Aiming to become the world’s go-to multihull show, La Grande Motte is the place to see the latest models
This young show on France’s Languedoc coast is in only its eighth year, but it has grown rapidly and now lays claim to being the biggest international multihull show.
This year, more than 60 different models of sail and power cats will be on the water at La Grande Motte, including a dozen world or European premieres. All the big multihull brands will be there, from Lagoon and Catana to Nautitech and Privilege. As many as 20,000 visitors are expected over the five days of the show, which runs from 19 to 23 April.
Among the boats being launched this year are the Swiss S48, the latest bluewater catamaran from a builder renowned for its quality; the sporty carbon-hulled O Yacht Class 4; the new Neel 51 trimaran with its flybridge; and the spacious Leopard 45 with its forward cockpit.
Held among the dunes and salt lakes of southeast France, La Grande Motte is a few kilometres from the city of Montpellier, with easy road, rail and air links to the UK and the rest of Europe. It also offers all the relaxing and eating opportunities you’d expect from France’s Mediterranean coast.
Tickets cost a very reasonable €8 on the door, and under-16s go free. Parking is free.
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The International Multihull Boat Show at La Grande Motte is offering five Sailing Today readers VIP entry for two to the show, including:
- l Free entry worth €16 per couple
- l Access to the exclusive VIP lounge, with a free bar and the best harbour views
- l Free shuttle from the nearby city of Montpellier
- l Daily tasting of local wines, plus other activities to be confirmed
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