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Genoa sees a 13.9% increase in visitors

The Genoa International Boat Show closes its 63rd edition with almost 120,000 visitors – a 13.9% increase compared to 2022.

The show saw 1,043 brands on display, an increase of 4.5% compared to 2022, more than 1,000 boats – measuring from 2m to 40m in length – 143 additional berths in the water thanks to the opening of the new canals.

In addition, there were 184 premieres and new designs displayed (+9.5% compared to 2022) and 3,190 sea trials.

“These are the numbers of a show that continues to outdo itself year after year and that, in this edition, went beyond our own expectations,” explained Saverio Cecchi, president of the Italian Marine Industry Association and I Saloni Nautici. “Our goal is to become the number one industry event in the world.”

Marco Bucci, Mayor of Genoa added: “Walking along the quays over the course of these past few days I have heard people complimenting the new layout, the canals, the new Blue Island completely surrounded by water.

“The yachting industry and the Genoa International Boat Show are an important business that grows every year and have an enormous economic and employment impact on our city. Next year will be the year we inaugurate the Waterfront di Levante. This brand-new location, paired with an event like the Genoa Boat Show are operating in synergy and already seizing exceptional opportunities.”

The show was also supported by the Italian Trade Agency.

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