Salone Nautico Bologna: the boat international show

Discover the latest from the sailing world at the Bologna fairground from 30 of October to 7 of November.

 Have you ever heard of the Bologna Boat Show? Italy’s boat sector saw a great restart after the pandemic. There are always more people that choose boats for their vacations. Over the last few months fairs and events have returned in general and in boat field. One of the most interesting is Bologna Boat Show which takes place in late October. Here, you will be able to know what this important fair dedicated to boats is about. Furthermore, you will learn when and where this event takes place. But there is more, in fact, you will also get to know all the info regarding the cost of the ticket and the purchasing methods. Finally you will learn in advance what will be exhibited at the fair. 

Salone Nautico Internazionale di Bologna 2021

What is the Bologna Boat Show?

The Bologna Boat Show is an important exhibition event that involves the whole boats supply chain with a specific focus on the construction of boats from 5 to 18 meters long. The fair is now is in its second edition focusing on what can be referred to as small and medium boating. This is in fact the back bone of the sector in Italy. This kind of nautical transportation seems to be the preferred one in the Italian seas. Here you will find exhibitors from all over the country that come here to present their products to visitors. The choice to have the vent in this specific location was mainly strategic. Undoubtedly one of the pluses of this choice is the geographic location of Bologna. The motorway and train connection with the rest of Italy allows visitors to reach the place quite easily. But there is more, for the culinary tradition and culture as well as the top notch standards in terms of accommodation make Bologna the perfect town for this kind of events. The exceptional fairground located in town is another plus. 

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Bologna Boat Show: where and when it happens 

So now all you need to know is when and where it takes place. The event will take place from 30 October to 7 November in halls number 19, 20, and 21 of Bologna’s exhibition grounds. Opening hours are from 10 AM to 6:30 PM. To access this edition of the Boat Show you need to have your green pass in compliance with the regulations put in place by the Italian government to prevent the COVID-19 virus from spreading. Finally, as for tickets you can buy them either online on the dedicated website or at the entrance. The ticket is 10 euros if booth online or 12 if purchased on location. Children under 4 can enter free of charge whereas kids over 12 years old pay a discounted price of 8 euros which can only be bought at the ticket office of the fair.

Visitors of the Bologna Boat Show can rely on concessions and discounts such as 30% off on the cost of the ticket for whoever gets to Bologna by train on a Frecciarossa. 

The exhibitors of the Bologna Boat Shows 

The Bologna Boat Show is an event that attracts exhibitors from all over the world. They can be divided into four different categories: 

  • Yachts and boats 
  • Rafts and footers 
  • Services and accessories 
  • Miscellanea
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The last one is about the communication channels and media of the field but also regards the insurance aspect of things. So there is literally anything related to the world of boats. This way you get to satisfy your needs and curiosities. Also, you will have a chance to network with professionals. 

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