Genoa show opens with strong motor yacht, sailing displays
The 62nd Genoa International Boat Show opened on Thursday, with a strong motor yacht presence and lively Sailing World display.
The 62nd Genoa International Boat Show kicked off on Thursday, with organisers citing 1,000 boats on display, with an estimated quarter of that total in the water.
The show runs from September 22-27 and again features a mix of motor yachts and superyachts, a strong display of sailing yachts, RIBs and tenders, and many smaller boats on the ground floor of the enormous Blue Pavilion, which hosted the opening ceremony.
Among the luxury motor yachts in the water, Azimut’s display comprises the Grande 26 Metri that debuted at this month’s Cannes Yachting Festival, the new Magellano 66, an S6 and S8 from the sportbridge range, 50, 53 and 60 flybridge models, and an Atlantis 45.
The neighbouring Ferretti Group display line-up features the new Ferretti Yachts 860, Ferretti Yachts 670, a Custom Line 106’, new Itama 62RS, Riva’s 48’ Dolceriva and 76’ Perseo Super, a Pershing 6X and Wallytender43.
Sanlorenzo’s display is headlined by the new SP110 open coupe and SD90 semi-displacement model, both premieres at Cannes. Its 11 yachts also include an SL78, SL86, SL90A, SL96A, SL106A and SL120A – among the show’s biggest yachts – from its planing line, as well as an SD96, and SX76 and SX88 crossover models. Sister brand Bluegame is showing a BG42, BG54, BG72 and BGX60.
Among fellow Italian builders, an Amer 100 and Amer 120 are among the larger yachts on show, while Absolute is showing its new flagship Navetta 75 along with a Navetta 52, Navetta 68 and 62 Fly.
Sessa is showing its new C3X and a C38 and C42, while Fiart is staging the world debut of its P54 alongside two models from the Seawalker range.
Among British builders, Sunseeker is showing a Manhattan 55, 65 Sport Yacht, Predator 74 XPS and 88 Yacht, while Princess’s seven models comprise a V40, V50 Open (Genoa debut), V55, F50, F55, S62 and the flagship X95. Fairline is showing the Phantom 65 that debuted at Cannes along with a Targa 45 Open.
RIBs include the Sacs Rebel 47 and Strider 11, 13 and 15, while sister company Tecnorib is showing the Pirelli 35, 42 and two versions of the 50, with a customised version at the Sacs Tecnorib stand and another at the Mercury Marine stand.
Among displays by Groupe Beneteau brands, new models include Prestige’s first powercat, the M48, along with its 460 and 520 flybridge models. Beneteau’s motorboats include the Antares 8, 9 and 11, Flyer 8 and 9 Sundeck models, Gran Turismo 36 and 41, and the new Swift Trawler 48.
Jeanneau’s motorboats include its new DB/43 premium dayboat along with a Merry Fisher 795 Series 2 and 1095, plus Cap Camarat 10.5 and 12.5 WA (Walk Around) versions. Other builders on show include Pardo, Solaris Power, Ryck, Frauscher, Axopar, Novamarine, Tuccoli and Greenline.
The impressive Sailing World display features models from dozens of builders with leading exhibitors including Italia Yachts, Solaris and Swan, showing its new Swan 55.
Beneteau’s new sailing yachts include the First 44 and flagship Oceanis Yacht 60 that recently debuted at Cannes, while fellow French builders Jeanneau and Dufour are also exhibiting.
Grand Soleil’s impressive display includes the Italian premiere of the 72 as well as a 40, 44, 48, 42 LC and 52 LC, YYachts is displaying its Y7, Oyster is showing its entry-level 495, while other brands include Hanse, Dehler, Moody, X-Yachts, Wauquiez and Mylius.
Catamarans on show include the new Lagoon 51 and 55, Excess 11 and 14, Leopard 46 Powercat and 45 sailing yacht, and Bali Catspace, 4,4, 4.8 and 5.4. Fountaine Pajot’s display includes the Power 67, its flagship motor yacht, and Aura 51, which both debuted at Cannes.
The event’s opening ceremony was held on the terrace of the Blue Pavilion and began with the raising of the flag at 10.30am. The six-day show features a packed scheduled of institutional events, workshops, seminars and conferences including the Boating Economic Forecast.
The show is also promoting the city’s role as the grand finale of The Ocean Race, which starts in Alicante on January 15, 2023, and concludes in Genoa in late June, with an in-port race on July 1.