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NV and the whole French sailing sector
are ready and willing to prepare a return to business

Faced with the uncertainty of the Covid-19 health and economic crisis, the 5,000 companies in the French nautical sector, representing 42,000 direct jobs and almost 100,000 indirect jobs, members of the FIN (Federation of Nautical Industries), are calling for unity, solidarity and responsibility to preserve businesses and jobs and prepare a return to normal.
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Since Monday, 16 March, restrictive measures have been established to combat the coronavirus epidemic and preserve everyone's health and safety. Throughout this period, NVequipment, like a large number of companies, has decided to cease operations in order to adopt the necessary recommendations and encourage the quickest possible return to our daily lives and our shared passion.
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- BOAT SHOW 2020 -

The community of sailors from Florida and the surrounding area meets in Miami where the International Miami Boat Show, drops anchor every year. The 79th edition is held this year from February 13th to 17th, and the NV team is there to follow the American trends in boating, a gold mine of information since in the United States, motor boats of all kinds are kings (leisure, cruising, fishing...).

Miami is above all an American-style show that produces XXL and simply shakes up ways of thinking! A unique customer experience in which NV plunges to live an atypical boat show.
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For your leisure boat, NVequipment has created a range of standard multi-brand accessories, suited either to the width of your under 7m boat, or to the size of your seat, or in a single size. For sheltering your family or friends, as well as protecting your onboard equipment, here is a quick overview of three flagship products in this range, available from our retailers USHIP and ACCASTILLAGE DIFFUSION.
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Boot Düsseldorf will be held, as it is every year, at Messe Düsseldorf exhibition centre in Germany, from 18 to 26 January 2020. Devoted to the international pleasure sailing and water sports market, it is fully accessible to trade and public alike. There will be something for everyone, with the fair offering a complete overview of the marine sector, including motor boats, sailing boats, yachts, superyachts, diving, surfing and other popular sports, kayaking, fishing and tourism.

Across 17 halls and more than 230,000m² of exhibition space, exhibitors will offer special previews of their latest boats and yachts, as well as deck fittings and a wide variety of other products, with over 2000 boats on display.
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Before rushing off to set sail, you need to consider carrying out a few checks on your boat, to ensure your comfort and safety onboard, so that you can enjoy sailing with complete peace of mind. A little checklist is required !
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From 7 to 15 December 2019

Meet us on the NV booth!
HALL 2.1 – Stand C22

The great Gathering of a profession, a field and a place of experience: surfing, wakeboarding, paddle.
A place to meet the great skippers and the racing world...
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Loisirs Moteur range 
-  listed on USHIP !-

France’s leading marine outfitter with over 100 stores across the country, USHIP now offers points of sale for NV products.

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The Grand Pavois de La Rochelle, the unmissable French boat show, is back with a new edition. It is THE sailing trade show of the year with 100,000 square metres of exposition space, themed spaces, 750 boats on display (including 300 afloat) and over 800 international brands representing 35 countries. The show has something for everyone who loves sailing!
On the programme: previews of new products, sea trials, meetings and discussions with nautical professionals, first time sailing lessons and beginners classes. 
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- NEW -

The new Spanish version of the NV website is an online event! We are very happy to welcome all Spanish-speaking recreational sailors who browse our website for information. It’s official: your entire NVequipment site is now available in Spanish!
All you have to do is select the desired language (ES) in the language selection bar, and you're ready to browse en español.

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- Cybèle 17 in NORWAY -
Nordland - Beginning of Season 2019!

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About our ambassador Clara Dumard

Clara Dumard is a passionate sailor with a big heart. We want to support her on her “Girls' Rights” campaign.

In a previous article, we introduced you to her 2019 challenge:  
to cross from the Northwest Passage to the Arctic with her father without assistance, using only her sailboat. 
It's a dream she shares with her father.
What you may not know is that Clara wanted to dedicate her challenge to girls’ rights.
This event is being carried out through the NGO Plan International France, which works to ensure that every girl has access to education and becomes a fully independent woman in the future. 

