BE A PART OF THE SuCCESS
ICONIC SAIL | Delfina Remi
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, Group CEO of ADNEC, said: “The inaugural edition of ADIBS has far exceeded our expectations, by attracting 21,123 visitors over four days. Several deals were also signed during the show, reflecting the high interest in the UAE’s leading marine industry. This first-of-its-kind event has taken its place as one of the leading platforms in the Middle East for the world’s prominent leisure marine companies and water sports enthusiasts to come together and witness the best that the UAE Capital has to offer.” He added: “The show highlights Abu Dhabi’s position as an ideal destination for such an industry event to take place.
ADNEC is pleased to have successfully hosted and organised such a major event, emphasizing its contribution in making Abu Dhabi the regional capital of business tourism and consolidates the global trust in our developed venues and facilities capable of hosting leading international events and reinforcing our support to the government’s development and diversification agenda. I would like to thank our partners, sponsors, supporting entities and the media who contributed to the success of ADIBS and the positive impact it has had on Abu Dhabi’s luxury yachts and leisure marine industry.”
There were no less than 270 exhibitors from 25 countries, as well as important local luxury yacht manufacturers, such as, Gulf Craft and others. Emirates Riviera Company presented the RCAT50 yacht in the “Fly Bridge” version, the Rcat38 Boat and Riviera enclosed Abra, in addition to unveiling a luxurious yacht, Integrity 55. Delma Marine launched the Boston Whaler 210 Montauk, the first boat of its kind in the Middle East. Two yachts were announced for the first time in the region: the luxury yacht Monte Carlo (MC6-2019) from “SF Yachts” and the UK-origin yacht “Princess 55” from Princess Yachts. The event also saw launches from Emirates Boats Company, the world’s first finest boats and powerboat range, which included a ‘carbon epoxy’ infused 48-feet fishing boat built in the UAE, a houseboat by Al Kous; the Sea Star Racing boat, Sea Star RS, Tullio Abbate Kid, and the Elite 27 manufactured by Sulaco Arabia, as well as the latest models of droneoperated hull cleaners by Keel Crab. But it wasn’t limited to business.
Exciting marine activities entertained visitors including boat and sailing trips, fishing competitions, as well as jet ski and flyboard shows, and motorized and non-motorized water sports. ADIBS exhibiting companies were extremely pleased to be part of the show’s inaugural edition, and also praised the show’s pivotal role as a leading platform to enhance communication and networking with their global counterparts and to explore the Abu Dhabi marine industry.
They also commended ADNEC’s organization of the show, and the unparalleled range of world-class facilities at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, making it the ideal destination to showcase the latest innovations in the luxury boat and yacht industry.