22nd Dubai International Boat Show 2014 opens today
Region’s largest leisure marine exhibition hosts 430 boats worth AED 1.8 billion with 19 superyachts and 42 global and regional launches
The Dubai International Boat Show 2014 opened today (4 March 2014) at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi with the show’s organisers, Dubai World Trade Centre, expecting more than 26,000 visitors from 70 countries to see 430 boats worth AED 1.8 billion, including 19 superyachts at the stunning Marina Display Area.
Two of the largest superyachts – the 88.5 metre Nirvana and 88 metre Quattroelle - in the history of the Dubai International Boat Show will be showcased on outdoor Marina Display Area. The 88.5-metre-long superyacht Nirvana, built by Oceanco and exhibited by Edmiston, is one of the world’s top 50 longest superyachts and the exhibition’s largest-ever superyacht to date. Nirvana is crafted using the world’s most exquisite materials and features two helipads, six decks, a stage for live performances, a 3D cinema and more. It has a range of 6,800 nautical miles, a maximum speed of 19.5 knots and can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins with 27 onboard crew. The 88 metre Quattroelle superyacht, built by German shipyard Lürssen, will also be showcased this year. The luxury superyacht features elegant accommodation for up to 12 guests and provides plenty of exterior deck space for entertainment and relaxation.
Demonstrating the region’s growing maritime market, 750 exhibitors – with a 20% increase in new exhibitors compared to 2013 - from 50 countries around the world are looking to make a splash with a total of 42 launches including 11 global launches and 31 regional launches.
Visitors can enjoy the different sectors at the Dubai International Boat Show 2014 include The SYBAss Lounge, organised by the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss), Marina Display, Outdoor Display, Luxury Supplies and Services, Equipment Supplies and Services, Dive Middle East Exhibition, Supercar Promenade, and the Heritage Village sponsored by the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing. On 5 March, the Gulf Boating Conference will tackle the topic “Achieving Sustainable Growth in the GCC and Beyond”.
New this year are the On Water VIP Experience, a high-end on-board superyacht catering service for VIP guests, Dubai International Boat Show TV (DIBS TV), and exciting Visit-and-Win promotions, including tickets to the semi-finals and finals matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil.
About Dubai International Boat Show:
Dubai International Boat Show, the most trusted and established marine industry exhibition in the Middle East, is a showcase of yachts and boats from both local and international builders together with the latest innovations in marine equipment and accessories. The multi-award winning show showcases the latest leisure boats, equipment and associated services in the Middle East. Exhibitors include both local and international boat manufacturers as well as the latest innovations in marine equipment and supplies. More than 26,000 international and local visitors attend including key buyers from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia
About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)
As the organiser of GITEX Technology Week, Dubai World Trade Centre offers more than 32 years' experience of delivering world-class events in the Middle East, providing local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge.
Our team organises 18 of the largest and most successful international and regional shows in Middle East, providing an ideal platform for business development in the region. Our commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors.