There are hundreds of boat shows around the world each year representing all type of vessels, accessories, equipment and all sort of services related to the yachting industry. But do we really need such a long list of yachting events? Well, we definitely do. It is a big world, five oceans, millions of people in the marine sector and a wide variety in the yachting industry itself. There are different types of boat shows. They might represent mainly new vessels, others only second hand, only charter yachts, professionals only or open to the general public, tender size boats or impressive superyachts, sailing or motor vessels, marine equipment, accessories and marine administrative issues events. The list can go on, but the idea is that there is a yachting event for everyone – from the crew and the owner of a 7m fishing boat to the luxury seekers owning we could say “small ships”.

But why visiting a boat show is beneficial for someone who is looking for a vessel or anything related to it. Simply said the boat show is the open market for these products. It is like going to the store where you can try and experience the product you are searching for. Boat shows make the product tangible and not just an online picture of it. You get a real feel of the vessel or you can simply touch the equipment you want to buy. How many times you have ordered something online and once received you have gotten disappointed by the way it looks in real life in comparison to what you have seen on the photo? This is why, it is great idea to visit yachting events, before you actually purchase your product – you can experience the volume of the vessel, the fabrics and materials being used for its construction and interiors.

The boat shows don’t offer only a display of the product. They also give very good event specials when money can be saved by simply purchasing during the boat show days. Attending a boat show as an exhibitor is not a cheap investment and the more is sold, the better – this is the time when you can get a decent discount. Also, consider the fact that if owners have their vessel attend the boat show, it means that they want her seen and sold!

Another awesome thing about yachting events are new launches of yachts and products. It is the best time to get on track with the new trends and keep your yachting knowledge for new products up to date! When we talk about superyacht toys or other accessories, there are limited editions available only during boat shows. Don’t miss the chance to have a uniquely designed toy!

Boat shows can be very beneficial if you want to learn more about new technologies in the marine industry, fishing, sailing and a variety of topics more, because seminars and workshops are organized very often during the event days.

And probably the most important reason to visit a boat show is create new contacts. No matter if you are a buyer or a yachting professional, those events broaden your horizons, you meet people from everywhere with interesting yachting backgrounds who can turn out to be great business or friend contact.

Boat shows are fun – after all it is a place where thousands of yachting aficionados get together to share their love to the industry! And a few small tips – the majority of the boat shows take place in hot locations – don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated, take a look at the map when you enter the boat show area, plan your visit to see the most of it!