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Cannes Yacht Show 2012, Port Pierre Canto, Cannes, France.

Top 20 Biggest International Boat and Yacht Shows

Boat & Yacht Show News & Resources Top 20 Biggest International Boat & Yacht Shows

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.

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  • ABU DHABI international boat show - "The Show will provide a world-class platform for UAE and international companies from the leisure marine industry to display, discuss and demonstrate their products and services to a relevant and unique buying audience."
  • Antibes Yacht Show - Port Vauban, Antibes, France. The largest pleasure harbour in Europe. The show attracts all the biggest names in the industry as well as showcasing some of the worlds most luxurious yachts.
  • Barcelona International Boat Show - since 1963. For the first time ever in 2019, the Show will take up the five halls in the Gran Via Exhibition Centre and the On-water Show in Port Vell will exceed the 670 boats that were displayed in the previous show. A highlight of this year’s show will be the first BCN Dive, dedicated to the underwater world.
  • Cannes Yachting Festival - September 10-15, 2019. Since 1977. "The Ultimate Rendez-vous". With 638 boats on display in water and on land and 122 world premiere editions, the three exceptional French Riviera sites, the ‘Vieux Port’, ‘Port Pierre Canto’ and the 'Riviera', located at either end of the famous French Riviera in Cannes, are just right for hosting Europe’s leading in-water luxury boat show. The Yachting Festival will orchestrate this event by moving more than 100 sailing boats, monohulls and multihulls to Port Canto to host the largest in-water exhibition in the world of new sail boats.
  • CHINA (SHANGHAI) INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW | CIBS - since 2004. Regarded as the largest comprehensive boat show in Asia.
  • DUBAI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW | DIBS - since 1991. The most important and established event of its kind in the Middle East region and Indian subcontinent.
  • DÜsseldorf International Boat Show - since 2005. 1900 exhibitors from 68 countries.
  • FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW - since 1959. The "Yachting Capital of the World" will host the 60th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 30 - Nov 3, 2019.
  • GENOA INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW - since 1962. One of the world's premier boat shows. The exhibition area comprises both on land and in water shows, with 100,000 square meters of water basin surface and more than 200,000 square meters of pavilions and outdoor areas.
  • HAMBURG BOAT SHOW - since 1959. Has the motto "By boaters for boaters", and this is reflected in the exhibition halls.
  • London BOAT SHOW - since 1954. The show's cancellation from 2019 was announced in May 2018, with organisers citing the show as commercially unviable for the industry in its current format.
  • MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW - annual event in February since 2009. NEW LOCATION: Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin, Virginia Key.
  • MIAMI YACHT SHOW - since 1988. "The city’s premier luxury yacht show, takes place from February 14 -18, 2019 in its new location at One Herald Plaza between the Venetian and MacArthur causeways."
  • MONACO YACHT SHOW | MYS - since 1990. The most prestigious boat show in the world. Brings together professionals from the international luxury yachting sector; ship-builders and designers, equipment suppliers, brokers and service providers. The exhibition features 500 major companies and 125+ super and megayachts - the boats range from around 65 feet to over 250 feet in length. The MYS is held in Port Hercules, and is Europe's biggest in-water display of super and mega yachts.
  • MOSCOW BOAT SHOW - since 2007. "International exhibition of boats and yachts." Russia’s best known exhibition for the boat and yacht industry. Features a wide range of products from the smallest accessory to world-class super yachts.
  • SINGAPORE YACHT SHOW - since 2011. "Your opportunity to discover some of the world's finest superyacht and international yacht brands in an elite and highly social setting, giving you a chance to enjoy luxury yachting at its finest." Singapore Yacht Show has become the premier boat and yacht show in Asia.
  • SO Dalian - since 2009. East Port Marina, Dalian, China. "Yachting in China." The first international Yachting and Lifestyle Rendezvous in the North of China.
  • Southhampton Boat Show - since 1968. "Britain's biggest and best festival of boating showcases a plethora of beautifully designed boats and products from over 600 global marine brands."
  • TORONTO INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW - since 1959. Canada’s largest and most popular marine marketplace.
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