The General Assembly of Genova For Yachting, the Genoese professional yachting cluster, was held last week at the headquarters of Marina Genova in Sestri Ponente, with eleven new companies that are active at an international level joining the association. With addition of 11 new businesses, the total number of member companies represented by Genova For Yachting now stands at 45.

"We are very proud of the results that we have and are continuing to obtain. 2019 was a very important year, which allowed us to win further approval with the local institutions, strengthening both the credibility and the structure of our association. The entry of new, large companies marks an additional accomplishment that further drives our commitment," comments Giovanni Costaguta, President of  Genova for Yachting. "For this upcoming year, the needs of the companies and their potential to support the city and the local area will always remain central to our objectives, and we start the year off with enthusiasm, sustaining the role of Genoa as an international yachting capital ".

For 2020, a conference entitled 'Large yachts and professional yachting, a strategic resource for Genoa, international capital of the sea', will see Genova For Yachting present the findings of an economic impact study that explores how the superyacht market operates in the region and its economic impacts, as well as using the findings to inform future investments in receptions services, hospitality, industry, services, tourism and culture.

"Our mission is to promote Genoa's professional yachting sector in Genoa - it's worth, excellence and potential as a driving force for the development of the area, to consolidate Genoa's vocation as capital of the sea, and of superyachting, at an international level. We will continue to strive to make known the sector's characteristics, increasing the perception and establishing yachting as strategic in the city's future development. In this respect, we consider that the conference that we are organising can represent a major turning point, especially thanks to the data from the industry study provided by The European House – Ambrosetti," adds Costaguta.

The association is pursuing dialogue with local institutions, which was marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the part of the Genovese Municipality, with the aim of creating and strengthening strategic partnership and projects that support yachting in the local area. By starting with infrastructure, services, events and the employment & training of younger generations, the association hopes to secure the future of the yachting industry in Genoa.

Image: The Genova For Yachting Assembly 


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