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15 June 2018

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UCINA SATEC CONVENTION 2018

UCINA SATEC CONVENTION 2018

MORE THAN 120 GUESTS TOOK PART IN THE “LANDSCAPES FOR THE BOATING ECONOMY, THE INDUSTRY’S BEST COURSE” TALK, HELD BY UCINA, THE ITALIAN MARINE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION: A PANEL OF EXPERTS FROM ACROSS A WIDE RANGE OF ITALIAN INDUSTRIES OFFERED THEIR INSIGHT IN IDENTIFYING OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPING THE ITALIAN LEISURE BOATING SECTOR IN THE NEAR FUTURE

From Italian and international market prospects to tailored investment plans supported by the European Union for companies operating in the boating industry, from the development of large yachts to that of small boat leasing and the revamping of boat leasing in general. These were the issues tackled during the “Landscapes for the boating economy, the industry’s best course” panel, held by Italy’s association for their marine industry, UCINA, on Wednesday 13th June at Rapallo during the 2018 SATEC Convention.

It was thanks to the speech by Alessandro Plateroti, Vice Editor-in-Chief of the Sole24Ore (Italy’s most important paper for finance and economics), that the guests could benefit from an expert insight into the political and economic landscapes in Italy and Europe. “Today we are witnessing a fragmentation of global order. The political factor is key, long gone are the times when one voice regulated world trade and political relationships. The USA is undergoing a significant change: Trump is showing just how much a country’s relative weight can make a difference, when strength and economic and financial power are tied to social integration a country can dictate the guidelines for the development of others. Europe is, on the other hand, lacking in its unity, so we are very happy to hear proposals from EBI (European Boating Industry, the association which represents the nautical industry across Europe, author’s note) and UCINA to keep the boating sector out of the trade war”.

Regarding this same tariff issue, Piero Formenti, vice president of UCINA and president of EBI, illustrated the actions taken so far with regards to the president Antonio Tajani and all members of the Italian parliament in Strasbourg, finding aide from other European sector Associations supporting UCINA’s initiative.

Andrea Bianchi, Director of the Industrial policies department, outlined the Italian Confindustria’s proposals for industry policies and thus the opportunities for the boating sector. “Our incentive and support system for companies is highly detailed, we must strengthen communication to ensure UCINA members are able to understand and access the tools which are currently available. We need to work towards plan 4.0 for businesses and go back to focusing on supporting investment”.

As for the leisure boating industry in Italy, Carla Demaria, President of UCINA, stated in no uncertain terms that “current trends are positive and the industry’s revival is solid. The context surrounding us is undoubtedly favourable: among our competitors, France, Spain, Greece and Croatia, have introduced penalties which more than ever benefit Italy. When it comes to boat leasing – Demaria continued – Italy has access to the most secure and reliable system. Europe has initiated infraction procedures for a while now in leasing and hiring with regards to Malta, Cyprus and Greece, while Italy was contacted merely for information for the European Commission regarding hiring and the application of tax exemptions. UCINA was called upon by the Ministry for Economy and Finance to provide a series of technical elements to complete Italy’s response to the European Commission. This is yet another concrete demonstration of these institutions’ and of UCINA’s role in supporting the entire industry”.

With regards to boat leasing, Enrico Duranti, President of Assilea, the Italian Association for leasing, confirmed a growing trend in the sector (+58% in 2017) which has been consolidated in 2018: “Over the first 5 months of this year, we have witnessed a +29% growth compared to the same period of the previous year. Examining financial investment reservations, it emerges that 95% of such investments are aimed at benefitting the central and northern areas of Italy, showing a clear division within the country”.

In this same context, which has also recently witnessed the entry into force of a new Nautical Code and the tightening of tax policies in other countries, new opportunities are available for the large yacht industry in Italy. Alex Mazzoni, CEO of SOS Yachting, an independent company with a vast experience dealing with charter-related issues, operating in Viareggio, Rijeka, Palma de Mallorca and Nice, stated: “Italy is currently the Mediterranean’s number one tourist destination and the most secure and reliable place from a regulatory and tax-related standpoint for the charter market which, not without reason, in 2017 overtook the French market”.

