The Dubai International Boat Show returns to the city of gold next week after a two-year hiatus as a result of the pandemic. Running from 9 – 13 March, the event’s 28th instalment is organised by the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and will be the first to take place in its new home of Dubai Harbour
This year's show will play host to a series of international debuts including Sunreef’s 80 Eco catamaran and the Princess Y85, plus a regional debut for Sanlorenzo’s SX88 crossover model. The 54 metre Alloy sailing yacht Tiara and Benetti’s 40 metre Free Day will be on display, while visitors will also have the chance to step on board Van der Valk’s new Alvali and Custom Line motor yacht Mrs. G.
UAE yard Gulf Craft is commemorating 40 years in the industry and will mark the occasion at the Dubai International Boat Show by unveiling two new models as well as the launch of the tri-deck Majesty 120.
The largest marine event in the Middle East and North Africa region will feature its own ‘Superyacht Avenue’, one of the show’s most popular sections. Major shipyards such as Amels, Feadship, Princess, Gulf Craft, Sanlorenzo and more are set to be opening up shop in Dubai Harbour.
Speaking about the event executive vice president of DWTC, Trixie LohMirmand said: “The challenges of the last two years have sparked a desire for more outdoor, spatial lifestyle. We look forward to enhancing Dubai’s status as an internationally renowned superyachting destination.”
With over 400 boats in total due to attend, the event is aimed at reuniting the region’s maritime community, according to the organisers. In the coming days, several yards and brokers are set to announce their lineup of yachts attending this year's show.