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In the news? Viareggio Super Yachts recently signed an environmental agreement with the Italian government. Also, if you're near Connecticut in September, swing by the Norwalk Boat Show.
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VSY and the Italian Ministry of the Environment Sign Agreement

VSY's Director, Cristina Longarini and Italian Envornmental Minister Corrado Clini - Photo Credit Vincent Cros

VSY's Director, Cristina Longarini and Italian Envornmental Minister Corrado Clini - Photo Credit Vincent Cros

This summer, Viareggio Super Yacht’s Director, Cristiana Longarini, and General Director for Sustainable Development, Climate and Energy of the Italian Ministry of the Environment, Corrado Clini, met onboard VSY’s new Stella Maris. During the meeting, Longarini and Clini signed an agreement promoting the reduction of shipbuilding’s impact on the environment. Under the terms of this arrangement, VSY will strive to utilize energy, materials and resources that do no harm to the planet’s fragile ecosystems. It will also support the initiatives and policies of the Kyoto Protocol and the EU “Climate-Energy Package.”

Norwalk Boat Show

The Progressive Insurance Norwalk Boat Show will welcome visitors and local residents to southwestern Connecticut with hundreds of boats, interactive features and family attractions Sept. 19-22 at Norwalk Cove Marina.


The annual show is a one-stop shopping destination where visitors can board and compare hundreds of new boats, ranging from 13-foot runabouts to yachts of more than 80 feet. There also will be sportfishing and performance powerboats and sailboats, and marine accessories.

Capt. Johnathan Hillstrand, from the Discovery Channel series “Deadliest Catch,” will be available to meet and greet fans. Visitors can also see the Miss Geico raceboat.

For people looking to get into boating, the National Marine Manufacturers Association will offer budget-crunching experts at its Welcome to the Water Center. Boaters of all experience levels can take advantage of on-the-water workshops at Discover Boating’s Hands-On-Skill Training series.

Attendees also can participate in daily on-land seminars, including do-it-yourself sessions at Fred’s Shed, and take free powerboat and sailboat rides on Long Island Sound.

For information, to order tickets online and for updated seminar and event schedules, visit or call (212) 984-7007.

Originally posted on Trade Only.