World’s top superyacht brands launch new vessels at Dubai International Boat Show 2023

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By Aijaz Khokhar

DUBAI: The biggest edition of the Dubai International Boat Show 2023 is officially underway and some of the world’s leading superyacht brands have decked their latest and most luxurious vessels yet at Dubai Harbour for the five day event.
Superyachts are in high demand in the region, with exhibitors at the Dubai International Boat Show reporting that the five day event is attracting buyers from all around the world.
New launches and exciting concepts evidenced this growth period, as more than 44 global and regional launches are expected to take place throughout the week, while more than 1,000 of the biggest names and brands in the marine industry are showcasing their latest innovations.
Beneteau, BehneMar Yachting, De Antonio, Ferreti, Gulf Craft, Lagoon, Ocean Independence, Riva, Sanlorenzo, Silent Yachts, Sunreef and Sunseeker Gulf among many others are unveiling brand new and innovative vessels. Amongst the incredible line up, the largest in both length and price tag is the Ocean Independence’s 68m Soaring, valued at AED 350 million.
UAE yacht maker Gulf Craft officially unveiled its highly anticipated Majesty 111 and the surprise new addition, Nomad 101. Abeer Al Shaali, Deputy Managing Director at Gulf Craft, said DIBS 2023 has been “phenomenal” so far. “We’re seeing a huge influx of crowds, some of whom are visiting us for the first time, which is really exciting. The two yachts we brought to the show have already been sold, and we have many serious leads looking at making purchases. I don’t think we’ll leave here without selling at least three or four yachts,” Al Shaali added.
Silent Yachts, the world’s first ocean going production yachts powered by solar energy, is also reported an impressive event, says Ahmed Almousawi, General Manager, Silent Yachts. “Everyone is wild about our product because it’s the first electric yacht in the world,” he said. “Many people do not know that such a thing already exists, yet we have 16 of them in the water worldwide and 26 currently in build.
Italian yacht manufacturing company Azimut returned to Dubai International Boat Show this year, exhibiting the Gulf Premiere Fly 68, the Fly 53, and larger vessels the S10 and Grande 27M. “The Dubai International Boat Show is an appointment we can’t miss. We have created an extremely robust and widespread network of professional and exceptionally high level service points, ensuring we offer our yacht owners outstanding, dedicated service,” Enrico Chiaussa, Azimut Head of Sales for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa said.
Another debut at the five day event came via BehneMar Yachting, as the superyacht consultancy and official dealer for Cigarette boats in the Middle East introduced the region’s first Cigarette power performance boat, a move that Tim Trenker, Chief Executive Officer, BehneMar Yachting predicts will “rock the market in the weeks, months and years to come.” He said: “We are very pleased with Dubai International Boat Show.
The show’s new location was also welcomed by Bush & Noble, regional distributor for Sunseeker Gulf, which is exhibiting Sunseeker 74 and Sunseeker 65. Brett Noble, Co Founder of Sunseeker Gulf, said: “The event so far has been fantastic. As Bush & Noble, we’ve been attending the Dubai International Boat Show for 10 years and we’ve seen the evolution over that period. Dubai International Boat Show takes place 1 – 5 March at the Dubai Harbour.
Dubai International Boat Show, the most trusted and established marine industry exhibition in the Middle East, is a showcase of yachts and boats from both local and international builders, together with the latest innovations in marine equipment and accessories. The multi award winning show showcases the latest leisure boats, equipment, and associated services in the Middle East. Exhibitors include both local and international boat manufacturers.


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