Published: Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) will kick off on October 17 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) with the participation of 270 exhibitors from 25 countries, along with local companies presenting luxury boats, water sports and fishing equipment.

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(Photo: ADNEC)

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO of ADNEC said: “The event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Nahyan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Sports Council, falls in line with ADNEC’s strategy aimed at emphasising Abu Dhabi's position as the region's capital for business tourism by organising new events and attracting key global exhibitions and conferences in the Emirate.

“We decided to organise the boat show after an extensive study of the local market, focusing on sectors identified in the Abu Dhabi Plan and Emirate’s Vision 2030, where leisure and tourism sectors are recognised as the main pillars of economic growth and diversification, along with other sectors.”

Saeed Al Mansoori, Director of IDEX, highlighted that 23 product launches will be conducted for an array of boats, water sports and fishing equipment and more. The show is expected to attract more than 20,000 visitors and more than 90 boats during the three days.

Among the strategic partners and sponsors of ADIBS are the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi Ports, Abu Dhabi Sailing Academy, Al Suwaidi Marine, Mercedes – Emirates Motor Company, Integro, The Captain’s Club, Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), Jalboot, Delma Marine, Marine Concept, Hydro Water Sports, Greenline Yacht Interiors and Emirates Palace Hotel, among other prominent entities.

Al Suwaidi Marine will unveil its 29ft ASM 29 boat, while Delma Marine Boats and Marine Engines will launch its new boat, the Boston Whaler Montauk 21, and the new Mercury V8 300. Riviera will launch Rcat50 Flybridge, Rcat38 boat and its enclosed ferry. ASIS Boats will unveil new amphibious boats and a Beach Lander series boat. Sulaco Arabia, a Dubai-based company, will launch the Tullio Abbate speed boats for the first time in the Middle East. These boats are built on Lake Como and feature Elite 27R, Sea Star RS, Sea Star Racing and Tullio Abbate Kid.