València kicks off the 14th edition of the Valencia Boat Show

by | Oct 28, 2022

  • Nearly a hundred exhibitors, more than 70 boats and a full schedule of activities from 28 October to 1 November at La Marina de València.

The Valencia Boat Show, València’s boat show, today kicked off its 14th edition, which will be held until 1 November at La Marina de València. A warm and sunny day welcomed the hundreds of visitors who came to the city’s historic port to discover what the event had to offer, which in 14 editions has managed to consolidate itself as one of the country’s main nautical events and a powerful generator of business for the region, proving to be a show for decision making and sales.

For five days, from 28 October to 1 November, visitors will be able to find boats of between 4 and 16 metres in length, including great successes from international shipyards and novelties from 2023, with prices ranging from 9,500 to 1,786,000 euros, as well as a wide range of accessories, engines, sails, rigging, services, moorings and accessories.

In terms of activities, the boat show offers plans for the whole family, ranging from sailing trips, rowing, surfing and marine waste recycling workshops, exhibitions of sailing devices, SUP classes, talks and concerts.

The concern for environmental impact and the commitment to innovation are also reflected in the growth, year after year, of the number of boats and electric motors, solutions and accessories focused on generating a lower environmental impact.

Inauguration in nautical style
In true nautical style, the subsecretary of the Department of Sustainable Economy, Trade and Employment, Natxo Costa; the general manager of Feria Valencia, Enrique Soto; the deputy general manager of La Marina de València, Evarist Caselles; the president of the Union of Nautical Companies (UEN), Isabel Gil; the president of the Business Confederation of the Valencian Community (CEV), Eva Blasco García, and the director of the Valencia Boat Show, Eduardo Gil, among other authorities and institutional representatives, sounded the starting horn for the event.

“València is a seafaring city, always has been, and now that we have this magnificent space that is La Marina de València and the entry of Feria Valencia in the organization, we have a show that is becoming a national benchmark. This edition points to very good attendance and turnover figures, which will allow the show to consolidate and enable us to face future editions with a guarantee of success”, assured the regional subsecretary.

Focused on design
On the occasion of the Valencian capital of design, the event has sought to highlight the work of architects, designers and interior designers in the construction of boats, through a series of meetings promoted by La Marina de València and World Design Capital València 2022. The first of these, held at Espai La Marina de València, was attended by Alejandra Gandía-Blasco, marketing and design director of the well-known firm Gandía Blasco. Other faces who will be at the Valencia Boat Show these days are Pepe Cosín, interior designer and dean of the College of Interior Designers of the Community, and Arturo Català, a specialist in nautical design and interior design and former director of the EASD Valencia.

Live music by The New Classics brought the opening day of the Valencia Boat Show to a close, with a large number of visitors expected over the next few days, coinciding with the All Saints’ Day long weekend.