Dubai boat show opens Tuesday

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The Dubai International Boat Show's 21st edition kicks off Tuesday at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi.

The region's largest marine leisure exhibition will feature 430 boats on display, as well as 11 global launches and 19 regional launches.

More than 26,000 visitors are expected, organizers announced.

"The 21st Dubai International Boat Show is set to showcase the widest range of boats in the [Gulf Cooperation Council], latest innovations, world premieres and regional launches,” Trixie Loh, senior vice president of the Dubai World Trade Center, said in a statement. “Dubai is a vital link to the Middle East and Asia, and the Dubai International Boat Show has cemented its position as the region's largest and most preferred sales platform. We anticipate strong results and large order books for exhibiting companies at the show this year. Visitors can also look forward to live entertainment, prize giveaways, luxury car displays, demonstrations and much more."

Visitors this year will be able to engage with members of the “Superyacht Experience” from the Superyacht Builders Association and see more than 19 of the superyachts that are being showcased.

"The Dubai International Boat Show is the region's most lucrative platform for sales in the leisure marine community and it plays a vital role in continuing the growth of the industry,” senior show advisor Saeed Hareb said in a statement.

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