The large, international yacht shows get the most attention from media. Sometimes, though, smaller events warrant attention. Navigare, now in its 28th year, is one to consider. In Naples, Italy October 22 to 30, it’s the place to shop for “made in Italy” tenders and interior artisans.
Organizers, from the Regional Nautical Association of the Campania Region (ANRC), say that Navigare has been growing in popularity among megayacht captains. It’s especially true for captains of yachts being refitted in the region over the winter months. The show will have more than 100 tenders and other watercraft. In previous years, the Jet Capsule watertoy (pictured) was among those on display. Expect to see some noteworthy tenders that debuted to fanfare at the recent Cannes and Genoa shows. For example, Naples-based MV Marine will exhibit its fleet, including the Mito 45, which received the “Inflatable of the Year” award in Genoa. You can also see the newest Gagliotta Lobster 35, a Downeast-style boat designed by Judel/Vrolijk. A brief view of the boat in action:
This year, Navigare will also feature about 50 exhibitors, many from Naples and nearby. They range from design firms to mechanical suppliers. One such exhibitor is the Salpa shipyard, which specializes in refit and repair. Another exhibitor you can visit is Giuseppe Castagnola, a Naples-based interior designer and stylist.
Navigare is free to attend, held at the Circolo Posillipo.