VelaFestival 2019: from charter to Ice Cup, here’s the latest news

Photo Andrea Rizzato /Ice Yachts

New week, new entries among the companies that have confirmed their presence at VelaFestival 2019, May 2-5 in Santa Margherita Ligure. This week we are going to explore some charter companies and reveal a preview of the first of the shipyards that have already said yes to our sailing party.


Sailor.Tex was founded by its founder Matteo Italo Ratti in 1992 in Domaso, a town on Lake Como. In its early days, the Society had small sailboats with movable drift. Over time the Society expanded and gained prominence, landing on the Italian seas with its first sailing boat. Currently, Sailor.Tex has a fleet of sailboats of metrics up to 16 meters, all equipped with high standards of quality and safety. A fleet of excellence, which has chosen as its main nautical base the best marina in Italy:
Marina Cala de’ Medici
, conveniently accessible both by car and by plane.


Kiriacoulis Italy is part of Kiriacoulis Mediterranean and has multiple interests, among them through KG med marina, operates a network of marinas, with about 3,000 berths. Kiriacoulis is organized with 25 Service Bases of which 23 are in the Mediterranean (7 in Italy). The Group is the dealer for the single European market for the most important shipyards, such as Bavaria, Dufour and other prestigious brands. Thanks to the presence of Kiriacoulis, the VelaFestival is enriched with one more element for all those who love sailing on vacation but do not own a boat, thus opening the doors to international chartering as well.

Ice Yachts

Then it could not miss one of the spearheads of the made-in-Italy shipbuilding industry. Ice Yachts has already chosen VelaFestival for a few years to present some of its new products and previews. A shipyard that has made high-tech construction its trademark, applied to performace cruisers of rare elegance and speed. The shipyard told us that for the 2019 edition it will exhibit two Ice 52s with different versions and the brand new Ice 60s. Plus, for all Ice owners, not to be missed within the VelaCup, the IceCup confirmed after the success of 2018.



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