UCINA – Italian Marine Industry Association, is the boating sector’s Association in Italy and member of the General Confederation of Italian Industry, institutionally representing the entire sector since 1967, from shipyards to components, from services to tourism.
UCINA represents more than 82% of Italian industries and operates with the expansion of the boating sector as their number one priority, be this through legislative proposals, the collection and dissemination of market data, encouraging marine culture or developing boating tourism.
UCINA acts as an institutional voice for the industry in dialogue with political, social and governmental forces, and is also a member of the General Confederation of Italian Industry, the Tourism Federation, the Marine Federation, the Fairs and Industry Committee, the Edison Foundation, the Sustainable Development Foundation, sharing in their values and actions.
On the international stage, UCINA plays an active role in the Governing Bodies of the global and European associations ICOMIA and EBI and organises delegations of Italian businesses which take part in industry-leading shows and events worldwide.
In line with their goals to promote the boating industry, UCINA is the main organiser, through the company I Saloni Nautici, of the Genoa International Boat Show, a world-leading event and global showcase for Made in Italy excellence.
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 via its website www.ucina.net.