Jun 03, 2019

Venice Boat Show 2019 Finally Comes to Fruition

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Venice Boat Show 2019 Celebrates The City's Maritime History & Future

The city of Venice, Italy finally has its own luxury boat show coming this summer. From June 18th to the 23rd, the historic Venetian Arsenal will be home to the 2019 Venice Boat Show featuring one hundred yacht accessories and services exhibitors and a confirmed 50 luxury yachts.1

While the Genoa International Boat Show and the Monaco Yacht Show have dominated the region's yachting industry calendar, Venice and its world-famous canals took a while to join the party. That all changes this year with the 2019 Venice Boat Show which looks back on the city's rich boating history while looking to an innovative future.

A Long Time Coming - The Venice Boat Show Arrives This Summer!

Though originally planned for a 2016 launch date, the Venice Boat Show was delayed due to timing conflicts with ExpoVenice.2 However, the show will finally be able to happen due to the hard work of organizers and numerous supporters. Major promoters included the Mayor of Venice, Luigi Brungnarao, who said this about the event:

"Our show addresses a catchment area whose center is now eastwards; towards customers who very often do not reach other European exhibitions. It is an important occasion for the whole Italian pleasure boating field, and I say this by emphasizing that we do not want to compete with any other show." 3

The 2019 Venice Boat Show will be held at the Venetian Arsenal, locally known as the Arsenale. This complex of former shipyards and armories within the city provides historic significance, 40,000 square meter water basin, two hundred mooring and ground standings, and spacious outdoor and indoor exhibition spaces.

A Celebration of Venice's Maritime & Shipbuilding History

The Arsenale is an ideal spot for this fledgling boat show that aims to showcase Venice's history while pushing it toward the future. Historically, Venice's maritime dominance, thriving sea trade, and strong shipbuilding tradition were supported by the Arsenale. A culturally rich backdrop for the numerous yacht builders, designers, and brokerages that will arrive in the city this summer.

Today, organizers are hoping the 2019 Venice Boat Show gives the world-renowned city a stronger presence in the European yachting industry. With the help of three Venetian marinas - Venice Yacht Pier, Venezia Certosa Marina, and Marina Santelena - organizers also hope the show promotes the city as a top destination for the yacht and superyacht owning crowd.


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1.       Miranda Blazeby, Boat International - 50 yachts confirmed to attend first Venice Boat Show

2.       Norberto Moreau, NauticWebNews.com - Venice Boat Show canceled

3.       Salone Nautico Venezia - The Art of Ship Building Is Back Home

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