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Nautica Italiana’s engagement for the Italian nautical industry


continua-lo-shopping-di-nautica-italiana_1.jpg_650The Assembly of the members of Nautica Italiana took place in La Spezia. The association counts nowadays 80 members across various maritime-related sectors, which allow it to represent the whole nautical industry both in terms of turnover and different sectors: shipbuilding (37%), refit (11%), accessories and components (23%), services (20%) and marinas (9%).
At the assembly, the organisation of an International nautical event in spring has been discussed: Nautica Italiana wishes to give birth to a glamourous event for the high-end industry with an innovative transversal programme to promote the excellence of the Made in Italy.
All this in synergy with Fondazione Altagamma, with which the association shares the high quality, objectives and programmes. Among the shared strategy, notable are the Panorama project – a format for the emotional promotion of the Made in Italy – and the Scuola dei Mestieri, an educational project for the Italian arts and crafts in various sectors of the production – including, of course, boatbuilding and nautical industry.
The Market Monitor report, first presented at the last edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival, has been the first global insight on the market trends for the nautical industry, and it is the result of a collaboration between Nautica Italiana, Fondazione Altagamma and Deloitte: from now on, on a yearly basis, such a useful market research will be carried on.
Nautica Italiana is strongly working on a “strategic project for the nautical industry”, a national strategy to help the sector restart also thanks to maritime tourism and industry, territories and services. In order to make this project effective, the association has been collecting demands for legislative and administrative initiatives: among those, a “Golden Stamp” to be applied onboard, to anticipate checks on land instead of at sea, a moratorium of the onboard checks until the adoption of the Telematic Registry, the institution of an Italian Ships’ Registry, a simplification of the bureaucracy and administration for the leisure boating.
During the past year, Nautica Italiana has been supporting its members in several national and international shows and exhibitions, such as the Seatec in Carrara, the Yare in Viareggio, the Montenapoleone Yacht Club, the Florence edition of the Superyacht Awards by Boat International, and the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and METSTRADE Show. Such support was given in order to best represent the Italian excellence and to help member companies to expand their markets abroad.
Another focus has been on sustainability, a theme of several international projects in which various members of the association are involved. At the Assembly, a Sustainability Committee has been created, in order to make Nautica Italiana the first ‘sustainable’ nautical industry.
Four new Advisers have been elected in the Presidence Committee, to best represent the various maritime-related sectors involved: Marco Cappeddu (Gruppo Ferretti) and Michele Gavino (Baglietto) for the shipbuilding sector, Matteo Italo Ratti (Marina Cala de Medici) for marinas and Fabio Pesto (Pesto Group) for the maritime services.