GENOVA FOR YACHTING:
THE PROFESSIONAL YACHTING CLUSTER FOR THE FUTURE OF GENOVA
Established in November 2017, Genova for Yachting represents the Genoese professional yachting cluster that today brings together 50 companies in the Services, Marinas, Shipyards and Technology sectors. An expression of made in Italy and Italian know-how, together with Genoa’s historic vocation for the sea, the companies of Genova for Yachting successfully compete in an international sector a at very high competitive level.
The yachting sector is constantly growing and Genoa is at the top of the world rankings, with around 290 thousand seasonal presences that signify an annual spin-off value of at least €420 million for the territory. In 2018 the Genoese professional yachting industry recorded over €140 million in direct sales, employing 360 direct employees (a figure up 12%, thanks to new recruitment) and covers a surface area of approximately 500,000 m2 in the Port. With over 1000 suppliers located in Genoa and throughout Italy, the companies have a strong inclination to export and the ability to create – with a ratio of 1:3 – a spin-off value mostly spent in the territory in the services, hospitality and tourism, trade and even cultural sectors.
With the aim of playing a role as a motor for the development of the city, the Association is committing and making available its own skills and concrete market opportunities through real projects and objectives, such as the construction of new dedicated infrastructures for industrial activities and services, also improving existing ones, increasing the compatibility of activities related to large yachts with the rest of the industrial port, improving accessibility and the communication routes between the port and the city and welcoming the yachting community, right up to the activation of training projects for the new generations, bringing together in Genoa all the skills dedicated to superyacht industry.
The main objective of our Association is to dialogue and work together with local institutions to ensure that professional yachting becomes the strategic vocation of the Genoa of the future, together with the more traditional port activities, the high-tech sector, culture and to tourism.
The associated companies represent the professional yachting sector in its various specific activities. In particular, 5 main categories have been outlined:
- Technology and Specialised Companies
This arrangement allows the Genoa for Yachting Association to be best structured to represent and promote the activities of the sector taking into account the needs of the various associates.