icon_arrow_down icon_arrow_left icon_arrow_left_large icon_arrow_right icon_arrow_right_large icon_arrow_up icon_bullet_arrow icon_call icon_close icon_facebook icon_googleplus icon_grid_off icon_instagram icon_login icon_mail icon_menu icon_message icon_minus icon_pinterest icon_plus icon_quote_end icon_quote_start icon_refresh icon_search icon_tick_on icon_twitter icon_video_play icon_youtube

Sign up to our mailing list for the latest Boat International & Events news.


Missing your newsletter?

If you’ve unsubscribed by mistake and would like to continue to hear about the latest Boat International & Events news, update your preferences now and let us know which emails you’d like to receive.

No, thanks
27,000 attend first Venice Boat Show

27,000 attend first Venice Boat Show

More than 27,000 people attended the first Venice Boat Show over the weekend.

The show, which had more than 50 yachts on display, took place from June 18 – 23 at Venice’s historic Arsenale.

Plans are already underway for the second edition of the event next year, with Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro voicing his support for the successful event.

"We do not want this edition to be an impromptu event, so much so that we have already begun to collect entries for the next edition."

Fabrizio D'Oria, director of events communication and Venice Boat Show organiser MICE, said the first edition was "an important starting point" for the event, which he hopes will become a regular feature of the boat show calendar.

"The foundations have been laid for future editions of the event," he added.

Alongside the selection of sailing and motor yachts on display, a total of 100 exhibitors presenting yachting accessories and services took over the indoor section of Tese delle Nappe.

Among the boats confirmed to attend is the 50 metre Riva flagship superyacht Race, which hit the water for the first time in March. After making its debut at the Venice Boat Show, it will attend the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

A number of other yachts from the Ferretti Group portfolio also attended, measuring from 12 to 37 metres.

The Monfalcone based yard Monte Carlo Yachts also attended the event with a range of yachts designed by Studio Nuvolari Lenard.

Yard managing director Fabrizio Iarrera previously said: “We return with pleasure to the city of Venice for a special occasion like the first edition of the boat show.” Italian shipyard Cranchi meanwhile presented its E52S and M44HT models.

Upgrade your account
Your account at BOAT International doesn't include a BOAT Pro subscription. Please subscribe to BOAT Pro in order to unlock this content.
Subscribe More about BOAT Pro