BY APB Staff on 23 Sep 2020

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Organisers of the 60th edition of the Genoa International Boat Show have confirmed the show is still set to take place from October 1-6, 2020, with a raft of health measures in place to reassure visitors and exhibitors. 

I Saloni Nautici, the company that organises the show under the Italian Marine Industry Association, has created a ‘Covid Task Force’, comprising legal, health and engineering experts, to oversee health and safety precautions. 

Measures put in place this year include online ticketing and automatic temperature checking at every entrance to the show.

There will also be two entry points to the show – one for the public, and one for exhibitors. The show’s layout, which covers almost 200,000 square metres, has been redesigned to allow for walkway widths of at least 4 to 6 metres. 

Organisers say these measures, combined with new floating structures for exhibitor stands, will make managing the flows of visitors easier and safer.

Saverio Cecchi, President of the Italian Marine Industry Association says: “We never slowed down, never held back, committing all the additional resources we could to achieve our goal. The support of local institutions, who even in such a time of crisis proved they were capable of combining their forces and know-how, was crucial. 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 would not have been possible if it had not been for the industry’s businesses who believed in the event. I give my sincerest thanks [to then[ for coming to Genoa … to play an active role in relaunching our country’s economy and image.” 

A wide range of industry-leading brands are set to be in attendance. Representatives of the motorboat industry include Amer Yachts, Arcadia, Azimut-Benetti, Gruppo Ferretti alongside FSD – Ferretti Security Division, Pardo, Princess, Sanlorenzo, Sunseeker and VanDutch. In sailing, brands include Beneteau, Dufour, Hanse, Jeanneau, Nautor’s Swan, Mylius Yachts, Solaris and Vismara. This year a brand new area will be dedicated exclusively to superyachts.

Flagships for Genoa 2020 are the 37.95-metre SD126 from Sanlorenzo and the 25-metre Mylius 80 from Mylius Yachts.