VELAFestival, all the sailing and boating you want will be in Santa Margherita Ligure


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We are now just over three months away from the Tag Heuer VelaFestival 2019, May 2 to 5 in Santa Margherita Ligure, and work continues by our staff to bring you a unique celebration of the sea, boating and sailing, with everything you could ask for from an event like this, from shipyards to accessory makers, via charter and apparel operators. To date, more than 30 companies have already confirmed their presence, we anticipate some of them here, but don’t miss our weekly updates.

Sea Goddess
Goddess of the Seas was founded in 2006 as a nautical school and charter agency, and today organizes offshore sailing courses and boat license courses. You can charter one of the owned boats with or without a skipper and set sail to discover the marine “triangle” between Liguria, Tuscany and Corsica, starting from the base in Fezzano (La Spezia).

Pantaenius, one of the leading insurance giants in the yacht field, can offer you coverages (constantly updated and customizable upon request) for your boat: which is the best formula to sleep soundly will be explained to you by Pantaenius experts at VELAFestival!

Sigma Drive / Brunton’s Propellers
Are you looking for the right propeller for your boat? At VELAFestival you will find it at the booth of Sigma Drive, the Italian distributor of Brunton’s Propellers. Two flagship models: the Autoprop automatic variable pitch propeller and the Varifold folding blade propeller. Not forgetting the anti-vibration joints for the Sigma Drive propeller.

Arundel Yachting
With bases in Genoa and Marina di Andora (Savona), Arundel Yachting has as many as eight boats from 33 to 75 feet, for charter with or without crew, to set out to explore the Mediterranean. In addition to chartering, it organizes events for business promotion, tourism and related to corporate team building.

Marina Cala de’ Medici
With its 650 berths for hulls up to 36 meters in length, Marina Cala de’ Medici is now a well-established establishment in an ideal location for those who want to target the Tuscan Archipelago or Corsica. Among the many services offered are laundry, transfer, boat cleaning, mooring service, electrical assistance.

Union Battery Service (U.B.S.)
Everything you need to better manage onboard power with batteries, chargers and many accessories. Union Battery Service, a company that has been in business for more than a decade and at the forefront of finding innovative and beneficial solutions for the most demanding customers, will be at your service at VELAFestival. Be sure to have them tell you how their Zenith super-batteries work… www.

When it comes to watermakers, Schenker is one of the best choices you can make. At the VELAFestival we are sure that it will make people talk about the Zen, a quiet, small, lightweight, efficient watermaker that is also cost-effective. It can be installed in all positions, horizontally and vertically.


Italian Nautical Supplies

Established in 1983, Italian Nautical Supplies is a company specializing in the wholesale distribution of nautical items and accessories, equipment and instrumentation. To date it has more than 13,000 products chosen from the world’s top manufacturers. It has been Plastimo’s distributor for Italy since 2013, and over the years the catalog has been enriched with products designed in-house, such as the Sentinel bilge switch. At the VELAFestival you will touch on all its innovations.


Gottifredi Maffioli produces a wide range of the highest quality ropes, braids, twists and twists made from high tenacity synthetic fibers. Velamania, a Ligurian company specializing in deck equipment installation and rigging anhe on maxi yachts, will be represented at VelaFestival. If you are looking for solutions to improve your ropes, rigging and deck equipment instead, check out their offerings.;

Raymarine has been developing instruments for years that combine cutting-edge technology and intuitive design that can cope with the worst weather conditions. Come and find out what he has “in the farmhouse” at VELAFestival. Hint: ask the booth how to fly a drone with a multifunctional!

NKE Italy
NKE Marine Electronics has been developing innovative instruments and technologies dedicated to navigation for more than 30 years. Whatever your ideal sailing, racing or cruising, solo or crewed, NKE instruments are designed to meet any need. Come discover its “jewels” in Santa!

Fresh with important news, Garmin arrives at the VELAFestival. The Garmin Marine team will be able to give you the right advice on how to best equip your boat, including chartplotters, autopilots, integrated systems, AIS, radar, VHF, GPS, sonar. Not forgetting the meetings with sailing greats promoted by the Garmin Academy.






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