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The World’s Best Boat Shows – Including the 2016 Schedule

So you’re in the market for a superyacht? Well this article is a great resource for you because today we are going to take a look at the top ten boat shows in the world so you can find the right luxury motor yacht for your needs and purchase your new super yacht whilst avoiding the crowds… LOL

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World Boat Show Schedules for 2016

Boat Shows are generally held at the same time and place each year, but in case there are slight changes, or you haven’t the time to do your homework, here is a list of all boat shows planned for the next year… including the Miami Boat Show which is happening as we speak.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show FINISHED  Fort Lauderdale, FL  USA
Boot Dusseldorf 23-31, January, 2016  Dusseldorf  Germany
Miami International Boat Show 11-15, February, 2016  Miami, FL  USA
Belgian Boat Show 13-15 & 19-21, February, 2016 Gent Belgium
Stockholm International Boat Show 28 February – 8 March, 2016  Stockholm  Sweden
Dubai International Boat Show 1-5, March, 2016  Dubai  United Arab Emirates
Moscow Boat Show 8-13, March, 2016 Moscow Russia
Amsterdam Hiswa Boat Show 16-20, March, 2016  Amsterdam  The Netherlands
Singapore Yacht Show 7-10, April, 2016  Singapore  China
Shanghai International Boat Show 7-10, April, 2016  Shanghai  China
Croatia Boat Show April, 2016  Split  Croatia
Hong Kong Goldcoat Boat Show 29 April – 2 May, 2016  Hong Kong  China
Beirut Boat Show May, 2016 Beirut Libanon
Sydney International Boat Show 28 July – 1 August, 2016  Sydney  Australia
Amsterdam Hiswa Boat Show (in-water) 1-6, September, 2016 Amsterdam The Netherlands
Cannes Yachting Festival 6-11, September, 2016  Cannes  France
Barcelona Boat Show 14-18, October, 2015  Barcelona  Spain
Genoa International Boat Show 20-25, September, 2016  Genoa  Italy
Monaco Boat Show 28 September – 1 October, 2016  Monaco  Monaco
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show November, 2016  Fort Lauderdale, FL  USA

Get Down To Miami Today!

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NEW SHOW SITE: The 2016 Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® is moving from the Miami Beach Convention Center to Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin…where you will be spoilt for choice with :

  • More than 1,200 boats on land and in the water with 400+ slips.
  • A deep water basin to accommodate large boats
  • Closed and open-air tented exhibit space for marine accessories, electronics, engines, nautical gifts and apparel and services.
  • Entertainment, fine dining and more!

The Miami Boat Show runs for three more days – until the 15th Feb, so if you are in the area make sure you dont miss it!

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Aerial view of the Cannes Boating Festival – it’s not all films you know

Our Favourites | The Best 3 Boat Shows …Ever!

With so many shows and so little time I felt it was best to summarise them into the three that you really don’t want to miss.

Dubai International Boat Show

Dubai International Boat Show

If you’re thinking Superyachts and the megarich then you simply cannot go past Dubai. Home to some of the wealthiest individuals in the world, the Dubai international Boat Show is the most trusted and established marine industry exhibition in the Middle East and is a showcase of yachts and boats from both local and international builders together with the latest innovations in marine equipment and accessories.

Showcasing more than 430 of the finest collection of super yachts and leisure craft from across the globe, and attracting more than 28,000 visitors in 2015, the combined mix of family entertainment and live events offers the complete visitor experience, with something for everyone.

Sydney International Boat Show

Sydney International Boat Shiw

It would be una-Strayan of me to list my favourite boat shows and not include my own. The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere.
It first ran in 1968 and since then has played host to over three million visitors who arrive to be entertained, educated, speak to the experts, and to be inspired by this wonderful pastime enjoyed by millions each year.

It’s starting in August so you have some time to make plans my friends. In the meantime check out the official Sydney International Boat Show website HERE

Monaco Yacht Show –  The Big One!

Monaco Boat Show

As the title suggests, you cannot have a list of the best boat shows in the world without the Monaco International Boat Show – aka the Monaco Yacht Show making the top of the list – quite simply because it is without doubt the biggest and best boat show on the boating and show calendar each and every year

Set in the iconic Port Hercules of the Principality of Monaco since 1991, the MYS is the only place to admire, visit and purchase around 120 extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s most respected shipyards.

40 new launches are unveiled in what is effectively a world premiere over the course of every Monaco Yacht Show – and 2016 will be no different.

In 2015, 582 exhibitors and partners, world leading luxury yachting companies, amongst which the trendiest superyacht builders, yacht designers, luxury manufacturers and the most important brokerage houses.


Check out the official Monaco Yacht Show website HERE


Huge shoutout and thanks to Lekker Boats for supplying us with the timetable and other relevant information relating to these boat shows.