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After more than 40 years of experience in nautical activities, Gerard d'ABOVILLE has launched the 1st marketplace specialized in new or second-hand nautical equipment, named LE CARGO.

Seconded by Fanny ADAM, co-founder / CEO of the company and surrounded by a team of high level athletes, ambassadors / experts in their field of excellence, LE CARGO is an unprecedented web platform for sales and purchases, open since June 21, 2017. It is fully specialized in water sports and recreation. The website gathers thousands of items put online by thousands of sellers, items classified in 8 themes : boat supplies, board sports, diving, fishing, dinghies and kayaks, nautical decoration, maritime book store and clothes.

The concept of the Marketplace is simple: to propose to each seller registered on LE CARGO, whether being an individual or a professional, a space of sale dedicated, unlimited, to promote their products, new or used, and accessible to a very broad community of buyers. Besides this, a powerful search engine coupled to sorting filters adapted to the nautical universe makes possible to find without loosing time, in some clicks, the item of its choice among all the topics suggested.

The Marketplace LE CARGO is not a classical website of classified ads, it offers a service of high quality to the whole of its users, in particular in the security of the payments and the warranty of the deliveries. The system of payment, managed by Stripe, complies with the best requirements for reliability. It makes it possible to carry out easily transactions in full safety, in France and on International markets and without having to communicate banking details. LE CARGO also offers to the sellers the choice among many methods of delivery all profiting from a tracking. Facilitated by the geolocation of the products of LE CARGO, a hand delivery is also possible, a means of supporting the exchanges of proximity and, for the professionals, to attract buyers into their shops.

With LE CARGO, sellers have the insurance of good deliveries and of buyers satisfaction.


Pioneer of solo oceanic rowing crossings, Member of the European Parliament, President of the Maritime and Fluvial Heritage Foundation and for 22 years of the Supreme Council of the Boating and Watersports, Captain of Planet Solar, the first solar boat to have completed a round the world trip, Gerard d'ABOVILLE has been an emblematic figure of boating for more than 40 years. He is now CEO of Le Cargo.
Fanny ADAM
Directrice générale
Ph.D. in marine sciences, teacher and researcher in chemistry, business executive, globetrotter and passionate about sailing since her childhood where she learned very early on the family boat the basics of boating and regatta, Fanny ADAM loves to meet the challenges, to open new horizons. Now Executive Director, she imagined and developed Le Cargo next to Gerard d'ABOVILLE.

Samantha DAVIES
British sailor and graduate engineer from Cambridge University, reading her record on the water impresses. Dozens of races - from the smallest to the most legendary, including the Vendée Globe, the Volvo Ocean Race and the Solitaire du Figaro - are linked together, as many stories to tell.
Samantha is actively preparing her first Route du Rhum in 2018 on Imoca Initiatives-Coeur, then she will start the Vendée Globe in 2020.
A Cargo’s ambassador, an exceptional sailor, full of spontaneity and good humor!

« DINGHIES » Ambassador
Athlete of the French team of Olympic Sailing and graduated from a Master of chemistry of the University of Western Brittany, Camille evolves on the international circuit since 2004.
In 2016 she won the title of World Champion and a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics in 470.
Camille is currently preparing for the “Pole France” in Brest in view of the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. A Cargo’s ambassador, who likes to take up new challenges!

Antoine ALBEAU
« BOARD SPORTS » Ambassador
Athlete with the most beautiful list of French sailing. Since 1994, Antoine has been crowned 24 times world champion in various disciplines of windsurfing and several speed records, the last of which in 2015: 53.25 knots.
Antoine is the most successful sportsman in French history and was crowned Sailor of the Year 2010 by the French Sailing Federation, a real recognition for funboard and a new dynamic for young athletes in his wake.
A Cargo’s ambassador gifted waves and charismatic!

Philippe MOLLE
« DIVING » Ambassador
"Underwater diving was fortunate in its short but dense history to be taught by a few rare goldsmiths. Their name is inscribed in letters of nobility in the epistolary art books devoted to our passion. Philippe Molle is one of those. For so many years, it has illuminated the way of our knowledge in its own way, bringing a necessary didactic and educational analysis to the magic of the blue planet. I was one of those, drinking me of knowledge in the "Molle", drawing from it the essential but also all the details that Philippe Molle dissects to the envy, with its rigor and its sharpness unshakeable ". Jean-Louis Blanchard - B.E.E.S. 3rd degree - President of the FFESSM

At over 80, Philippe is an undisputed reference in the field of diving:
State Certificate of Sports Educator 3rd degree
State Diploma of Diving
Regional Instructor of the FFESSM
CMAS monitor 3 stars
CEDIP Monitor 4 stars
Nitrox monitor
SSI Instructor
Patented PADI Instructor
National First Aid Monitor
Former expert in the courts

He has written many books as a co-author:
"New underwater diving" Amphora edits.
"Diving, accidents experienced, volumes 1 and 2" AG. edict.
And author, including:
"Teach and organize diving" Amphora edits.
"Diving leisure and professional security" Amphora edits.
"800 diving exercises, volumes 1 and 2" AG. edict.
"Teach and organize diving, new pedagogy" Turtle edits.
"Memoirs of Beyond the Sea" L'Harmattan publisher.
A Cargo’s Ambassador, undisputed expert in diving instruction for more than 50 years!


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