All the electronics and equipment you’ll find at VELAFestival


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If you are looking for the latest in the world of accessories for your boat, VELAFestival is the place to get lost among the booths. Let’s start by giving you a few glimpses of all the latest “goodies” that will help you revamp your deck and onboard instrumentation. Let’s start the roundup to make you a little bit greedy:


There will be Garmin , which among its products will also offer the Garmin SailAssist:it is the set of advanced functions specific to sailing, providing the data and help needed to win in regattas and have fun while sailing. Perfect lay-lines, pre-race indications with countdown at the start of the race, tide and current information, a new wind rose that simultaneously displays real and apparent wind angles, and more-all conveniently displayed on the chartplotter’s display.

The new range of continuous-circuit blenders from
will allow you to easily use gennakers and Code Zero type sails. The even lighter and more maneuverable FX+ series ranges from the 900 model (for boats up to 10 and a half meters, with a safe working load of 900 kilograms) to the 20000, for hulls indicatively longer than 25 meters (with a working load strength of 20 tons). The rope, anti-twist, is “imprisoned” inside the sail’s trellis, while pen to sail walls are attached with reins attached to the swivel drum by quick-release pins.

gottifredi-maffioli-gm-rdyneema3-mini-rocket-15m-in-dyneema-o3mm-colors-assorted-14Do you need to change ropes, sheets and halyards aboard your boat? In fact, among the exhibitors will be.
Gottifredi Maffioli
, a true Italian excellence in quality nautical ropes. Kevlar, Dyneema, PBO are just some of the innovative fibers introduced by the company on the most important racing boats.
downloadIf you are looking for deck equipment to give your boat a makeover, you just have to take a trip to the booth of
Ubimaior Italy
which will offer you its products of the highest functional and construction quality-from blocks to jibers.


The French company Pontos has launched a true revolution on the market: the four-speed winch available in two models the Grinder and the Trimmer, and will be among the major exhibitors featured at VELAFestival with its Italian importer, Blu Team srl.

NKE (3)
The French company will also be there.
NKE Marine Electronics
, a leading manufacturer of electronic instrumentation for sailing boats, and particularly for racing, partnering with many of the world’s most famous sailors.

AutopropUsed by long-range sailors and even those pushing themselves to extreme destinations (such as the 67-foot Xplore, which has arrived in Antarctica), Bruntons‘ Autoprop propellers constantly adjust pitch automatically, taking into account any additional thrust exerted by the sails, thus maximizing performance and reducing fuel consumption. With the three blades in the flag position, these propellers can reduce drag by up to 85 percent, affecting very little during sailing. The shape of the blades is identical in forward and reverse gear: the propeller will exert the same power in the different directions.

101_black Plastimo ‘s compasses, on the other hand, will be exhibited by.
Italian Nautical Supplies.
: elegant and reliable compasses, manually checked and balanced and guaranteed for five years.

Boat engine / in-board / diesel / 30 - 40 hp Nanni engines are a favorite of offshore sailors or those engaged in solo races such as Vendée Globe winners Michel Desjoyeaux, in 2001 and 2009, or François Gabart in 2013, and also Yann Elies winner of the 2015 Figaro. For example, the Saildrive SP 60 possesses really interesting qualities. First of all, the electrical insulation between the motor and the Saildrive, which makes it possible to counteract electrolysis and corrosion.




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