With just two weeks to go to the opening of the second YARE refit show in Viareggio from April 26-29, more than 120 exhibitors from eight European countries — including leading international refit suppliers and subcontractors — have confirmed that they will be attending.

Delegates will be welcomed to the event on the evening of Thursday, April 26th with a party in the foyer of the Pucciniano Theatre in Torre del Lago — the spiritual home of opera maestro Giacomo Puccini.

A full agenda of side events will also take place at the Sala Udina in via Pescatori and at the Meeting Room of Club Nautico Versilia.

Organised events will include seminars on the state of the Italian yachting industry and charter potential in the light of recent legal measure (on Thursday 26th) and 'Quality painting in refitting' and 'boat industry management and nautical design' (on Friday 27th).

For more information go to www.yarexhibition.com