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The boat show is the most important exhibition in the maritime world. Come and discover the 2024 edition.

The Venice Boat Show, also known as the Sea Festival, is one of the most prestigious events of international scope in the nautical world. Every year, the Venice Arsenal, a historic venue that witnessed the maritime power of the Serenissima, is transformed into an exceptional stage that welcomes sea enthusiasts, industry experts and families looking for a unique experience.

 

 

From its origins to the present day: the history of the Boat Show

The Venice Boat Show has its roots in the city's ancient seafaring tradition, a tradition that has made Venice one of the most important maritime centres in the world since the time of the Serenissima Republic. Re-proposed in a modern key in 2019, the event is designed to celebrate and promote the latest innovations in the nautical field, with a focus on sustainability and advanced technology.

The choice of the Venice Arsenal as the beating heart of the Boat Show is emblematic. This monumental complex, which was Europe's largest shipyard during Venetian rule, symbolises Venice's historical power and ingenuity in the field of shipbuilding. Today, the Arsenal is transformed to accommodate the excellence of international shipbuilding, linking Venice's glorious past to its innovative future.

The Arsenale, with its vast spaces and ancient structures, not only offers a breathtaking scenic setting for the display of state-of-the-art vessels but is also a place where Venice's maritime past blends perfectly with the most modern nautical technologies. It is here that tradition and innovation meet, showing how Venice continues to be a leading maritime city, promoting a vision of the sea that respects its history while looking to the future.

 

 

The Boat Show's main attractions

Each edition of the Venice Boat Show is a unique event highlighting the best of shipbuilding. In addition to the numerous stands of boat manufacturers, from small inflatable boats to large luxury yachts, the Boat Show offers in-water demonstrations that allow visitors to witness first-hand the performance of the latest industry innovations.

There is no shortage of technological innovations, with a special focus on electric, hybrid and hydrogen engines, demonstrating the industry's commitment to more sustainable solutions. In addition, the show often features seminars and conferences held by industry experts, where current topics such as environmental sustainability and new trends in nautical design are discussed.

The variety of exhibitors ensures that there is something of interest for every boating enthusiast, from the collector of vintage boats to the fanatic of the latest technology.

 

 

The 2024 edition

The 2024 edition of the Venice Boat Show, from 29 May to 2 June, promises to be an unmissable event for industry enthusiasts.

This year, the Show will expand its themed areas to include not only the latest boats and technologies, but also seminars on sustainability and nautical innovation, hands-on workshops and spectacular in-water demonstrations. One of the highlights will be the introduction of new eco-friendly boat categories, reflecting the Show's commitment to promoting a more sustainable future for boating.

With more than 300 exhibitors expected, including some of the industry's most prestigious names, the 2024 edition will be an exceptional showcase of the industry's excellence, offering fans the opportunity to discover the latest trends, network with industry professionals and enjoy an unforgettable experience in the magical setting of the lagoon city.

We will also be there to display the newest boats in our fleet, offering visitors the chance to discover first-hand the unique features of these vessels ideal for river and lagoon holidays.

We eagerly await the participation of professionals, enthusiasts and families, offering everyone a comprehensive view of the latest trends and innovations in the nautical industry. Don't miss the opportunity to explore all that the Venice Boat Show has to offer in 2024, an event that promises to be as educational as it is spectacular.

For more details on the full programme of the event, you can visit the official Venice Boat Show website here.

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