Interview Matthieu Le Bihan - Update on the French market
Our colleague Matthieu Le Bihan was interviewed about his work for Sevenstar Yacht Transport France and IPC (Concarneau Maritime Network association). He joined IPC in 2020 and their main aim is to organize logistics and maritime transport for yachts and boats on board specialized vessels. This article gives you more insight in yacht transport in France.
We translated some highlights for you, the full article is in French.
- Regular lines are dedicated to the transport of yachts from France, from La Rochelle, where the company has made its main port of departure and where the nautical industries and the shipyards are concentrated that build pleasure boats, multihulls, motor-yachts and luxury sailing ships.
- We carry out operations within a close radius, especially in Lorient and Brest. The area is an important centre for ocean racing and their teams. We are called regularly to transport boats between the West Indies and Brittany for the repatriation of racing yachts after transatlantic races such as the Jacques Vabre, the Route du Rhum or the AG2R. For example, we provided transport for the Macif trimaran, based in Concarneau, during the last Route du Rhum. "
- Sevenstar Yacht Transport also operates from La Rochelle, where the company has opened a branch. It makes more than a dozen calls per year, mainly for export, with shipments operated from the port of La Pallice. "We take on about a hundred boats a year from La Rochelle, mainly pleasure craft (mostly new catamarans) bound for the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, the east coast of the United States and Asia. These are regular destinations for the transport of base cargo whereby our ships reserve the weather deck for our yacht shipping activities.
- Sevenstar plans to make regular calls among the French Atlantic West Coast and French Channel with one to two connections per month to load new ships bound for the United States, Asia and the Mediterranean basin.
Click here to read the full article in French