On May 4, 2017, the doors will open for the fifth edition of VELAFestival, the great sailing festival, in Santa Margherita Ligure.
Until Sunday, May 7, for four full days the Gulf of Tigullio will host the most beautiful and largest exhibition of boats, accessories and services in the Mediterranean. In addition to exhibits, regattas, games, films, great events and good food, the spectacular Calata del Porto will serve as an exhibition area for the best companies in the nautical world for the duration of the event. Already numerous booths will occupy the spaces at VELAFestival 2017, and more and more names are being made of exhibitors, from accessories to shipyards, from sailmakers to insurance companies. We bring you the tentative list that is sure to see many more new entries in the months leading up to the opening of the dances in Santa Margherita.
At the VELAFestival you can find everything you need to equip your boat and much more. Just to name a few: the propellers
, the signature lines
, innovative sail technologies from North Sail, Zadro and Elvstrom Sails, heating systems and air conditioners from Webasto with BCool Engineering. Confirmed presence also for the “king of dolphins”
Gold Service Rigging
dealer of Winderful, Unibow and Stinger. Confirmed presence for
, a company that deals with the chartering and sale of boats, as well as the management of a network of marinas with about 3,000 berths, and last but not least is the dealer for the single European market of the most important shipyards, such as Bavaria, Dufour.
If you’re looking for deck equipment to give your boat a makeover, all you have to do is take a trip to the booths at Italian Marine Supplies, where you’ll find all of Plastimo’s products.
Regarding electronic instrumentation for racing, they have already confirmed their presence at the VELAFestival
and the French company
NKE Marine Electronics
If, on the other hand, you want to insure your boat, you will have available among the various stands the experts from
will offer you the best products in terms of clothing.
There will, of course, be no shortage of Nauticplace, which at the VELAFestival will abandon its web boundaries to become a large physical booth, with accessories, clothing and equipment of all kinds. Any examples of the must-have products you’ll find exclusively? The Free Wheeling, a lightweight “hand-held” outboard, equipped with a propeller with large blades and a bracket that allows it to be mounted on the transom; the Tacking Master, which has “bewitched” all the strongest sailors around the world; and the Polimar gangways .
And for those who want to book vacations by sea, it will be the right time to do so thanks to the presence of
Arundel Yachting Charter
among the best experts in nautical rental and chartering.
Sailing courses and sailing school and charters with Goddess of the Seas and Favero Sailing Cruises, because everything sailing is VELAFestival.
Along the harbor cove, in the second Sailing Square, you can then find the display of the wonderful carbon kayaks by Tuilik and the boats of
Beach Village in the company of the highly sought-after Aquaglide. For the first time on the beach this year, you can have your “baptism” in the water with professional divers from the
of Santa Margehrita who in short courses will explain the basics of the discipline. Because at VELAFestival, the love of the sea is truly all-around! Debut at VELAFestival for.
: a leading manufacturer of carbon fiber products. Exit Carbon makes a range of carbon fiber products: sail and power boat gangways, rudder wheels, tiller extensions, swim ladder, flagpoles .
And finally, the big shipyards that are lengthening the list of exhibitors even more: a few days ago confirmed its presence the
, one of the most talked about boats in the Mediterranean since she made her debut in Cannes two years ago.
Dufour Yachts will launch in Italy for the first time the brand new 63 Exclusive that made its debut in Dusseldorf capturing the attention of the entire public and will also bring us many other models from its Grand Large range.
Debut also for the highly anticipated Mylius 65 FD Oscar 3, on which it will be possible to reserve a place on board to participate in the VELA Cup, we will explain how shortly. AdriaShip will instead bring us the Bali 4.0, and we are waiting for confirmation for the Elan as well. Also back with us is De Cesari Shipyard, one of the cornerstones of Italian and world shipbuilding. Instead, Race Nautica will bring us the brand-new Sunbeam 22.1, designed to meet the needs of both cruisers and racers, and will share the booth with Abayachting, fresh winner at the Dusseldorf Boat Show of the European Broker Award. Jeanneau has confirmed its grand presence with at least four boats, and also coming soon are Hallberg Rassy, Italia Yachts, Pogo Structures and Grand Soleil. But not only that, we should also have Michele Petrucci’s S9 flying catamaran at Beach Village!
To find out about all prestigious partners and the continually updated 2017 exhibitor list,