Venice Boat Show


Venice is preparing to host the fourth edition of the Boat Show, one of the main international exhibitions dedicated to boating. The exhibition venue is always the Arsenale of Venice, symbol of the centuries-old military rule of the Serenissima Republic and the beating heart of its naval industry. An incomparable historical context right in the center of Venice, composed of a water basin and ancient pavilions fully restored.

The exhibition spaces are distributed on a water basin, with 55.000 sqm and over 1.100 linear meters of piers for exposure, 240 moorings dedicated to yachts and superyachts, sailing and other types of boats. An outdoor exhibition space of 30,000 sqm, and an indoor exhibition space of 5,000 sqm. There are the excellence of international yachting: national and international yards, with many world premier.

An event that explores every aspect of sailing and building boats: design, engines, environment.

The Boat Show also offers many opportunities for entertainment and deepening:

  • the exhibition of historical and military boats, super tenders, traditional Venetian boats, and a focus on environmental sustainabilitye and electric propulsion systems (E-village);
  • un’area relax and didactic, with educational and creative workshops for children, adjacent to the submarine “Enrico Dandolo”;
  • a landing place dedicated to tests in water on Venetian rowing boats, sailing, sailing to the third, canoes, kayaks, dragon boats and more;
  • walks in gondola;
  • a shipyard restoration of traditional boats;
  • numerous exhibitions and art installations, also outdoor, in collaboration with the Civic Museums Foundation, the Biennale Arte 2022 and other cultural institutions of the city;
  • a rich calendar of meetings and conferences on site dedicated to the world of boating and sports, and side events throughout the city;
  • restaurants with Venetian specialties, typical crafts, bars and merchandising point.

Here are the details of the spaces available to exhibitors.

The water basin:

  • 55.000 sqm for water exposure
  • More than 1,500 meters of jetties and docks
  • More than 250 moorings in water
  • More than 200 spaces for boats on land
  • 13.000 sqm for water tests

The exhibition area:

  • 10,000 sqm for indoor exposure
  • 30,000 sqm for open air

Exposure in the water basin (Darsena Grande):

  • Area «Piazzale della Campanella»
  • Exhibition of historical and military boats and traditional Venetian boats

Exposure in the water basin (Darsena Grande):

Main Yacht Riviera
Moorings for the exhibition of boats from 10 to 35 meters long
Equipment: electric connection, water
Possibility to set up a reception desk and a hospitality area

Open Air

Ground exhibition spaces for boats under 10 metres in length
Equipment: electric connection, water
Possibility to set up a reception desk and a hospitality area

Indoor exposure: the Tese delle Nappe

There are three large communicating stretches for a total of over 3,500 square meters, fully restored in compliance with the original architectural structure with the enhancement of the large and bright vaults that characterize the spaces. They were built from 1525 in the period of development of the Novissimo Arsenal (1473-1573) along the north wall of the Arsenal. Built as “water faces” or water yards, they have long maintained this peculiarity until the burial carried out from 1880.
The indoor exhibition: the Tese delle Nappe

Modular stands from 6 sqm up to 128 sqm.
Basic equipment: 1.5kw electrical connection, standard furniture

Other areas:

  • Restaurants and bars
  • Relaxation and educational area
  • Area for the “Rowing

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