International Boat Shows – A Must Visit, Here’s Why

Make sure you have a visit to an international boat show on your to-do list this year! One of the best and biggest boat shows are coming up in Europe and the West. Boat Shows gives one an opportunity to witness the entire spectrum of the culture and lifestyle of boating. Its a great way for one to experience, explore, enjoy and discover boating. Showcasing the finest collection of super yachts and leisure craft from across the globe, and attracting thousands of visitors, international boat shows offer a combined mix of family entertainment and live events – the complete visitor experience, with something for everyone! Whether you are an enthusiast or new to boating and sailing, an international boat Show will give you a vast range of craft to explore, from Kayak to Dinghy to Super yacht. There are old and new boats from small independent builders to multinational companies and their size varies from under 15 foot to over 50 foot.


There are usually a line of events planned on the days of the show hence you are able to get out on the water with numerous experiences and activities. Things happen at the show that don’t happen anywhere else – boating celebrities, money-can’t buy events and unique features to name a few. Also, you don’t get to walk onto a boat when you’re online! There’s nothing like the real thing. Check out products and craft you wouldn’t normally search for. Who knows where it will lead? Always visit with an open mindset regarding your purchase because a boat show visit is sure to change your mind! Stats show that a high percentage of visitors intending to buy a certain product pre-Show, changed their mind and chose another when they visited the Show. You also get to meet the exhibitors in person. You get to ask questions, seek advice and find out about what’s in the pipeline. The Show is a great place to meet like-minded people who share your passion! Your local supplier can’t provide everything. The Show is a massive showcase of the country’s latest and greatest products.

If you are not sure where to begin or what you would like to have a go at you can dip your toe into many opportunities to get on the water, FREE at the Show! Take advantage of FREE shore and water based workshops to hone your boat handling skills, taking home some new techniques. There are loads of opportunities to try out products, learn and get out on the water! Even if you are not looking at buying, visiting a boat show makes for a well spent day with family and friends.

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