assistance to MPAs in constructing their financing and establishing a concession. It also offers training in financial management, has developed a mooring management platform, and currently coordinates 15 conservation projects. Their objectives are to ensure the financial sustainability of conservation projects and maximise their economic, environmental and social impact.
ON-LAND-Life Ocean (Biscarosse – 40), in collaboration with an engineering school in the Basque Country, has developed a prototype of a filtering buoy that collects the 10 most commonly found types of floating waste in port areas. Acting as a sort of pool skimmer, waste and hydrocarbons are captured and trapped in this device. The creation of a network of filtering buoys placed at strategic areas around ports will make it possible to create a preventive barrier against the dispersion and spread of waste in the ocean.
ON-LAND-FendSea (Arcachon basin – 33) offers a new sustainable and ecological fender concept that increases the potential for use. It offers optimum protection for boats, but above all it provides additional storage space, helping to save money and increase comfort while on board. This new storage concept can, for example, become your external waste bins on-board with a capacity of 50L, thus allowing you to manage and sort your household waste aboard.
ON-LAND-The objective of Compact Carbon Catcher from C.I.A is to decontaminate diesel engines. (C.I.A. for Conception avec Intelligence Artificielle – Design with Artificial Intelligence – for cleaner air) in La Teste-de-Buch (33). Their system installed on the exhaust pipe, traps the carbon and removes fine particles. This new filtering system uses a box to remove 100% of CO2 emissions from combustion engines. Ultimately, it could be used for diesel boat engines.
ON-LAND-Official distributor of the Waterworld electric engine brand, EcoBoat (Arcachon basin – 33) will be exhibiting the brand’s motorisation kits and electric battery packs. The company’s mission is to develop, distribute and install electric motorisation systems to help the sailing industry achieve its « ecological evolution ».
ON-LAND-Exclusive Detailing (Sadirac – 33) offers services to embellish, enhance and preserve vehicles and boats. Detailing is a precise process of operations that help you make your boat look like new again… maybe even better. FMGT offers a protective film in treated, scratch-proof, anti-yellowing and water-repellent polyurethane that protects the hull (and any other element that is not immersed, even an interior decoration) and facilitates maintenance. It limits the use of cleaning chemicals, the number of interventions on the hull and the frequency of painting. This product is designed for boats of all sizes but is also popular with Jet Ski users who often handle their vessels out of the water to protect them.
ON-LAND-Created in 2021, the Wisamo team (for WIng SAil MObility), developed around Benoît Baisle-Dailez, the leading initiative, is working on a wind power solution for decarbonising maritime transport. Their project, an automatic inflatable sail is inspired by the Woopy fly inflatable paraglider by Laurent de Kalbermatten and the 3D technology developed by Édouard Kessi for racing boats. A team of about 30 people is currently developing this large inflatable sail for cargo vessels. The solution, composed of a telescopic mast and an automatic inflatable sail, is very easy to install and handle and allows several types of energy to be used to power boats. Michel Desjoyeaux (two-time winner of the Vendée Globe) has used the sail on his own boat and helped the Wisamo team to optimise it. It will be possible to see the sail mounted on Michel Desjoyeaux’s boat and meet him at the show.
ON-LAND-Built by Beyond the Sea (Arcachon basin – 33), the SeaKite opens new avenues for all sailors. This kite-powered project based on kitesurfing technology aims to use wind as an energy source. Sails of all sizes produce all or some of the energy required to power the vessel, depending on the sailing area, the vessels’ performance and characteristics, and the overall objectives. The famous sailor, Yves Parlier, and his team are developing a resolutely innovative project in the greatest respect for the environment. This revolutionary solution from an environmental, safety and economic viewpoint offers many advantages that will make it an essential solution for ships.
IN-WATER-Created in 2021, Watt & Boat (Saint-Bonnet-Elvert-19) is a manufacturer of electric and licence-free pleasure craft. It will be exhibiting two boats: the Jim Boat Mini 6.50 made entirely from natural fibre and built like a real boat for children, and the Oxfloat, a round and fun e-boat for all the family.
A round table devoted to « Innovative solutions for sustainable ports and sailing »!
On Friday 30 September at 11:00 am, a round table will be organised by EDF at the Sailing Lab. This invitation-only round table will focus on « Innovative solutions for sustainable ports and sailing« . François Soulet de Brugière, President of AUTF Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Association des Utilisateurs du Transport de Fret, the national union of French shippers), Bertrand Moquay, Director of La Rochelle Marina and Vice-President of the Fédération Française des Ports de Plaisance (FFPP), will give their thoughts on solutions for decarbonising ports and sailing. Start-ups will also present their innovations that will help the sector make improvements in this field.
