Qatar International Boat Show


The 2nd outing of the Qatar International Boat Show takes place from 11th until the 15th of November 2014.

This years show will be double the size of the first show. It offers an improved layout and a higher percentage of international exhibitors, many of them repating on last years attendance.

The new upgraded show will again take place in Lusail Marina, located just north of Doha’s downtown area. It comprises shows both on land and in the water with 25,000sq m of water basin surface and over 60 boats afloat. There will also be more than 10,000sq m of pavilions and outdoor areas.

Qatar which hopes to host the World Cup 2022 is gung ho about yachting, building new marinas and yacht clubs. The brand new Banana Island Resort, and the new commercial port along with marine facilities are being welcomed by

Qataris who make up a significant proportion of all Gulf state buyers of boats, yachts and yachting products.

Gulf Craft, one of the shipyards based nearby will showcase its largest-ever fleet of luxury yachts and boats including the largest superyacht at this year’s show.

On display at QIBS, will be a sample of the entire product range from the leading global yacht and boat builder, ranging from the Majesty 101 superyacht down to Gulf Craft ‘s entry-level boat, the Oryx 27.

“We are very pleased to see QIBS becoming a firm fixture on the regional boat and yacht show calendar and we expect the second edition to attract an even higher turnout than last year,” said Erwin Bamps, Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Craft.

Faysal Mikati, vice present of event organiser Snow Comms said, “Given that the State of Qatar is rich in natural oil and gas reserves, and that its capital, Doha, is one of the fastest growing cities in the world, so no one should be surprised that Qatar’s projected market outlook from now to 2020 is extremely strong. Especially in the marine sector.

He added, “A series of new projects will offer hundreds of new berths and respective industry-relevant supporting services to all boating enthusiasts are already under development and even more are confirmed and starting to being built.”