17 March 2022

Venice is getting ready for the third edition of the Boat Show

The same magical venue in the Arsenale with an ever-increasing number of exhibitors. The 2022 edition of the Venice Boat Show, which will be running from May 28 to June 5, will host a series of initiatives and innovations that will make it even more central to the pleasure boating market.

The Arsenale will be opening its doors to pleasure boating for the third edition of the Venice Boat Show to confirm its position as the most natural reference point for the Eastern Mediterranean market, on the long route from Venice to Istanbul, crossing Croatia, Montenegro, Greece and Turkey.

Thanks to the collaboration with the Italian Navy in Venice, the 2022 edition will start on the May 28 and run up to June 5, offering visitors an extended period that includes two weekends, in addition to the bank holiday of June 2, and which last year allowed over 30 thousand visitors, who enlivened the historic docks, to physically attend the show in the safest of conditions.

Last year’s Show was the first live boating event since the pandemic, and it was the first time we recorded a market upswing, which in the events that followed, confirmed an increased interest in boating and the rediscovery of the boat as an intimate place to enjoy and have fun with family and friends.

Among the exhibitors are leading groups in the boating sector, who have all confirmed their presence: In addition to Azimut Benetti, Beneteau and the Ferretti Group, who already attended the second edition, Sanlorenzo and Sunseeker will be making their debut at this year’s show. Moreover, we will be seeing Absolute, Arcadia, Frauscher, Invictus, Pardo, Rizzardi, and Sessa as far as motorboats are concerned, and Italia Yachts, Myilus, More and Pegasus in the sailboat sector.

The Arsenale is a unique environment.  It is the seafaring heart of the Venetian Republic, or the Serenissima, as it is also referred to.  It offers a 50,000 square metre water basin, over 1,000 linear metres of landing stages, approximately 30,000 square metres of outdoor exhibition spaces, and 5,000 metres of covered pavilions.  All the outstanding businesses in our boating sector will be present and to meet the needs of the growing number of exhibitors, to accommodate their boats, we have arranged new jetties so that the overall distance of the display area will exceed two and a half kilometres.  Not only, we are planning to redistribute the stands and activities within the Tese area so that it is even easier for visitors to move around and see as much as possible.

In Spring, Venice offers all its splendour and many cultural activities that will complement the visit to the exhibition by shipowners who love the sea and who more often than not appreciate art and excellence as well.  In fact, Biennale Arte will also be taking place after a three-year break, bringing with it an unparalleled series of art exhibitions, along with the opening of many historic buildings.

As with the second edition of the Venice Boat Show, eco-sustainability and low-impact technologies will be the guiding thread of all the thematic areas where the best of Italian and international production will be presented in conjunction with their green evolution. This approach follows the trend towards the use of electric power, which is affecting all segments of the nautical industry and its spin-offs: hulls, propulsions, remotorizations, batteries, charging systems, foil technologies, furnishings, photovoltaics, vehicle units and sport.

Numerous conferences and presentations will focus on sustainability and the environment as well as sporting initiatives that will take place over the nine days of the Show, with the participation of experts from all around the world.

Among the core initiatives in this regard, is the call for tenders issued by Fondazione Musei Civici Venezia MUVE, in collaboration with the Municipality of Venice and Vela Spa, for projects of work or pleasure boats characterized by high energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact. As in previous editions, the works will be exhibited in the centre of the Show in one of the central Tese.

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