The 22nd China (Shanghai) International Boat Show 2017

In less than a week, the 22nd edition of the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show will take place and unite 40,000 visitors from over 50 countries from 26th to 29th April 2017.

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The China (Shanghai) International Boat Show will take place from 26th to 29th April 2017

China (Shanghai) International Boat Show

Hosted at a new location, the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, the show is the most comprehensive and longest established boat and yacht exhibition in China featuring nautical products, equipment, new and emerging technologies and services.

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China (Shanghai) International Boat Show is a leading platform for nautical products and equipment

It is the only show in China hosting overseas national pavilions initiated by their governmental organizations and associations.  Representatives attend from  Korea, Taiwan, Australia, Japan and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise who will bring 8  famous New Zealand companies onsite, including: Pacific Aerials, BEP, Hella Marine, Fusion Entertainment, Vetus-Maxwell, Naiad Design, Hamilton Jet and Navico.

China (Shanghai) International Boat Show is the most comprehensive yacht & boat exhibition in China


Well known yachting companies confirmed for attendance include Ferretti, Beneteau, Jeanneau, Omnia Marine and Far East Boats as well as supporting media partners China Boating and Yachting China.

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Jeanneau at China (Shanghai) Intl Boat Show

Yachting lifestyle in China

Provincial governments, property developers and boat builders are all investing heavily in yachting within China.  It is forecast that the overall market size may reach $10 billion over the next decade, which presents significant opportunities for boat builders, boat sellers, nautical accessories, marina planning, and construction materials.

Feedback from exhibitors and buyers is evident that the growing economy and increase in infrastructure / marinas has surged demand for private yachts – particularly small to mid-size yachts – and interest in water-based activities. 

The 2017 show will feature a Leisure Carnival complete with outdoor pool showcasing water sports such as canoeing, wakeboarding and paddle boarding. 

CIBS aims to popularize a maritime lifestyle and yachting culture amongst a rising upper and middle class in China.

China (Shanghai) International Boat Show in numbers

  • 55000SQM
  • 550 exhibitors
  • 550 boats
  • 40000 visitors
  • 7 national and regional pavilions
  • 30+ Product launches including Rodman Spain, Crownline from the United States and Drago from Greece
  • Numerous professional forums and business matchmaking meetings including 3 professional forums:  The China International Forum on Yacht Design and Construction Technology, the International Forum on Yacht and Waterfront Leisure Industry Development and a high level symposium calling on the government along with industry professionals to discuss the yacht and waterfront leisure industry development.

How to get to Shanghai New International Expo Centre

The China (Shanghai) International Boat Show is held at the new location of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, 2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai P.R.C

Metro lines 2 and 7 go to the venue; taxis operate 24 hours with variable rates dependent on the hour of service:

Daytime operation: 5am – 11pm Night operation: 11pm – 5am
Distance Start-up Cost From 3 – 10 km More Than 10 km
Cost (daytime / night) RMB 12 / RMB 16 per km RMB 2.4 / RMB 3.1 per km RMB 3.6 / RMB 4.7 per km

NOTE: There is also a Shanghai Hotline: +86 21 962288 – a bilingual hotline supplying support for almost every question.

Images:  CIBS



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