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Valencia Boat Show Is Growing

Fifty exhibitors confirmed for the Valencia Boat Show.

The main shipyards and marine engine brands will be present at the event in Valencia and the show has an ambitious and highly revamped project

With five months to go until doors open, the Valencia Boat Show already has over fifty confirmed exhibitors, including leading brands of boats and marine engines who have committed to another year at the trade fair from 30th October to 3rd November at La Marina de València. This represents 60% of the event’s highest number reached in 2017 when 80 companies exhibited at the show.

The 2019 edition of the Valencia Boat Show will strategically combine professional spaces and areas open to the public, with a wide offer of leisure activities and gastronomy, as well as areas dedicated to innovation, training, culture and nautical tourism.

Unprecedented growth
With 50 exhibiting nautical companies already confirmed more than five months before the event, this represents a record growth for the Valencia Boat Show, which foresees to greatly exceed the figures of the previous editions. The total renovation of the show in terms of organisation, strategy and marketing, together with signs of recovery for the boat sales sector are some of the reasons for this significant growth.

“We are pleasantly surprised with the response of exhibitors this year. We have a very ambitious project on our hands, to further define and revamp the show, with a professional management team dedicated entirely to the event’s organisation. All these factors together with the great potential of the Valencia Boat Show and the recovery of the sector translate into an excellent reception by the exhibitors”, explains Nacho Gómez-Zarzuela.

The leading brands repeat
This year the Valencia Boat Show will once again feature the main shipyards for motor and sailing yachts, who will showcase a wide fleet of new boats both on the stands and out on the water from brands such as Azimut, Bavaria, Bénéteau, Astondoa, Dufour, Hanse and Sasga Yachts amongst others. The engine section, which will be located in the privileged enclave of the Veles e Vents building, will feature the latest models from Volvo Penta, Pasch y Cía and Yanmar Marine, as well as a wide selection of accessories and marine electronics.

“The Valencia Boat Show has been growing year after year, and for us it is already the national reference for water sports trade fairs. Valencia has also become the boat show for people in Madrid and the results are being noticed each year in terms of sales and the influx of people. It has an excellent future”, explains Antonio Gadea, CEO of Sportnautic.

A show for deciding and for buying
Since the date of the show moved to the autumn back in 2016, the Valencia Boat Show has positioned itself as the last boat show in the Mediterranean that takes place in the autumn period, becoming a show where decisions are made, and boats are bought, with an average volume of 5 million euros in boat sales each year. Undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the event is the unique possibility in Spain to test the boats out on the water before buying them, which has become a powerful incentive for both the exhibiting companies and for visitors.

For 2019, a professional management team dedicated entirely to the event are working to revamp the show. Changes include a new innovative distribution of the space, which will extend to the Veles e Vents building and Alinghi base, headquarters of the 32nd America’s Cup defending team. A strong advertising campaign with an ambitious communications strategy aims to significantly increase the number of visitors, who can also enjoy nautical activities, innovation, leisure, culture, gastronomy and sustainability at the trade show.

10% discount on the full fee until 1st June
This year the Valencia Boat Show is offering a special 10% discount on the total exhibition fee plus 50% off the registration fee for registrations and payments completed before 1st June.

“The bigger the budget, the more advantageous the discount, so I think it is particularly attractive for the big brands, although early registration is beneficial for all, since it will allow a better organisation of the space and the advertising campaign”, adds Nacho Gomez-Zarzuela.