Facts & Figures

Pôle Refit La Rochelle’s in a few figures

  •  20 Corporate Members
  • Over 11 M€ of annual turnover (refits included)
  • 330 jobs, including 170 full-time refit workers
  • A global site of thousands of square meters, from secured warehouses to careening areas
  • A Marina with a capacity of more than 4,600 boats
  • More than 40 completed refit projects completed over the 6 last years, including 18 of more than 25 metres

Key Indicators in the Poitou-Charentes Region

The French Poitou-Charentes Region has been linked its natural assets to a historic tradition in order to position the marine industry as the cornerstone of the local economy. This is a key factor for its worldwide reputation, particularly through the city of La Rochelle.

  • 10% of French boating activity
  • € 500 million of annual turnover, including 90% in the La Rochelle region
  • 65% of the activity generated by export
  • 300 companies in La Rochelle
  • All trades represented
  • The biggest marina of the Atlantic Coast
  • The only harbour of the Atlantic Coast able to receive boats of more than 25 metres for a technical stop or winter lay-up, right in the city centre.

Key Indicators of the French Atlantic Coast

The French Atlantic Coast (which includes Brittany, Normandy, Pays-de-la-Loire, Centre, Poitou-Charentes, Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées and Limousine) accounts for over 50% of the French marine industry, with an annual turnover of more than € 2.3 billion and 20 330 jobs.

Key Indicators of the French Marine Industry

In 2011, the French marine industry consisted of 5,069 companies employing 41 051 people for an annual turnover of € 4.56 billion.

Find more facts & figures about the French Marine Union: Fédération des Industries Nautiques


¹ According to TEMSIS and CINSA reports.

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