50 yachts confirmed to attend first Venice Boat Show
by Miranda Blazeby
Preparations for the first Venice Boat Show are well underway, with a total of 50 yachts confirmed to attend.
The inaugural event, which will take place from June 18 – 23, will see sailing and motor yachts alike flock to Venice’s Arsenale.
A total of 100 exhibitors presenting yachting accessories and services will take 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 then attend the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
A number of other yachts from the Ferretti Group portfolio are also confirmed to attend, measuring from 12 metres to 37 metres.
Yard managing director Fabrizio Iarrera 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 will present its E52S and M44HT models.
Sales and marketing manager Paola Cranchi added: “The Venetian Boat Show offers an evocative meeting point between the contemporary and ancient naval industry.”