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H2O : The Story of a Family

Launched in 1987, H2O, based at St Jean de Losne in Burgundy, specialises in the development and management of river ports, in boat repair, maintenance, refitting and servicing, as well as in the sale of new and used boats, including liveaboard barges (also for refurbishment), tjalks, luxemotors and motor cruisers.

« THE MARINA OF ST JEAN DE LOSNE HAS BECOME THE NUMBER ONE RIVER PORT IN FRANCE »

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The story of H2O is intimately linked with the life of one man, Charles GERARD, who established himself at St Jean de Losne in 1980. At the beginning, the business looked after a few private clients moored to a barge, and this was a secondary activity for Charles GERARD and his associate, Robert BOND. The installation of a pontoon that really deserved its name would be the vital first step in establishing this company, which quickly grew to occupy both partners at full time. Soon they both would take their place in the company – Charles GERARD looking after technical and mechanical activities, and Robert BOND taking care of the administrative side.

Over the years that followed, H2O became a family business. Phillippe GERARD, Charles’s nephew, joined the firm in 1998 as head of the workshop, managing a versatile team of mechanics, technicians, painters, welders and shipwrights. He became officially associated with the company in 2001. In 2006, Charles’s son, Max GERARD, joined H2O, becoming joint manager in 2007. Robert BOND retired in 2007.

Today, a management team of four runs the company :

The father (Charles GERARD), the nephew (Philippe GERARD), the son (Max GERARD), along with Nathalie CARON, who joined the firm in 2008 and looks after finance and administration.

Charles GERARD
Partner relations
Phillippe GERARD
Chief of workshops
Max GERARD
Sales & Internet
Nathalie CARON
Finance






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