THE WAIT IS NEARLY OVER FOR THE INAUGURAL ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW 2018
The first Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) will take place Oct. 17-20 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. The inaugural show designed to be a ‘Uniquely Abu Dhabi’ experience, showcases the Emirate’s rich maritime legacy and state-of-the-art range of luxury yachts and boats and fishing products from the world’s leading companies.
During the event, Al Suwaidi Marine will be launching their new 29 ft boat, ASM 29. Delma Marine who will launch the latest model of Boston Whaler 210 Montauk and the new Mercury V8 300 engine. In addition, Riviera will be launching the Rcat50 in the Fly-bridge version, the Rcat38 and the Riviera Closed Abra, one of UAE’s most traditional modes of transport, alongside the Amphibious Boat and the new ASIS Amphibious Beach Lander Boat from ASIS Boats. Dubai-based Sulaco Arabia will use the ADIBS platform to conduct the Middle East launch of the sensational Tullio Abbate range, hand crafted in Lake Como, which will include the Elite 27R, the Sea Star RS, Sea Star Racing and the Tullio Abbate Kid.
Gulf Craft will be launching a new model from their leisure range while other major international players are also gearing up to conduct regional premiers of their products at the show. Along with launches from UK-origin Princess 55 from Princess Yachts and the MC6 – 2019 Model from SF Yachts, set to be displayed for the first time in the Middle East. Aside from craft boats and yachts, the show will also be a showcase for advances in vessel management, Italian manufacturer KEELCRAB will release the latest models of drone operated hull cleaners, to be its regional launch in the Middle East.
According to a Frost & Sullivan report, the global recreational boat market is expected to be worth USD 23 billion by the end of this year and is on track to reach USD 30 billion by 2022. The report further cited that the UAE recreational boat market is forecast to reach USD 1.5 billion in 2018; the UAE is an emerging market with high spending power and provides significant opportunities for investors. Abu Dhabi’s marine tourism market has been witnessing a steady demand for luxury yachts and boats in recent years, driven by a rise in marinas and waterfront developments.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center’s 31,000 sqm extensive, purpose-built marina will host this much-awaited event, which is expected to attract over 20,000 visitors and feature 75 boats berthed at the venue. ADIBS is supported by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism and Abu Dhabi Ports as Strategic Partner, is already making waves internationally with its growing number of international participants and has contributed to raising the Emirate’s reputation as a global leisure marine hub
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