Boat Show, four must-see events in Genoa Sept. 22-26


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Mauro Morandi, the famous “guardian of Budelli” who lived as a hermit for 32 years on the Sardinian island, will be one of the protagonists of the “Meetings in Blue” at the Galata Museo del Mare, on the occasion of the Genoa Boat Show

The Genoa Boat Show is not just about boats, accessories, and previews. The Fair is also must-see events, both inside the Fairgrounds and in the city .

Genoa Boat Show, four events not to be missed

We have chosen four sea and sailing events (with free admission) not to be missed to increase your nautical, sporting and “legislative” culture. Cinema, meetings, talks, lectures. Mark them on your calendar!

Meetings in Blue

When: Thursday, September 22 to Saturday, September 24
Where: Galata Sea Museum

“Meetings in Blue” at the Galata Museo del Mare is back again in 2022: the series of meetings moderated by journalist and writer Fabio Pozzo this year counts on a truly exceptional panel of guests. Here is the program:

  • On Thursday, Sept. 22, we get off to a great start with Luca Bassani Antivari, visionary entrepreneur and founder of Wally Yachts;
  • On Friday, Sept. 23, taking the stage at the Galata Museo del Mare will be Mauro Morandi the hermit of Budelli, while on Saturday, Sept. 24, Jean Le Cam, a French sailor who has circumnavigated the world several times, will tell the audience about his extraordinary feats.
  • Saturday, September 24, will close with Mauro Morandi, the hermit of Budelli. A physical education teacher, in 1989 he set sail from Calabria with a catamaran and two friends to set course for Polynesia. He makes a stop at the island of La Maddalena, intending to earn some money by chartering the boat. But his voyage remains on paper: he lands in Budelli, is won over, and accepts the caretaker position that has since been vacated. It will remain on the island for 32 years, withstanding changes of ownership, projects, winters, and eviction notices from the Maddalena Park Authority. A battle to defend his life as an anarch and the famous Pink Beach.

boat show meetings in blue

All appointments lasting about an hour will take place starting at 7 p.m. at the Galata Museo del Mare, with free admission, subject to availability.

Sea 2 See

When: Saturday, Sept. 24 to Monday, Sept. 26, 9:30 p.m.
Where: Grecale Hall – Magazzini del Cotone (Old Port of Genoa)

On the occasion of the Boat Show, great sea cinema lands in Genoa with three evenings of free admission (subject to availability) at the Sala Grecale at the Magazzini del Cotone in Genoa’s Old Port.

Three sea films, three different ways of experiencing and watching the sea: the sea as a resource, as a cue for culture, a source of madness and courage, a school of life. These are the keys to the review, whose patroness will be Rachele Fogar, a model who is passionate about sailing and extreme sports and daughter of the famous explorer Ambrogio.

sea2see boat show

Sea2See will be held on the evenings of Saturday, Sept. 24, Sunday, Sept. 25 and Monday, Sept. 26 with opening time at 9 p.m. and the screening starting at 9:30 p.m. Admission is free while seats last and reservations are required. Each evening the film will be introduced by a significant character related to the world of the sea.

This is the programming of Sea 2 See:

  • Saturday, September 24 , at 9:30 pm. I Guardiani del Mare – Sea Sheperd Italia (directed by Irene Saderini)
  • Sunday, September 25, at 9:30 p.m. – Le Grand Bleu (directed by Luc Besson)
  • Monday, Sept. 26, at 9:30 p.m. – The Weekend Sailor (directed by Bernardo Arsuaga)

Here you can book yourself for free

Boating, Tax and Customs

When: Thursday, September 22, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Forum Hall – Mezzanine Blue Pavilion, Genoa Boat Show

Over the past 12 months, important administrative and fiscal measures affecting the recreational boating industry have been published. Just think of refitting, sailing on the high seas, and VAT nontaxability of services for boats.

On the occasion of the 62nd Boat Show, the meeting “Boating, Tax and Customs” will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Forum Hall. An opportunity for discussion to take stock of tax and customs news affecting the maritime sector, with an eye also on close international news.

The meeting, organized under the sponsorship of Confindustria Nautica, will be attended by, among others, Dr. Andrea Marina Zucchini, Central Customs Director of the Customs and Monopolies Agency, and Lawyer. Sara Armella, founding partner of Studio Armella & Associati, president of the Customs & Trade Facilitation Commission of the Italian Section of the International Chamber of Commerce and Italian delegate to the Commission on Customs and trade regulations of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris.

Harken Tech Talk

When: Saturday, September 24, 11 a.m.
Where: Eberhard & Co. Theatre (former Sea Theater), Genoa Boat Show

Inside the Salon on Saturday the 24th is another unmissable event. L’Harken Tech Talk to be held at the Eberhard & Co. Theatre (formerly the Sea Theater): the protagonists of this year’s meeting are Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti, Olympic gold medalists at Tokyo 2020 on the Nacra 17 mixed catamaran and the promising young 470s Marco Gradoni (the only athlete in history to have won three world championships in the Optimist youth class) and Alessandra Dubbini.

harken tech talk boat show

Not only will you find out about the “mindset” of these guys and the sacrifices they had to make to make what was a passion a life goal, but you can get to know them, ask them questions and, immediately after the talk, get a poster of them signed at the Harken booth.



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