Published: Wednesday, 23 October 2013
Ryan Swift

The Shenzen International Boat Show (SIBEX) starts tomorrow, with 122 yachts in display and over 216 brands exhibiting. The show is held at the Shenzhen Marina Club in Da Mei Sha, about 30 minutes out of Shenzhen City, which is rapidly emerging as a centre of yachting in China. According to organisers, the show is now 20 percent bigger than last year’s event in terms of exhibitors.

Among the exhibitors are frequent stalwarts such as Sunseeker, Simpson Marine and Speedo Marine. Simpson Marine and Speedo Marine are both exhibiting six yachts each. Sunreef Yachts will have one of their yachts on display – the largest catamaran in China.

Visitors from Hong Kong will have a chance to look at some of the new yachts coming from South China yards, with Dafeiyang of Zhongshan showcasing a new 50-foot yacht designed by world famous Bill Dixon of the UK. Yihong of Xiamen will be showcasing their new Aquitalia line, with other companies showcasing their products as well.