The 23rd Dubai International Boat Show has opened today to reveal more than 45 global and regional premiers taking place, offering boating enthusiasts a first look at some of the most technologically advanced and magnificent crafts on display.
Local manufacturer Gulf Craft announced the global premier of their latest superyacht, Majesty 122 – a luxury fly-bridge designed to suit the Mediterranean lifestyle with indoor and outdoor lounge areas, two decks and luxurious accommodation for 10 guests. A new collection of yachts – Nomad - has also been announced and is designed for passionate seafarers who enjoy long-range exploration with friends and family.
Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) member Oceanco used the Dubai International Boat Show as a platform to launch its 107m superyacht on a global stage. The six-deck, Ken Freivokh-designed STILETTO will feature a double storey saloon, glass elevator, and spiral staircase capped by a massive skylight, along with a gymnasium, spa and toys and tender garage.
Marking its first ever public appearance, the AS100, a modern megayacht from local manufacturer Al Shaali Marine estimated at USD 5.45 million has been unveiled to visitors. The AS100 is the largest yacht ever built by the company, which describes it as the first of its kind designed and manufactured in the Middle East, bringing together space, luxury, and comfort alongside performance and balance.
Iconic Australian yacht builder Riviera has announced a majestic new flagship for its fleet of premium recreational yachts – the new and deluxe 77 Enclosed Flybridge, touted as the largest, most luxurious and most technologically advanced Riviera ever. Brought to the show by Riviera’s exclusive dealer in the region, SF Yachts, the 77feet premium yacht offers 360-degree views from its luxurious saloon deck, as well as four staterooms.
Comar Shipyards from Italy, a first-time exhibitor at the show, has chosen this important showcase to present the world premiere of its line of power catamarans: Comet Power Cat 38, Comet 50 Power and Cat Power Cat 62. Ideal for experiencing the sea in great comfort and ease, CAT powerboats have elegant lines and spacious, customisable interiors.
Newly introduced to the region is the Revolver 44GT grand tourer, unveiled by first-time exhibitor Revolver Yachts. The high performance, Italian-designed vessel showcases a unique and revolutionary mix of power and cruise, under the banner of sophisticated design.
Also new to the Middle East are the Azimut 50 fly and 77s, brought to the region by Seas and Deserts Group. Azimut 50, a new 15m member of the flybridge collection boasts a 17.5 square metre flybridge, making it one of the largest in the category. Azimut 77s, possesses a pivoting stern platform for maximum flexibility, and has already seen four boats sold in pre-launch.
The 2015 Dubai International Boat Show, in its 23rd edition, is taking place at the Dubai International Marine Club - Mina Seyahi, from 3-7 March, and is open to trade visitors and the general public from 3pm - 9:30pm daily.