Press Release 2023


The 20th edition of Seatec and the 14th of Compotec Marine ended with a general appreciation from exhibitors and visitors.

The two events were organized this year as part of the first edition of Tuscany Yachting Week, an event that combines the two Carrarafiere exhibitions with Yare, (Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience), the international yachting event dedicated to refit and aftersales of the superyacht sector, organized by Navigo, the Viareggio service center for the innovation and development of the nautical sector.

The agreement between the two events maintains the distinctive characteristics of the individual events, making the most of the Seatec-Compotec Marine identities as a B2B event with an exhibition format aimed at the nautical subcontracting chain, construction materials and related technologies, without forgetting the consolidated one -to-one between exhibitors and Italian shipyards and the delegation of international buyers sponsored by Ice Agenzia.

Which generated over 600 B2B meetings, with very satisfactory results both on the part of exhibitors and buyers.

More than 40 companies were able to take advantage of the opportunity provided by Seatec-Compotec Marine to enrich their presence at the Fair with structured meetings with international buyers from 14 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Egypt, Israel, Poland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tunisia, Turkey, UK, Hungary USA.

The meetings, held both face-to-face and online, highlighted excellent business prospects on both sides.

The joint collaboration has developed an event that has been able to best represent the pride of a production area at the top of the yacht production rankings in the world by creating the Tuscany Yachting Week, a pilot experiment of intersection between the two events capable of linking poles of Viareggio and Marina di Carrara, pillars of a district leadership of the highest international value in the panorama of luxury shipbuilding. The effort of the organizers has constituted a real consortium of the quality chain, not only representing the Versilia cluster, but the entire Italian nautical industry.

As part of the Tuscany Yachting Week, in close synergy between Seatec-Compotec Marine and Yare, a Gala Dinner was organized with 450 participants: Seatec-Compotec Marine exhibitors, Captains and Yare companies, the delegation of international buyers coordinated and promoted by Ice Agenzia. In the suggestive headquarters of the Marmicarrara company, with the collaboration of Franchi Umberto Marmi and Il Fiorino in Carrara Avenza and in the presence of the president of the Tuscany Region Eugenio Giani, the evening – in addition to contributing to the networking between the participants of the two events of the Tuscany Yachting Week – it was an opportunity for extra-sector promotion thanks to the collaboration of Toscana Promozione Turistica and the support of the Chamber of Commerce of North-West Tuscany.

The many visitors to Seatec-Compotec Marine included architects, designers, technicians, brokers, surveyors, dealers, students and professors from Universities in the sector, as well as representatives of the following shipyards: Amico &Co, Azimut, Baglietto, Benetti, Bluegame, Cantiere delle Marche, Cantieri di Pisa, Centounonavi, Effebi, Fabiani Yacht, Ferretti Yachts, Fincantieri, Floating Life International, Heesen Yachts, Intermarine, Next Yacht Group, Overmarine, Sanlorenzo, Seven Stars Shipyard, The Italian Sea Group, Valdettaro Shipyard, Vismara Marine

“In these last two editions, the integration and synergy with Seatec, organized by Carrarafiere – declared Pietro Angelini director of Navigo, organizer of Yare – allows us to think about a change of format increasingly oriented towards business meetings and internationalization with the vision of a Tuscany Yachting Week with increasingly important meetings between sellers and buyers, considering that this district is the most significant point of reference in this sector”.

“We thank all those whom we have had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know – said Mauro Gardois of Opacmare – and with whom we have had the pleasure of discussing. This year we competed for the Qualitec Design Awards, winning it with one of the spearheads of our production: the Evo Transformer. We are very proud of this result”.

“I want to thank all the Seatec Staff for the excellent organization and management of the event – said Paolo Nosenzo of Greensailor – even the B2B meetings were managed just as beautifully considering the thousand daily difficulties. Thanks also for the Qualitec Award, which comforts us on the future in the light of the huge investments made to date”.

In 2024 Tuscany Yachting Week will take place from March 13th to 15th, with Seatec and Compotec Marine concentrated on March 14th and 15th and Yare extended on the three days.