Showcasing more than450of the finest collection of super yachts and leisure craft from across the globe, and attracting more than29,000 visitorsin 2016, the combined mix of family entertainment and live events offers the complete visitor experience, with something for everyone.

Major waterfront projects in Dubai turning the UAE into the next global leisure marine destination can drive super yacht and boat sales in the Middle East, organisers of the region’s leading marine industry event have said.

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), organisers of the Dubai International Boat Show, are confident that the 25th edition of the event, from 28 February to 4 March, will help stimulate further growth within a thriving regional boating community.

SYBAss Annual Economic Report 2016 highlights importance of Middle East to superyacht world, underlines Dubai International Boat Show status as global industry showcase.Conclusions drawn from the latest statistics report by the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss), the Monegasque organisation representing superyacht builders around the world, have been shared publically for the first time today in conjunction with Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), organisers of the Dubai International Boat Show running from 28 February to 4 March.

Market leaders

According to the SYBAss Annual Economic Report 2016, the propensity of ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs) in the MENA region to buy superyachts built within the last 15 years is 20%.This is the second highest in the world after Eastern Europe (46%), with propensity to buy based on historic data of wealth increase versus superyacht ownership.

The 25th anniversary edition of the Dubai International Boat Show at Dubai International Marine Club is one of only three boat shows endorsed by SYBAss, the others being the Monaco Yacht Show in Europe and Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in North America.

The impressive line-up of superyacht manufacturers appearing at the event this year will include SYBAss members Amels, Baglietto, Benetti, CRN, Feadship, Fincantieri, Heesen, Lürssen, Mondomarine and Oceanco.

Cutting-edge water jet technologiesand submersibles

UAE hydroflight specialist rides wave of business onto international stage while Dutch engineering reveals pioneering means of underwater travel.New and innovative water jet technology as well as a pioneering means of underwater travel based on a World War II design from Britain’s Naval Service will be among the many marine industry advances to capture the imagination of visitors to next month’s Dubai International Boat Show.

The popularity of hydroflight sports is growing as fast as the water jet propulsion that powers the high-flying technology, and Dubai International Marine Club will become a showground for the latest developments in the field from 28 February to 4 March.

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