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Genoa, jewel of the Mediterranean, which we presented in a previous article opened with the poetics of Eugenio Montale, it is the protagonist in these hours with its Boat Show. An unmissable appointment to his 62 edition, in the wake of the record already achieved last year and the ambition to overcome the extraordinary success achieved this year. This is an unmissable event for the international boating market and for sea lovers, which we strongly recommend you to follow.

Genoa Boat Show between charm and economic development

More than a thousand exhibitors divided into five thematic areas between Yachts & superyachts, Sailing world, Boating discovery, Tech trade and Living the sea. An outdoor area consisting of eight docks and a covered tensile structure, as well as an extensive two-story pavilion. "An exclusive dock as a bridge to the future" it is read on its official website. The typically Italian excellence that blends with the rest of the world between charm and the development of business opportunities.

Inauguration of the Genoa Boat Show in Piazza De Ferrari
Facebook photo of the Liguria Region

Also present this year the CATAMARANS HUB, dedicated to multihulls, and the SUPER BOAT AREA for pneumatic boats over ten meters. The POWER VILLAGE also hosts the VIP LOUNGE embellished by the most prestigious partners in the luxury sector and lifestyle.

Fireworks for the opening of the Genoa Boat Show
Facebook photo of the Liguria Region

The party to inaugurate this brand new edition of the Salone Nautico took place in the splendid setting of Piazza De Ferrari on the evening of 22 September under the banner of fireworks and a sensory journey into Italian music. 

Francesco Maresca talks about the Genoa Boat Show

“Genoa whole city. Geranium. Powder magazine. Genoa of iron and air, my slate, sandstone. Genoa clean city. Breeze and light uphill. " With these verses by the poet and literary critic Giorgio Caproni, we open our conversation with theCouncilor for Heritage, Port, Sea and Fishing Francesco Maresca which states “We are at the 62nd edition of the Genoa Boat Show. Last year a record was recorded and this year we plan to surpass it; in fact, we are facing the years in which the nautical sector is growing more and more. Many people have a better chance of buying even smaller boats".

Francis Maresca
Francis Maresca

“Il Boat Show presents boats of higher quality from a structural point of view - in terms of materials used for environmental sustainability. On the other hand, there is a greater spending opportunity for potential buyers. Genoa is becoming the capital of Italian boating not only thanks to the Boat Show, but also thanks to the measures adopted by local administrations in favor of boating. We are growing above all because it is a sector that in Italy and Europe is showing the highest levels to the whole world ”- continues Maresca.

A global platform for institutional, technical and market comparison throughout the year

"The goal of the Municipality is to create in synergy with other bodies digital platforms that allow the users of boats and boating to go to a city and, digitally, by registering on these free platforms, to understand their better needs ”- he says Maresca. "For example, the owner of a boat that arrives in Genoa enters this platform which can be a ' Whatsapp and can know the location of the places for his needs through the help of the platform itself. So let's talk about boating combined with city services, a fundamental synergy for the growth of tourism and the increase in user services ". 

Councilor Maresca, what can you ultimately tell us?

"The Boat Show will be a show that will remain in part permanently throughout the city and will represent the nerve center of Italian boating in the Capital of the Mediterranean which is precisely, GenoVa". 

The Genoa Boat Show as told by Francesco Maresca last edit: 2022-09-24T09:00:00+02:00 da Antonella Marchisella

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