The Genoa International Boat Show, or Salone Nautico, will be celebrating its 63rd anniversary for its run from September 21-26. The event is much older than either the Cannes Yachting Festival or Monaco Yacht Show, and at one point, was the premier event in Europe. It slowly ceded its show-king status to the other two venues, largely because they had more glamorous settings.

But Genoa, the seafaring city where Christopher Columbus was born, plans to reclaim its standing as a top-tier event. The location on the Genoa waterfront is ideal for a boat show, and this year, it will be showing off a new infrastructure that has been three years in the making.

The location has new canals around the Blue Pavilion, its showcase exhibition center, and the addition of more than 150 berths. The boat show will also have more than 1,000 boats on display, from 6.5-foot inflatables to 131-foot superyachts. Next year, the renovations will be complete, turning the once-dilapidated docklands into a beautiful luxury center, with high-end residences and a gorgeous waterfront.