Dubai Boat Show 2012 CSS Group & Peters & May

The 20th annual edition of the Dubai International Boat Show took place at the prestigious Dubai International Marine Club from March 13-17th, 2012.  Home to more than 430 boats, the show featured 20 superyachts and an astounding 33 premiers, including 9 world launches and 24 regional launches, highlighting the event’s number one ranking in the Middle East as the leading destination for leisure marine trade and boating enthusiasts.

“The 20th anniversary of the Boat Show marked one of the region’s great milestones within the leisure maritime sector and we highlighted this achievement with our best show ever, from the record number of super yacht builders exhibiting, to amazing investment opportunities to secure optimum purchases on the full-range of boats and products on display, plus the spectacular entertainment and educational opportunities on offer. The boat show brings together the full range of marine offerings and is ‘the’ event on Dubai’s social calendar which is not to be missed,” said Trixee Loh, Senior Vice President, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of the event.

CSS Group and Peters & May exhibited its first class products and services in the Luxury Supplies and Services Area of the Dubai International Boat Show, at stand number LSS-D3.

“This year’s exhibition saw an increased number of traffic within the Luxury Supplies and Services Area. We welcomed quite a few visitors everyday and I was extremely impressed with the quality of leads and networking that took place at our booth,” said Edward Morgan, Manager-Yacht & Marine Logistics CSS Group/Peters & May.

“The Dubai International Boat Show has not only maintained its position as an essential event for the region’s leisure marine industry, over 20 years it has become a vital gateway to the global boating market,” he added.

Following last year’s success, 2012 witnessed the return of the hugely popular Supercar Promenade where visitors were able to get behind the wheel of some of the world’s fastest and most expensive cars – such as Bentley Continental Series 51, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, and Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupé – all of which could be purchased at the show and driven off the site.

The Dubai International Boat Show was open to trade visitors and the general public from 3pm to 9:30pm daily.