The International Nautical Trade Show of Naples, NauticSud 2017, is scheduled to open from 18-26 February at the Mostra d’Oltremare conference centre. The event organisers say over 150 companies will be present and that more than 300 vessels will be on display at the show.

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Gennaro Amato (pictured in the centre) president of the ANRC and Donatella Chiodo (left) president of Mostra d’Oltremare

Running to its 44th edition, the International Nautical Trade Show of Naples, NauticSud 2017, is scheduled to open from 18-26 February. The event will be held at Mostra d’Oltremare conference centre. Organisers say over 150 companies will be present and that more than 300 vessels will be on display at the show.

Gennaro Amato, president of the Nautical Association of the Region of Campania (ANRC), comments: “We are looking at spectacular numbers right now, with over 30,000sq m of exhibitor space where over 150 companies will be present. These numbers confirm Naples as a premier international port on the global stage.”

A number of international brands have already confirmed its participation to the show, including Tornado, Apreamare and Azimut. The nautical associations of Sicily and Puglia along with many prominent marine groups and institutions will also attend the event.

Yacht design competition

Amato has also announced the launch of the Concept and Design competition.  Commenting on the initiative, Amato says: “An important part of our strategic focus has also included research and development in the marine sector. And thanks to the leadership and efforts of Vincenzo Nappo, a board member of UCINA, and his technical team at MV Marine, we are proud to announce the Concept and Design competition with a cash prize for two exceptional students.”

The jury will be made up of experts from the sector including university professors and award-winning journalists from the sector. “Our objective is to offer an incentive to young people to innovative and grow in the marine industry,” Amato explains.

The commission who will evaluate the projects will include: Donatella Chiodo, president of Mostra d’Oltremare, Gennaro Amato, president of the ANRC, Vincenzo Nappo, UCINA board member, Salvatore Miranda, professor at the department of industrial engineering from the University of Federico II in Naples, and Sergio Troise, journalist from Il Mattino newspaper.

The committee welcomes original concept designs for a sailing or motoryacht under 30m.  This competition is reserved exclusively for students with no paid professional experience in the industry. Participation is free and submissions can be made by an individual or team.

Deadline for submissions is February 13, 2017. For more information on how to participate please visit the ANRC website at www.anrc.it.