The Biggest International Boat Shows (June-Dec 2011)

Boat shows, a public exhibition or trade fair of boat models is regarded as a social event. Most boat shows occur once a year, typically for the duration of a week with exhibitions on land or on water. They are a great way to explore the cultures of various countries, and, businessmen have an opportunity to carry out market penetration. Below are the biggest boat shows of the world taking place between June and December.

  1. 44th Sydney International Boat Show 2011
    Darling Harbor will be decked up with lights, people and activity when it organizes the 44th Sydney International Boat Show from 28th July 2011 to 1st August 2011. You will find all the halls packed with all types of boating accessories and boats. Seminars related to the boating industry will also be held and Cockle Bay will offer the best of the marine industry especially their marina. The Sydney International Boat Show is more than just a boat show. It is full of family entertainment and education with attractions surrounding it.
    Event Time: 10am – 8pm Halls, 10am – 6pm Marina
    Location: Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre & Cockle Bay Marina, Darling Harbor, Sydney, Australia.

    2. Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show 2011 

    The Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show is Europe’s biggest event which offers a unique opportunity to preview the jewels of the sea. The show is scheduled from 7th- 12th September, 2011 in Cannes. It will showcase products and services related to yachting and water sports and you can find a range of boats in the display ranging from smaller boats to luxury cruisers. Large numbers of visitors like manufacturer exporters, exhibitors, boat builders, importers of sailing are expected to attend the show.
    The major highlight of the show is the shipyard Monte Carlo Yachts that is going to launch its first yacht, MCY 76 at the Cannes International Boat Show on 7th September.
    Location: Port de Cannes, Cannes, France
    Event Time: Starts: Wednesday September 07, 2011 at 10:00AM CEST, Ends: Monday September 12, 2011 at 07:00PM CEST
  2. Auckland International Boat Show 2011
    The Auckland International Boat Show will be held in the heart of Auckland City in the extravagant Viaduct Harbor. It was developed as the base for the 2000 and 2003 America’s Cups, Auckland has now become the ideal venue for the boat show. The show is going to be held from 15 September 2011 to 18 September 2011. Hundreds of boats, latest marine engines, high class motor yachts, sailing yachts will be available for sale. Classic yachts are displayed on the specially constructed floating marina. Patrons will be entertained and informed and exhibitors will be provided with great business opportunities. The 2011 show will be a true showcase for New Zealand’s world-renowned marine industry. This boat show is truly a great day out for everyone and definitely not to be missed.
    Event Time: 10am-6pm
    Location: VIADUCT HARBOUR, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
  3. PSP Southampton Boat Show 2011
    The PSP Southampton Boat Show is the UK’s leading festival of boating. It provides great experience for the enthusiasts’ families and the trade. The 2011 PSP Southampton Boat Show will be held from 16th-25th September 2011. There are many things to see at this event. You will find many sail and power boats on the shows marina and new products launching in the show. Over 600 exhibitors are expected to come and 700 boats are on the display. It also provides the good platform for the exhibitors to show their goods and services. This show attracts each and every individual from UK and around the world. It is a family cum friends day-out.
    Event Time: Opening hours: 10.00am-7.00pm daily, Last day 10.00am-6.00pm
    Location: Mayflower Park, Western Esplanade, Southampton, UK.
  4. 51st Genoa International Boat Show 2011
    Genoa International Boat Show is one going to be held for the 51st time in Genoa, Italy from 1st October 2011 to 9th October 2011. The presence of 1,400 exhibitors makes the show grand, one of the biggest is the world. Products to be displayed at the event will include 2,300 crafts ranging from small boats to super yachts and canoeing, sailing and archery, caravans and camping equipment etc.
    It is considered as the perfect blend of business, innovation, sea culture, water sports and entertainment.
    Event Time:10.00am-6.30pm daily
    Location: Fiera di Genova, Piazzale J.F. Kennedy 1, Genova, 16129 Italy
  5. 52nd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
    The prestigious 52nd Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show will be hosted by none other than “the Yachting Capital of the World” Fort Lauderdale, Florida from 27th October to 31st October 2011. It is one of the biggest trade events for the boat industry in USA. This show provides a great platform for the exhibitors to display their products and services to the target audience.
    950 exhibitors, 117,500 visitors are expected to come. The show will showcase wide variety of boats, catamarans, sailing yachts, sport fishers, express cruisers, motor yachts, ski boats,jet skis,  canoes, bow riders and extra ordinary super yachts etc. The show also provides exceptional marketing opportunity for the boat owners and the buyers. It will gather dealers suppliers manufactures across the country. This show is the best place to launch new product and services.
    The best attractions of the show is The Blue Wild Dive Show, IGFA’s School of Sport fishing and Hook the Future’s Kids Fishing Clinics.
    The tickets for the show are not yet available.
    Event Time: Thu-Sun: 10.00am-7.00pm, Mon: 10.00am-5.00pm
    Location: Las Ollas Marina, Fort Lauderdale, USA

Article compiled by Vishwaja Salian.

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