The 56th Genoa Boat Show is coming in less than one week. This year, for the first time, the event starts 15 days before the traditional appointment in the first week of October. There’s a great deal of interest and curiosity around the event, competition is strong ( Cannes Yachting Festival has just finished) and the conflict between the two main Italian boating associations, Ucina and Nautica Italiana, doesn’t help.
The first numbers, definitive at this point, about boating’s trend in 2016 are very encouraging: they report a 17.1% increase in turnover in 2015 compared to 2014. Particularly positive is the return of many important names of Italian and European boating (English brands, in the first place) within a huge exhibition area ( 180,000 square metres, 100,000 of which in water, where boats can moor and visitors can even test them). Sure, they’re not the same numbers of 2008/2009 but they are positive anyway.
Boatandboats and our Italian and Spanish editions, Tuttobarche and Todoslosbarcos, will be at Genoa Boat Show, too. We’ll have a wonderful stand inside Sailing World Stand Y6, a few steps away the quays and Theatre of the Sea. From there, we’ll publish a rich special report every day.
Among the English news, Princess will exhibit 3 new models: 30 Mt, S65 and V58; Sunseeker will present its new Sunseeker 95, while Fairline will show Fairline Squadron 53, Targa 53 and 48.
Chantiers Amel (France) and Najad (Najad, Sweden) will exhibit Amel 64 and Najad 505, respectively. As regards motorboats, on the contrary, there will be Rodman 42 and 44 ( Rodman, Spain), Numarine 78 HT ( Numarine,Turkey), Chris Craft 42 ( Chris Craft,USA), Fjord 42 ( Fjord,Norway), Sealine 530 and 330 (Hanse, Germany).
Among the Italians, Innovazione e Progetti will present its new IPY 53, while Absolute Yachts will be present with Navetta 52, 3B Craft 270 and Cranchi with E50 F and E50 HT. Tornado Yachts and Sciallino return with T38 and new Sciallino 25.
Many day-cruisers among motorboats will be at the show: Frauscher 1414 Demon, imported by Cantieri Nautico Feltrinelli, GT 40, Beneteau Monte Carlo 6 S, Shadow 37 (Motonautica F.lli Ranieri), Salpa Laver 52 (Nautica Salpa) and C42 (Sessa International). Many news among open boats, too: Fiart Mare 52, Rio Colorado 53, Rizzardi 48 IN, 370 GT Invictus – and among flybridge – Virtess 420 Fly (Bavaria Yachtbau GMBH), Absolute 72, Rodman Muse 44 (Pedetti Yachts Sales), Prestige 560 and 750.
Without forgetting Beneteau Flyer 8 Sun Deck, Quicksilver Activ 555 Open and 240 Dauntless (Brunswick Marine), Interceptor 222 (Motonautica F.lli Ranieri), Antares 8 OB ( Beneteau Italia) and 1150 Voyage (Sailpassion).
A large area will be reserved for ribs, such as LTN Diamond 34 and LTN 26, Valiant 750 Raptor (Brunswick Marine), Tempest 40 (Cantieri Capelli), Marlin Boat 274, Solemar 35 Oceanic (Med), Cayman 26 Sport, 26 and 31 Sport Touring (Motonautica F.lli Ranieri), MV 620 Eco Tech ( MV Marine), Italiamarine Amalfi 32 ( Nautica Amato), MG 800 (Saver), Selva D570, LTN 26 Venom (Suzuki Italia), ZAR 85SL and MINI RIB11 (Zar Formenti).
Confirmed the success of sailing compartment, with an increase both in terms of number of boats and size. The main news are: Elan E5 ( Adria Ship), Advanced A80 (Advanced Italian Yachts), Oceanis Yachts 62 (Beneteau Italia), Grand Soleil 46′ LC and Grand Soleil 58 ( Cantiere del Pardo), Dufour 560 and 512 Grand Large, Hanse 315 , Italia 12.98 (Italia Yachts), Mylius 76 DS and 65 FD, Delphia 34 (Sailpassion), Azuree 41 (Sirnew), V50 and V62 Mills (Vismara), X4 and XP55 (X-Yachts), Pilot Saloon 58 and RM 1270 (YachtSynergy), Wauquiez 58, Jeanneau J64 and J54, CNB 76 and Solaris 58.
The new dock will host many multihulls, such as Bali 4.0, the smallest cat of Bali range distributed by Adria Ship, Fountaine Pajot, Lagoon and Nautitech.
Among the motor big boats, Amer 100 Quad (Permare) new AB 100 (Fipa Group), Montecarlo 80 (Montecarlo yachts) and Canados 105.