53rd Genoa International Boat Show

From October 2nd to 6th 2013, the International Boat Show comes back in Genoa with several meetings, itineraries and initiatives for adults and children.

The Boat Show has a brand new layout made up a 180,000-sqm exhibition area, 100,000 of which are on water, 6 different exposition areas, all kinds of boats on display (from powerboats to sailing boats, from tender boats to maxi yatchs) from 1,85 to 80 m long boats.

750 exhibitors, 1,000 boats on display, 100 of which are brand new, conferences and cultural and funny initiatives in the city for the most important and complete exhibition of the sector at international level.

Visitors will find many coloured, soft, large pillows at their disposal for having relax and enjoying the atmosphere of the event. In addition, you’ll find also many benches made up of 6,000 recycled plastic bottles, another relax area with benches and Ligurian aromatic plants, and the “Promenade”, the lifted up walkway flanking the boats on display which is similar to a tree-lined avenue where the trees are sails.

“Navigar m’è dolce” comes back at the Boat Show, a project created by UCINA for developing the culture of the sea and spreading the navigation among everyone. Over 800 students are expected to take part in this initiative.

We suggest you some of the many appointments and activities organized for the children:

“Sea Experience”

Wednesday October 2nd (pm):

- Boat trips
- Workshop: “sailing knots”
- 5-step beginners’ course in sailing culture with “Apprentice Seaman” certificate on completion.
- Workshop: “My Yacht” by the no-profit association Il Porto dei piccolo.

Thursday October 3rd

- 11.00am-Noon: “Safety at sea” by the Genoa Coast Guard
- Noon-2.00pm: Workshop “I’ll save you Daddy” by the Italian Life Saving Society

Please have a look at the official website of the event for learning more about all the scheduled initiatives and workshops.

Many other workshops, meetings and seminars are scheduled for the 53rd edition of the International Boat Show, below you find some:

Wednesday October 2nd
5.30-6.30pm: Become a Yacht Designer by The Boat Show

Thursday October 3rd
1.30-2.30pm: Scientific workshop: “A walk on the seabed” by the Festival della Scienza

Friday October 4th
10.30-11.00pm: “Sailing charts and boating” by Franco Spagnuolo.

Saturday October 5th
1.30–2.30pm: Old professions: new professionalisms? by Shipwright Valentina Cappellari

From 2nd to 6th October, it will be possible to reach the Boat Show area by ferry from the old harbor of Genoa. Here is the timetable of departures:

Departures from Genova Porto Antico (molo Acquario) to Salone Nautico (banchina rifornimento carburante)
All days: 09,40 – 10,15 – 10,45 – 11,15 – 11,45 – 12,30 – 13,15 – 14,00 – 14,45 – 15,30 – 16,15 – 17,00 – 17,45

Departures from Salone Nautico (banchina rifornimento carburante) to Genova Porto Antico (molo Acquario):
All days: 11,30 – 12,00 – 12,45 – 13,30 – 14,15 – 15,00 – 15,45 – 16,30 – 17,15 – 18,00 – 18,45

Round trip: 7,00€
One way: 4,00€
Children up to 5 years: free

Departures also from Genova Pegli and Genova Marina Aereoporto (visit the website for more details).

From 2nd to 6th October from 10 am to 6.30 pm.

Full price ticket: € 15,00
Full price online ticket: € 13,00 + internet purchase charges
Reduced price ticket: € 13,00

We wait for you in large numbers at 53rd Genoa International Boat Show.

For further information about Genoa, please have a look at the online guide About Liguria.

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