Another sector witnessing a strong development and state-of-the-art innovation in new distribution channels and financial solutions research is that of car rentals, which opens new economic landscapes and opportunities, soon to be implemented by the leisure sector as well. “I believe that the long-term hiring model over the next few years could be a more popular model for boating and more adequate for family needs” – added Paolo Ghinolfi, CEO of Sifà – BPER Group, Italy’s new source of tailored plans for personalised mobility. “Here’s a statistic everyone can appreciate: for long-term hiring in 1995, 5000 cars were registered. In 2017 that number was over 350,000. This transformation, which is also a cultural shift, from purchase to use brings with it a series of technological innovations such as digitalisation, use of apps, preventive maintenance and an organisation which is witnessing a trade network increasingly adapted to post-sale assistance”.

 

Rapallo, 13th June 2018

15 June 2018

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UCINA SATEC CONVENTION 2018: the 29th edition of the Boating Pioneers Award ceremony was held at the fabulous Villa Durazzo in Santa Margherita Ligure

UCINA SATEC CONVENTION 2018: the 29th edition of the Boating Pioneers Award ceremony was held at the fabulous Villa Durazzo in Santa Margherita Ligure

Awards were handed out to the managers, craftsmen, planners and Italian and international journalists who have made significant contributions to Italy’s vast nautical heritage.

Yesterday the 2018 UCINA SATEC Convention concluded the day’s events with the 29th edition of the Boating Pioneers Award ceremony.

Admiral Nunzio Martello, Chief of the 1st Dept. – Coast Guard Personnel – and Carla Demaria, President of UCINA (the Italian Marine Industry Association), presented the 29th Boating Pioneers Award ceremony, in the beautiful gardens of Villa Durazzo.
For the manager category, awards were given to Giuseppe Carnevali, president (until a few months ago) and co-founder of Navionics, a company which launched Geonav 35 years ago, the first map plotter in history, along with Ruggiero Di Luggo, 92, president of the Fiart Mare shipyard, whose entrepreneurial skills also earned him the Order of Merit for Labour (Ordine al Merito del Lavoro).
Adriano Patrignani was acknowledged as a Boating industry Pioneer with his award in the craftsmen category, for the tremendous professional and human qualities he has demonstrated since his career began in Chris Craft Italy. Hugo Andreae received the Pioneer Award for international journalists, the editor-in-chief of Motor Boat & Yachting who can boast decades of experience in the field of nautical journalism.
In the category for planners and designers, Gabriele Zucconi, the highly experienced Italian Navy engineer who along with the Rossi Brothers (F.lli Rossi) made history in the Rossinavi shipyard.
Franco Pace also received an award for being a Boating Pioneer in the category for Italian journalists, acknowledged because of his photography which over three decades has managed to tell stories of the sea and capture the beauty of sailing, raising him to international fame.

The 2018 edition also witnessed a Special Jury Prize, which was given to Raffaele Ranucci, Senator of the XVI Legislation of the Republic of Italy and former vice president of the Public Works Commission, in recognition of his passion and determination in bringing both the Chamber and Government to finally approve the reform of the Nautical Code for the leisure boating sector.

The Boating Pioneers Award ceremony, established by UCINA in 1988 recognises the commitment, dedication and skills of businessmen, managers, craftsmen, operators and journalists who have believed and will continue to believe passionately in this sector.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genoa, 14th June 2018

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ANDREA RAZETO HAS BEEN NOMINATED PRESIDENT OF ICOMIA

ANDREA RAZETO HAS BEEN NOMINATED PRESIDENT OF ICOMIA

Andrea Razeto, Vice President of the Italian Marine Industry Association, UCINA, has been nominated President of ICOMIA – the International Council of Marine Industry Associations – for 2018-2020

Friday 8th June, during the ICOMIA General Assembly in Berlin, their new Executive Committee was finally elected and its President for 2018-2020 will be none other than Andrea Razeto, currently Vice President of both UCINA and the global Association itself.

Since 1965 ICOMIA (the International Council of Marine Industry Associations) has acted as an Association of Associations, focused on developing a single voice for the world’s boating industry, uniting under its banner the world’s top forty national nautical federations.

