The Shareholders’ Meeting of Genova for Yachting, the group that gathers 33 companies of the Genoese professional boating industry, has elected Giovanni Costaguta as its new president. The figures are growing, with significant increases in turnover and in the number of employees.
The Shareholders’ Meeting of Genoa for Yachting, held at the beginning of July, elected Giovanni Costaguta, Sales Director of Yachtline Arredomare 1618 Spa, as its new chairman.
Architect with 20 years of experience in the field of interior design for large yachts, Giovanni Costaguta, 40, worked first in Arredamenti Porto and from 2015 for Yachtline Arredomare 1618 Spa, a historic Italian company.
“I am honored to take the reins of this Association, founded just a few years ago but growing, confirming the strength and competitive capacity of the professional boating sector and the desire to play its role as a driving force behind the development of the city. Training young people and new and adequate infrastructures are our challenges for the future – declared Giovanni Costaguta, President of Genoa for Yachting – and on these issues I would like to start a close dialogue on behalf of the sector with the port and city institutions to seize the extraordinary opportunities of the moment”.
“As far as the areas are concerned – Costaguta continues – we ask to the Port System Authority, that we thank for having hosted us today, and to the Municipality a further programmatic and operative effort so that as soon as possible the infrastructures that from west to east are dedicated to the nautical activity are defined, adapted and improved. International competition leaves no room for uncertainty and the time factor is decisive. This is why Genoa for Yachting is immediately available for a constant and constructive comparison in the interests of the sector, the port, and the city”.
Costaguta concluded by underlining the importance of training young people for the overall success of Genoa as a reality in the professional boating sector. “We are beginning to dialogue with universities, technical and professional institutes in the area – said the new president of Genoa for Yachting – we want to offer young people the opportunity to deepen technical and management subjects in great demand in our sector, both through a contribution to the adaptation of educational plans, both by opening the doors of our companies, with internships and work experience.”
The Assembly also ratified the entry of two new members: Generalmarine, in the technology sector, and GM Odone Srl, in services.
2018 was a year of growth for the Genoese professional boating sector: 121 million euros in direct sales, 342 direct employees (up 12% on 2017, thanks to 40 new hires) and a surface area of about 500,000 m2 occupied in the port.