The countdown begins for the 62nd Genoa Boat Show: 998 exhibitors and over 1000 vessels on display

The 2022 iteration of the Genoa International Boat Show has a new layout looking forward to the complete renovation of the Eastern Waterfront

16 September 2022 | by Redazione

The countdown for the 62nd iteration of the Genoa International Boat Show has begun. It will take place from 22 to 27 September.

Organised by Confindustria Nautica and by I Saloni Nautici, the first boating event in the Mediterranean was presented on 14 September at Palazzo della Meridiana in Genoa: with its new layout looking ahead to the complete renovation of the Eastern Waterfront, beginning next year, with new piers, exhibition space on land, accommodation, services and underground parking.

Capitalising on the extraordinary editions of 2020 and 2021 and against the grain in the European context, this edition will be exceptional. Opening the show will be three ministers: the Minister of Economy and Finance, Daniele Franco, the Minister of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility, Enrico Giovannini, and the Minister of Tourism, Massimo Garavaglia.

There will be over 1000 vessels present – explained Saverio Cecchi, president of Confindustria Nautica – and 998 brands will be exhibiting, while there will be 168 new products announced by exhibitors. The Boat Show is continuing to grow. This year, exhibition spaces in the water have increased by +5.2% and we are in need of new areas in the Eastern Waterfront, which are already under construction, and will guarantee growth over the next 10 years.”

 Here we are, once again this year – noted Marco Bucci, mayor of Genoa – the industry is breaking records, and we have an additional pier.  Next year we will also have the channels ready and in 2024 the entire Eastern Waterfront will be complete. An incredible image for the citizens, tourists and visitors, who, step by step, as the architect Renzo Piano says, are seeing a difficultly reproducible project unfold that is second to none. And for this I would like to thank those who have been working on this new record-breaking iteration and those working in a city which once again saw a record number of visitors.”

The Ocean Race, the event represented in this edition of the Boat Show, and which comes to Genoa in June 2023 – continued the mayor – will put the world’s focus on the city, on boating, and the environment. The oceans are a resource we must protect and in June we will be publishing our ‘Guide to Respecting the Oceans’, written by the Ocean Race team together with world experts in the sector, with the aim of presenting it to the UN.”

 Once again – added Giovanni Toti, president of the Liguria Region – Liguria is home to an event that, year after year, cements itself as unmissable for enthusiasts and industry professionals. Boating, together with ocean economy and logistics, are one of the leading industries in Liguria and represent absolute excellence in our area, where we have deep historical, social, and economic ties. In addition to this, the Show is exceptional in bringing tourism to the city in September, which will be an even greater success after an impressive summer.”


The Liguria Region – continued the governor – will obviously be present at the Show with its stand, dedicated to the promotional campaign ‘Liguria 77’, focusing on achieving the record of Blue Flags throughout Liguria and in particular focusing on the areas that have recently achieved this prestigious award. Running alongside the event is a full programme of initiatives and events, including fireworks in Piazza de Ferrari during the opening, through to ‘Genova, cambusa dei mari’, that will bring elements of the Show around the city.”

 The pleasure boating industry – concluded Marina Stella, general manager for Confindustria Nautica – is a banner for all facets of Italian workmanship, and we are honouring that with the ‘Design Innovation Awards’, an international jury judging the 86 finalist designs, this year, with a focus on sustainability for the future competitiveness of the sector aimed at promoting the most innovative solutions and future trends in research and innovation. The award is connected to the ‘Italian StartUp’ initiative, created in partnership with ICE-Agenzia and, through the support of the ‘Piano di Promozione Made in Italy [Made in Italy Promotional Plan]’ curated by the Ministry of foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, also enacted through ICE.”




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