On September 14th the Press Conference dedicated to the presentation of the 62nd Genoa International Boat Show, organized 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 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.


 
Building on the experience of the two 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."


 
According to Carlo Maria Ferro, President of the Italian Trade Agency, the show is focusing on the internationalization 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,” says Carlo Maria Ferro. 



"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," explained Giovanni Toti, President of the Liguria Region.


 
"With the unmistakable position of authority gained in 2020, the year in which we were the only event in Europe capable of organizing 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 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 meters. Flagship for yachts and superyachts is the SD 118 by Sanlorenzo Yachts, which, with the model’s 35.75 meters 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 meters in length; Among the RIBS, Nuova Jolly's Capelli Tempest 50 and Prince 50 stand out, both boasting an overall length of 15.05 meters.

Credits: Genoa International Boat Show

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