The event, to take place at the Portoroz marina between 9 and 14 May, will display some 150 boats and feature around 1,000 companies dealing with nautical equipment
This year's Internautica 2006 boat fair wants to attract visitors primarily by showcasing large boats, also known as super-yachts, the organisers said at a press conference in Portoroz on Thursday, 20 April.
The event, to take place at the Portoroz marina between 9 and 14 May, will display some 150 boats and feature around 1,000 companies dealing with nautical equipment.
According to Jurij Korenc of the Studio 37 firm that is organising the event, the fair has to stress its competitive advantages.
Besides being the last major fair before the launch of the season, and offering last-minute registration, the fair must become a unique event, so the number of moorings for 15-to-35 metre yachts will be substantially increased, Korenc said.
Marina Portoroz chairman Enes Loj meanwhile said that the marine will also increase the number of moorings for large yachts as part of its strategy.
This year's event, to open on Europe Day, will also host a meeting of old boats, Oldtimer 2006, while the Nokia Cup sailing regatta will take place on 12 and 13 May.
At the end of Internautica, the visitors and the jury will also select the "Best Boat of the Year" and the "Slovenian Boat of the Year".
Source: Slovene Press Agency STA