The 50th Annual Salon Nautique de Paris will take place this December 4 – 12. The event will feature close to 1,400 boats on display, with nearly 300 new vessels. In addition to the boats on display, there is the presentation of the Book of Nautic, a literary award given to exceptional stories of the sea or sea-faring adventures, and Cooking Aboard, a feature new to the 2010 show, where chefs and skippers share tips and recipes for onboard cooking. Spanning nine days, the Salon Nautique de Paris is a great chance for yachtsmen to spend time in one of the world's most historic cities and get their fill of new boats and products. For more on the event, visit www.salonnautiqeparis.com.