Confindustria Nautica presents the 62nd Genoa Boat Show from 22 to 27 September

998 brands and over 1,000 boats on display. Foreign buyers and journalists from 35 countries. The purchase of admission tickets on the same date with 2021 grew by 37.3%

Countdown to the Genoa International Boat Show. The press conference for the presentation of the 62nd edition of the event was held today in the Ligurian capital, at Palazzo della Meridiana, organized by Confindustria Nautica and the subsidiary I Saloni nautici, scheduled from 22 to 27 September. The president of Ice Agency Carlo Maria Ferro, the President of the Port System Authority of the Western Ligurian Sea, Paolo Emilio Signorini, the Secretary General of the Genoa Chamber of Commerce, Maurizio Caviglia, the President of Porto Antico di Genova Spa Mauro Ferrando, the Mayor of Genoa Marco Bucci and the President of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti.

The first nautical event in the Mediterranean is presented with a renewed layout that already looks at the complete renovation of the Levante Waterfront, redesigned by the architect Renzo Piano, who from next year will return to the exhibition new docks, ground exhibition spaces, hotels, services, underground parking lots. Capitalizing on the extraordinary editions, and in contrast to the European panorama, of 2020 and 2021, the 62nd edition presents itself with exceptional numbers.

“I’m over 1,000 boats present, 998 brands on displaywhile the novelties announced by the exhibitors are 168 ”- underlined the President of Confindustria Nautica, Saverio Cecchi. “The Boat Show is constantly growing, this year the exhibition spaces in the water have increased by + 5.2% and it needs the new areas of the Levante waterfront already under construction that will guarantee us the development of the next 10 years”.

“We greet with enthusiasm the collaboration between Ice Agenzia, Confindustria Nautica and the Genoa Boat Show, which focuses on internationalization, thanks to the presence of 145 foreign buyers from 19 countries, and on innovation thanks to the area dedicated to 10 start-ups. at the service of companies “- he declared Carlo Maria Ferro, president of the ICE Agency– “In these days of concern, we also underline the positive notes of the moment: the country’s exports are growing like that of the Liguria region, which exported over 5 billion goods in the first 6 months while the nautical numbers tell us about exports grew by 49% in 2021, after the suffering related to the pandemic. Our vision is to move forward: as ICE we continue with events and collaborations like these with Genoa and we look not only at this year’s Boat Show but at the next editions with all the news of the Levante Waterfront “.

“Genoa is a beautiful party: – he underlined Marco Bucci, Mayor of Genoa – again this year we are here, the industry is record-breaking, we have an extra quay and next year the canals are ready and by 2024 all the eastern waterfront finished: an incredible image for citizens, tourists and visitors step by step, as architect Renzo Piano says, we are delivering a project that is difficult to repeat and second to none. For this I thank those who worked on a new edition of the records and those who work in a city that again this summer broke new records for the influx of visitors. Again, the Ocean Race, an event represented in this edition of the Boat Show and which will arrive in June 2023 in Genoa: it will be an opportunity for a worldwide revitalization of the city, of the nautical sector and of the environment. The Oceans are a resource to be protected and in June we will publish the Decalogue of respect for the oceans, drawn up by the Ocean race team together with world experts in the sector with the aim of presenting it to the UN ”.

“Once again Liguria hosts an appointment that year after year is confirmed as a must for enthusiasts and operators in the sector – explained the president of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti – Boating, together with the economy of the sea and logistics, is one of the driving sectors of the Liguria system, and represents absolute excellence for our territory, with which there is a historical link from a social and economic point of view. In addition to this, the Salone represents an exceptional factor of tourist attraction in a September that promises to be very successful after an extraordinary summer. Regione Liguria will obviously be present at the Salone with its stand, dedicated to the Liguria 77 promotion campaign, which focuses on the record of Blue Flags won again this year by Liguria and, in particular, on the stopovers and landings that have obtained this prestigious recognition. . Finally, alongside the event, a full program of events and exhibitions, from the fireworks in Piazza De Ferrari on the occasion of the inauguration up to ‘Genoa, galley of the seas’, which extend and bring the Salone throughout the city”.

“With the authority gained starting from 2020, the year in which we were the only ones capable of organizing a show in Europe, and the world leadership of the Italian industry – declared theCEO of I Saloni Nautici, Carla Demaria – our ambition as builders must be to govern the future. The new waterfront will also allow us to be not only a container, but also the content of a new way of thinking about the future. This is why today we announce for 2023 the first World Yachting Sustainability Forum with the presentation of the first European Yachting Sustainability Report“.

“The pleasure boating industry is a true flag of Made in Italy at 360 °” – he recalled Marina Stella, General Manager of Confindustria Nautica – “which we honor with the Design Innovation Awards, whose international Jury is already examining 86 finalist projects, this year with a focus on sustainability for the future competitiveness of the sector, aimed at enhancing the most innovative solutions and future trends in terms of research and innovation. The Award is linked to the international projection of the Nautical sector, with the Italian StartUp initiative, the result of collaboration with ICE-Agenzia, and with the strengthening of the Made in Italy Promotion Plan of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, always fielded by ICE.

“The surveys on the online sale of entrance tickets on the same date with 2021 – 8 days before the opening of the event – confirm + 37.3% growth in purchases“- explained the Commercial Director of I Saloni Nautici, Alessandro Campagna. “Motor boats are 51% of the total, pneumatic ones 34%, with sailing which together with multihulls represents 15%, but the show is not just a market. We have chosen a sustainability path for the event, which begins today with the measurement of the carbon footprint, to plan the most effective actions to reset the environmental footprint, as illustrated by the prof. Lorenzo Cook“. In conclusion, Lorenzo Cuocolo professor of sustainable development law at the Bocconi University of Milan illustrated the contents of the Sustainability Honor Code that will be adopted by I Saloni Nautici in a national and European preview: a charter of values ​​on sustainability that supports the detailed rules, and which aims to share the values ​​of sustainability not only from an environmental point of view, but also from a social and governance point of view.

In the context of Sailing World, the title of flagship of sailing monohulls goes to the Mylius 80 of Mylius Yacht, with a hull length of 23.43 meters. In the Yacht Superyacht world, the flagship is the SD 118 of Sanlorenzo Yachts, which with its 35.75 meters in length is the largest hull of the shipyard’s asymmetrical line. For the Superboat the flagship is the Black Shiver 160 of Sno Novamarine, with 16.70 meters in length; Among the pneumatic boats, Nuova Jolly’s Capelli Tempest 50 and Prince 50 stand out, with an overall length of 15.05 meters.

Institutional partners of the 62nd Boat Show are the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ice Agency, the Liguria Region, the Municipality of Genoa, the Genoa Chamber of Commerce. Accompanying the 62nd International Boat Show, this year too there are leading companies and excellences from their respective sectors, which support the event as sponsors and technical partners: as Official Car: Mercedes-Benz; Official Watch: Eberhard & Co .; Main Sponsor: Banca Carige, Fastweb, Iren; Sponsor: Free To X, Sara Assicurazioni, Geberit; Technical Partners: Euthalia, Flex, Rina, Ingemar; Clothing Partner: Helly Hansen; Environmental Partner: Amiu