Ahead of the 2018 UAE Maritime Week, the organizers of the annual Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show have announced its ninth installment, taking place from Nov. 8-10 at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
The Middle East is a key marketplace for super yachts, with 205 high-end vessels over 40 meters in length reportedly registered in the region. The UAE is also a hub for maritime commerce, forecast by Oxford Business Group to be worth $66 billion by the end of 2018.
Abdulla Ali Al-Noon, club manager at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, said: “We are proud to present yet another Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show to GCC residents and visitors to the UAE. Globally, the yachting industry is expected to be valued at $74.2 billion by 2022, which shows a continuous upward trajectory of the industry, and thus a need for events of this nature.
Last year we welcomed a record number of visitors over the three-day event, and this year we aim to take the Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show to new heights — offering quality vessels at affordable prices, and an enjoyable weekend event for both prospective buyers and families.”
Wayne Munro, boat club manager of Xclusive Boat Club, said: “The pre-owned boat show is an important event for us because the majority of our clients are people who have either owned a boat or are looking to get into boating by purchasing a pre-owned boat.”