Second edition of Qatar International Boat Show announced

The second Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) takes place in November, and the organisers have confirmed that many of the top names in the maritime industry will be present at the show.

Four shipyards will be exhibiting for the first time at QIBS 2014:

Palmer Johnson, Blohm and Voss, Esen Yacht and Grupo per Mare Amer Yachts, who will also be exhibiting one of the largest yachts in the show this year, at 92 ft in length.

The show will also welcome back many exhibitors who were present in the first edition of the show, including Benetti, Sunseeker, Azimut and Princess Yachts.

Nakilat Damen Shipyard, Qatar, too will have a presence. NDSQ is the only super yacht builder in Qatar – a joint venture of two blue chip companies: Nakilat and Damen.

Faysal Mikati, Vice President of the QIBS’ organisers, Snow Comms, says the line up of exhibitors is like a Who’s Who in the maritime industry. “Even now, we are still getting enquiries from other potential exhibitors for the show; and it seems news of the success of the first edition of QIBS last year has filtered through the international boating community and it’s as if the whole of the industry is now making a beeline for Qatar. We have very high expectations for this year’s edition of the show.”

Qatar International Boat Show 2014 will be open daily from 3.00pm to 9.30pm from 11-15 November at Mourjan Marinas – Lusail City, just to the north of Doha’s city centre.

By Maarten Janssen, photos by Merijn de Waard

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