“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
"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
“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
“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
"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
“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
"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."