This year’s Genoa Boat Show, scheduled to take place from 1st to 6th October in the Ligurian capital, will celebrate its 60th edition by awarding the very first “Design Innovation Award”. Created by Confindustria Nautica and the global trade fair’s organisers I Saloni Nautici, the prize aims to support and encourage the very best the Boating industry has to offer and acknowledge the innovation at the heart of the latest products presented by exhibitors at this year’s International Boat Show.

The award will be divided into nine categories (cruiser sailing boats, regatta sailing boats, motorboats, RIBs, superyachts – over 24m, superboats – over 10m, multihulls, accessories and equipment) and candidates must be products of exhibitors taking part in the Genoa International Boat Show, they must be new, original and have been created between the 2019 and 2020 Genoa Boat Show.

Following a remote pre-selection phase and a secondary selection phase that will take place over the first few days of the Boat Show, an international jury made up of design experts and key figures from the worlds of academia, industry and specialist journalism, will select the winners. Adding to the nine prize categories are a series of Special Awards for Innovation, Carrier and Talent, which will be given to a designer no older than 35 who has stood out for their skills and achievements.


Applications are now closed. 

The Design Innovation Award Ceremony will take place on Saturday 3rd October from 11:00am to 12:00pm in the Forum Hall (Genoa Boat Show, Blue Pavilion, Mezzanine Floor).
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