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The French Connection

f a boat show could be described as intimate, the annual Salon International du Multicoque in La Grande Motte, on France’s Mediterranean coast, is it. Held in the latter part of April, the multihulls-only in-water show is a boon for builders, because the people who attend come with the express aim of shopping for a multi, unlike the fender-kickers at regular shows. Walking the docks, you hear conversations in too many languages to count; indeed, the show attracts more foreigners than locals. Even with around 14,000 visitors over five days, the docks never felt crowded, and you

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