5 reasons to choose Le Havre

  • More than 100,000 boats in Normandy
  • More than 1,300 berths in Le Havre, including Port Vauban, a marina in Le Havre city centre in a securized pool
  • Fécamp: more than 800 pontoon berths, including 75 reserved for visitors, and 180 in dry port
  • Nearly 1,700 visitor boats a year in Le Havre, mainly from France, the UK, the Netherlands and Belgium
  • One of the only ports able to berth boats until 35 m long 24/7
  • The French city with the largest number of French Sailing Federation licence-holders (5 600)
  • More than 13,000 berths in Normandy
  • 10% of French pleasure boats are in Normandy
  • L’Escaut : a new business park at the edge of a pool and very close to a specific careening with two lifting devices (30 tons), two wintering areas and the new maritime conservatory
  • Proximity of a site labeled for deconstruction and recycling of boats
  • Le Havre, 1st French port for container export, and adapted sites for ship export preparation
  • Fécamp: warehouses available close to the marina
  • Starting point of Transat Jacques Vabre
  • The city of Le Havre joint organiser of the Transat Jacques Vabre until 1993
  • Record participation in 2019 with 60 crews on Class40, Multi 50 et Imoca
  • National sports competitions such as “Les Voiles Etudiantes”, Le Havre AllMer Cup, Normandie Cup, etc.
  • Normandy Elite Team: specific support for highlevel Normandy sailors from the Normandy Sailing League
  • A regional sector representing more than 32,000 jobs
  • Normandie Maritime, regional sector of the maritime and fluvial economy: information on the sector, announcement of consultations and markets,
    directory to promote the know-how of companies, organization of business events, etc.
  • Campus plan of the urban community: development of a maritime and port campus, integrating trainings dedicated to the professions of the sea, boating and nautical tourism
  • € 20 million invest in 10 years for harbour plan
  • Improvement of pontoons and new services in the historic marina
  • Deployment of optical fiber on pontoons
  • 24/7 access to networks and port facilities by mobile application
  • Eco-responsible approach with collection on the docks used oils and batteries, glasses and plastics
  • Creation of the L’Escaut technical area (handling, careening equipment, winter storage areas) and business park in Le Havre

Supporting your set-up

Le Havre Seine Développement, the economic development agency for the Le Havre region, prospects, advises and supports companies in their project to set up, invest or develop in Le Havre and its region (Le Havre and Fécamp intercommunities).

How can we help your project?

  • Searching for premises or land
  • Networking with potential partners, customers and service providers
  • Relationship with the administrations
  • Searching for funding
Maud REVAULTGeneral manager
+33 (0)2 76 40 23 20

They have chosen Le Havre and its region

Accastillage Diffusion
HDS Peinture
Gardey et de Bezenac
Albatre Plaisance
Le Havre Nautic
Solutions Oceanes Services
Fécamp Nautic

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