April 12, 2007

Boat Show - Split Croatia & Naples Nauticsud 2007 Previews


Starting Saturday 14th April we will have two world class boat shows, happening in the center of the Mediterranean sea, with both cities famous for the cruising areas surrounding them.
Croatia Split Boat Show 14 - 22 April
Held in the Dalmatia region city of Split, the Croatia Boat Show, now in it's ninth edition is for sure a way to visit one of the most looked for cruising areas in the med which features over 1000 islands, superb berthing organisation with 75 marinas and over 50.000 Berths offering great hospitality. Croatia Boat Show is testimony of this growth, not only in berth numbers and marinas but also in what regards to the service and maintenance of the yacht's. Ninth edition of this international boat show proves to be bigger then ever with a 30% growth over the previous edition, now placing in the top 10 boat shows in the world. This year's edition will accommodate 160 pontoons, 12 breakwaters, 16000 square metres of tents, 300 exhibitors and over 1000 nautical brands. First exhibiting country will be Italy and over 20 countries are represented with there products. Austrian, Slovenian and Hungarian are the most frequent of the over 50,000 visitors expected for the show. The boat show will be the presentation for 5 world premiers, of which is the much waited Pershing 72. The show has also the record for most sailing boats on display in the Adriatic Coast. Biggest yachts on display should be the Tecnomar 35 Velvet a super motor yacht of 35 mtrs in lenght produced in Italy, followed by the Fipa Maiora 33 and Sunseeker 105 Predator.
Naple Nauticsud 14 - 22 April
The boat show of the South i.e. Nauticsud is held in the city of Naples and is presented as the second boat show of Italy behind the World famous Genova Boat Show. Capital to the Campania Region and the South of Italy, Naples is home to one of the most famous cruising area's in the world, with the gulf of Amalfi in the South, the gulf of Baia, the Islands of Ischia, Procida and the world's favorite Capri. This Boat show is a great way to view boats and yachts of all dimensions and visit some of the most renowned places in the world. The 2007 edition which is number 38 for this boat show will have 600 exhibitors of which 180 are new, boat's presented are 1200 an increase of 20% over 2006 of which 200 will be presented in the water. Visitors for the show should be over 130.000. Nauticsud will have 2 World premiere's at the show, one of which is the Uniesse 65 Sport a hard top sport's yacht from world famous Italian shipyard renowned for the high quality of it's boats and there superb sea keeping qualities. Sunseeker will also feature for the first time at Nauticsud and will present 7 different models.

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