By Carlo Zazzera

At Mostra d'Oltremare, from 9 to 17 February, the largest indoor nautical fair in Italy. Growing numbers for the 46th edition of Nauticsud, the largest indoor Italian boat show, which is organized by the ANRC (Campania Regional Nautical Association) and the Mostra d'Oltremare.

Nauticsud in Naples

According to the first numbers recorded, the exhibitors grew by 10% compared to the previous edition and a double number of boats, around 800. The inauguration will be Saturday 9 February (the show will continue until Sunday 17) and will mainly show boats between 4 and 20 meters, a segment in which the Nauticsud aims to become the hub of the national market.

Yachts, goiters, ribs and engines will certainly be the reference point for fans who will find many innovations, from the innovative gas engine of the rib Coastal 10 Rada and the small Tohatsu 5cv, to the best world achievements of the most important production companies such as Mercury, Suzuki, Yamaha, Evinrude, Honda.

Among the ribs will be many new models on display, starting from the new Z-7 by Wave Boat made by the French shipyard Sealver.
As in the tradition of the company, the boat will have a stern housing for a watercraft that is used as a propeller of the hull but, for the first time, it will be possible to buy the model with a "core" aft and a classic outboard motor.

Italiamarine will present the Walk Around 31 in absolute preview, while the Salpa shipyard will show the new entry level of the range, the Soleil 20, which can be powered by Yamaha from 40 to 70 horsepower. Nautica Cesare, on the other hand, will exhibit the new Jolly Prince 25, which will offer the opportunity for a single 300hp or double engine with two 150hp that promise to exceed 54 knots.

Nauticsud in Naples

Lastly, among the engine manufacturers, great expectations for the entire range of Suzuki engines in the Nautica Mediterranea stand, but also for the new Mercury Marine presented by Hi-Performance Italia: in addition to the new Verado V6 and V8, in fact, there will be the absolute preview of the Mercury 270 new diesel.

During the presentation of the show, a meeting was scheduled for Thursday, February 7 with the mayor of Naples, Luigi de Magistris, during which we will discuss the hypothesis of organizing an exhibition on the seafront of via Caracciolo in Autumn.

Hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:30am/8:30pm - Monday to Thursday 12.30pm/7pm.