[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ust a few weeks before the opening of the Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous, there are more than 100 exhibitors – including boatyards and worldwide representatives of the international production chain and luxury services in the nautical sector – who have confirmed their participation in the new international event dedicated to high-end ranges, from 11 to 14 May in Viareggio.

Exhibitors include: Azimut | Benetti Group, Ferretti Group, Baglietto and Perini – the leading brands in Nautica Italiana. To represent the nautical excellence and Italian character in the world there are other prominent companies, like and Sanlorenzo Yachts, Evo Yacht, Apreamare, Cerri Cantieri Navali, Cantieri di Sarnico, Colombo and Giorgio Mussini. Among the foreign brands, the Princess Group and Bertram, the first to believe in the new format of this event. In the maxi-rib sector, there will be four exhibitors, representing the best of international excellence in the sector: Anvera, Cantieri Magazzù, Sacs and Tecnorib.

Alongside the boats in the water, the show route will develop over three themed areas, dedicated to selected operators linked with prominent nautical industries. Here, Italian brands of nautical accessories and components will present all the latest developments in the sector, in terms of technology, functionality and innovation, all under the Made in Italy label. The “Tender&Toys” section will host manufacturers of technological tenders and other “leisure” solutions for large yachts. In the “Superyacht Marina” area, there will be presentations of tourist harbours that offer quality facilities and services specifically designed for large vessels. Finally, the “Superyacht Equipment and Component” area will unite, in an innovative and original manner, a selection of manufacturers of accessories and components dedicated to superyachts.

The Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous will take place along a body of water of almost 50,000 square metres, located inside the docks of Viareggio (Italy and Europe), and along the famous via Coppino, the beating heart of the Italian nautical district and a living open-air factory, the ideal location where design, technology, and high quality craftsmanship are combined, in a territory renowned throughout the world for its beauty, art, hospitality and Italian lifestyle.