If the MENA area is second in the world for fleet-millionaire ratio, and Dubai is one of the 10 worldwide nautical capitals with its supply of 15 marinas for a total of 3000 moorings, the new Dubai Harbour is the ideal luxury seaside infrastructure to host the Dubai International Boat Show, the most attended and consolidated event on life and sport on the sea in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council and in the Middle East. The 28th edition, organized by the Dubai World Trade Centre from 9 to 13 March, in coordination with Dive MENA Expo, is the first international event to invade the new marina, an attempt to bring together the entire community of the yachting industry, displaying a wide range of attractions, from yachts and superyachts to water toys, fishing boats to equipment of aquatic sports, technological and sustainable innovations for navigation.
Over 400 international brands of yachts and vessels, including Feadship, Majesty, Nomad, Lurssen, Oceanco, Azimut, Ferretti Group, Gulf Craft, Evo Yachts, Numarine, Van der Valk, will be on hand at Dubai Harbour, which also includes a Superyacht Avenue with a length of 160 meters, the focal point for yachtsmen in the Middle East, who represent 12.6% of the worldwide fleet of superyachts. There will also be some worldwide and regional debuts, like the Sunreef 80 Eco sailing catamaran, the Damen Yachting Seaxplorer 60, the Sanlorenzo SX88, the Cranchi 78 25-meter designed by Christian Grande, and the Princess Y85.
With the aim of representing a lifestyle that also implies a passion for the sea on an international level, the event offers a vast selection of water toys and gear for aquatic sports, as well as initiatives for diving enthusiasts and professionals. It also presents a growing range of marine technologies and innovative forms of mobility. For example, the Faro 5 Solar Set, the first totally autonomous and sustainable vessel equipped with a Solar Power Charging Dock, or the SeaBubble H2 concept, a system of mobility in the water with the motto “Zero wave, zero noise, zero emission.”
The offerings of the Dubai International Boat Show 2022 are completed by the ESS (Equipment Supplies & Services) area, bringing together exhibitors specialized in a vast array of products for the leisure marine industry, from satellite navigation systems to anchors, equipment and accessories.