Although Croatia plays a very important role in nautical tourism at the Adriatic, Slovenia takes part in the business as well. The proof of this fact is the Internautica International Boat Show in Portorož which is going to be held this year for 19th time. The show takes place between May 7th and 11th with the Green Boating as the major headline. First of all, the organizers decided to reduce the prices for exhibitors by 50% in order to help them promote their products and services in the time of recession and financial crisis. Furthermore, early bird booking offer is prepared for visitors too so don’t hesitate to look for information and get your tickets on time. Novelties from the boating industry as well as the variety of interesting programs will be displayed at pleasant Marina Portorož. As the headline of this year’s edition of Internautica is the Green Boating, the forum on nature-, environment- and sea- friendly yachting will be organized within the show, promoting Slovenia as the Green heart of Europe. Additionally, Internautica will promote the official launch of a new nautical school called “Green Yachting Academy”. It is the educational and promotional program of sustainable development of boating tourism, responsible use of energy and materials in boat building; and finally, the behavior in line with the “green” concept. Contemporary concept of nature friendly boating will be presented as the “Green Mobility”. The showcase will include the presentations of highly energy efficient yacht designs, eco-friendly and sustainable boat building materials and efficient boat building processes, innovative propulsion systems, and hybrid systems reducing fuel consumption and emissions. After all, the visitors can experience the use of these novelties through the presentation of electric boats, vehicles and planes. The exhibitors will compete for the traditional Adriatic Boat of the Year Award, given by the jury comprising Croatian and Slovenian nautical experts. Special prize will be given to boats with an emphasized Adriatic note with features adapted to sailing on the Adriatic Sea. Social events and entertainment program includes the traditional Exhibitors Gala, sailing regatta, old-timer meeting and interesting showcases. The novelty of this year’s edition is the “Internautica Movie Night under the Stars”. There is plenty of interesting events organized in Portorož, just in time to get the latest news before the top nautical season at the Adriatic – see you in a few days in Portorož! I wish you a calm sea, a fine wind and a strong mast!
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