If you choose to visit only the best of boat shows around the world, then make sure these feature on your list as you globe trot in the coming months to experience boating in different parts of the world. Find a wide variety of boats and sea vessels on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts, at the biggest upcoming boat shows. Here are six shows to watch out for!
Sydney International Boat Show, August 1 – 5, 2013:
The largest recreational boat show in the southern hemisphere. Started in 1968 and still going strong. 2013 dates August 1 to 5, in Darling Harbour. The show includes six halls of undercover displays as well as a specially built marina in Cockle Bay that can accommodate up to 300 large vessels. Starting on a Thursday and going through to Monday, there will be a host of things to do and see including fishing clinics, fashion parades, classic and historic boats and much more.
Cannes International Boat & Yacht Show, September 10 – 15, 2013:
The Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, otherwise known as the Cannes Boat Show, offers boat-lovers the opportunity to preview some of the finest yachts afloat. Yacht owners and buyers from around the world gather in this magical location to admire new vessels in the Vieux Port and pre-owned models in Port Pierre Canto. An absolute must for all yacht lovers, the Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes will open the quays of its 36th show on 2013, September 10th to 15th. The Festival de la Plaisance de Cannes, yacht show held in the exceptional sites of the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto in Cannes on the French Riviera, with close to 54,000 visitors, 500 vessels displayed in water (including 150 new models and 170 boats over 20 metres), 400 exhibitors, and a total of more than 80,000 sqm of exhibition space, has become Europe’s leading in-water boat show and an absolute must in the International world of pleasure boating and luxury yachting.
Monaco Yacht Show, September 25-28, 2013:
The Monaco Yacht Show is held every year in Port Hercule, surrounded by the magical mediterranean hills of Monaco’s City. Hundreds of thousands flock to Monaco Yacht Show every year to see the Superyachts that are for sale and available for charter. If you are heading to Europe during September you should definately try and get to Monaco Yacht Show. The boats can range from 60 feet to yachts over 500 feet in length. Its Europes largest display of Superyachts, even bigger than Antibes Yacht Show. Following the success of last year’s event where an impressive fleet, with an average length of 46.7 meters were on display and approximately 40 new builds were unveiled to their world premiere, the 2013 MYS superyacht fleet is also set to attract billionaires from the far reaches of the world. Successfully launched in 2012, the 650-sqm Upper Deck Lounge will again host VIP clientele who can sit again in comfort to discuss business with the heads of the best companies that the superyacht arena has to offer. Here visitors will find the official restaurant, champagne bar and private areas for business meetings. The area will also host an exhibition of the finest of luxury watches by Ulysse Nardin who will be celebrating their fifth consecutive year as Official Sponsor to the show.
Genoa Boat Show, October 5-13, 2013:
The Genoa International Boat Show is fast becoming one of the leading shows worldwide in the field of pleasure boating thanks to the wide range of nautical products and extraordinary exhibiting area of 100,000 square meters of water basin surface and more than 200,000 square meters of pavilions and outdoor areas just next to the main entrance of Genoa’s harbor. This year the show has 2,000 boats listed for viewing, 450 of which are in-water displays. There are also 1,300 exhibitors and in addition to event scheduled within the show there are thousands of events outside as well.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 31 – November 4, 2013:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, lives up to its nickname as “Yachting Capital of the World”, hosting the 54th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31-November 4, 2013. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. Covering six locations and over 3 million square feet of space, the show’s transportation network of bus shuttles, water taxis, and riverboats ensures attendees can easily navigate the boat show and its expansive waterways system. Added attractions include The Blue Wild Dive Show, IGFA’s School of Sportfishing and Hook the Future’s Kids Fishing Clinics.
METS – Marine Equipment Trade Show, November 19 – 21, 2013:
The Marine Equipment Trade Show is one of the largest and most prestigious shows on the marine leisure industry where more than 1,250 exhibitors from all parts of the world gather with the intention to from new contacts and close business deals with preferred business partners. The show welcomes yacht dealers, naval architects, wholesalers and retailers of marine leisure equipments who attend the event to keep track of the latest technological advancements made in this field and also to purchase those products that have the potential to offer them customized solutions along with a guarantee of superior performance.During 3 days filled with inspiration and innovation, METS provides the perfect platform to network, exchange ideas and do business.
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