UCINA supports and encourages the development of the boating industry, which is one of the Italian excellences exported all over the world, with a production chain made up of businesses that are able to innovate, understand and respond to a changing market.

UCINA has its headquarters in Genoa and Rome and is a member of Confindustria, representing the marine industry companies.

As part of the promotion of boating and the ‘Made in Italy’ offering, UCINA also participates in Federazione del Mare (the Federation of the Sea), Federturismo, Comitato Fiere Industria  (the Industrial Trade Fair Committee), Fondazione Edison, Fondazione Symbola, and the Fondazione Sviluppo Sostenibile, with which it shares principles and actions.

It works at a corporate level to debate with the political, social and government powers. At an international level UCINA participates with its own representatives at the ICOMIA and EBI (European Boating Industry) federations to promote the global and European nautical industry.

Through its Research Department, UCINA collects, processes and distributes data on trends in the industrial sector and nautical tourism, both in relation to the internal market and the international one, which Italian production targets successfully. It also promotes the economic and technical development of the sector through the processing of research, publications and the organisation of studies, debates and conferences.

UCINA organises events to promote the nautical industry in the area: the International Boat Show in Genoa, the Navigar m’è dolce campaign, and the Satec Convention, that completes a full program of multi-location conferences on the main industry themes.

To its members in the different sectors of production, trade and services, UCINA offers assistance, protection, information and representation, and provides both technical and regulatory associative consultations.

As part of its own training activities, UCINA offers refresher courses to the industry and professional qualifications for young people who choose sailing.

UCINA is also a source of constantly-updated information for the world of boating through its website www.ucina.net.