The 2020 Genoa International Boat Show is set begin this week, with organisers hoping a successful show will provide a blueprint for more yachting events to take place this year.
Among the measures put in place this year to ensure the highest standards of health and safety is the availability of tickets exclusively online, with a preliminary indication on behalf of visitors with regards to which dates they will be visiting, broad-range cameras for screening temperatures prior to entering the Show, thermal scanners placed at every entrance to measure temperatures individually and automatically.
Two entry points, one on the Levante side at Piazzale Kennedy for the public and one on the Ponente side for exhibitors. The Boat Show’s layout this year, measuring a total of 200,000 square metres almost entirely outdoors, has been redesigned to allow for walkway widths of at least 4 to 6 metres, while also creating a variety of different routes. All of this combined with the design and implementation of new floating structures for exhibitor stands will make managing people flows much easier and much safer.
Saverio Cecchi, President of the Italian Marine Industry Association: “It was clear from the start the level of responsibility an Association representing an entire industry has compared to an events organiser, which for the most part would have primarily focused on the inevitable rise in added costs.”
“We never slowed down, never held back, committing all the additional resources we could to achieve our goal.
The support of local institutions was crucial, who even in such a time of crisis proved they were capable combining their forces and know-how. Equally essential was the Government’s adoption of specific rules and regulations tailored to international events.”
“The complex build up to this year’s Genoa International Boat Show – continues the Association President – would not have been possible if it had not been for the industry’s businesses who believed in the event, and to whom I give my sincerest thanks for coming to Genoa not just to represent the very best the Made in Italy brand has to offer, but also to play an active role in relaunching our country’s economy and image.”
Exhibitors from last year will be returning for the 60th anniversary, including industry leading names in Italy and worldwide, along with a few new faces. For motors, the first to confirm their participation include Amer Yachts, Arcadia, Azimut Benetti, Bluegame, Boston, Canados, Cayman Yachts Axopar, Fiart, Fijord, Galeon, Gruppo FIPA, Invictus, Menorquin, Pardo, Patrone, Prestige, Princess, Rio Yachts, Rizzardi, Sanlorenzo, Sciallino, Sealine, Sessa Marine, Solaris Power, Sundeck, Sunseeker and VanDutch.
While new brands include Antonini Navi, Arcadia, Cantiere Franchini, Cetera, Comitti, De Antonio Yachts, Delphia, Evo Yachts, Explorer Yacht Gulf Craft, Fabbrica Italiana Motoscafi, Fincantieri, Gruppo Ferretti with FSD – Ferretti Security Division, Nadir Yachts, Sea Infinity Yachts, Sea Ray, Steeler Yachts and Terranova Yachts.
The Sailing flag will be flown by Bavaria, Beneteau, Dehler, Discovery Yacht, Dufour, Elan, Eleva Yachts, Grand Soleil, Hanse, Jeanneau, Kufner, Mylius Yachts, Nautor’s Swan, Salona, Schmidt & Partner, Solaris Yachts and Vismara.
And the Catamaran Hub will be just as crowded with a number of world-class brands such as Bali, Fountaine Pajot, Lagoon, Leopard and Nautitech.
dayboats will be under the spotlight for the 60th edition this year with their own area represented by Anvera, Magazzù, Pirelli and Sacs. While the RIBs market will be championed by BWA, BSC, Capelli, Italboats, Joker Boats, Lomac, Mar.co, Master, MV Marine, Novamarine, Nuova Jolly, Ranieri International, Scanner, Salpa, Selva and Zar Formenti.
Flagships for Genoa 2020 will be the SD126 from Sanlorenzo (37.95 metres) and for sailing, the Mylius 80 from Mylius Yachts measuring 25 metres in length.