Being elected President of the world’s nautical industry federation is an enormous honour and an equally important responsibility, especially now that faith is being restored and growth is one again being seen in nautical markets worldwide – stated Andrea Razeto -. To be at the helm of ICOMIA is also a clear acknowledgement of the Italian nautical industry’s place within an increasingly dynamic, complex and globalised playing field: UCINA will strive to maintain its international commitments, proactively contributing its technical insights to the Federation’s work groups.”

Carla Demaria, President of Ucina – the Italian Marine Industry Association – underlines the significance of such a nomination: “Andrea Razeto’s Italian presidency in charge of ICOMIA for 2018-2020, following that of fellow Italian Lorenzo Selva in 2010, is yet another confirmation of the tremendous work our Association brings to the table, representing our country’s nautical industry on the world stage.”

Andrea Razeto takes on the role after the previous Finnish presidency of Jouko Huju.

Born in Recco (in the province of Genoa) in 1967, Razeto is Councillor and CEO of the metal business “F.lli Razeto Casareto S.p.A.”, founded in 1920.
Since 2012 he has acted as Vice President of UCINA, the Italian association which represents Italian industries and companies involved in leisure boating, and since 2015 Razeto has also acted as Vice President of ICOMIA itself.

ICOMIA unites nautical industry associations from across the world and it is its mission to promote and support the development of the nautical industry, leisure boating, the standardisation and harmonisation of navigation rules and regulations, coastal tourism, the nautical construction industry and navigation safety, collaborating with IMO (the International Maritime Organization), ISO (the International Organization for Standardization), IMCI (the International Marine Certification Institute), the European Commission and other Bodies.

40 countries are represented by ICOMIA: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Lebanon, Malta, Holland, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Great Britain, USA.

Genoa, 8 giugno 2018

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THE OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THE 58TH GENOA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW (20TH TO 25TH SEPTEMBER 2018), TOOK PLACE  ON WEDNESDAY 16 MAY IN GENOA

THE OFFICIAL PRESENTATION OF THE 58TH GENOA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW (20TH TO 25TH SEPTEMBER 2018), TOOK PLACE  ON WEDNESDAY 16 MAY IN GENOA

98% OF THE 2017 EXHIBITORS HAVE CONFIRMED THEY WILL BE BACK FOR THIS YEAR’S EDITION, WITH 64% REQUESTING MORE SPACE. AS OF 30TH APRIL, 57 NEW EXHIBITORS WERE ALREADY REGISTERED.

A NEW LAYOUT, FOUR EVENTS IN ONE, AND BENTLEY AND FASTWEB AS MAIN SPONSORS.

THE PRESENTATION OF THE UPCOMING 2018 EDITION  IS THE OUTCOME  OF AN INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGY LASTING ALL YEAR TO PROMOTE THE BOAT SHOW AND THE OVERALL INDUSTRY

The latest news regarding the 58th edition of the Genoa International Boat Show organised by UCINA (the Italian Marine Industry Association), taking place between 20th and 25th September this year, was presented today in Genoa’s townhall, the Palazzo Tursi, inside its Salone di Rappresentanza. Speaking at the event were the Mayor, Marco Bucci, the Liguria Region President, Giovanni Toti, the UCINA president, Carla Demaria, and the Chamber of Commerce President, Paolo Odone.

“Welcome home. Welcome to the Genoa International Boat Show, recreational boating’s home for the past 58 years” – opened Carla Demaria, President of UCINA – “an event which has evolved over time to define and embrace the unique identities of all the market segments it represents, becoming increasingly specialised in each of them; the event’s outlook is, in a word, strong. As of 30th April, 98% of exhibitors from 2017 had confirmed they will be back, of which 64% requested larger spaces for their displays. There have also been 57 new requests to take part, 38 of which are from abroad”.

These are all key figures at the heart of yet another positive event, estimated to reach a 12% growth for the third year running. “The study carried out by UCINA’s Research Office regarding the 2018 forecast for the boating market has seen 69% of businesses confirm an upward trend in revenue, based on their order portfolio. The domestic market continues to grow, stimulated by the leasing sector which in 2017witnessed an increase in contracts of 58%”.

