Some 750 exhibitors from over 40 countries are expected to attend Dubai International Boat Show which this year celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
The show runs from March 13 to 17 at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi. It will be open to trade visitors and the general public from 3pm – 9:30pm daily.
With the number of HNWIs in the region continuously rising, organisers are predicting more than 25,000 visitors will attend the show.
Last year a 40-metre Sunseeker super yacht was reported sold during the show for AED 100 million. Additionally, exhibitors reported excellent sales with smaller boats, mid-range yachts and super yachts.
For the third year in a row Mercedes-Benz the car maker and Swiss watchmaker Officine Panerai have confirmed they will act as supporting sponsors of the show.
The Dubai International Boat Show brings to the Middle East many of the big yachting names from around the world. Among these, a record number of 11 Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) members, among them:
- Abeking & Rasmussen
- Heesen Yachts
- San Lorenzo
- Trinity Yachts
Marine equipment companies are also turning up in force, among them:
- Exalto Emirates
- Gulf Development Systems
- Japan Marine
Many will be showcased in specialist national pavilions hosted by Australia
- United Kingdom
- South Korea