The UAE's most-renowned yachting event has kicked off in style – the 27th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show opened its doors yesterday to welcome over 800 industry-leading brands from 50 countries and over €300,000,000 worth of boats for sale.Photo: Tom van OossanenThose at the show this week, which runs until Saturday 2nd March, can enjoy thrilling live jet-ski, sailing and fishing competitions, diving displays and live music. 38 global and regional launches will take place at the show this week, including the unveiling of the new 105m Esquel concept by Oceanco - which took place yesterday - and the Nomad SUV superyacht range by UAE shipyard Gulf Craft.Photo: Tom van OossanenSuperYacht Times will be bringing you photos from the front line at the Dubai International Boat Show all week.Photo: Tom van Oossanen
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