For the international boating industry, following 360 active days a year, the Genoa Boat Show is a key event and an engine for its development. “Between November 2017 and April 2018 – underlined Carla Demaria – we organised and took part in 7 events a month, both in Italy and worldwide, a feat which was accomplished with the help of the Made in Italy Plan along with the support of the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), who have rewarded the Genoa Boat Show’s success as the most visited showcase event for this sector in the Mediterranean”.

While speaking about the 2018 edition, the Commercial Director Alessandro Campagna confirmed the “great number of innovations, both in terms of products and brands. The layout will be that of four boat shows in one, the result of an accurate study focused on developing sector-specific identities while providing tailored services for each area, allowing the represented sectors the necessary space to express themselves”.

How this year’s layout came to be and how it will enhance the visitors’ experience was explained by the architect Paolo Brescia, one of the creators, along with the OBR research team, of the “Piazza del Vento” project, launched at the 57th Genoa Boat Show and donated by the Italian Marine Industry Association to the city of Genoa. “In our plan for the 58th edition we want to transport the urban experience of Genoa out onto the sea” – he declared – “We are thinking of a town square on the water, a way of creating new sparks of interaction between people who will be able to meet others and enjoy being in a public space during their time at the Boat Show. A new perspective for the district, across the breakwater which in turn becomes an outpost on the sea, where visitors will be able to enjoy breath taking views of both the sea and the city”.

This same passion is shared by Bentley, a brand which has always fuelled the dreams of the automotive world and which this year will be the Official Car of the 2018 edition. “There is a unique gesture which symbolically unites the car enthusiast and the sailor and that is in their hands, in how they hold the steering wheel or their boat’s helm – declared Ado Fassina, Bentley Milan’s Dealer Principal – A gesture which creates that strong intangible sense of belonging which binds both worlds. For this reason, we are pleased to instil our own passion into the 58th edition of the Genoa International Boat Show”.

A welcome confirmation also came from Fastweb, one of Italy’s leading telecom companies. “We are proud to be part of the prestigious Genoa Boat Show once again this year and to inspire a certain affinity between a world of innovation and ultrafast connections with the world of boating, both passionate, dynamic and energetic environments” – declared Luca Pacitto, Head of Communications for Fastweb.

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A success by the numbers

A success by the numbers

148.228 VISITITORS, 16,5% MORE THAN IN 2016

884 BRANDS ON DISPLAY, 1.100 BOATS, 32 COUNTRIES PRESENT

3.428 SEA TRIALS DONE

OVER 60 EVENTS IN GENOA, 49,39% MORE TOURISTS AND 44% MORE FOREIGNERS

DEMARIA: “THIS BOAT SHOW’S SUCCESS REFLECTS ON THE FACT THAT THE WHOLE SECTOR IS GETTING BACK ON ITS FEET. THE TIDE IS TURNING, AND THE NUMBERS SHOW IT. THERE WERE MORE VISITORS AND NEW COMPANIES BOTH FROM ITALY AND FROM ABROAD DISPLAYING THEIR PRODUCTS.”

Ten days after the conclusion of the 57th Genoa Boat Show the organizers of the event, UCINA Confindustria Nautica and I Saloni Nautici, have calculated that this edition saw record numbers of participants and that the results, both in terms of total number of tickets and of products sold, have been excellent.

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September 2017

27 September 2017

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57th Genoa Boat Show: the events of the fifth day

57th Genoa Boat Show: the events of the fifth day

THE CONFERENCES HELD ON THE FIFTH DAY OF THE 57TH GENOA BOAT SHOW:

FROM INNOVATION BY CONFINDUSTRIA’S YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS TO DESIGN AND 3D PRINTING BY ATENA

THE CONFERENCE ON LEASING TAKES STOCK OF THE NEW LAW THAT DISCIPLINES LEASING CONTRACTS

UNDERSECRETARY FOR JUSTICE FERRI STATES: “THIS REGULATION WILL SUPPORT ECONOMIC RECOVERY “

DE CANDIA, GENERAL MANAGER OF ASSILEA: “WE FINALLY HAVE A LAW THAT REGULATES LEASING AND THAT WILL FOSTER MARKET RECOVERY”

THE PRESIDENT OF UCINA DEMARIA PAYS A VISIT TO THE GIANNINA GASLINI INSTITUTE

The conferences scheduled for the 57th International Boat Show opened today, Monday 25 September, with the Round Table “IVM – L’Innovazione Viene dal Mare” (Innovation comes from the sea) in collaboration with the Young Entrepreneurs of Confindustria (the Confederation of the Italian Industry).

