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French company is looking for exclusive distributors for an innovative watercraft (e-foil)

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ABSTRACT

The French company developed an innovative watercraft. It is an inflatable board equipped with water wings and two electric motors that allow users to "fly" over the water of a lake, a river or the sea.
The company is looking to offer exclusive distribution rights to partners that have a network and clients portofolio in marine, sailing, tourism sectors.

 

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Founded in 2018, the French SME has developed and patented a technology applicable to electric motor watercrafts. The first product based on this technology is an inflatable electric hydrofoil.
This equipement, called also e-foil, allows everyone to discover new sensations, flying above water, in lakes, sea or rivers. With its wide water wings, inflatable board, custom motors and propellers, this e-foil is particularly stable and safe.
The intentionally “reduced” top speed (22km/h) on the twin motor version allows for a bigger thrust at low speed, easier take-off, increased safety and thrilled users. Everybody succeeds in taking off within the first minutes of use.
But a "perfromance" version is also available with smaller wings and a single propeller mounted on the same board, same frame, etc, for experienced users looking for higher speed.

This recreational equipment might be of interest to hotel groups, resort centers,yachting industry, sailing club,specialised watersports shops, through rental or sale etc

Today the company has several distribution partnerships in France and wants to develop this kind of partnership abroad.
The company is looking for partners under exclusive distribution agreements in the European Union as a priority. The company is open to proposals in third countries but only if the potential partners can assess regulatory and supply constraints on a case-by-case basis.
Other products are currently under development and will progressively be included in the distribution partnerships.


Partner expertise sought:

- Specific area of activity of the partner: The French company is looking for well established and experienced distributors willing and able to carry the brand and products sales over a large territory (a region, a country or possibly several countries).

The company plans to provide commercial exclusivity to the distributors on their respective territories.
Distributors shall have a network and clients portfolio in one or several of the following areas:
• Marine and sailing industry
• Yachting industry
• Watersports rental
• Sporting events industry
• Specialized watersports retail shops
• Cruise ship companies
• Hotels groups / holiday centers


Advantages & innovations:

Here is a list of technical innovations and advantages of the product:
• Modularity : the watercraft has a modular design; the product can evolve and allows a very wide range of uses. This also creates opportunities to sell options and accessories.
• Stable inflatable board and low speed take-off : users can stand up on the board before starting the propellers with a “beginners” / “discovery” version
• Low maintenance


Development Stage:

Available for demonstration - Pre-serial products were operated by professional partners in 2019 and 2020 and already demonstrated very quick profitability, without technical incidents nor injuries. Various applicable certification tests have been performed in 2020 to ensure safety and compliance of the product. A few complimentary testings will be performed in March/April 2021. The first deliveries are expected in May 2021.


IPR:

Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted,Trade Marks

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KEY INFORMATION

Country of origin
FRANCE
Date created
10/02/2021
Date updated
12/02/2021
Deadline
13/02/2022

PARTNERSHIP(S) SOUGHT

Distribution services agreement

CLASSIFICATIONS

INDUSTRY SECTORS
Transport on Land \ Transport on Water
TECHNOLOGY KEYWORDS
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Transport Infrastructure / Water Transport
COMMERCIAL KEYWORDS
Manufacture of sports goods
MARKET KEYWORDS
CONSUMER RELATED / Leisure and Recreational Products and Services / Amusement and recreational facilities
A2020