‘Superyacht Life’ in the spotlight at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show
The 23rd Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is taking place this week at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi. Running from on March 3 to 7, it will showcase 430 boats on land and water, as well as the latest innovations in marine equipment and accessories. According to Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), the organizer, the event will showcase yachts worth $272 million.
“This year’s Dubai International Boat Show will reaffirm Dubai’s status as a leisure marine hub. As the water-based lifestyle becomes increasingly popular in Dubai, we will see this sector continue to expand and grow in the future,” said vice chairman of the Dubai International Marine Club Board, Dr. Khalid Al Zahed.
Other show sectors include Heritage Village, a retail outlet showcasing the UAE’s maritime culture, and the Marina Talks, a seminar offering tips and tricks from naval experts.
A highpoint of this year’s show is a feature called ‘Superyacht Life’
This is a gathering of the world's elite Superyacht Builders in one dedicated platform.
With many orders placed during the show and direct access to more potential customers, this is expecting to be the ideal showcase for the leading Superyacht manufacturers. On site will be Lürssen, Blohm + Voss, Oceanco, Benetti, Amels and others.
The Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) unites and represents the world’s leading superyacht builders. At the Dubai International Boat Show 2015, we welcom many SYBAss members once again, and look forward to hearing them share their expertise with superyacht owners.
Gulf Craft will launch its latest $11m superyacht at the show. Sharjah-based Al Shaali Boats is also due to launch a 30-metre superyacht at the show.
Boat makers such as Dubai-based IMG Boats from the developers of the IMG theme park, Qatar’s Halul Boats, the super-craft makers HullSquared from Athens, and the luxury amphibious boat maker Iguana Yachts are also expected to launch new models.
This year’s DIBS is said to host over 800 companies and brands from 54 countries. It is expected to house tens of thousands of visitors from 120 countries.
Last year, the show welcomed 26,000 local and global visitors.
According to the 2015 Show Boats International Global Order Book, the UAE currently ranks ninth in the world for superyacht manufacturing.
It has 15 maritime projects currently under development, with new projects set to be announced.
Watch this video for a tast of Superyacht Life:
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