We are profoundly moved by her determination, her generous spirit, her commitment to activism and her passion for sailing. That is why we also wanted to contribute to her wonderful actions and launch an online fundraising campaign for the NGO Plan International France via a Facebook post:
Each time the post about the charity project receives a like, the foundation will be able to collect €1 for its “Girls' Rights” campaign.
And 10 Euros are enough to fund a school kit for one child (backpack, pens, a calculator).

So go ahead and like the post (and our page too while you're at it) and share it with everyone you know! 
Thank you in advance for helping us spread the message far and wide.

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Sun protection is an essential part
of any family excursion out at sea

As this year’s boating season picks up, the sun is finally out there for us all to enjoy! Due to the sun reflecting off the water, damaging UV rays have a much greater impact on a boat than they do on land. For this reason, we urge our fellow sailors to take all the precautions necessary to protect friends and family, especially children, onboard. Sun cream and protective clothing are not always enough to avoid sunburn and heat stroke.
For your onboard comfort, NVEquipment offers a range of standardised accessories that can be fitted to most leisure boats under 9 m.
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- Northwest Passage record -
A second attempt by our ambassador Clara Dumard

​Last summer, our NV ambassador Clara Dumard, accompanied by her father, attempted to set a new sailing record by crossing the Northwest passage non-stop and unassisted, all the way from the Davis Strait in the east to the Beaufort Sea in the west. After travelling more than 5000 miles beyond the Arctic Circle, this attempt unfortunately had to be abandoned as a result of ice unusually blocking the main channels of the Northwest Passage. 

Drawing on the invaluable lessons of this initial attempt, and with all the determination for which she is renowned, Clara Dumard is tackling the Arctic once again this summer at the helm of her Sun Fast 37, under the same conditions as last year, non-stop and unassisted.

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Vendée Marine displays
our decorative cushions

Vendée Marine, one of our French retailers, has chosen to showcase NV decorative cushions in its store this season.

​By displaying the ARTIGA and EDEN models, Vendée Marine is letting customers know about cushions that are made in France whilst promoting comfort in boat cockpits.

Latest equipment designs for
- Oceanis 46.1 cruisers -

In the spotlight since its presentation at boat shows last autumn, Beneteau’s Oceanis 46.1 cruiser, with or without the mainsail arch, sets itself apart with its high performance at sea and its significant onboard capacity which offers generous amounts of space and well-designed storage facilities.
NV has designed a new range of equipment adaptable to all versions of this cruiser yacht.
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Replacing your sun awning:
nothing could be easier!

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10th International Multihull Boat Show

Celebrating 10 years of the International Multihull Boat Show in La Grande Motte (Hérault) from 24 April to 28 April 2019!
The Boat Show opens the new spring season, welcoming boating enthusiasts and market stakeholders to sunny Provence in southern France.
This exclusively multihull show will be exhibiting over 60 boats this year, many of which are being presented internationally for the first time: Aventura 44, Bali 4.3 MY, CK64, LAGOON 46, Sunreef 50 Sailing, and more.
An adjacent onshore exhibiting space will be hosting all those involved in the sector such as equipment suppliers, outfitters, boat hire companies, sailmakers, carriers, insurance and banking companies, etc.
The NV team is looking forward to participating in the show, an opportunity to meet its French and international clients, identify new market trends, and discover all the novelties and new releases, inspiring us for the designs of our future products.
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 NAUTIC 2016,

This is a unique opportunity to ask the NVequipment team for professional advice.

Our new products from 2017 await you at our stand, together with a few surprises!

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The NV awning: don't let yourself be dazzled anymore!

An essential onboard accessory for picnics, reading or napping in the cockpit, the awning offers shade and total protection from side-angled sunlight, allowing you to enjoy your boating experience to the full.
The easy to use clip system can be attached wherever you want, on all solar protection equipment for sail boats and motor boats: sun awnings, wheelhouse caps, summer tops, extensions, bimini tops, etc.

  • UNIVERSAL, for all types of boat from 7 to 12 m
  • PLUG & PLAY SYSTEM, easy to attach.

