The 19th international boat show Internautica 2014 will be held between 7th and 11th of May in the well-known and pleasant Marina Portorož. The organizers announced a variety of exhibition programs and novelties from the boating industry.
This year's boat show will feature a Forum dedicated to »green« technologies and »green« - environment and sea - friendly yachting. This is a contemporary nautical culture, predominantly exercised worldwide during last couple of years. In fact, Slovenia is the green heart of Europe, not only with its forests and meadows, but also with its supreme, environment friendly technologies. Internautica represents an ideal moment and venue to promote a symbiosis of ecological sustainability and innovative technology and re-establish a proper relationship towards nature, and the sea. Furthermore, Internautica 2014 is offering a possibility for innovative, diverse and quality presentation of Adriatic tourist ports, marinas and the most popular boating tourism destinations.
Internautica will promote the official launch of a new nautical school called “Green Yachting Academy”, dedicated to encourage sustainable development of boating tourism, nautical education and positioning of a new, green nautical culture, known worldwide as “Green Yachting”. Diversity of programmes will include presentations of highly energy efficient yacht designs, eco-friendly and sustainable boat building materials and efficient boat building process, innovative propulsion systems, and hybrid systems reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Visitors will experience a showcase of the “Green Mobility” concept, with a display of electric boats, vehicles and planes.
In 2014, the boat show will once again award the Adriatic Boat of the Year, in cooperation with the magazines Navtika plus and MORE Magazin and the jury comprising Croatian and Slovenian nautical experts. They will nominate motor boats and sailing boats, as well as boats with an emphasised “Adriatic note” with features adapted to sailing on the Adriatic Sea.
Internautica 2014 will naturally provide for entertainment and social events. Alongside the traditional Exhibitors’ Gala, sailing regatta, Old-timer meeting and attractive showcases, the organizers have announced a rich social programme, including the new “Internautica Movie Night under the Stars”.
Due to the encouraging results of boating industry recovery in 2014, the organizers are expecting an increased number of exhibitors and visitors, and consequently increase in sales. Thus exhibitors are invited to register as early as possible, while visitors are invited to visit Internautica 2014 in the first days of spring and spend a wonderful nautical day on the Slovenian coast.