For over forty years, NVequipment has been helping sailors indulge their passion by providing onboard comfort and protection, whatever kind of trip they wish to take. Today, NVEQUIPMENT is the only company on the market able to combine industrial efficiency with expert craftsmanship.

NV products adorn, protect, customise and offer all the comfort you need onboard to make the very most of your passion: sailing.  Amateur sailors, keen to get their hands on the right product, will always insist on “only the best for my boat”, and this driven development at NVequipment. We now combine working “to order” (custom products like the bimini top) with “small batch” production and the precision of an industrial manufacturer. This vision of our craft is reflected in our flow-based organisation and quality control at every stage of production.

Meticulous precision in the assembly of soft materials and deck attachments, and in the stainless steel and aluminium structure bending processes. This expertise is anchored in experience and skills acquired over many years.

innovation, design, technical sophistication

Forty years of cooperation with builders, charterers and retailers has enabled us to acquire a high level of technical sophistication and precision.

Our meticulous standards are reflected in how each product is designed and developed. The use of computer-assisted design and virtual reality helps us to enhance our design methods, to innovate, and to bring even greater precision to our modelling and design choices.

Project development means taking account of the onboard equipment environment, circulation ergonomics and functional needs based on the intended use and purpose of the boat. We design a product based on pre-established design rules to give it the NV signature.

perfect precision, a golden touch 

Soft material assembly requires real dexterity. The various components of the canvas are cut out by automated machines using digital files.

After this initial cutting phase, they are collected and stored for assembly. An operator assembles the product by stitching.

The final phase in the manufacturing process is performed by the finishing operators, who fit the connecting pieces, visually inspect all the products, clean them to remove dust, and carefully fold them before packaging.

compliance and high standards

The arch workshop has undergone considerable development in the last five years due to the increasingly large size of metal structures on the boats. We are modernising this workshop by investing in new premises, better suited to the future demands of the kinds of work involved.

As for the fabric, after semi-automated cutting of the tubes, followed by rolling/bending and dimensional checks for bending compliance, the next key step is assembly, including various operations such as drilling and pop riveting, welding, polishing, and surface treatment.

On leaving the fabric or mechanical workshop, each product is assigned to a boat, visually inspected, tagged for traceability monitoring, and carefully cleaned before packaging.

satisfaction and service

Customer relations have been a priority for the company for over twenty years. They have evolved with the development of our General Public and Professional websites. Meeting all the daily demands of European amateur sailors and professionals in their own languages is a real challenge in terms of customer service and communication. 

NV has successfully cultivated this relationship, providing concrete, personalised responses to maintain genuine trust. More and more amateur sailors are concerned about their external protective covers (using boat covers, replacing canvasses, cleaning fabrics, etc.) and we are there to offer them reassurance, advice and support in their search for information, and to guide them to their preferred retailer.

The NV brand makes best use of digital technology to exchange with amateur sailors, who are increasingly connected and better informed before making a purchase.

After the product range, the customer experience is part of our DNA. NV customer relations are now going multi-channel. Step by step, the NV brand is forging strong links with all its customers across all sales channels.
45 years Séparateur of Experience
1st Séparateur Hood and Bimini Top 
Pioneer and Designer
100 % Séparateur Made
in France
600 Séparateur New Products Every Year
8000 Séparateur References
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