80pc Abu Dhabi Yacht Show space sold out
Dubai, October 25, 2008
Informa Yacht Group (IYG) has announced that 80 per cent of Abu Dhabi Yacht Show’s (ADYS) 7,000 sq m of exhibition space has been sold out ahead of the event which is due to take place from March 12 to 14 next year.
IYG is a leading global yachting events organiser whose current portfolio includes high-end events such as the Monaco Yacht Show, the Superyacht Cup Regattas, the Phuket International Marine Exhibition, and the World Yacht Racing Forum.
ADYS will be the regional’s first super and mega yachts show and will introduce a new leisure ‘Super’ yacht concept to the rapidly-developing luxury yacht market in the region, said a IYG official.
“The exhibitors at the ADYS will have access to an exclusive clientele — those with both the means to invest in their products and the desire to enjoy the Gulf’s modern marine culture,” said Franck Dailles, group director of ADYS.
The show will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), one of the world's most modern show venues, and its 2.4-kilometer marina.
The marina, with a 350-meter quay wall for stern mooring, capable of berthing at least 20 super yachts of 30 meters or more in length, is being constructed in a channel adjacent to Adnec.
The marina zone is part of the final phase of Adnec's $2.3 billion Capital Center business and residential micro-city development which will have restaurants, shops, entertainment facilities and low-rise, sea-view marina homes.
The ADYS is a unique yachting event serving to provide an excellent networking platform for top yachting professionals and high net worth individuals to do business in a convivial atmosphere, he said.
Over 70 exhibitors are currently signed, representing shipyards, naval architects, marina developers, yacht brokers, designers and yacht service companies from all over the world.
“Abu Dhabi is an historic and well-established city with a rich and diverse culture and its superb location on the Gulf is an ideal platform for promoting the exclusivity, style and luxuriousness of the yachting experience expected by visitors at the show,” Dailles added.
The highlight of the event will be some of the world’s most outstanding power super yachts.
The ADYS will also feature an in-water exhibition, as well as top-class restaurants and elegant lounge areas for business and relaxation. The headline sponsor for the event is the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority.-TradeArabia News Service