Quick Hits: February 17, 2021

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The Dubai International Boat Show has been postponed until 2022. The show had been scheduled for March 10-13. “The deferment is made in consideration of the evolving regulations and logistics on the movement of yachts internationally, and our continued commitment to provide the maximum diversity and choice of global brands to our regional customers,” organizers said in a statement. Next year’s show is slated for March 8-12.

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