The event – again held in presence – saw the participation of captains and companies in the sector. Over 1,000 business meetings, technical workshops and district tours.
Angelini: “A good signal to restart and a confirmation of the importance of YARE as an opportunity for growth and business opportunities”
Over 1,000 meetings held in the two sessions dedicated to business matching that allowed companies in the sector (shipyards and refit yards, services and suppliers) to come into close contact with Superyacht captains, tours in the yachting districts and visits to shipyards, technical workshops.
Closed on Saturday, with the appendix of the mini cycle tour to discover the Lands of Giacomo Puccini organized by Lucca Promos, the eleventh edition of YARE (Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience) – the international business event of the yachting industry organized in Viareggio by NAVIGO, service center for the innovation and development of boating.
250 participants in the event in presence with 70 Superyacht captains and 60 international companies who, during the two days, were able to deepen thematic topics on the sector during the workshops and the forum: new refit projects, development of new propulsions, ground services edge, cybersecurity, innovation and sustainability, legal and financial aspects of management.
For the collateral events, the Passerelle Pitch, an award dedicated to the innovative projects of the companies participating in YARE which was assigned, by the public and captains jury, to Marinepool and its CEO Robert Stark for the technical / nautical clothing collection “Ocean collection, yes we care” created by the German company with sustainable and recycled certified materials and fabrics.
During YARE, the MED NEW JOB workshop, the European Interreg Maritime Italy France project on new professional figures in pleasure boating organized by NAVIGO, was also proposed. The focus was attended both in presence and via Zoom, the partners including the regions of Tuscany, Liguria and Sardinia, the Collectivitè de Corse, the Paca French Region. The focus involved the companies present at YARE (production and refit yards, supply and service companies, ports and marinas) which responded to the issues related to the new professional figures of the industry. In the afternoon, the workshop participants visited the yachting district of the Darsena with a tour of the Overmarine shipyards, Polo Nautico and the Yacht Broker marina. Alessandro Meciani councilor for economic activities of the Municipality of Viareggio attended together with Stefania Dini manager of the Employment Services Sector of Pisa and Massa Carrara – ARTI Tuscany Regional Employment Agency, Matteo Ratti CEO of Marina Cala de’ Medici and president of the Marine Consortium of Tuscany Marine della Toscana, Andrea Giannecchini CEO of Yachtica and president of CNA Lucca, Michela Fucile CEO of Yacht Broker and president of Confartigianato Lucca, Kenneth Coleiro, president of Yacht pride and Navigo Malta, Admiral Cristiano Aliperta President of ISYL.
“We are pleased to have organized YARE in presence, instead of postponing it to 2022. There was a need for a restart signal for meetings and face-to-face business meetings in the yachting industry. An offer in which both the companies and the captains have joined and participated with interest and positivity – underlines Pietro Angelini, general manager of NAVIGO. – A confirmation of the strategic importance of the show in attendance as an opportunity for growth in the refit and aftersales field: a strategic appointment for the huge business matching opportunities it manages to create“.
YARE is sponsored by Next Yacht Group, Lürssen, Lucca Chamber of Commerce, Confindustria Nautica, Jotun, Lucca Promos with the project The Lands of Giacomo Puccini, Mangusta, RINA, Yachtalia, and by a large group of international companies. Technical sponsors: Marinepool, Hotel Principe di Piemonte
It is supported by the Technological District for Nautical and Ports of Tuscany and enjoys the patronage of SYBAss, PYA, Confindustria Nautica, Italian Yachtmasters and the Municipality of Viareggio. International media partner: The Superyacht Group. Mediapartner: Yachting Pages, Nautica Report, Superyacht Radio, The World of Yachts