Puglia Boat Show in Brindisi (Oct. 11-15). This is what it will look like


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Apulia Boat Show
Apulia Boat Show

Ninety shipyards, 250 sail and motor boats, and an exhibition area of more than 20,000 square meters await you in the Marina di Brindisi marina. From Oct. 11 to 15, the 19th Apulia Boat Show is staged.

What will be at the Apulia Boat Show 2023

Not only boats, but also many thematic events on sea economy development, sustainability and new green propulsions, nautical tourism for coastal enhancement, training and job opportunities in the blue economy, nautical sports and territorial promotion.

Of great importance is the close collaboration with the Ferretti Yachts Group, which will participate in the show through its dealer, Italian Yacht Store, Brand partner of the 2023 edition. Among the models on display were Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Itama and Custom Line boats.


Established in 2004, SNIM – Salone Nautico di Puglia – is now recognized as an international event, sponsored by Confindustria Nautica and Lega Navale Italiana, and ranks among the main sector events in Italy and of reference on the Adriatic side, registering a progressive growth in visitors and exhibitors. Thanks to its favorable location, which sees it close to the Brindisi-Casale airport and ideally facing the Balkans, the Puglia Boat Show attracts an audience of visitors, onlookers and insiders from all over southern Italy and beyond every year. The Marina of Brindisi Marina is the ideal stage to welcome the latest in shipbuilding, sailing and motor, sports competitions and nautical tourism.



The program: blue economy at the center

The new edition of the Puglia Boat Show will host workshops, round tables, meetings, seminars, conferences and laboratories that will aim to foster debates and insights on the theme of the blue economy, blue careers and the central role of the maritime sector for the country system. There will be many appointments dedicated to startups, training of new talents and the development of the professions of the sea, almost all of them hosted within the “Training Village,” an area with 20 pre-equipped stands dedicated to the project partners. Particular attention will thus be paid to job opportunities in the boating industry, and the Puglia Boat Show will be a key hub for allowing job supply and demand to meet. SNIM will foster a positive exchange of meetings between young job seekers and participating companies motivated to hire professionals to join their company.

To emphasize the strong link between SNIM and the sport, and the uniqueness of the Apulia Sea for sport fishing competitions, the FIPSAS Open Trophy – Big game Drifting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, valid for qualification for the overall national championship and for access to the Italian national team. About 40 crews from all over Italy are expected to participate. The sports competition will be held under the banner of full environmental sustainability, adhering to the “TONTAG” project, which involves tagging tuna to be carried out during sports competitions and especially in recreational fishing. The bluefin tuna, caught during the competition, will thus be tagged and released, and will enable international research bodies to receive information on the survival of the species, which has been critically endangered for years.

Among the main new features of this edition, more and more space will be devoted to promoting toward the ecological transition of boat engines to preserve the balance of the marine ecosystem. Show space for the “E-Vision” segment, dedicated to the boating of the future, will expand and allow for the display of 100% electric watercraft and marine engines, Hybrid Systems – designed for diesel-electric hybrid navigation – and Fuel Cells, hydrogen and methanol fuel cells. The Puglia Boat Show thus aims to be more and more a space for business networking, proposing to systematize investments and give right showcase to the different investments in the nautical sector of Puglia.



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