AWNING (x2) 1000 mm X 1000 mm, made with “ANTI-UV” openwork canvas


Plug & Play system tarp clips with control knob and held by gasket mounted on stainless steel eyelet ring (suction cup not included)


From Cybèle 17 in Bodø, Nordland, Norway. 

As the winter draws to an end and the good weather returns, we bring you the latest news from Cybèle,
which has just received its new complete cockpit enclosure, with a brand new design,
custom-made by NVequipment. 

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- Your canopy configurer -

With just one click, find all the outdoor canopies and covers specifically suited to your boat.
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Canvas renewal, before and after.

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Spring is here and the fine weather is making an appearance, so it’s time to take care of your boat before your first trips out to sea. As a specialist in all types of external protection for boats, NVequipment can offer you tips and advice for maintaining your equipment in order to ensure its longevity and appearance.
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- VDH and the GGR -
NV filled with pride for its ambassador

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Always by your side 

Looking for a specialist NVequipment sales outlet?
Find the NV dealer closest to your boat!
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- For on-board comfort and style -

In this video we present a Lagoon 450 with 2 NVequipment outdoor protective products.
Interested in either of these products?
Contact your nearest retailer for further information, they may be available for your boat model!
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"By your side, more than ever"

The entire NV team
wishes you a



- French Fab takes off in Vendée -
NV gets things moving

On 20 November 2018, thirteen months after French Fab was launched by the government to promote French industry and production, businesses in the Vendée met for an evening of presentations and testimonials designed to encourage local industrial enterprises to adhere to this certification label.
Inspired by this launch, NV, as a pioneer among certified businesses in Vendée, joined forces with several other industrial producers in the department, including Gautier France, to promote the label at local level. 
As a major regional stakeholder boasting real expertise in its market, and with a firm focus on innovation and international outreach, it was entirely natural for NV to proudly highlight its affiliation to French Fab.  
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- Our NV philosophy -

Since our history is founded on people, it is entirely natural for us to turn to these enthusiasts, both professional and amateur, to share their pleasure with them and to identify new developments and future products. They have all made lifestyle choices in order to devote themselves entirely to their passion. We wanted to pay tribute to their journeys, and thank them for putting stars in our eyes every time they embark on an adventure at sea.

Thank you, our brand ambassadors:

Thank you for your photos and videos.
The NV team.


- NAUTIC 2018 -

Despite the unusual backdrop to this year’s Nautic show – namely France’s “gilets jaunes” protest movement – its organisers have reported that the event was a success. The general public attended in large numbers and the flagship event was as busy as ever, maintaining its position as one of France’s most popular shows. 
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The boats have arrived and NV is loaded
with novelties to show!

The first of the large boats arrive at The Nautic 2018 show, featuring Eric Tabarly’s famous yacht, the Pen Duick. A technical challenge every year, and always a highly emotional event for the organising teams.
(->See the video)
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Jean-Luc Van Den Heede
is sailing on to “save his soul”

Current leader of the Golden Globe Race, ahead of Mark Slats, his closest challenger for the last few weeks, Jean-Luc Van Den Heede suffered damage to his mast on 6 November in the Pacific after capsizing. After considering a stopover in Chile to repair his mast, our NV ambassador decided, with characteristic composure and perseverance, to keep going towards Les Sables d’Olonne, to “save his soul”, as he puts it.

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Grand Pavois La Rochelle :
​the NV stand looks forward to seeing you

The Grand Pavois international floating boat show takes place annually in La Rochelle, and is now open for a full week of events, from 26 September to 1 October.

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Cannes Yachting Festival : sneak preview of the new ICONIC cushion collection by NV Design 

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2018 Golden Globe Race: our NV Ambassador
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede leads the way

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Let us guide you in your search

Here are a few suggestions to help you in your search.
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How do you protect yourself from lightning at sea?

