French companies at the Dubai International Boat Show

Published March 8th, 2010 - 11:05 GMT

For the fourth year running, French companies will be attending the DIBS 2010, from next March 9th to 13th: four shipbuilders (catamarans, aquatic go-karts, yachts), a manufacturer of modular floating pontoons, a maker of electronic surveillance systems and a company specialising in satellite systems. They will be grouped inside the Ubifrance pavilion, located in the LSS Hall (Luxury, Supplies and Services) in Area A.

ALUMARINE ( innovates with the NOAH 76, a “loft on the water” concept. Ranging from 70 to 88 feet, this series of engine-powered catamarans provides indoor living space with a 360° panoramic view, abundant deck space featuring teak sunbathing pads, a spiral staircase leading to the wheelhouse and a Jacuzzi on the terrace.

AQUALEO ( bears the values of sustainable development: the group sells the GLISS-SPEED, a fully electric-powered aquatic go-kart. This, the fastest, cleanest craft on the market, can reach up to 25 kph with 4-hour autonomy.

FOUNTAINE PAJOT ( the yard builds and offers 3 ranges: sailing catamarans, trawlers catamarans and professional sail and power catamarans (day charters for hotels, or passengers trawlers for transport or sea activities). They develop Flagship Class catamarans with high level of know how and upper class comfort for private owners. This year, FOUNTAINE PAJOT launches 4 new models: the Flagship sail catamaran: GALATHEA 65 and LIPARI 41 for sail catamarans and a new trawler catamaran, the SUMMERLAND 40 ad the day charter TAITI 80 for with 100 seats.

OCEA ( motor-yachts built with professional standards for transoceanic programs.

CUBISYSTEM SARL ( modular floating mooring facilities for jet skis and motorboats. The system is adapted to units up to 25 feet. Pontoon ascent and descent are carried out under engine power, with no deterioration to the hull.

MARINELEC TECHNOLOGIES ( designs and produces electronic command, control and surveillance systems to handle all shipboard safety and security tasks. In the Emirates, the company works with Abu Dhabi Shipbuilding shipyards, Platinum Yacht, Nico Craft and Gulf Craft. Their local partner is the Tensosys Company.

EUTELSAT SA ( ) ; The Satellite Operators EUTELSAT and SpeedCast conjointly offer, a new maritime broadband communications service, addressing the commercial shipping sector and yacht market. This partnership brings together the expertise from EUTELSAT, one of the world’s largest satellite operators, and SpeedCast, a leading satellite communications service provider in Asia whose shareholders include AsiaSat and CITIC Group. The new offer serves key shipping routes using Ku-band satellite capacity, mostly on EUTELSAT and AsiaSat satellites. In addition to a fixed flat fee per ship, irrespective of usage, the system provides an improved customer experience by automatically switching from one satellite coverage beam to another with no manual intervention.

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