On 12 September, the finalists of the Best of Boats Awards 2017 were revealed to the public.
The Monte Carlo 6S was nominated in the “Best for Travel” category. Last year, BENETEAU received the award in the same category for the Swift Trawler 30.
The results will be announced at the “Boat & Fun Berlin” in November.
The MC 6S is being shown at Genoa, then Barcelona and then at the Boot Düsseldorf, in January.
The team brought back some memories (Including Rafa Nadal !) from the Cannes Yachting Festival 2018. The Cannes Yachting Festival is one of the biggest boat shows in Europe, with more than 500 new models on the water, including several world premieres.
The event this year was very special ! The show has reached its 25th year milestone.
Maritime businesses from the UAE and abroad are celebrating positive early sales at the Dubai International Boat Show and expect to close a number of deals
The selection of Lagoon catamarans is absolutely unique and it is definitely the most complete and heterogeneous one on the market today ! Dream bigger than ever like these new owner of a Lagooon 630 MY.
Lagoon 630 arriving in #Muscat for delivery by #TanServices. The best way to make happy the new owners.
This brand new Lagoon 630 MY is prepared so that nothing can move on board and that all elements are identified to have make delivery easier.
The boat delivery to the port of loading is thus typically made by motoring. The favourite ports for the Lagoon catamarans are: Zeebrugge (for Asia), Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton (for North America), Le Havre.
When the ship reaches its destination, it then becomes a conventional preparation and delivery of the boat as we do it in France.
To make a long story short, anywhere you are in the Middle East, your Lagoon can be sent to you !
The delivery of a boat is a milestone in the life of an owner. Whether at Les Sables d’Olonne in the case of Lagoons of less than 46 feet, or Bordeaux for the larger models, the Lagoon delivery teams devote all their energy to ensure that this moment is one of happiness for the new owner.
Nicolas Rousseau, of the Lagoon handover team in Bordeaux, explains these stages to us.
The production department gives us boats’ ex-works availability dates, so that we can draw up a provisional handover schedule. Then the sales department advises the distributors, so they can inform their customers.
From the time a boat leaves the factory, we have 10 working days to deliver her to the future owner. Within 5 days of leaving the production line, the despatch team, managed by Stéphane Gallot Lavallée, prepares her, steps the mast and launches her. Then we have 5 days for final preparations and tests at the pontoon. It’s the despatch team that undertakes these preparations, in accordance with a fifty-page testing schedule, listing all the items to be tested (air conditioning, electrical systems, autopilot, etc.).
The delivery team then performs a pre-delivery inspection from the customer’s point of view, in accordance with another checklist. We test everything and draw up a list of adjustments to be undertaken by the despatch team.
In conjunction with the distributor, we draw up a handover report that enables verification of conformity between the boat delivered and the boat ordered. The distributor may express concerns, which we address prior to delivery to the owner.
Two days later, the customer arrives and finally takes possession of his boat. We make him welcome, together with his distributor. Generally, it’s a very special time and we always pay special attention to the owner, who is officially becoming a member of the Lagoon family. It’s always a very emotional moment, a happy moment, that I love above all else. It must be super! After each boat has left, we hand the file over to the customer service teams so that the boat can be provided with support services, even far from the boatbuilding yard, in conjunction with the distributor.
A boat, a distributor and an owner that are organised to arrive on time (the days of work before the hand over to the distributor are very important). All of this greatly contributes to the success of the handover.
Source : Lagoon Mag