- 9 June 2021
The flagships of the Venice Boat Show, sail boats, motorboats and electric boats
Only a few days until the 2nd edition of the Venice Boat Show opens at the Arsenale. This year sees a rise in number of exhibitors, a section dedicated to sailing, and a focus on electric propulsion
The motor and sailing flagships of the Venice Boat Show, showcased to the public from 29 May to 6 June at the Arsenale, will have to fight it out with another great star of this year’s event: electric boating. The Arsenale, in the meantime, is nearly ready and the second edition of the Show is taking shape with the arrival of 220 vessels and 160 exhibitors who from Saturday the 29th will be at the event.
For motorboats, the flagship will be the Ferretti 1000, the largest yacht in the Ferretti Yachts range, whose French owner, explained the chairman of the Ferretti Group, Alberto Galassi, wanted his new boat to be presented at the Venice Show. Thirty metres have also been reserved for the DP 100, exhibited by Dalla Pietà. The Azimut Benetti Group, instead, is showcasing the Magellano 26, the latest in the series.
In the sailing section, the flagship will be the Mylius 76, a shipyard based in the province of Piacenza specialised in the manufacture of performance cruisers, often competition winners, recently restructured, leading to a revamp of the entire range.
ELECTRIC BOATS AT THE VENICE BOAT SHOW
A special section will be dedicated to boats using electric propulsion, and which will also take part in a race, the E-Regatta. A spotlight will also be focused on Candela hull foiling, a very interesting solution for Venice, due to its reduced wave movement and on Anvera E-Lab, an offshore using electric propulsion which will attempt to beat the speed record for electric engines. The aim is to exceed 100 km/h.
SPORTS IN THE LAGOON
There are two sporting events taking place during the event: the arrival of the famous Raid Pavia-Venezia motorboats, returning after many years’ absence with the participation of over 100 vessels and with strict safety protocols, and the Campionato Italiano Match Race, starring champions of the calibre of Tommaso Chieffi and Vasco Vascotto and young up and coming competitors in the specialisation at the base of the America’s Cup.
BOATING AT THE VENICE BOAT SHOW: DOCKING IS FREE
To fully experience the flagships of the Venice Boat Show and to participate in the event, you need to purchase tickets, exclusively online, selecting the day and time you wish to come to the Show.
The Venice Boat Show is very welcoming and, for those arriving by boat, docking is free. Booking a space, boat owners can enjoy from one to three nights free docking in two of Venice’s marinas, for as long as spaces are available, the Marina Sant’Elena Venezia and Venezia Certosa Marina, thanks to Venice SuperYacht Destination.
The location of Marina Sant’Elena, right at the entrance of San Marco bay, makes a stay there unforgettable with sunsets and sunrises that only the Venetian lagoon can give.
There are 100 mooring places for boats between 6 and 60 metres, with a depth of 4 to 6 metres, and a number of services: electricity up to 400A, management office, toilets and showers, security and docking assistance 24/7, a yacht club, weather forecast, wi-fi, accommodation for the disabled, sales assistance, boat management, pier lighting, scuba divers, repairs, connections with Treporti, vessel charter with or without commander, and car hire services. Marina Sant’Elena’s aim is to provide a new location for international pleasure boaters, supplying high end services to boaters who want to enjoy Venice like never before.
Venezia Certosa Marina, can host up to 400 boats, up to 70 metres in length. The berths are sheltered from dominant winds and the tides are moderate. This guarantees access no matter the weather. The island, surrounded by the marvellous panorama of the Venice lagoon, has a number of services: the high end restaurant, the Hostaria in Certosa-Alajmo, water and electric supply on floating piers, wi-fi, accommodation facilities, public park, new and comfortable services, specialised staff, 24/7 surveillance, a shipyard, and a parts store.
- 1 June 2021
Alberto Galassi, chief executive officer for Ferretti Group, talks to Liguria Nautica about the Venice Boat Show and the boating industry: “The results for this semester will be surprising”
- 19 May 2021