The Setúbal Nautical Fair, taking place until Sunday on the Setúbal riverfront, was highlighted by the mayor, André Martins, as an event of excellence for the promotion of tourism in the county.
Pier 3 of the city's port hosts the second edition of the event organized by the municipality with partnerships, which is constituted as a business space and offer of services, by local and national companies, in the areas of recreational boating, sport fishing, hunting diving, diving, outdoor sports and nautical and mountain tourism.
“Feira Náutica 2023 comes in the wake of a pandemic that distanced us from this type of initiative to promote Setúbal and enhance the natural conditions of excellence that the territory has for nautical”, said the mayor at the official opening of the event, held yesterday at late afternoon.
Inside the nave of Pier 3 of the Port of Setúbal, exhibitors show a set of equipment to be used in different nautical domains, from boats to maritime electronics technologies, as well as services of a tourist nature and sports projects of clubs in the city.
In the outdoor area, a highlight is the display of boats for recreational boating, especially larger ones, and vehicles converted into motorhomes, along with a food court with a sample of sea flavors in which it is possible to enjoy some of the best regional products.
“We have a fair worth visiting, with close to four dozen exhibitors, with cutting-edge technology, boats and services that, together, give an idea of the potential that Setúbal has in this nautical field”, praised President André Martins at the visit to the exhibition installed on the riverfront.
The second Nautical Fair of Setúbal, in addition to the exhibition space for offers and services, with free entry and open doors, today and tomorrow from 10:00 am to 21:00 pm and on Sunday from 10:00 am to 20:00 pm, includes nautical baptisms, workshops, recreational activities and nautical and mountain sports for schools.
This edition of Feira Náutica de Setúbal also has a restaurant area, open today and tomorrow between 12:00 and 23:00, with a sample of sea flavors, with a variety of seafood and cuttlefish snacks, limpets and bolo do caco stand out. and even ceviche proposals.
“It is an attractive initiative”, highlighted the mayor about the event held in partnership with the Administration of the Ports of Setúbal and Sesimbra and Caetano Drive, pointing out that the municipality continues “the path of promoting Setúbal, one of the most beautiful in the world, the river Sado and the Serra da Arrábida”.
The opening of the second edition of the Setúbal Nautical Fair also featured the participation of the councilor with the responsibility for Sports, Pedro Pina, the president of the Union of Parishes of Setúbal, Rui Canas, and the captain of the Port of Setúbal, Marco Serrano Augusto.
Highlight in the activities program of the Feira Náutica de Setúbal for the Passeio de Vento in Popa, aboard the Maravilha do Sado, held this morning, in which, at the invitation of the municipality, the routine was broken and the psychosocial well-being of users was promoted of the Álvaro Dias Center of the Portuguese Association.
The event also includes the V Regatta de Vela de Cruzeiro, this Saturday, at 11:30 am, from Praia da Saúde, and the tour open to kayaks, rowing boats and stand up paddle Alpertuche Nautic Tour, on Sunday , starting at 09:00 am in Parque Urbano de Albarquel.
AV Regata do Sado de Vela de Cruzeiro is a joint organization of the Setúbal City Council, Clube de Vela do Sado and Troia Marina, while the Alpertuche Nautic Tour is promoted with the support of Clube de Canoagem de Setúbal and Clube de Vela do Sado .