Just over a month to go, then on May 5, 2016 the doors will open for the fourth edition of theVELAFestival, the great sailing festival, in Santa Margherita Ligure. Until Sunday, May 8, for four full days the Gulf of Tigullio will host the most beautiful and largest boat show 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 atVELAFestival2016, 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 will surely see more new entries in the month that still separates us from 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: Brunton’s Propellers and Ewol propellers, Gottifredi Maffioli’s signature ropes, innovative sail technologies from North Sail, Quantum Sail, and Elvstrom Sails, and weather services offeredby MeteoMed.
If you are looking for deck equipment to give your boat a makeover, you just have to make a trip to the Ubimaior Italia and Facnor booths, for the engine instead head to Nanni Diesel.
In terms of electronic equipment for racing, the French company NKE Marine Electronics will also be present at the VELAFestival, but let’s not miss anything, here comes Parasciani Lavaggi’s sail cleaning service as well.
If, on the other hand, you want to insure your boat, you will have the experts from Pantaenius available among the various stands, while 38Lab, Sea storm, Musto and Helly Hansen will offer the best products in terms of clothing.
The best in components and accessories could only come from companies such as Bert Mauri, Garmin, Italian Nautical Supplies and Constantin Nautics.
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.
And for those who want to book their vacations by sea, it will be the right time to do so thanks to the presence of Globe Sailor, Sailogy, Arundel Yachting Charter, Blue Project, Mondovela among the best experts in nautical chartering and rentals.
Sailing courses and sailing and charter school with Timone Charter and Goddess of the Seas, because everything sailing is VELAFestival.
Along the harbor cove, in the second Sailing Square, you can then find the display of Tuilik’s wonderful kayaks and RS Sailing’s boats at the Beach Village.
And finally, the big shipyards that stretch the list of exhibitors even longer: Dufour, Mylius, De Cesari, Bavaria, Jeanneau, Solaris, Hallberg Rassy, Italia Yachts, Pogo Structures, Lagoon, Ice Yacht, Bali, Elan, Fora Marine, Wauquiez, Nautitech and Grand Soleil.
To find out all prestigious partners and the 2016 exhibitor list,
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you can instead find a list of all the boats you will find at the VELAFestival.