TODAY THE ITALIAN MARINE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION PRESENTED THE 62nd GENOA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW, SCHEDULED TO TAKE PLACE FROM 22nd TO 27th SEPTEMBER.
998 BRANDS AND OVER 1,000 BOATS WILL BE ON DISPLAY. BUYERS AND JOUNALISTS FROM 35 COUNTRIES. A +37.3% INCREASE IN TICKET SALES COMPARED TO THE SAME DATE IN 2021.
+5.2% GAIN IN EXHIBITION SPACE ON THE WATER.
CECCHI: THE GENOA BOAT SHOW IS AN ESSENTIAL TOOL FOR THE MOST RESILIENT OF ITALIAN INDUSTRIES DURING THE CURRENT GLOBAL ECONOMIC CLIMATE.
TAKING PART IN THE OPENING CEREMONY WILL BE GOVERNMENT MINISTERS GIOVANNINI, FRANCO AND GARAVAGLIA.
Genoa, 14th September 2022 – Today, the Press Conference dedicated to the presentation of the 62nd Genoa International Boat Show, organised by the Italian Marine Industry Association and its subsidiary company I Saloni Nautici and scheduled to take place from 22nd to 27th September, was held in the stunning Palazzo della Meridiana in the heart of the Boat Show’s host city. Speakers included the President of the Italian Trade Agency Carlo Maria Ferro, the President of the Port System Authority for the Western Ligurian Sea Paolo Emilio Signorini, the Secretary General of Genoa’s Chamber of Commerce Maurizio Caviglia, the President of Porto Antico di Genova S.p.A. Mauro Ferrando, the Mayor of Genoa Marco Bucci and the President of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti.
The largest yachting event on the Mediterranean was presented to a global audience with a renewed layout, anticipating the redevelopment of the Levante Waterfront, which is currently in the process of being completely redesigned according to renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano’s plan, which, starting next year, will provide the event with new docks, new exhibition spaces on the ground, new accommodation, new services, and underground parking.
Building on the experience of the two extraordinary editions of 2020 and 2021, in full contrast with the rest of Europe, the 62nd edition is already showing exceptional figures. “There are over 1,000 boats present, 998 brands on display, bringing 168 world premieres” – commented the President of the Italian Marine Industry Association, Saverio Cecchi. “The Genoa Boat Show is constantly growing, this year the exhibition spaces on the water have increased by 5.2% while the new areas of the Levante waterfront are already under construction, which will guarantee unwavering growth for the next 10 years“.
“We are thrilled to be continuing the partnership uniting the Italian Trade Agency, the Italian Marine Industry Association and the Genoa International Boat Show, focusing on the internationalisation of businesses. This will be made possible by the participation of 145 foreign buyers from 19 countries and the area dedicated entirely to 10 start-ups at the forefront of sustainable innovation, a section at the service of companies and their development“- declared Carlo Maria Ferro, President of the Italian Trade Agency – “In these days of concern, we would also like to underline a few positive notes: the country’s exports are growing, just like those of the Liguria Region, which exported in the first 6 months over 5 billion euros in goods while figures for yachting tell us that export that grew by 49% in 2021, after the a period of suffering related to the pandemic. Our vision is to move forward: we at the Italian Trade Agency will continue with events and collaborations like these with Genoa and we are not only looking at this year’s Boat Show but at the next editions which will take place on the brand new Levante Waterfront“.
“Genoa is always a wonderful celebration – underlined Marco Bucci, Mayor of Genoa – this year we are here again, with a record-breaking industry, we have one more quay and next year the canals will be ready and by 2024 the entire Levante waterfront will be finished: this will be an incredible sight for citizens, tourists and visitors alike, to whom, as the architect Renzo Piano likes to say, we are delivering a unique project step-by-step, one that will be second to none. For this I thank those who worked on another record-breaking edition and those who are working in a city that once again this Summer broke even more records in terms of tourism. The Ocean Race will be actively taking part in this edition of the Genoa International Boat Show, having chosen Genoa as its finishing line and Grand Finale city for June 2023: this will be an enormous opportunity for a global relaunch of the city, of yachting and, most importantly, of environmental protection. Oceans are a resource that must be protected and in June we will publish a Decalogue dedicated to respecting the ocean, drawn up by the Ocean race team alongside world experts in the sector, with the aim of presenting it to the UN“.
