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What to expect at the 2019 Dubai International Boat Show

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Written by
Laura Nicholls

This year's shows are in full swing, and next up is a superyacht gathering in Dubai for the 27th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show. The five-day event held between 26th February to 2nd March at the Dubai Canal promises to host 400 exhibitors and 800 brands and companies such as Amels, Feadship, Heesen, CRN, Benetti, Lürssen, Oceanco, Baglietto will be in attendance.

This year, DIBS is introducing the latest addition to the show - the Rad Zone - a hotspot for the latest innovations, technology and aquatic gizmos, including ENATA’s high performance kites, foils, boards and the Fifish underwater drone. Thrillseekers can also stop by the Waterbike Free Style Competition, Flyboard Championship and Dive Pool. For more relaxing settings, the show’s unique Nikki Beach Lounge and the Marine Art Gallery are included in the packed programme. 

From superyachts to fishing boats, amphibious vessels to catamarans, and even a flying yacht, 400 seacrafts are booked into the exciting show this year from some of the industry’s leaders including Azimut, Ferretti and Gulf Craft. Celebrating life and leisure at sea, SuperYacht Times will be joining the fun, and here are some incredible craft to keep an eye out for:    


Majesty 140 on sea trialsMajesty 140
Since being launched at last year’s show, the 43.4-metre superyacht remains a fine example of ingenuity shown by the luxury Middle Eastern yacht builder Gulf Craft. Able to accommodate up to 12 guests across five staterooms, this yacht will be showing off her exterior and interior designs by Gulf Craft.

Majesty 100 Svetlana runningPhoto: Gulf Cratf Inc.Majesty 100
With engineering to a world-class standard is another manifestation of Gulf Craft’s manufacturing capabilities. The 31.8-metre superyacht can carry up to 12 guests in six staterooms and reach a maximum speed of 23 knots thanks to twin CAT 1,900 hp engines.


Gulf Craft Nomad 95/02 yacht cruisingNomad 95
Gulf Craft has created a 30.55-metre long-distance superyacht from GRP to reach speeds of up to 27 knots. With accommodation for up to eight guests, the Gulf Craft design features a roomy layout thanks to its 7.4-metre beam.

Aquamarina in the Caribbean Photo: Benoit DonneAquamarina
Put on display by Burgess, the 47.5-metre Aquamarina was built by ISA Yachts and is up for sale. Her exterior design by Walter Franchini Architetto and interiors by Cristiano Gatto Design has pleased up to 12 guests at a time since her delivery in 2007.


Rocket profileRocket
The 49.8-metre Rocket presented by Heesen was one of the Dutch shipyard’s 2011 deliveries and will be at the show displaying her exterior design by Omega Architects and interior by Domus Nova and Omega Architects. Up to 12 guests can be accommodated for on this Heesen 5000 Semi-Displacement model, which also features naval architecture by Van Oossanen Naval Architects and Heesen.

Riva 110 Dolcevita anchoredPhoto: RivaRiva 110
Italian shipyard Riva has its 33.53-metre superyacht on display for guests to admire the sporty profile, which was debuted at Monaco Yacht Show last year. She was designed by Officina Italiana Design with Ferretti Engineering Department developing the naval architecture and can accommodate up to 10 guests.

Dominator Ilumen 28 Hanaa yacht in Dubai Photo: Dominator YachtsHanaa
27.71 metres of motor yacht from the Dominator shipyard is on display to show off her 27.5-knot capabilities and design work of Dominator Yachts and AM Yacht Design

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