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Genoa Boat Show 2021, 61st edition: all the news

Genoa Boat Show 2021 has been, now for a few years, one of the most unmissable Italian events when it comes to love for boats. It is a 6-day event where you have the chance to see a huge exhibition featuring many Italian brands, as well as international, and over 1000 boats.  

Genoa Boat Show 2021: between past and present

It all starts in 1962 when a small boat themed exhibition is held in Genoa, in a space of 30,000 square meters. The event had initially been planned for a limited audience and the tickets cost only 250 lire. In that occasion there were several government representatives and all the important personalities of the boat world: furthermore, there were ambassadors, commercial delegations, and top dogs such as Olivetti, Agnelli, navy architech Fox, admiral Baslini and many others. At the time there were 300 thousand visitors for 585 exhibitors, mainly Italian. 

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And so, from small exhibition reserved to few it turned into one of the most awaited and appreciated events in Italy, and has become a unique one with boat lovers coming from all over the world.

Where will the Boat Show 2021 take place? 

The 61st edition of the Genoa Boat Show 2021 will be held from September 16 to 21. The show will take place in Piazzale Kennedy in Genoa from 10:00 to 18:30. It will be held in a huge space of over 200,000 square meters where there will be more than one thousand exhibitors and over one thousand boats. 

As expected, the event for exhibitors has been sold out now for a few months, despite the higher number of exhibitors space compared to the past: this year there will also be big brands such as Ferretti, Baglietto, Absolute, Sirena Marine, Princess, Sunseeker but also important shipyards, both Italian and others that do not belong to the boat world.

The Genoa Boat Show 2021 will reflect in every aspect one of the sectors that has best managed to come out of the crisis: there will be new spaces both on land and on water and a completely renovated layout to discover.

It is important to stress that the Genoa Boat Show did not stop even in 2020, as opposed to others in Europe, thanks to strict health and safety protocols, and limited access rules put in place to fight the pandemic.

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Furthermore, data shows that the boat sector has had a great turnover even in a complicated year such as 2020 and still now in 2021 the growing trend already seen in the first semester seems to be confirmed. One of the most important things to take into consideration is that boating has been useful to favor outdoor activities, social distancing and it was helpful to boat lovers who bought small boat in order not to give up on their hobbies and on that sense of freedom that only the open sea can offer.

Genoa Boat Show 2021: how to get your tickets

The tickets for the Genoa Boat Show 2021 can be purchased exclusively online: the cost is 18 euros for adults, to which you must add a 1 euro of presale fee. There is, however, free entrance for children up to 12 years old and for carers of visitors who have a 80% or higher disability. It is important to remember that there will be a fixed quota for access and that 80% of the event will be held in outdoor spaces.

To enter the Genoa Boat Show 2021 it is importanto to be Italian citizens or to be from the European Union or from European Economic Area: access is allowed exclusively to people with European Green Pass – Eu Digital Covid, that is the document which certifies both vaccination shots, or having had covid or through a certification of a covid test which must be done within 48 hours prior to the event. 12 year olds and younger children are exonerated from showing the green pass, and same goes for those who are exempt through and can prove it with the relative medical documentation. 

To access the Genoa Boat Show 2021 also other certifications issued by countries part of the Schengen area or from other nations with the same certification. For all others, entrance and stay in Italy is allowed only for work reasons and for a maximum of 120 hours. 

Now that you have all the information on the Genoa Boat Show 2021, buy the tickets as soon as you can so that you get to go to this beautful event!

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