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The China International Boat Show (CIBS) 2007


Shanghai Exhibition Centre, the biggest exhibition space in China, held its 12th boat show in 2007 during Easter Weekend from Thursday 5th of April to Sunday 8th of April 2007. Ralph Liang & Luc Chen went to Shanghai to explore the boat show for

The China International Boat Show, biggest boat show in Asia, is filling more than 23,000 sqm of exhibition space with powerboats, sailing yachts, marinas, related lifestyle goods and services as well as equipment and supplies. The exhibition space makes this boat show become one of the luxurious exhibition events in China.

Over 350 suppliers and shipyards from the matured yachting markets attended this event, such as Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand and etc. In one of the world's most promising markets, this year's show drew more than 21,000 highly qualified attendees according to the press center. Besides, as China’s largest annual boat event, the Show also attracted huge media attention.

German superyacht builder Lürssen showed several models of their latest yachts

The model of the 68m Lürssen Kismet

Model of Lürssen's 59.9m Oasis on display

Det Norske Veritas (DNV)

ZF Marine Propulsion Systems

Mastervolt, supplier of electrical power system solutions, at the China International Boat Show

MAN Diesel engines

Taiwanese yacht builder Horizon Yachts

IAG Yachts presented a new model

Gianetti Yachts had several models on display

The stand and crew of ShipConstructor

The impressive stand of the Ferretti Group

Superyacht broker Edmiston & Co in Shanghai

Azimut Yachts shared a stand with their Aisan dealer Simpson Marine

Sunseeker Yachts

Model of the 79m project of The Mega Yacht Group, for sale at $ 65,5 mil. through Cavendish White

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems, the parent company of Blohm & Voss and Nobiskrug

Benetti Yachts & Simpson Marine

Model of Benetti's Asian owned Ambrosia III

Fraser Yachts had a model of the 92m Tatoosh on display

MJP Waterjets

Vectek Marine

Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost (VPLP)

The Lago 92' Power Cat by VPLP

Warwick Yacht Design showed their new projects

If people living in Asia who are interested in the yachting industry missed this boat show, please prepare your luggage and bring your passion on yachts; join in the 13th The China International Boat Show in 2008!

Photos and words by Ralph Liang

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