Genova for Yachting
The professional yachting cluster of Genoa
Genova for Yachting represents the Genoese professional yachting cluster that today brings together 57 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 at very high competitive level.
Established in 2017, the companies of Genova for Yachting in 2019 achieved a turnover of 210 million euros and an ancillary business that is worth over 369 million euros a year, employed 475 people and involved over 1,800 suppliers in Italy. In the Port of Genoa they occupy 2% of the total area (360 thousand m2).
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 57 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 at very high competitive level.
A continuously growing sector which sees Genoa at the top of the world rankings; the companies associated with Genova for Yachting have managed almost 1,800 yacht touches which mean over 46,350 days (2019) an annual turnover of at least 369 million euros for the territory.
In 2018 the Genoese professional yachting industry recorded over €210 million in direct sales, employing 480 direct employees (a figure up 12%, thanks to new recruitment). With over 1800 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.
Yachting as a strategic vocation
Genova for Yachting was created with the aim of strengthening the identity and giving unique representation to the professional yachting sector and to operators working in the superyacht sector in Genoa and its province.
Promote and make known the supply chain, its values and professionalism, enhance the positive effects on the city and the territory, collect and disseminate the main dimensional, economic and employment data, actively participate in the institutional activity and in the citizen debate on the development of the territory are the main themes the association works on every day.
With the aim of developing and investigating operational issues relevant to the Genoese professional boating companies, six “Working Tables” within the Association were set up in July 2021, each consisting of a representative of the Executive Committee and a group of members. Among these: the formation of the new generations; environmental sustainability; dialogue with local institutions to consolidate collaborations and projects in favor of boating and the territory and the internationalization of Genoa, the capital of the sea.
Our associated companies
The associated companies represent the main sectors of professional yachting. In particular, 5 main categories have been outlined:
- Specialised companies and technologies
This structure allows Genova for Yachting to be best structured to represent and promote the activities of the sector taking into account the needs of the various members.