Storms are frequent in the summertime. Since the start of the summer, a number of storms have already swept through France, and the damage caused can be significant - both to people and things.
On dry land, the precautions to take when a storm hits are well-known and more often than not remembered. But what do you do when a storm brews at sea? How do you avoid capsizing, fires or being washed overboard?
Here are a few precautions and tips to keep you safe at sea in stormy weather.
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Yachting: Our top 8 summer destinations

Summer has truly arrived in France, giving us the urge to travel. And at NV, when we think of travel, we naturally think of a sailing cruise. With family or friends, solo or as a couple, come with us by sea to the four corners of the world. Cast off with our top 8 cruising destinations and get the wind in your sails!
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Clara Dumard attempts a world-first crossing
of the Northwest Passage with NV

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Hop on board with NV ambassador Olivier Duboc,
on his Lagoon 380

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- NEW -

Must-have accessories
for a truly cosy atmosphere

Sometimes it doesn't take much to create a snug space with that feel-good factor. Cushions are one of those little details which make all the difference onboard! Discover the new cushion designs which will enhance your cockpit.
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Focus on the Troms region

Our ambassadors Valérie Viel and François Dupuis share their experience with us…

"Hello everyone!
We left our wintering port of Troms in the north of Norway on 2 May. We've since been sailing throughout the Troms region, and we'll still be here for another few weeks.  Our schedule for the summer is to navigate between the Lofoten Islands and the North Pole, with a one-month expedition planned for Svalbard/Spitzberg in July.
We wanted to share this magical voyage with you, since the scenery is so amazing! 
The snow's beginning to melt, but there's still plenty of it on the peaks and the first hiking paths.
The temperature has stayed between 0 and 5°C since we came back here in March, but in the last few days it has started to exceed 10°C! And with plenty of sunshine on the way, we should reach 15°C or more!
As for the days, the night has mostly disappeared, but the sun does go down for a few hours, and will do so until 22 May. Then we'll have the 'midnight sun' until 22 July..."

Talk to you again soon for the next stage of our adventures…
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NVequipment is a partner in Vendée’s first used boat show

Welcome aboard! From 31st March to 2nd April 2018, jump on board for Vendée’s brand new used boat show HISSEZ'O for the general public:  a must for all those who are passionate about the sea and pleasure sailing. It will take place at Port Olona in Les Sables d’Olonne. This first edition is being organised by Vendée CCI, managed by the agency NBC Evènement, and sponsored by Arnaud Boissières.

Make the most of the Easter weekend by discovering this new event, an unmissable meet-up for all those who love the sea and dream of owning a used boat. Admission is free for all visitors!
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Les Nauticales boat show in La Ciotat launches the spring season

This must-see boating event to be held in La Ciotat is the first in-water boat show on the springtime calendar, which allows professionals to get a real feel for the upcoming season. NVequipment uses this opportunity every year to meet our customers and to take stock of the season beginning after the winter shows.

From 31 March to 8 April, nearly 200 exhibitors gather at this 30,000 square metre site in La Ciotat's city centre. With 400 boats on display, 200 of them afloat, the 2018 edition of Les Nauticales will reinforce its position as the 4th largest boat show in France.
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Sailors visit NVequipment

After François and Valérie on Cybèle 17, our atypical couple, Jean Luc Van Den Heede and Lionel Régnier
paid a visit to the NVequipment workshop.

Our team warmly welcomed them on 7 February in Saint Gilles Croix de Vie. We were proud to see two sailors with such impressive backgrounds in our company! They greeted those present and we all enjoyed getting to know them better, especially Jean Luc, since Lionel has been a partner of ours since OSTAR 2005. At that time, we had kept in close contact with his team via telephone in the middle of the race. Some still remember this... 
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- Two trade show in Miami make a spash -  

A real sense of excitement generated by new offers, with the emphasis on performance: souped-up motors, XXL open hulls, boat equipment ranging from the slightly unnecessary to the really useful, muscle-bound design… 

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- This couple of sailors have lived on their boat in Scandinavia for the last five years -

François & Valérie on S/Y Cybèle 17
Somewhere in Norway

We arranged for Valérie and François to visit NV’s workshops before returning to Norway and their boat, an OVNI 445, which is their home. This is a view of Tromsø, where their boat, Cybèle 17, is currently moored.

