Dubai’s position as one of the world’s most dynamic and innovative leisure marine destinations is brought sharply into focus the Dubai International Boat Show, the region’s showcase for boat manufacturers, owners, and water sports enthusiasts, reaches a 25-year milestone.
Since its inception in 1992, Dubai International Boat Show has grown exponentially, expanding from a split venue in both the Dubai Creek and Dubai World Trade Centre to its current home at Dubai International Marine Club. Now one of the top events of its kind, the show has propelled the regional marine community into a new era of innovation and global recognition with the recently announced Dubai Harbour. This project brought 1400 new berths to Dubai and allowed superyacht owners to berth with ease in the region’s largest marina.
Dubai International Boat Show took place from February 28 to March 4 at Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi and featured 450 boats and watercrafts at an estimated AED 1.5 billion in value. The 25th edition of Dubai International Boat Show welcomed 87 new companies and brands including Fairline Yachts, 3M Marine, Seabob, Overblue Yachts, DEPA Yacht Interiors Ortega Submersibles and more. From around the world 60 countries exhibited at Dubai International Boat Show this year, with Morocco, Latvia, Belgium and Bulgaria bringing exhibitors to the show for the first time this year.
The 2017 edition of the Dubai International Boat Show saw an outstanding showing of 38 global and regional launches and featured 19 superyachts including the 77-metre Silverfast by Silver Yachts, the 70-metre Joy by Feadship and the 47 metre Majesty 155 by local manufacturer Gulf Craft.