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62nd Genoa Boat Show gets underway

Over 1,000 vessels by over 900 brands on show

(ANSA) - GENOA, SEP 22 - The 62nd Genoa International Boat Show got underway on Thursday with the traditional flag-raising ceremony, featuring a stirring rendition of the Italian national anthem and a "passing visit" of the Italian Navy's Caio Duilio destroyer.
    Genoa Mayor Genoa Marco Bucci, Liguria Governor Giovanni Toti, Transport Minister Enrico Giovannini and Tourism Minister Massimo Garavaglia were among the officials taking part Over 1,000 boats, including 168 new models, by over 900 brands are on display at the fair, Europe's biggest boat show.
    Bucci said an agreement has been reached to keep the show in Genoa at least until 2034, adding that 200 more berths will be available at the Waterfront di Levante site for the event next year.
    He said many firms were unable to present their vessels at the show this year as the places had all been snapped up. (ANSA).


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