Since 1988 the Italian Marine Industry Association, holds the “Boating Pioneers” Award, which has reached its thirtieth edition. The award, boasting the patronage of the Minister for Economic Development, is an acknowledgement assigned every year to the commitment, dedication and abilities of men and women, whether they be entrepreneurs, managers, craftsmen, craftswomen or journalists, who operate in the world of boating with competence, professionalism and passion.

In 2019, at Abbazia La Cervara – Santa Margherita Ligure – the Jury, traditionally chaired by the Coast Guard Commander and by the President of Italian Marine Industry Association, has assigned the thirtieth Boating Pioneers Award to Giorgio Ettore Donà and Anna Ziliani Scarani for the manager category, to Achille Pennellatore for the craftsman category, to Torsten Moench for the journalist category, to Fulvio De Simoni for the planner and designer category and to Fabio Pozzo for the Italian journalist category.

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