Tromsø is a city in northern Norway, located in the county of Troms, north of the Arctic Circle and the Lofoten islands. It is nicknamed the “Paris of the North” (“Nordens Paris” in Norwegian)
and is the country’s eighth largest city.

Here we have a view of the city immersed in the polar night, as seen from Fjellstua viewpoint.

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is changing!

NV’s general-public website has had a makeover, in the form of a new site which is more user-friendly and richer in content, forging closer links with boat owners.

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Highlight on 

The biggest boat show and watersports exhibition will be held in Düsseldorf, Germany from 20 to 28 January, 2018.
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sets new records!

This edition of Boot Düsseldorf confirmed the show’s leading international position, and also set new records. 1,923 exhibitors came from 68 different countries to present boats – both sailing boats and motorboats – plus equipment and services, across a surface area of 220,000 m2 and 16 halls. "The figures are unique in the industry. No other sailing shows anywhere in the world reflect the global market in all its diversity like Boot does," explains Werner M. Dornscheidt, President and CEO of Boot.

The German trade show has become a benchmark for French exhibitors. Just a few hours’ drive or flight away, it provides an opportunity to reach an extensive and international customer base. French producers are now looking to Düsseldorf not just to sell, but to build their reputation! The sailing show was even forced to turn away some exhibitors this year, due to a lack of space, having become a victim of its own success.
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NVEQUIPMENT: an SME immersed in the future industry concept

Within the framework of a global future industry plan, NV organised a digital tools awareness-raising day on the Smart Factory Techno Campus in Montoir-de-Bretagne. 

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NAUTIC 2017 - France’s biggest indoor port

As every year, the NV team took part in Nautic, Paris’ International Boat Show and for the occasion every sector of the nautical industry descended on the Porte de Versailles from 2 to 10 December 2017. The location became France’s largest indoor port for the occasion. 
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for Lolito’s journey

The adventure of the Bidaine family, who set off to tour the Atlantic onboard a Feeling 416 equipped with an NVequipment hood, came to an end a few weeks ago when they made it back to the Breton coast!
Let’s look at a few figures for this extraordinary expedition...

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Wind in the sails
 57th Genoa
International Boat Show

With the boating market in recovery mode, Italy’s largest boat show more than fulfilled the expectations of the visitors who thronged the Fiera di Genova pontoons between 21 and 26 September. With more than 1,000 boats on show, hundreds of Italian and international exhibitors, the cream of the Mediterranean sailing industry, unveiled their experimental craft and new models, both yachts and motor boats.
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Focus on new products

From 27 September to 2 October, the town of La Rochelle will host its annual Grand Pavois Boat Show, a major event in the international nautical calendar, and NVEQUIPMENT will of course be there.

Among the motorboats on display, we have selected a few new models for you to discover during your visit.
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on show

The International Multihull Boat Show took place at La Grande Motte (Hérault) from 18 to 22 April 2018. This is a hugely popular get-together among yachting enthusiasts and all those with a passion for the sea, particularly foreign visitors, who accounted for 50% of the crowd in attendance.

The event included a wide selection of boats on display, featuring the biggest brands in the world, from catamarans to trimarans, both sail and motor-driven, offering ever more spacious and luxurious lounges and cabins, and providing a real visual treat for the 15,000 visitors.

As in previous years, the NV team took the opportunity to meet its foreign customers at this international show. The event provides an ideal occasion to discuss the season and strengthen our ties, which are long-standing in many cases.
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Have you got your

Sunshine and high-temperatures on the seas = summer protection for your boat! NV Equipment's Summer Tops are specially designed for motor boats under 9 m.

Don't wait to find out more...

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STAMSKIN: NV introduces a new finish

The quest for product quality and improvement never ceases at NV.  In recent months, the company has expanded its range of aesthetic finishes to give even more character to its bimini tops and hoods.

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Where is our adventurous family now? 

