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.
Monaco Yacht Show
The Monaco Yacht Show was founded in 1991 and organised by the French entrepreneur Maurice Cohen. In 1994, the rights to the event were sold to IIR, a management company that also held the rights to the Superyacht de Nice event. After attendance issues, IIR decided to focus the Monaco Yacht Show on superyachts, featuring boats range that from approximately 20 m (66 ft) to 90 m (300 ft) in length, and repurposed its event in Nice as a trade show. The event grew to host 65 yachts in 2002 and attracted nearly 15,000 visitors. In 2005, IIR was acquired by the British event organizer Informa for $1.4 billion. By 2016, the event had more than doubled its 2002 attendance numbers and increased the number of yachts in Port Hercules to 125. That same year, the Monaco Yacht Show debuted an exhibition space for luxury automobiles called Car Deck. The Car Deck exhibition has included automobiles from Aston Martin, Bentley, Hemmels, Lamborghini, McLaren, and Mercedes-Benz. In 2017, there was an estimated €4.5 billion value in yachts in Monaco during the event.
The Palm Beach Superyacht Show
Hosted at Palm Beach’s iconic National History Landmark the Flagler Museum, Superyacht Show Palm Beach is an invitation-only remarkable luxury experience in an exclusive setting. Created by Informa Markets, this show offers a welcoming atmosphere for high-end clientele and charters to view an impressive collection of the world’s most luxurious superyachts, while offering a mix of entertainment, luxury lounge experiences, superyacht seminars and private evening events. The show is located just minutes from the Palm Beach International Boat Show and stands directly in the heart of Palm Beac
Miami Yacht Show
The Miami International Boat Show is an annual event in February, produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association in Miami, Florida, United States. It had previously been held in three separate venues; two in Downtown Miami, and the other in Miami Beach. In 2016 it was held at Miami Marine Stadium Park and Basin on Virginia Key, while Strictly Sail remained at Miamarina at Bayside Marketplace Marina. Over 1,700 companies that are NMMA members produce more than 80% of the marine products used by recreational boaters and anglers in the United States. The North American pleasure boat market represents fully half of the global demand for these products and services, roughly $39.5 billion annually in just the United States alone.
Dubai Boat Show
Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is the region’s premier sales platform for the world’s finest boat builders, super yachts, marine equipment suppliers and luxury lifestyle brands. From the glitzy and glamorous super yachts basking at the Marina to the smaller boats, submarines and jet skis displayed in and around the Outdoor Area, you are sure to find your perfect boa