First Abu Dhabi boat show hailed a success

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Organizers of the first Abu Dhabi International Boat Show said it attracted 21,123 local, regional and international visitors. The United Arabs Emirate event, which ran Oct. 17-20, included 270 exhibitors from 25 countries, including local boatbuilders. It was organized by the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Co.

Emirates Riviera Co. launched its RCAT50, the RCAT38 and the Abra. Other builders introduced 25 new boats at the show.

Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, CEO of ADNEC, said the first edition of the show was a success. “Deals were signed during the show, reflecting the high interest in the UAE's leading marine industry,” Al Dhaheri said in a statement. “This first-of-its-kind event has taken its place as one of the leading platforms in the Middle East for the world’s prominent leisure marine companies and water sports enthusiasts to come together and witness the best that the UAE Capital has to offer.”