Top superyacht firms for Dubai show
Dubai, December 12, 2011
A record number of the world’s leading Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) members will be part of the upcoming 20th anniversary of Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS), said the organisers of the leisure marine event.
Running from March 13 to 17 at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi, the event organiser, Dubai World Trade Centre, announced that an unprecedented 11 members have already booked their space, with even more expected in the coming months.
Abeking & Rasmussen, AMELS, Benetti, CRN, Feadship, Fincantieri, Heesen Yachts, Lurssen, Oceanco, Sanlorenzo and Trinity Yachts will all showcase their latest yacht models and designs.
The dedicated SYBAss Pavillions have been further enhanced for the 20th anniversary after the launch in 2011, set in the heart of the show within the Marina Display Area.
“It comes as no surprise to us that the 20th Dubai International Boat Show is attracting so many world class superyacht builders,” said Michael Breman, sales director, Lurssen Yachts.
“For Lurssen, the event has always been an excellent opportunity to showcase our most innovative and sophisticated yachts and introduce the brand to an equally sophisticated audience. This is not only the most important marine industry event in the Middle East, over 20 years it has become a must-attend event for global players,” he added.
Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Centre added: “The Dubai International Boat Show is known for the range and reach of its high calibre international exhibitors and the event has become the most accurate gauge and effective driver of the regional marine market. The show brings together buyers, builders and distributors from around the world and joins some of the highest net worth individuals with some of the most luxurious boats and yachts available.”
Alongside the SYBAss Pavillion collection Dubai International Boat Show will host more than 750 international and regional exhibiting companies and brands.
Exhibitors from more than 40 countries will be taking part including debut appearances from several new nations from as far afield as Madagascar and Tunisia.
“The exclusive location, select set-up and high profile visitors of the Dubai International Boat Show give us the perfect opportunity to promote our yachts and reach local and worldwide potential buyers,” said Marcel Onkenhout, CEO, Oceanco.
“Oceanco is pleased to support the event again and will be showcasing in preview some of our latest yacht scale model concepts at the 20th anniversary of the Dubai Show.”
Other key segments of the show and complimenting the SYBAss Pavillion is the Superyacht Boulevard, exclusively reserved for the showcasing of superyachts of 25 metres and above; the Marina Display Area, comprising of the largest on-water display in the Middle East; Luxury Supplies & Services housing the finest luxury fixtures and fittings from around the world; and Equipment Supplies & Services, an indoor area filled with exhibitors specialising in products essential to the supply and servicing of the leisure marine industry.
The popular Supercar Promenade returns to the show for its second year and brings with it a showcase of limited edition models and the finest examples of engineering prowess available on four wheels.
Officine Panerai will return for the third consecutive year as a supporting partner and also for the third year in a row, Mercedes-Benz is supporting the event as the official show car.
Leading private jet manufacturer, Bombardier joins the show as a major sponsor for the first time. – TradeArabia News Service