A total of 160 yachting professionals attended the fourth edition of Marina Genova's XMaster event, which took place on November 29.
The Christmas themed event, which celebrates the history, culture and food of Genoa, was attended by a number of leading players in the international yachting industry, including captains and professionals from brokerage and management companies. The event culminated in a gala evening in the 12th century Chiostro dei Canonici di San Lorenzo.
The event was supported by the likes of Burgess, Engel & Volkers Yachting and Hill Robinson, while BOAT International was the media partner.
This year's XMaster supported the Blue Marine Foundation as part of the marina's commitment to sustainability and supporting healthy oceans.
The programme of this year's event saw participants navigate the streets of the old town using a map and compass and discover Genoa's cultural and sailing heritage.
Chief executive of Società Sviluppo Porti, the parent company of organisers Marina Genova, Giuseppe Pappalardo said: “We are always so proud to welcome influential guests of the yachting industry to our splendid city. Our "traditional" rendez-vous is an excellent chance to celebrate both the end of the season and Christmas."
Speaking about the event's support of the Blue Marine Foundation, he added: "With this edition, we wanted to further increase our commitment to supporting sustainability and protecting the sea."
Located five minutes from Genoa’s Christopher Colombus airport, Marina Genoa is equipped with three large docks and 500 berths, 100 of which are suitable for yachts measuring between 30 and 130 metres.