The Italian Marine Industry Association is an active member of the General Confederation of Italian Industry and represents the interests of the boating industry as a whole since 1967, including yachtbuilders, marine equipment, services, tourism, charters, sales networks and the entire supply chain.

Members of the National Association, united under the various production, commercial and services sectors, benefit from ready assistance and care, the latest news and information, institutional representation and tailored consultancy both of a technical and legal nature.

The Association operates as an institution of reference in constant discussions with political, social and government bodies, always focused on the development of the boating industry as a whole, be it through legislative proposals, the gathering and sharing of sector-specific data, the promotion of maritime culture or the improvement of nautical tourism.

The Italian Marine Industry Association is an active member of the Italian Tourism Federation, the Italian Marine Federation, the Trade Fair Committee, the Edison Foundation and the Sustainable Development Foundation, sharing in both their core principles and actions.

On a global scale, the Italian Marine Industry Association is present in the governing bodies of the world industry organisation ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) and the European organisation EBI (European Boating Industry). The Association also incentivises and coordinates the participation of Italian businesses at the world’s largest trade fairs across the globe.

Following its goals to promote the industry, the Italian Marine Industry Association organises the Genoa Boat Show, a world-class event to showcase the very best the Made in Italy brand has to offer.

When it comes to training, the Italian Marine Industry Association provides the industry with up-to-date training courses for those operating throughout the industry and official qualifications for the new generation of professionals interested in a career in the world of boating. Finally, the Italian Marine Industry Association is a central source of information and the latest news and data from the recreational boating sector, accessible via the official website  confindustrianautica.net.