Genoa 2020 Boat Show, 1st autumn event impacted by Covid19

Genoa Boat Show

After the spring boat shows, the health crisis will have consequences on the events of the autumn. Genoa is the first boat show to announce changes in organisation and calendar.

New dates for the Salone Nautico in Genoa

The Genoa Boat Show, which is claiming its place in the top 3 of Europe's top public yachting events, has announced the postponement of its 2020 edition. Originally scheduled from 17 to 22 September 2020, the show is postponed from 1 to 6 October 2020.

Adapting to regulations related to the Covid crisis19

The organisers of the Italian boat show have taken the decision to postpone after discussions with the Municipality of Genoa and the trade union Cofindustria Nautica. The postponement of the 60th edition of the Salone Nautico will make it possible to adapt to the potential standards imposed on public events after the end of the containment linked to the Covid crisis19. The show already plans to multiply the number of entrances and partially redesign its layout to offer large public spaces in order to better regulate flows and maintain the distance between visitors.

Organizers are also considering extending the event to 9 days, from October 3 to 11, 2020, to spread out visits over a longer period of time and limit the influx of boaters.

A fragile nautical schedule for the return to sea

After having turned the spring sailing calendar upside down, leading to the cancellation or postponement of many boat shows such as the Nauticales, the International Multihull Show in France or the Dubai Boat Show abroad, the health crisis linked to the coronavirus could influence the planning and the balance of the autumn 2020/2021. The new dates for the Genoa boat show now overlap those of the Grand Pavois in La Rochelle, scheduled between 29 September and 4 October. 2020. The slots available for the organization of events in the fall are rare and the telescoping between boat shows will force boaters and exhibitors to choose. Faced with this and the anticipated recession, the economic equilibrium of boat shows is likely to be strongly impacted.