6/7 The Southampton International Boat Show will be postponed until September 2021. The British Marine issued the following statement:
Following the Covid-19 guidelines regarding large-scale gatherings, British Marine will be postponing the 52nd edition of the Southampton International Boat Show until September 2021. (IBI news)
1/7 The Bater I Sjoen show due to take place from September 3-6 at Aker Brygge Marina near Oslo is still on course to proceed.
The organisers Norboat, whose winter indoor show in Oslo was cancelled, are intent on holding the second full-scale boat show in Europe since March following the Helsinki Floating Show in mid-August. (IBI News)
28/06 The 43rd edition of the Cannes Yachting Festival is confirmed and will be organised from 8-13 September 2020 in two venues: Vieux Port & Port Canto.
19/6 One of the oldest European indoor boat shows retires this year; the Amsterdam RAI stops the organisation of the HISWA. The HISWA was an institute within the leisure marine market and used to be the yearly start of the season. The organisation will release a press message soon.
19/6 From 2nd to 4th July, the Bali catamarans, a brand of the Catana Group, is organising a private show, the Rendez-Vous Bali, in Canet en Roussillon, the Group's headquarters and main construction site. (YachtinArt)
3/7 Shipyards and dealers offer virtual boat shows enabling the audience to get an impression of the models through walkthrough videos, 360-degree presentations and sometimes personal advice via video conferencing. Some dealers have chosen to organise online boat shows for a restricted period. Shipyards host ongoing virtual boat shows such as the Dufour Marina, Fountain Pajot’s virtual marina, and Sunreef Yachts. Since today, 19/6, Jeanneau has two boat shows online; one for the sailing yachts and one for the motorboats. Hanse Yachts from Germany has introduced their virtual boat show too.
14/5 Boating industry expects that the leisure marine business will restart second half of this summer and the organisers of the Cannes Yachting Festival have announced that the most important in-water boat show of Europe will go ahead as planned. “The aim is to open the Yachting Festival 2020 in such a way as to allow the event to be held in the best possible conditions and in full compliance with the protection of exhibitors and visitors,” Reed said in today’s statement. (IBI news)
Organisers have to cancel or postpone their boat shows and events according to the restrictions imposed by the Governments. We will keep you updated about boat shows; organised in real life or virtual.
All real live boat shows and events have been cancelled until the summer. Hopefully, the autumn events can be organised all be it with an adjusted concept like the Genoa boat show. The Genoa boat show will be postponed till 1-6 October and will have another set up with more space and entrance points for the visitors and compliant to the potential regulations.