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Dubai International Boat Show Embraces Sustainability And Innovation

Dubai International Boat Show Embraces Sustainability And Innovation

World Desk 28 Feb , 2024 03:44 PM GMT

  • Dubai International Boat Show focuses on sustainability and the Dubai Reef project.

  • Leisure Yachting Conference discusses sustainable tourism initiatives and green technology.

  • Event features 1,000 brands from 55 countries and 46 boat launches.

Dubai International Boat Show Embraces Sustainability And Innovation
People attend the Airbus display during the Dubai Air Show in Dubai
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The Dubai International Boat Show, held in the Dubai Marina district, is a prestigious event showcasing superyachts, hypercars, and the latest trends in the maritime industry. This year, the focus is on sustainability, with a special emphasis on projects like the Dubai Reef, the world's largest artificial reef.

The Leisure Yachting Conference, held in conjunction with the show, brings together over 100 global maritime industry leaders to discuss sustainable tourism initiatives. Key projects highlighted include the Ras Al Khaimah hospitality project, the Amaala Yacht Club under Saudi Vision 2030, and NEOM's upcoming Red Sea yachting hub, Sindalah Island.

The conference also delves into green technology developments in the yachting industry, catering to a new generation of environmentally conscious buyers. Topics such as CO2 emissions regulations, ecotourism destinations, and the future of the yachting sector are explored, along with a comparative exercise involving the yacht and automobile industries.

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The 2024 Dubai International Boat Show, organized by Dubai World Trade Center, features 1,000 brands from 55 countries and 46 boat launches. Notable exhibitors include Sunreef, showcasing innovative catamaran designs with integrated solar panels, and Feretti Group, presenting luxurious yachts like the Riva 82’ Diva flybridge.

Among the impressive lineup of yachts on display are Lürssen’s Flying Fox, Heesen’s Genesis, and Silver Yachts’ Smeralda, showcasing the epitome of luxury and craftsmanship. Unique vessels like a custom 50-meter wooden yacht crafted in the UAE add a touch of exclusivity to the show.

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In addition to yachts, the event features a display of rare hypercars along Hypercar Avenue, including models like the Bugatti Chiron and McLaren Speedtail. SEAmagine Hydrospace Corporation also presents its cutting-edge submarines, offering a unique perspective of the ocean depths.

The Middle East and North Africa region boasts the world's second-highest fleet-to-billionaire ratio, with a thriving luxury yacht market expected to reach $481.53 billion by 2028. Global projections indicate a doubling in the size of the luxury yacht market by 2030, with annual revenues estimated to reach $13.6 billion USD.

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