Dubai International Boat Show
Attended by VIP guests, visitors and exhibitors, the 22nd Dubai International Boat Show took place from 4-8 March and is considered one of the region’s most anticipated maritime events.
Leading international, regional and local exhibitors worldwide were at hand to showcase the very best that they had to offer suited for the discerning Middle Eastern clientele and multicultural expats who make up the thriving city that is Dubai.
The Middle East has fast become one of the most significant markets in the world; drawing on sustained investment which has led to position Dubai as an internationally recognised trading hub and an ideal gateway between East and West. The yachting industry has with the years gradually but firmly established itself as a key channel for growth and expansion in Dubai.
An air of confidence was felt for the duration of the five days and with each year, phenomenal improvements have been both seen and felt. This year showed no exception with up to 19 super yachts gracing the stunning Marina Display Area to include two of the largest super yachts, 88.5m (290’4) Nirvana built by Oceanco and 88m (280’) Quatroelle by Lürssen. Also on show were 450 smaller boats along with various maritime services and products exhibited. The show demonstrated positive confidence with an encouraging regional attendance with whispers of deals here and there further offered assurance that the Middle Eastern market presents some substantial potential and not to be missed opportunities.
All in all Camper & Nicholsons International had a successful presence with CEO Michael Payne and select sales brokers with particular knowledge of the market partake in the show, there to further strengthen our networks.
For more information on the Dubai show or to speak with one of our expert brokers with particular knowledge of the Middle Eastern market, please contact Camper & Nicholsons International.