As we walked the aisles, the degree to which French companies have made inroads into the U.S. market was evident. New boats from Amel, Dufour, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Catana, Fountaine-Pajot, and Privilège were all on display. Then again, each of those companies exhibited boats at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, Maryland, last year, among other U.S. venues. Apparently, when it comes to contemporary boatbuilding, its a small world after all.