Genoa - The Italian leisure craft sector is enjoying success in Dubai at the Dubai Boat Show a key trade fair for the Middle East market. Brands such as Amare Group, Azimut-Benetti, Baglietto, Ferretti Group, Fincantieri Yachts, Maori Yacht, Navaltecnosud and Veco were all present.
Azimut-Benetti brought three preview models to Dubai (the Grande 27 Meters, the Azimut Verve 40 and the Azimut 60); Baglietto unveiled its concept-model project for an innovative 50-meter semi-displacement yacht; Ferretti presented its 88’ Domino Super, Ferretti Yachts 55, Riva 100’ Corsaro, Ferretti Yachts 780 and the Pershing 70. The Dubai Boat Show also displayed equipment and supplies.
The Amare Group and Navaltecnosud unveiled their latest in passerelles, portholes (in case of the former), cradles and boat racks (the latter); Veco brought the latest novelties in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning. Both Lamberto Tacoli, chairman of Nautica Italiana, and Mauro Parodi, of Fincantieri Yachts, declared themselves satisfied, with Tacoli commenting that, “In 2017 exports of Italian pleasure crafts to the United Arab Emirates marked a significant comeback, reaching the 30-million mark.”