Dubai International Boat Show signs world leading yards

    
Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Dubai International Boat Show, the region’s largest and longest running boat show, will be hosting the biggest cluster of Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) members in the show’s history. Amels, Benetti, Burger Boat Company, B.V., Fincantieri, Heesen Yachts,Lürssen,Oceanco, Sanlorenzo and Trinity Yachts have all confirmed their participation at the upcoming 19th Dubai International Boat Showat the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi from 1 – 5 March 2011.

A super-yachting index, compiled by the Luxury Institute with yacht broker and charter company Camper & Nicholson's International, shows that around thirty per cent of the world’s superyachts are owned by Middle East residents. On average, the largest superyachts in the world have been delivered to the Middle East with an average length of 50 metres,making the Dubai International Boat Show the natural choice for SYBAss members.

Grant Burgham, Director, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of the event said: “This display of the world’s foremost superyacht shipyards is an indication of just how important the Dubai International Boat Show is on a global stage. The Middle East is home to some of the highest net worth individuals in the world, and the market is perfect for the high end marine leisure industry. The superyacht manufacturers attending this year’s show will be met with a highly receptive audience and it is an excellent opportunity for the superyacht buyers in this region to connect with the elite of the industry.”

With more than US$ 35 billion worth of waterfront projects in the pipeline across the Middle East, the event will draw more global interest than ever before from the industry’s leading luxury products and service providers.

The dedicated luxury Marine Display area will feature the industry’s most elite and illustrious brands from around the world, establishing the multi-award winning show as the Middle East’s premier leisure marine event. Visitors will be able to see magnificent yachts at the Enhanced Superyacht Boulevard exclusively reserved for the showcasing of superyachts of 25 meters and above.

Visitors, including regional and international buyers, royalty and VIP’s will be able to experience the unveiling of brand new boats and marine products at the show in a luxury environment. The show is expecting to maintain its record of global launches and regional premieres, with more than 20,000 buyers, trade professional and enthusiasts, and more than 700 industry leading exhibitors expected to record multi-million dollar onsite sales.

Dubai International Boat Show 2011 will include international exhibitors and brands such as Al Dhaen Craft, Al Hareb Marine, Al Masaood Marine, Al Shaali Marine, Al Yousef (Yamaha), AMIT, ART Marine, Australian International Marine Export Group, Azimut, BehneMar, Danish Yachts, Delma Marine, Ecoseas, Greenline Yacht Interiors, Garmin, Gulf Craft, Gulf Development Systems, ICE, IMG Boats, Luxury Sea Boats, Macky Marine, Majesty Yachts, Mourjan Marinas, Officine Panerai, Pino Meroni, Princess Yachts, Raymarine, Sessa Marine, Sunseeker, UBIFrance, Westport and many more.

Other dedicated areas include the Enhanced Superyacht Pavilion, and a Luxury Supplies and Services Area which features the finest luxury interior designers, services and products suppliers. Together with supporting partner Officine Panerai, manufacturers of world class timepieces, the event will accommodate the entire lifestyle and business cultures of yachting and watersports. The only dedicated diving exhibition in the region, Dive Middle East Exhibition, will bring together international manufacturers and local suppliers of sub-aqua diving equipment and services, with live demonstrations and daily ‘try-a-dive’ sessions.

The Dubai International Boat Show 2011, will be held at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi from 1 – 5 March 2011 and will open to trade visitors and the general public from 4:00pm – 9:30pm daily.

Dubai International Boat Show 2011
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