Dubai International Boat Show Rises Again

Dubai International Boat Show Rises Again

Gulf Craft took centre stage at this yr’s Dubai International Boat Show because the UAE builder staged the international debuts of the Majesty 111 and Nomad 101, together with a Nomad 70 SUV that includes a brand new exterior design.

The Majesty 111 and Nomad 101 had been amongst eight world premieres on the five-day present, which additionally featured 36 regional premieres amongst about 175-200 yachts, boats and watercraft, in response to organisers. Of over 1,000 firms and types from 54 nations, about 400 had been new to the present, which was held at Dubai Harbour for the second yr.

The Majesty 120, which had its world premiere ultimately yr’s Dubai present, was the most important of the builder’s 15 yachts, which included the Majesty 100, the builder’s hottest superyacht. Other Majesty fashions comprised the 48, 62 and the brand new 72, which had its world premiere on the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show final November.

Gulf Craft’s smaller boats included the Oryx 379, Silvercraft 47 and Silvercraft 32 WA, one other debutant on the final Abu Dhabi present, plus 4 SilverCat energy catamarans: 46 Lux, 40 Lux, 34 CC and 34 HT.

The 68m Soaring constructed by German shipyard Abeking & Rasmussen was the present’s largest yacht. Exhibited by Ocean Independence, the 223-footer berthed on the opposite aspect of the street from the present’s predominant L-shaped in-water show, the place the 2 lengthy pontoons had been linked by the Nikki Beach Lounge on the nook.

Superyachts in the primary space included the 47m Heesen Anita proven by Behnemar, which has its predominant places of work in Monaco and Dubai, the 37m Tecnomar Evo 120 Viktoriia displayed by Ocean Independence and The Italian Sea Group, and the 32m Baglietto Lady Maia exhibited by BlackOrange.

A Riva 100’ Corsaro was a late addition to a powerful Ferretti Group line-up, which included the Middle East premieres of the Riva 88’ Folgore, Ferretti Yachts 780 and Pershing 5X (54ft), together with a Pershing 8X (84ft) and Ferretti Yachts 670.

Azimut displayed its S10 (94ft), Grande 27M (88ft), Fly 68 and Fly 53, whereas Sanlorenzo confirmed its SX88 however had been unable to safe the SP110 that lately arrived in Dubai. Cranchi was amongst different Italian builders displaying boats.

Princess exhibited its flagship X95 in a six-yacht show together with the V60, F55, F50, F45 and V50. Fellow British builder Sunseeker displayed a 74 Sport Yacht XPS, with the British builder represented by Sunseeker Gulf led by John Bush and Brett Noble. 

Sunreef Yachts exhibited the primary Sunreef 80 Eco, Marie-Joseph, and a 60 Sunreef Power, whereas different fashions included a Riviera 72 Sports Motor Yacht, Lagoon Seventy 8 powercat, Beneteau Grand Trawler 62 and a Jeanneau Merry Fisher 895.

In-water exhibitors included Spanish builder De Antonio and Say Carbon Yachts from Germany, whereas the domestically constructed Emirates Boats 63 confirmed off six outboard engines.

Visitors had been welcomed by ticket cubicles and a VIP Registration Tent, then the Marine Leisure & Lifestyle (MLL) pavilion, which included a Silent-Yachts sales space, whereas fellow solar-electric cat builder Alva Yachts was represented by native seller MBC Yachts. The Equipment, Supplies and Services (ESS) pavilion included iAqua sea scooters and Lefeet underwater scooters.

The two giant, white pavilions had been adopted by the out of doors Water Sports Village, which included exhibitions by Williams Jet Tenders, TecnoRib, Belassi, Esurf, Jetsurf, Lampuga, Lift, Flite, SiFly, Manta Foils, Waydoo, Seabob and Sublue. Jet-ski and flyboard demos had been held within the water.

On the north aspect of the venue, superyacht exhibitors with cubicles included Lürssen, Amels/Damen Yachting, Oceanco, Benetti, Nobiskrug, Heesen and Feadship, and the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss). The north aspect additionally included a Marine Art Gallery, smaller boats, fishing gear, and a powerful show of 23 vehicles ranging in worth from US$400,000 to over US$5 million.

The twenty ninth Dubai International Boat Show was the 14th version to be held with Dive MENA Expo, organised by Emirates Diving Association (EDA). Associated conferences included the one-day Middle East Yachting Conference on the Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah, the place the theme was ‘Winds of Change: Exploration on the Frontiers of Luxury’, whereas the two-day Experiential Yachting Forum was held on the ESS Pavilion on the second and third days of the present.

This article first appeared on Yacht Style.

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