Declaration by Martin Leÿs, Director of EDF Regional Action for Nouvelle-Aquitaine: The 21st century will be maritime!
« The eco-energy transition of the maritime sector and coastal areas is accelerating. It has become a strategic theme in order to respond to a global ambition to combat global warming, preserve biodiversity and protect the oceans. EDF has forged a long-term connection with the world of the sea and coastal areas, especially through its production facilities on the coast and more recently with the development of offshore wind farms. As a major player in the energy transition sector, EDF is committed to working closely with the maritime ecosystem to provide a range of innovative services, particularly in the field of electricity. In line with our aim to build a CO2-neutral energy future, we offer solutions to decarbonise ports and the industries based within them, develop marine energies, invent maritime transport of the future and thus contribute to preserving natural environments. Our local presence, our openness to all the different stakeholders and our integration into the maritime ecosystem enable us to support transitions alongside local players.
It is in this context that, once again, EDF is joining forces with the Grand Pavois Show in La Rochelle to present, along with partners and start-ups, the sustainable solutions which aim to decarbonise the maritime, river and port sectors.”
72 000 Visiteurs au Grand Pavois La Rochelle
– 72.000 visiteurs en 6 jours,
– Un RDV d’automne qui confirme sa position de salon incontournable pour les passionnés et les professionnels du nautisme,
– Les dates 2024 : du mardi 1er au dimanche 6 octobre 2024,
NEW : A CARD CALLED EXCLUSIVE FOR TWO PEOPLE
Grand Pavois Organisation is exceptionally offering a card called Exclusive for two people to facilitate the arrival of visitors who wish to visit the show for one day, optimise their trip and their show’s experience in the best conditions.
REPORT DU SPECTACLE VOILES DE NUIT 2023, RENDEZ-VOUS EN 2024
Le spectacle pyrotechnique et digital Voiles de Nuit organisé par Grand Pavois Organisation dans le cadre du Grand Pavois La Rochelle, initialement programmé le samedi 23 septembre dans l’avant-port de La Rochelle, n’aura finalement pas lieu cette année. Le Conseil d’Administration, qui s’est tenu mardi 29 août et présidé par Alain Pochon, a décidé à la majorité de reporter le spectacle en 2024 pour des problématiques de délai d’organisation.
GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE, MECENE DE L’ASSOCIATION PLANTONS POUR L’AVENIR
En 2023 et pour la première fois, le salon nautique Grand Pavois La Rochelle, qui se tiendra du 20 au 25 septembre prochain, soutient la mission d’intérêt général portée par Plantons pour l’Avenir et s’engage à participer au financement d’un projet concret de reboisement en zone dunaire.
GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2023 TOUT CE QU’IL FAUT SAVOIR SUR LE SALON…
Le rendez-vous économique incontournable et le salon référence de tous les passionnés.
A LIMITED EDITION WATCH BY B.R.M CHRONOGRAPHES, OFFICIAL TIMEKEEPER PARTNER OF THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE
B.R.M Chronographes, Official Timekeeper of Grand Pavois Organisation events in 2023.
73,000 VISITORS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2022
73,000 VISITORS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2022
ETF SERIES 2022: THE “GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE FOILING EVENT »
An event within an event organised by La Rochelle Nautique and the ETF Series.
QUATRE BATEAUX EMBLÉMATIQUES DE LA PLAISANCE FRANÇAISE, NÉS DE QUATRE FONDATEURS DU GRAND PAVOIS !
Quatre bateaux emblématiques de la plaisance française créés par quatre des membres fondateurs du Grand Pavois La Rochelle seront exposés au cœur de l’Espace Patrimoine et Tradition du salon.
« 40 ans, 40 histoires… » un vrai voyage dans le temps plein d’anecdotes
Découvrez ou re découvrez le Hors-Série Sud-Ouest réalisé en 2012 lors de la célébration des 40 ans du Grand Pavois La Rochelle.
GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE PRACTICAL GUIDE: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW!
You’re looking for practical information to help you get the most out of the show? Follow the guide
UN ESPACE PECHE DÉDIÉ ET UNE MARINA GRAND PAVOIS FISHING AVEC 27 ÉQUIPAGES DE MARQUE INSCRITS À CE JOUR
UNIQUE : TESTER LES NOUVEAUTÉS EN MER ET SUIVRE DES FORMATIONS EMBARQUÉES !
GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2022, ENCOURAGING THE PARTICIPATION OF ALL WITH THE HANDI CAP’ACCESS CENTRE
The Handi Cap’Access Centre will celebrate its 12th edition this year at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle.
A 50TH ANNIVERSARY FOR THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE WITH MANY INNOVATIONS!
The event for the coming year’s innovations
THE RETURN OF THE PYRO-DIGITAL SHOW VOILES DE NUIT
Now a world reference in the field of pyro-digital shows, Voiles de Nuit, organised by the association Grand Pavois Organisation, will be held on the fore-port of La Rochelle on Saturday 1 October 2022.
50TH EDITION OF THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE!
A look back at the history: on 6 April 1973, the Grand Pavois de La Rochelle association appeared in the columns of the Journal Officiel No.82 of the French Republic. It was now official, the association was recognised by the State.
80,000 VISITORS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021
2021 will remain forever engraved in the memory of Grand Pavois Organisation!
After being cancelled in 2020 due to the global pandemic and the introduction of the health pass in 2021, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle believed it would potentially see a 20 to 30% drop in visitor numbers for this edition organised in the unusual context of a health crisis. However, this year’s event contradicts and counters all forecasts since 80,000 visitors (editor’s note, 79,916 visitors) were present on the pontoons and alleys of the international in-water boat show, namely a 5% increase in relation to the previous edition in 2019.
DES TEMPS FORTS POUR TOUTES LES PASSIONS !
Invité d’honneur, bateaux de courses, bateaux événementiels, innovations, job dating, foils …
NIKOS ALIAGAS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE TO SHARE MEMORIES THROUGH HIS PHOTOGRAPHS INSPIRED BY « GREECE AND THE SEA »
Greece, guest of honor at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle 2021, will be presenting the exhibition « Greece and the Sea » by Nikos Aliagas.
10 UNMISSABLE EVENTS AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021.
Discover ten unmissable events from this year’s edition!
OLIVIA PIANA, THREE TIMES SUP WORLD CHAMPION, PATRON OF THE APRIL MARINE PADDLE JAM, THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE’S PADDLE GATHERING
JOIN US ON SATURDAY 2 OCTOBER 2021 FOR A UNIQUE SUP GATHERING!
THE GRAND PAVOIS ORGANISATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS CONFIRMS THAT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021 WILL TAKE PLACE.
Following the Board Meeting on Wednesday 25 August, the Grand Pavois Organisation Board of Directors confirmed that the international in-water boat show, the Grand Pavois La Rochelle 2021 will be held.
THE « HANDI CAP’ACCES » POLE FAVOURS PARTICIPATION BY ALL.
The « Handi Cap’Acces » Pole will celebrate its 11th edition this year at the Grand Pavois La Rochelle.
AN ECO-RESPONSIBLE APPROACH FOR ALL
The Grand Pavois La Rochelle adheres to the Charter for eco-responsible events in La Rochelle.
THE APRIL MARINE PADDLE JAM, THE GRAND PAVOIS’ SUP GATHERING.
Join us on Saturday 2 Octobre 2021 for a unique SUP gathering.
« A SHOW AS MUCH AWAITED BY WATER SPORT PROFEESSIONALS AS BY OUR ENTHUSIASTIC VISITORS »
MAKE A NOTE OF THE DATES FOR THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE FROM TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER TO SUNDAY 3 OCTOBER 2021
A COMPLETELY FOIL AND PADDLE YEAR!
Three Foil highlights will be on the programme at the Grand Pavois. An exceptional edition that will clearly be placed under the sign of Foil since three national level events will be on the programme on the weekend of the Atlantic show.
GREECE, THE GUEST COUNTRY OF HONOUR AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021
A leading tourist destination, Greece is renowned for its stunning mountain landscapes, its natural wonders, its infinite coastline and its large and small islands, famous around the world for their unequalled beauty.
« SUSTAINABLE SAILING AND THE PORT OF THE FUTURE WITH EDF » AT THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE.
The Grand Pavois La Rochelle is focusing on the theme of « Sustainable Sailing and the Port of the future with EDF”.
YANNICK BESTAVEN,PATRON OF THE GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE 2021
Yannick Bestaven, the magnificent winner of the 2020/21 Vendée Globe on Maître CoQ IV, will be the patron of the 40th edition of the Grand Pavois La Rochelle.