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Al Dhaen Group

“Even before the event began, we were totally confident that the Dubai International Boat Show was going to be a great success for us. To make this sale within an hour is fantastic, and shows that we have not just the highest quality boats, but that we are attracting the highest quality customers. The potential for sales at this event is greater than any other in the Middle East, and I have no doubts that over the course of the show that we will see the results of that. There are very serious buyers here and we provide them with exceptional service. We listen to our customers and we deliver.”
Abdulla Alfahal, Director

Al Shaali Marine

“We confirmed two boat sales within the first half hour of this year’s Dubai International Boat Show, following the launch of our 50 foot locally-made sports craft that can travel from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 45 minutes. The second day of the show marked a 10% increase in potential customers, and we are very pleased with the return on exhibiting this year.”

Sultan Al Shaali, CEO

Al Yousuf Motors

"The 2012 DIBS found to be one of the best editions ever, generally DIBS is our best platform to launch our new Yamaha products, and this year we had all the new sport boats, Wave Runners and FRP boats introduced for the first time in the region. It attracted thousands of marine enthusiasts from all over the Middle and Near East. Apart from the sales we closed, we had excellent leads to follow up with.

Excellent PR and media coverage helped us for the introduction of our products.

Thank you for your efforts and I look forward to participate for the 21st time in 2013."

Ammar Al Wafi, General Manager

Anexo Emirates

“Exhibiting at this year’s Boat Show has very successful.  We were looking for quality versus quantity, when it came to the Boat Show visitors. We have a very specialised product with a niche market and we have been more than satisfied with the numbers of visitors."

Aldo Garbagnati, CEO

Brabus Middle East

“The Dubai International Boat Show not only attracts our business target market but also showcases luxury at its best.  It is a beautifully laid out show with something for everyone to enjoy, be it cars, boats, water sport accessories or even great music.”

Talal Al Jarim,  Sales Manager

Burger Boat Company

"The Dubai International Boat Show brings Burger Boat Company's blend of rich heritage and the latest technologies to Middle East buyers. We have designed and built many yachts since our founding in 1863, and participating at Dubai International Boat Show gives us the platform to expand our reach into this key market."
Ron Cleveringa, Vice President Sales and Marketing

Emirates Boats

"We are very pleased with the outcome of our participation the Dubai International Boat Show. The Marine Show Display area provided the perfect backdrop to showcase our exclusive line-up of boats and services to our regional target market, and the deal we secured proves that Dubai International Boat Show continues to deliver excellent results year-on-year. This is definitely a must-attend event for the entire regional marine industry and we are already making plans for next year’s show."

Jamal Fahad Hazza, CEO

Gulf Craft

"The Dubai International Boat Show has cemented its position as a prominent show in the international boating calendar. Gulf Craft continues to consider the event as one of its most important marketing platforms of the year, launching four new designs to the world in 2011. It is the ideal opportunity for prospective owners to gain first-hand experience of the quality, craftsmanship, and value for money that have made Gulf Craft a major player in the international market for luxury yachts and leisure craft."
Mohammed Al Shaali, Chairman

L├╝rssen Yachts

"The Dubai International Boat Show is a vital platform for some of the most impressive and best known superyacht builders and a natural choice for the highest calibre companies. This event is by far the best in the Middle East to both illustrate and increase Lürssen's international success.”
Michael Breman, Sales Director


“The Dubai International Boat Show has outdone itself this year, and we’ve seen a 30% increase in visitors to our stand as a result. Dubai is filled with major buyers, and the Middle East is serious about the luxury marine industry and in terms of potential clients, this is among one of the best shows to exhibit at.”

Marcel Onkenhout, CEO


“This year’s show demonstrates that we are on the right track to put the recession behind us, as we have real buyers who what they want. We are already in negotiations for 10 boats worth AED 60 - 65 million with 60% potential going through the paper work now. We’ve seen a high number of international buyers locally, especially from Qatar, and many European expats from England, Seychelles, Scotland and Spain.”

Salim Tayssoun, CEO

Sunseeker Middle East

“The Dubai International Boat Show is without doubt the Middle East’s flagship show for the boating community, and for exhibitors there is no better business platform. The caliber and quality of the visitors to this event is consistently exceptionally high and the international contingent this year is more impressive than ever. Next year, for the 20th anniversary of the spring boat show, Sunseeker will have an extremely strong line-up of superyachts and we know that this is the event to present them to our target audience.”
Arif Oomer, Director

Van Dutch

"Though this is our debut appearance at the Dubai International Boat Show, we are confident that Van Dutch will be an established brand in this market following the show. We have had queries from the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and many European nationals throughout the show. One of our boats, the Van Dutch 55 which is on show is worth $1.6 million, and we have many leads and sea trials requested already. We are expecting to confirm a buyer soon. We chose the Dubai International Boat Show because Dubai is a burgeoning market for water sport craft and products. We are happy that we can show an exceptional ship that appeals to buyers in the region."

Henk R Erenstein, CEO

Westport Yachts

"Westport's participation reflects our long term view for continued growth in Dubai and the Middle East. The Dubai International Boat Show is an established event in the calendar, and provides us with the perfect platform to meet with current and potential customers. The Middle East is one of the most important regions in the world for the marine industry, and we chose the Dubai International Boat Show to bring the latest luxury yachts to our valued clients,"
Philip Purcell, Vice President
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