For the last eight years the International Boat Show, has been an unmissable occasion. Also known as the Festival del Mare, it is distinguished from other similar shows by its attention to the spirit of initiative, placing the passion and respect for the sea in first place. The occasion offers a celebration of the maritime world, catering for both the general public and operators in the sector. The show has continually expanded, and again this year Expo Venice is organizing a unique event regarding quality and quantity.This years show sees an innovation in the disposition of the craft occupying three separate areas of the marina. Top Yachts hosts motorboats over 18m: dream boats, offering unlimited luxury and masterpieces of construction and design; Craft up to 18m in length are housed in the section Easy Boats, and Sailing Space is dedicated exclusively to, naturally enough, sail boats. With vessels on display of draughts more than 5m this years show focuses even greater attention on sailing craft. Visitors will also have the possibility to try out craft on the water, in the splendid lagoon of Venice, without compunction to buy.Easily reachable by land and sea, the historic centre of Marittima offers a marine basin of 120,000 m for anchoring, and a pavilion covering 16,000m, housing boats, motors, accessories and electronics. A new section is dedicated to interior furnishings on board.