Confindustria Nautica 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, dedicated to expanding the boating sector, encouraging marine culture and developing boating tourism throughout Italy.

Confindustria Nautica is charged with supporting and promoting recreational boating, one of the industries in which Italy is a global leader, with a supply chain that connects entrepreneurs who are capable of innovating, understanding and responding to the many transformations at the heart of an ever-changing market.

Confindustria Nautica acts as a voice for the industry that speaks to political, social and governmental bodies, always in view of expanding the boating sector, be this through legislative proposals, the collection and dissemination of market data, promoting marine culture or developing nautical tourism.

Confindustria Nautica, with headquarters in Genoa and Rome, is a member of the General Confederation of Italian Industry and the official body for the entire boating sector for recreational activities, industry, commerce and services.

In terms of promoting boating and the Made in Italy brand Confindustria Nautica is part of the Italian Marine Federation, the Tourism Federation, the Fairs and Industry Committee, the Edison Foundation and the Sustainable Development Foundation, sharing in their values and actions.

On the international stage, Confindustria Nautica plays an active role in the Governing Bodies of the global and European associations ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) and EBI (European Boating Industry) 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, Confindustria Nautica is the main organiser of the Genoa International Boat Show, a world-leading event and global showcase for the very best of the Made in Italy brand, along with the Satec Convention, the peak event of a calendar of travelling conferences dedicated to key industry issues.

The Confindustria Nautica Market Analysis Department gathers, elaborates and publishes fundamental data concerning the ongoing trends of the boating industry and tourism sector both in terms of the domestic market and on a global scale, where Italian industry plays a leading role. The data provided also promotes the sector’s technical and economic development through research, publications and by organising studies, debates and conferences.

Members of Confindustria Nautica, from the various production, commerce and service segments, united under the Association’s common banner, can benefit from assistance, protection, information, representation and both technical and regulatory advisory services.

In 2019, Confindustria Nautica was identified by the Italian Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport as Italy’s most representative Association, awarding it the responsibility of managing the Online Portal for Recreational Boating (STED) dedicated to issuing Building and Import Statements for recreational units destined for the market.

In acting out its duties with regards to education, Confindustria Nautica provides refresher courses for the industry and courses for professional qualifications for young people who are interested in starting a career in the boating world. Confindustria Nautica is also a vital and constantly updated source of information concerning recreational boating, available at the official website