Dubai show spearheaded by Superyacht Avenue
Dubai Harbour welcomed Azimut, Ferretti Group, Sanlorenzo, Princess and Gulf Craft models as it hosted the Dubai International Boat Show for the first time.
Azimut’s display included a Grande 32 Metri
The Dubai International Boat Show was held for the first time at Dubai Harbour, where the Superyacht Avenue played host to booths by megayacht builders such as Lurssen, Amels and Damen, Oceanco and Feadship.
Gulf Craft’s Majesty 120 (37m) was among the largest boats on display at Dubai Harbour, which has 700 berths and is the largest marina in the Middle East, able to accommodate megayachts up to 160m.
In Superyacht Avenue, Italy’s Ferretti Group staged the regional debut of the Custom Line Navetta 30 (28.4m) as well as a Riva 100’ Corsaro (30m) and the powerful Pershing 8X (25.5m) and 9X (28.1m) motor yachts.
Riva 100’ Corsaro and Custom Line Navetta 30
Alessandro Tirelli, Ferretti Group’s Sales & Marketing Director Serial Business, said: “It is so significant for Dubai International Boat Show to have a dedicated superyacht space and the facilities here are stunning. It is important not just for the exhibitors but also the public to have somewhere we can display our collection. In the future, we cannot wait to bring even bigger yachts.”
Sanlorenzo displayed the SX88 (26.7m), the pioneer of its crossover series that has since been joined by the SX76 and SX112.
“It’s good to be back and the new location at Dubai Harbour is beautiful,” said Luca Cristino, Sanlorenzo’s Vice President Sales & Marketing. “The Middle East market is growing massively, not only for local customers but for also for international buyers, and it also continues to draw a broader international audience.”
According to show organiser Dubai World Trade Centre, the MENA region boasts the world’s second-highest fleet-to-billionaire ratio, while Dubai’s maritime sector accounts for AED26.9 billion (US$7.3 billion) or about 7 per cent of its GDP.
The 2022 Dubai International Boat Show was the first edition since 2019 and was held from Wednesday-Sunday, March 9-13, overlapping with the final period of the Expo 2020 (October 1, 2021 – March 31, 2022).
In a press conference that also helped kicked off the Dubai International Boat Show, the UAE builder revealed its next Majesty superyacht.