THE SAILING FAIR – Genoa, the report of the first day

salon-sailing-1We couldn’t miss the 2014 Genoa Boat Show (by the way, come visit us at booth S49).On the opening day of the kermis, we ventured among the booths and tell you, depending on the product area, what’s new and what are the “goodies.”

BOATS – THE LIGHTNING STRIKE ON IMPRESSION 35
Aboard the new Impression 35 built by Elan, we were struck by the different possibilities for transom configuration, as we explain in the video above.

MAINTENANCE – KILLER ULTRASONIC WAVES SERVING SAILORS

Toward the FB Yachting booth we were drawn to the crowd of children putting their hands in what looked like some kind of aquarium. Instead, it was the test tank for the new Dumo ACM, the ultrasonic device that creates water movements that can keep algae and shellfish off the hull. The manufacturers say, that by using this accessory the owner will only have to wing the boat to hull once every 4 years!

APPAREL – ADIDAS’ SENSE OF SAILING

Our Veronica Bottasini wasn’t cold: she was simply intrigued by one of the most important novelties at this show: the sailing clothing line from Adidas: the giant has launched itself into this market by pursuing a very particular path, always with the distinctive trait that has determined its worldwide success over the years.

ELECTRONICS – RADAR REVOLUTION: VIEW IT ON YOUR TABLET (WITHOUT CHARTPLOTTER)
Furuno’s DRS4W radar represents a real revolution in boating: you can now view the radar screen directly on your tablet and smartphone, without having to go through chartplotters and other displays: banish the wiring!!!

SAILS – THE MEMBRANE THAT WILL CONQUER THE WORLD (OF CRUISING)
Lorenzo Marinelli of Banks Sails explains sails with Membrane technology not only for racers but also for cruisers.

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