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26 September 2017

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GENOA 57TH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY IN FRONT OF OVER 500 PEOPLE

GENOA 57TH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW WAS OFFICIALLY OPENED TODAY IN FRONT OF OVER 500 PEOPLE

DELRIO: We are celebrating an ongoing recovery. The Italian government will finance the Boat Show

CASERO: The Government should keep ensuring its support, so as to foster continued growth in the boating sector
BOCCIA: The Confederation of Italian Industry is here at the Boat Show to support the activities of its professional association

TOTI: This boat show proves that the wind has changed

DEMARIA: This Boat Show is opening while witnessing a successful market trend (+24% on the domestic market) and a fruitful cooperation with the Institutions

BUCCI: Today we are opening an extraordinary event for the city, a magnificent showcase that Genoa is proud to welcome and host

Over 500 people, including authorities, VIPs, entrepreneurs, journalists and many yachting enthusiasts and visitors took part this morning in the Opening Ceremony of Genoa 57th International Boat Show, which was held on the Terrace of the Padiglione Blu (the Blue Pavilion).

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26 September 2017

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2017 edition of La Nautica in Cifre presented.

2017 edition of La Nautica in Cifre presented.

2017 edition of La Nautica in Cifre (Boating in Figures) presented.

Overall industry turnover now totalling € 3.44 billion (+18.6% against 2015)

Domestic market grown by 21.8%

Casero: The boating industry is one of the most attractive sectors for investment

 Demaria: Now that the market is with us, we are ready to push the growth process even further

Fortis: The other sectors in the Italian economy are also growing, but the boating industry is surpassing expectations

Pagani: With a growth nearing 20%, overall turnover is finally showing a steady uptrend

Duranti: The trend is positive and we have seen a 25% increase in the number of yacht finance leasing contracts

 

The 38th edition of LA NAUTICA IN CIFRE (Boating in Figures) was presented today at the Genoa International Boat Show (21-26 September). Prepared by UCINA Confindustria Nautica’s Market Survey Department, in partnership with Fondazione Edison and Assilea (the Italian Leasing Association), and counting, from this year, on the important support of the Italian Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport, statistical report LA NAUTICA IN CIFRE offers a detailed economic analysis of the Italian recreational boating sector, providing companies, institutions and trade operators with key data and information.

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11 September 2017

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57th Genoa Boat Show official presentation

57th Genoa Boat Show official presentation

Carla Demaria, President of UCINA Confindustria Nautica, the Italian Marine Industry Association, officially presented the 57th International Genoa Boat Show, last 5 September in Genoa, highlighting that the strong synergy with the institutions is the true novelty of the upcoming event. “Authorities and institutions have fully recognized the value of UCINA as the organizer of the boat show. The Salone Nautico is Confindustria’s trade fair, an event on which UCINA works year round with the goal of offering a valuable tool not only to association members but also to all companies in the nautical sector. Compared to the past years, we are experiencing and enjoying a positive momentum which is in part due to the market’s solid recovery”, Demaria commented.

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11 September 2017

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THE “PIAZZA DEL VENTO” AT THE 57°SALONE NAUTICO DI GENOVA

THE “PIAZZA DEL VENTO” AT THE 57°SALONE NAUTICO DI GENOVA

“La Piazza del Vento” The Square of the Wind

The public art and landscape design project “La Piazza del Vento” stems from Architect Renzo Piano’s vision – a gift to the Genova International Boat Show – and was brought to life by Architects Paolo Brescia, Tommaso Principi and by OBR Studio to mark the 57° edition of the Salone Nautico di Genova (21-26 September 2017). The italian maritime industry association UCINA Confindustria Nautica and the local public authorities have been strong supporters of the multisensory installation, a gift and legacy from the International Boat Show to the Ligurian city.

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