Since last September, we have been following the adventures of Damien and his family who set off across the Atlantic for a year aboard a “Feeling”, equipped with an NV Biminitop Cruiser and roof awning. 
So where are they now?
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- Not to be missed! -

This year, the NV team was once again present at the International Multihull Boat Show to meet its French and international customers.
The Boat Show has become a key event in the booming catamaran and trimaran boating market.
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Lionel Regnier and
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede

One of the things which inspires NVequipment is the chance to get involved in amazing adventures alongside passionate and experienced sailors.

The Golden Globe Race is to be held in 2018, and Lionel Regnier (One and All) and Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (Matmut) are already preparing their respective yachts, equipped with NV protections, for this traditional round-the-world competition.
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for summer

Spring is already here!

It’s time to think about carrying out a few checks on your boat so that you can enjoy your outings in complete peace of mind.

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take pride of place
this season

The high season is fast approaching... For your onboard comfort, NVequipment offers you two versions of the Summer Top, for complete protection on all your trips!

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Give your boat
a facelift!

Style and comfort on board: Renew your boat's protective canvas this spring, any time after 1 March.

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​- Record du passage du Nord-Ouest -
 A second attempt by our ambassador Clara Dumard

Last summer, our NV ambassador Clara Dumard, accompanied by her father, attempted to set a new sailing record by crossing the Northwest passage non-stop and unassisted, all the way from the Davis Strait in the east to the Beaufort Sea in the west. After travelling more than 5000 miles beyond the Arctic Circle, this attempt unfortunately had to be abandoned as a result of ice unusually blocking the main channels of the Northwest Passage. 

Drawing on the invaluable lessons of this initial attempt, and with all the determination for which she is renowned, Clara Dumard is tackling the Arctic once again this summer at the helm of her Sun Fast 37, under the same conditions as last year, non-stop and unassisted.


Every year, NVequipment takes part in the MIAMI BOAT SHOW to offer its customers technical support and explore all the new developments in equipment on display in the USA.

It’s a whole other world – take a look at our photos.

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- Design & Innovation - 
NV: onwards and upwards 

A Product Department has been created within our organisation to propel our project design work forward while you develop your sailing techniques and expectations when it comes to design, comfort and functionality.

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Protect your body and navigate in the cold 

Whatever the weather throws at you, it takes more than the cold to stop you doing what you love! There are a few handy tips to follow when it comes to protecting your body from the cold during a sailing trip.

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How do I store my boat’s batteries over winter?

Depending on the type of batteries you use, whether conventional lead-based, or more advanced lead-calcium, gel or AGM, the procedure for recharging them is not the same.

Discover some useful tips to avoid any disappointment during your next outing at sea!

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Winter has certainly arrived in Sweden!

Find out how François is protecting Cybele 17's bimini top from the record amounts of snow that have fallen in Sweden since November.

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NVequipment celebrates 40 years of proudly supporting passionate boaters. Responsive to your needs, we have worked throughout the years to develop equipment that delivers protection, comfort, and style on board.
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VR Experience by NV

Facilitate collaborative design, simulate, and visualise NV products in reality. On a boat, day or night... NV makes it possible with virtual reality.
Find out more about this innovation and its features!

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Recreational sailing

Escapades à la journées : protection solaire idéale pour profiler pleinement de vos loisirs en mer, seul ou en famille.
Une edition limitée à découvrir !
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There's need to choose between comfort and protection on board!

In keeping with the style of the Cap Camarat 10.5 WA, deck out your boat with an NVEquipment sprayhood and enjoy your leisure time at sea with your family and friends.

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Envie de changement ? d'apporter une touche de nouveauté à voter bateau ?  ou tout simplement renouveler vos protections usées par le temps et/ou par le voyage ?

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We wish you all a most enjoyable summer

The fine weather has finally arrived and boat trips are the order of the day.
We hope you will make the most of the sea air, the summer warmth and sunshine… but take care to protect yourself: your health is precious and needs safeguarding.
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- Outdoor protection by NV -

With two boats launched in less than a year, the Explorer 52 is proving to be a success for the Garcia Yachting shipyard. We have equipped it with a rear enclosure and bimini top from our Outdoor protection range.
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