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The 62nd Genoa Boat Show kicks off

The 62nd Genoa Boat Show was presented today at Palazzo della Meridiana. Organised by Confindustria Nautica and its subsidiary I Saloni nautici.

62nd Genoa Boat Show

Genoa International Boat Show is the most representative event of excellence in the Italian pleasure boating sector worldwide and is a reference point and a global platform for institutional, technical and market comparison for the entire sector 365 days a year. The trust of the sector’s companies is proving to be significant, with an important feedback in terms of participation requests: the 62nd edition, sold-out in terms of Italian and international exhibitor registrations already since June, confirming the authoritativeness and strength of the event, is the mirror of a market characterised by a very strong growth trend.

62nd Genoa Boat Show

Renewed layout for 62nd Genoa Boat Show

The boat show presents itself with a renewed layout that is already looking ahead to the complete renovation of the eastern Waterfront, redesigned by architect Renzo Piano, which from next year will give back to the Show new docks, on-shore exhibition areas, hotels, services, and underground car parks.

62nd Genoa Boat Show

Capitalising on the extraordinary editions of 2020 and 2021, and bucking the European trend, the 62nd edition presents itself with exceptional numbers. 

62nd Genoa Boat Show

Over 1,000 boats at 62nd Genoa Boat Show

“Over 1,000 boats will be present, 998 brands will be on display, and 168 new products will be announced by the exhibitors” – underlined Confindustria Nautica’s President, Saverio Cecchi, during the presentation conference. “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 that are already under construction and that will guarantee our development over the next 10 years”.

62nd Genoa Boat Show

The flagships of 62nd Genoa Boat Show

In the Sailing World, the title of flagship of the sailing monohulls goes to Mylius Yacht’s Mylius 80, with an overall hull length of 23.43 metres. In the Yacht & Superyacht world, the flagship is the SD 118 from Sanlorenzo Yachts, which with its 35.75 metres overall length is the largest hull in the yard’s asymmetrical line. For the Superboats the flagship is the Black Shiver 160 by SNO Novamarine, with 16.70 metres overall length; among the inflatable boats the Capelli Tempest 50 and the Prince 50 by Nuova Jolly excel with an overall length of 15.05 metres.

62nd Genoa Boat Show
The Sanlorenzo SD118 ©Maurizio Baldi

Design Innovation Award

The “Design Innovation Award”, promoted by Confindustria Nautica and I Saloni Nautici (the Italian Boating Industry Confederation), is back, and this year it is in its third edition: the Award, dedicated to the new products on display at Genoa International Boat Show, promotes excellence in the pleasure boating industry that stands out every year for research, innovation, formal and technical quality, and sustainability. The prize-giving ceremony for the winners of the 9 categories in the competition, voted by an international jury made up of design experts, representatives of the academic and manufacturing world, and specialised journalists from the sector, will take place during the 62nd Boat Show. 

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