Boat show

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A boat show is a public exhibition or trade fair of current boat models, debuts, concept vessels, or out-of-production classics. Due to the nature of the industry building around yachting and nautical tourism, a boat show may be a social event. It is commonly attended by marine manufacturers, ship and boat builders as well as yachtsmen.

Most boat shows occur once a year, typically for the duration of a week. They may have exhibitions on land or on water. Boat shows are vital to marine manufacturers and local dealers as a public relations exercise, for advertising products, and for increasing publicity.

List of boat shows[edit]

The following boat shows are recognized by the International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO).

Location Show Exhibition Space[1] # Exhibitors[2] # Foreign exh.
thereof
# Visitors[3] data
as of
Athens, Greece Athens International Boat Show 50,000 m² 287 7 89,897 2009
Barcelona, Spain Barcelona International Boat Show 110,000 m² 387 64 17,907 2009
Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai International Boat Show 85,000 m² 702 247 23,000 2010
Düsseldorf, Messe, Germany boot Düsseldorf 220,000 m² 1,577 677 240,200 2010
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 278,700 m² 986 132 117,200 2008
Friedrichshafen, Germany Interboot - International Watersports Exhibition 67,000 m² 512 123 93,800 2009
Genoa, Italy Genoa International Boat Show 311,000 m² 1,450 560 280,500 2009
Gothenburg, Sweden Gothenburg Boat Show 32,950 m² 344 12 77,124 2010
Hamburg, Germany hanseboot - International Boat Show Hamburg 85,274 m² 765 124 96,059 2008
Helsinki, Finland Helsinki International Boat Show 44,000 m² 345 8 74,551 2010
Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon Boat Show 30,000 m² 340 54 79,664 2009
London, England, United Kingdom London Boat Show 52,000 m² 520 40 103,000 2010
Miami, Florida, United States Miami International Boat Show & Strictly Sail Miami 225,430 m² 2,000 41 91,415 2010
Portorož, Lucija, Slovenia Internautica, International Boat Show 37,400 m² 386 221 19,479 2010
Shanghai, PR China Shanghai International Boat Show 32,000 m² 400 98 15,287 2010
Southampton, England, United Kingdom Southampton Boat Show 154,000 m² 560 86 122,000 2009
Split, Croatia Croatia Boat Show 128,000 m² 382 117 37,400 2009
Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm International Boat Show 65,000 m² 472 31 104,657 2010
Sydney, Australia Sydney International Boat Show 25,000 m² 263 7 71,810 2009
Yokohama, Japan Japan International Boat Show (Japanese) 16,740 m² 170 8 42,000 2010

Non-recognized but large boat shows include:

Location Show Exhibition Space Exhibitors Dates website
Monaco Monaco Yacht Show 40,000 m² 300+ 19-22 Sept 2012 Monaco Yacht Show
Antibes, France Antibes Yacht Show 15,000 m² 200+ 12-15 April 2012 Antibes Yacht Show
Cannes, France Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes 80,000 m² 450+ 10-15 September 2013 Cannes Boat Show

References[edit]

  1. ^ Show size, International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO)
  2. ^ Exhibitor numbers, International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO)
  3. ^ Visitor numbers, International Federation of Boat Show Organisers (IFBSO)

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