“Once again Liguria will host a global event that year after year confirms itself as an essential meeting place for yachting enthusiasts and industry professionals – explained President of the Liguria Region Giovanni Toti – Yachting, along with the sea economy and logistics, is one of the core driving forces of the Liguria system, representing the true excellence for our territory and with which the region shares a historical link from both a social and economic standpoint. In addition to this, the Genoa International Boat Show represents an exceptional attraction for tourists in a September that promises to be very successful after an extraordinarily successful Summer. The Liguria administration will obviously be present at the Boat Show with its stand, dedicated to the Liguria 77 promotion campaign, which focuses on the record of Blue Flags achieved once again this year by Liguria and, in particular, on the stopovers and ports throughout the region that have won such a prestigious recognition. Finally, we will also be able to enjoy a full programme of events and exhibitions alongside the event, from fireworks in Piazza De Ferrari during the opening ceremony to the ‘Genoa, galley of the seas’ event, which will expand the Genoa Boat Show, bringing it to and throughout the city itself“.
“With the unmistakable position of authority gained in 2020, the year in which we were the only event in Europe capable of organising a show, and the world leadership of the Italian industry – commented CEO 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 more than a container. It will allow us to showcase the result of a new way of thinking about the future. This is why, today, we can announce the first ever World Yachting Sustainability Forum to take place in 2023 with the presentation of the first European Yachting Sustainability Report”.
“The yachting industry is proudly flying the Made in Italy flag with a 360° view” – commented Marina Stella, General Director of Confindustria Nautica – “an aspect we honour with the Design Innovation Awards, the international jury of which is already examining 86 finalists, this year with a focus on sustainability for the future competitiveness of the industry, aimed at enhancing the most innovative solutions and future trends in terms of research and innovation. The Award is linked to the international development of the Genoa Boat Show through the Italian StartUp initiative, the result of a key partnership with the Italian Trade Agency, and through the strengthening of the Made in Italy Promotion Plan of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, also supported by the Italian Trade Agency”.
“Online sales of tickets to the Genoa International Boat Show, compared to the same date in 2021 – that is, 8 days before the opening ceremony – confirm a +37.3% increase in purchases” – explained the Sales Manager for I Saloni Nautici, Alessandro Campagna. “Motorboats represent 51% of the total units on display, RIBS 34%, with sailing and multihulls together representing 15%, however the show is not just a market meeting place for demand and supply. We have defined a sustainability-focused process dedicated to the event, which begins today with the measurement of the event’s carbon footprint and our plan to identify the most effective actions to reset the environmental impact, as illustrated by Prof. Lorenzo Cuocolo“.
Closing the press conference was Prof. Lorenzo Cuocolo, a lecturer who teaches Sustainable Development Law at the Bocconi University of Milan, who illustrated the contents of the Sustainability Honour Code to be adopted by I Saloni Nautici as a national and European first: a charter of values concerning sustainability that supports detailed rules, but which also aims to share the core values of sustainability not just from an environmental point of view, but also from a social and governance standpoint.
The flagships of the 62nd Genoa International Boat Show will be:
For the world of Sailing, the title of flagship monohulls goes to the Mylius 80 by Mylius Yacht, with a hull length of 23.43 metres. Flagship for yachts and superyachts is the SD 118 by Sanlorenzo Yachts, which, with the model’s 35.75 metres in length, is the largest hull to feature the shipyard’s trademark asymmetrical design. For Superboats, the flagship is the Black Shiver 160 by SNO Novamarine, 16.70 metres in length; Among the RIBS, Nuova Jolly’s Capelli Tempest 50 and Prince 50 stand out, both boasting an overall length of 15.05 metres.
Partners and sponsors
Institutional partners of the 62nd Genoa International Boat Show are the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, the Italian Trade Agency, the Liguria Region, the Municipality of Genoa and Genoa’s Chamber of Commerce.
This year, the 62nd Genoa International Boat Show will be able to count on the support of industry-leading businesses, as sponsors and technical partners. These include: MERCEDES-BENZ as the event’s Official Car; EBERHARD & Co. as the event’s Official Timepiece; Main Sponsors BANCA CARIGE, FASTWEB and IREN; Sponsors FREE TO X, SARA ASSICURAZIONI and GEBERIT; Technical Partners: EUTHALIA, FLEX, RINA and INGEMAR; Clothing Partner HELLY HANSEN and Environmental Partner AMIU.