The Genoa International Boat Show was presented in 2022 with more than 1,000 boats, confirmingng itself as one of the most important events in the nautical sector both in Italy and in the rest of the world.
The 62nd edition of the Genoa International Boat Show brought a showcase for the launch of all the latest products and services for the nautical sector. During the six days dedicated to the event, yachts, accessories, and innovative technical solutions were presented thanks to the presence of various shipyards and specialized brands.
These days were an opportunity to get in touch with the latest developments in all categories of sailing and motor vessels, in monohull and multihull configurations, from the largest luxury yachts to the smallest recreational boats. The greatest progress was made in the 39 to 49-ft. range, the category with the mocommercial movement, demonstratingg that the nautical sector is heading towards the conquest of new customers of a wider economic condition.
Just as technology has become more important in everyone's daily life, the use of home automation to guarantee comfort, safety, and remote control is also becoming more and more consolidated in boats. The novelties are to be found in the use of new materials. In fact, in addition to the traditional use of fiberglass, there is also the use of carbon fiber. The carbon fiber elements make the boats safer and with the highest performance.
Respect for the environment is also part of today's yachting culture. Many of the proposed yachts have a fully electric propulsion and the batteries can be recharged through the use of elements of renewable energy sources that at the same time adapt to the design lines and look perfectly integrated into the boats, or through electric generators installed the boats.
X-AID System (Adaptive Integrated Docking), a navigation assistance system, with a simple joystick allows control of the boat with a precision of a few inches; very useful to automatically manage the boat in narrow spaces or the presence of strong winds or waves.
Betty Buoys is an intelligent mooring system, connected to an app, you can obtain the necessary information to park your boat in complete safety; it also protect life thank to its shape and innovative system of anchoring to the seabed.
Design Innovation Awards 2022
Sailboats up to 32 ft.: The Dufour 37. Under 32 ft., it has unmatched comfort and performance.
Sailboats over 32 feet: The Grand Soleil 72 Performance. All the experience in the sector of the manufacturer Del Pardo is reflected in this boat which is characterized by its perfect balance between performance and navigation, as well as the excellent quality of the materials in the interior.
Powerboats up to 32 feet: The SQ 240i by Capoforte Boats is characterized by its aerodynamic design and electric propulsion.
Powerboats over 32 feet: The Ferretti Yachts 860. The elegance of its exterior and interior lines distinguishes the brand.
Motor catamarans: The M48 by Prestige Yachts is a very efficient multihull thanks to its low friction when sailing, with spaces that allow coexistence.
Sailing catamarans: The Excess 14 is a catamaran with a sporty and aggressive line, which maintains excellent comfort during navigation.
Text: Luigi Maieli ± Photo: Genoa International Boat Show