The Dubai International Boat Show returns this month


The 28th edition of the Dubai International Boat Show is set to return this year and will be held from March 9 to 13 in a brand new location – the Port of Dubai.

The Port of Dubai is the largest marina in the MENA region, which will be needed as there are over 800 brands from 54 countries expected to showcase at the event.

The Middle East region is said to be home to 12.6% of the world’s superyachts, the second highest fleet-to-billionaire ratio in the world. Visitors to the boat show 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. .

The show’s Superyacht Avenue will feature world-class builders including Lurssen and Oceanco. Up to 50 yachts such as Feadship, Majesty, Nomad and San Lorenzo will be on display.

Watch out for the world premieres at the show, none are as expected as Sunreef Eco line 80 – a sustainable luxury eco-yacht. Another world first will be on display: Exco’s folding fins which use state-of-the-art technology to create what is believed to be among the most portable and lightweight diving fins in the world. Meanwhile, Triton Submersibles will also unveil the world’s first submersibles with a free-form acrylic pressure hull – seating between seven and nine 9 people.

With a strong focus on sustainability, the Faro 5 Solar Set is the world’s first marine set to incorporate a 100% sustainable electric boat and solar charging dock, while the Azimut 78 uses carbon fiber throughout. , thereby significantly reducing fuel consumption.

The French start-up SeaBubbles will take advantage of the event to present its new generation of urban hydrogen flying boat, the SeaBubble H2 flying boat which is designed as zero waves, zero noise and zero emissions.

Besides all the marine attention, the show also highlights supercars in the dedicated Supercar Promenade, in association with the private hypercar club Group 63. On display will be the Lamborghini Veneno – one of only three in the world – and the McLaren Elva too.

Meanwhile, the Dive MENA Expo, which runs alongside the boat show, is where attendees can immerse themselves in the industry and engage with high profile personalities including professional divers like Ahmed Gabr, Rickard Lundgren , David Diley.

Several VIP experiences have been specially organized for this show. These include watchmaking courses with Swiss watch giant Panerai, where watch enthusiasts can learn about the roots of the Florence-born brand. There are also VIP yacht tours which are pre-arranged and include dedicated VVIP tours of the global and regional yachts on display. While visiting the Supercar Promenade, another VIP experience is the cigar rolling workshops that will run alongside. Then there’s the Oyster & Bubbles party at Tanishq’s VIP Lounge as well as sunsets at the Nikki Beach pop-up which has also been set up at the Boat Show.

To book the VIP experience, contact the Dubai Boat Show team at [email protected]

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