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From 100% solar-powered boats to zero-emission e-foils, DIBS 2022 will showcase a forward-thinking, environmentally-focused marine and leisure future



The 28th edition of the Nautical Showcase is the Mena yachting industry’s first international in-person event since the Covid-19 pandemic and will feature a diverse and top-tier collection of global marine attractions from over 800 brands. — Photo provided

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Published: Thu 3 March 2022, 2:20 PM

Last update: Fri, March 4, 2022, 11:06 AM

The Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is set to return next week, uniting the global marine and leisure industry and highlighting the importance of sustainability with a range of interactive features and 34 exciting launches throughout the five-day show .

Taking place from March 9-13 at its new home in the Port of Dubai, the 28th edition of the Nautical Showcase is the Mena yachting industry’s first in-person international event since the Covid-19 pandemic and will feature a collection diverse and high level of global marine information. attractions from over 800 brands.

The show will strengthen Dubai’s position as a global maritime hub with exhibitors from over 54 countries coming together to showcase the latest maritime milestones in a region that is home to 12.6% of the world’s superyachts, the second largest fleet at the billionaire in the world. report.

Visitors will be able to witness global product launches from brands such as Gulf Craft, Sunreef Yachts, Al Daen, Blue Gulf Boats and Al Fajer, as well as regional launches from Princess Yachts, Cranchi, Sanlorenzo and Azimut Yachts, among others.

“There is no better place in the Middle East to launch our Princess X95 and Cranchi 78 than at the Dubai International Boat Show,” said Salim Tayssoun, Managing Director of Princess Yachts Gulf.

“We bring with us our leading luxury brands: Seabob and William Tenders, in addition to hosting Al Dhaen pleasure boats in the United Arab Emirates, and we look forward to providing our audience in the Middle East with a exceptional luxury and strengthen our position as one of the leading luxury yacht dealers,” he said.

DIBS 2022 will set the industry on a path to a sustainable future through a focus on environmentally friendly product launches, as well as driving important discussions on how the industry can give back to the environment. The five-day mega-event aims to align with the UAE’s zero emissions goals by highlighting solutions that see eco-conscious trends as part of its makeup.

“Dubai has proven itself as a forward-looking incubator of innovation and the 28th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show, a firm favorite with exhibitors, will reinforce the emirate’s status as a driving force in the industry maritime and leisure, with many of our key exhibitors keen to improve sustainability in the maritime industry,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Executive Vice President, Events Management, Dubai World Trade Centre, event organizers .

“The Dubai International Boat Show will leverage its grassroots influence and continued collaboration with local and global industry players to develop the appeal of the boating lifestyle and boost maritime tourism in the United Arab Emirates. united and in the region,” she said.

DIBS 2022 brings together super yacht builders

The show’s Superyacht Avenue is expected to attract the most luxurious and technologically advanced ships in the world. Many superyacht builders are set to showcase their latest boats and products, including SuperYacht Builders Association members Lurssen and Oceanco, who lead a cast that also includes mainstream superyacht brands such as Azimut, Cranchi, Feretti , Gulf Craft and Princess Yachts.

A breathtaking lineup of over 50 floating mansions from some of the world’s biggest brands, such as Feadship, Majesty and Nomad, will also be on display.

Abeer AlShaali, Deputy Managing Director of Gulf Craft, said Gulf Craft has been present at every edition of the Dubai International Boat Show since its very first event in 1992.

“As a ‘home show’ we are always keen to support the event and this year is no different as we will be showcasing 14 boats and yachts from our brands Majesty, Nomad, Oryx and Silvercraft, as well as two world debuts exciting events and revealing the first design concepts for a very special new superyacht,” she said.

She said the show is an important event, not only for us as a brand, but also for the global yachting industry as a whole. It shines a light on the United Arab Emirates – showcasing not only what the country offers in terms of a seafaring lifestyle, but also the government’s efforts to position Dubai as a global destination for leisure tourism – something Gulf Craft worked closely with local authorities. “Cementing the value we see in the Dubai International Boat Show, we have chosen this year’s event as the platform to launch a year-long celebration to mark Gulf Craft’s 40th anniversary. The Dubai International Boat Show will be the first of many international events this year where we will proudly display our 40th anniversary celebration logo and mark this important occasion.

Middle East Yachting Conference

On March 8, leading up to DIBS 2022, the Middle East Yachting Conference will bring together over 100 maritime industry leaders who will dissect how the yachting industry is working together to make the region a yachting hub. The conference will address topics such as the empowerment of women in the yachting industry, the threat of cyberattacks on superyachts and the opportunities around cryptocurrency, and will hear from experts such as Chloe Zaied, CEO, Hynova and Saqr Ereiqat, co-founder, Crypto Oasis Sentio.

Charting a Sustainable Path

French start-up SeaBubbles will use DIBS 2022 to showcase its next-generation urban flying seaplane, the SeaBubble H2, the sustainable transport alternative in waterways, marine areas and protected areas.

Meanwhile, Sunreef Yachts, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of luxury sailing and power multihulls, introduces its Sunreef80 Eco, which combines electric propulsion, superyacht living spaces, reliable sailing performance and the latest technology. green industry to create a luxury but entirely ecological. -responsible craftsmanship.

“We continue to view the Dubai International Boat Show as a key date for our business and an opportunity to connect with regional and international visitors to strengthen our position in the region. We also see the show as a platform to learn about industry advancements, with this edition being a return to the norm and we expect some fantastic launches. As a global industry leader and operator of environmentally friendly vessels, we are delighted to announce that our Sunreef80 Eco will be on display at the event this month,” said Francis Lapp, Founder and CEO of Sunreef Yachts.

Coming from Italy, Faro Boats and Azimut Yachts will also present eco-responsible offers. The Faro 5 Solar Set is the first marine set in the world to integrate a 100% sustainable electric boat and a solar charging dock, while the Azimut 78 uses carbon fiber, which significantly reduces fuel consumption. Exhibited in the Superyacht Zone, she is the first in the Flybridge collection and benefits from Volvo Penta triple IPS propulsion.

SiFly, the innovative e-foil developer led by Alexander Bachev, a professional kitesurfing hydrofoil racer campaigning for inclusion in the 2024 Olympics, is also exhibiting at DIBS 2022. SiFly produced the e-foil on most user-friendly and emission-free in the world, allowing cyclists to travel over water without waves or wind. Runners can travel up to 45 km/h for up to 120 minutes and leave no wake.

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