METSTRADE 2023 launches new Foiling Technology Pavilion

Thursday, 30 March 2023

Amsterdam, 30 March 2023 – METSTRADE, the world’s renowned platform where the leisure marine industry comes together, and The Foiling Organization, the international association for the foiling industry and its professionals, announced a new partnership during the Foiling Awards prizegiving ceremony held yesterday in Milan.
The partnership will lead to the first ever Foiling Technology Pavilion, to be featured during METSTRADE 2023 (15-17 November) in hall 7, to showcase manufacturers of foiling hardware and technology and to educate trade visitors.

With confirmed exhibitors such as Caponnetto Hueber, Foil Chemy and Vakaros, the FTP will showcase the impressive progress made with high-end racing technology towards adoption on mainstream series-produced yachts and boats. The pavilion will  serve as a one stop shop for boat builders and designers who want to know more about what is involved in employing foiling within sail and power yachts of the immediate future. Sampling the state-of-the-art of the foiling industry worldwide, it will also feature a knowledge stage for discussion on all the trending topics in the sector.

Luca Rizzotti, Founder of The Foiling Organization and Founder and President of We Are Foiling events ecosystem states: “Foiling is changing the water mobility system. The decarbonisation targets set by the EU, the UN and the IMO, make foiling an almost obligatory choice for new leisure and commercial applications. The astonishing number of projects for the transport of people, goods and containers is there to prove it.”

“I am confident that the Foiling Technology Pavilion will provide a major boost to accelerate innovation and economic growth in the foiling segment to the satisfaction of all of those who will have the opportunity to take part in this showcase.”

Niels Klarenbeek, METSTRADE Show Director, adds: “With the Foiling Technology Pavilion we cannot wait to unveil  the latest of our forward-thinking feature areas and we anticipate wide interest from visitors and exhibitors alike. METSTRADE has been at the forefront of providing a significant knowledge platform to highlight the developments that will move our industry’s essential decarbonisation efforts from ambition to reality. It is a logical progression for us to take a leading role in partnership with The Foiling Organization to encourage the mainstream adoption of a technology that has such great potential to reduce energy consumption while increasing the pleasure of those who go afloat.”


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About The Foiling Organization

The Foiling Organization is part of the We Are Foiling events ecosystem and has built a global reputation within professional water sports as the convener of the annual Foiling Week, the first and unique global event dedicated to the amazingly fast foiling boats, to their sailors, designers and manufacturers, that will reach its tenth this year in June on Lake Garda, and the Foiling Awards, given since 2016 to the best projects, athletes and events elected by the international foiling Community. The Foiling Organization is an accelerated networking path towards foiling development for builders, designers, universities, clubs, events, classes, teams and sailors.

The Organization’s main goals are:

  • to promote foiling for cruising, racing and commercial shipping;
  • to create a network approach for sharing ideas, skills and resources;
  • to grow the economic value of foiling by organizing events and initiatives;
  • to incubate and assist in securing funding streams;
  • to act as a central education hub for the foiling segment.


METSTRADE is the world’s largest trade exhibition for equipment, materials and systems for the global leisure marine industry. Organised by RAI Amsterdam in cooperation with ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations), METSTRADE’s target audience includes yacht builders, naval architects, refit yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, captains, marina owners and marine equipment manufacturers worldwide. METSTRADE 2023 will run from 15-17 November 2023 at the RAI Convention Centre in Amsterdam.

METSTRADE’s long-standing efforts to promote the importance of sustainable approaches in the industry include investment in forums, presentations and blogs by subject matter experts, the creation of innovation showcases within METSTRADE and a determination to keep the environment at the forefront of its frequently accessed communication channels.

The Foiling Technology Pavilion represents the latest development in METSTRADE’s promotion of initiatives that have the potential to make a substantive difference in the marine leisure industry’s drive towards fully sustainable activity.


In 2023, METSTRADE will be held from Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 November.
Since the existence of METSTRADE in 1988, the show has always been from Tuesday to Thursday. This one-time change in days is to ensure that there will be sufficient build-up time for all exhibitors, as the RAI halls have a very full calendar this autumn.

Contact info

For more information about METSTRADE, please contact Eva van de Pol, Brand Marketing Manager, +31 643427014,

Prospects and stakeholders: Luca Rizzotti - Founder - +39 377 321 4818 -
Press enquiries: Nicola Maggio - HOC - +39 335 533 5705 -