About this event:
The Heartbeat of the Boating Industry - The Cape Town International Boat Show, the granddaddy of boat shows on the African continent, has been drawing thousands of local and international visitors for the past 13 years. The show has grown every year since its birth and 2013 is no exception. Carrying forward these years of experience has led to a five year partnership agreement with MIASA – the National Marine Industry Association, which will grow both the exhibitor and visitor base attracting record numbers.
What is the secret to the longevity and popularity of this show?
The Cape Town International Boat show combines innovative programs and the best boats on the market, paired with top technology. A major component of its success and longevity is the location in Cape Town, considered by many as the most beautiful city in the world. This creates a truly unparalleled experience for everyone, from avid to would-be boaters.
When show participants are not checking out the latest models and equipment, they can immerse themselves in the stunning City of Cape Town, seeped in history and breathtaking scenery.
Celebrated as a “Cape Town tradition”, this production also has the distinction of the largest on-the-water display of boats afloat in one venue in SA.
Not only a must-attend event for boating enthusiasts and the public, the industry’s top manufacturers wouldn’t dream of missing it. Many of them bring several of their lines and consider CTIBS ‘the show’ to premiere their newest models.
For the organizers, Impact Exhibitions, producing a boat show is an ever evolving process. They keep their eyes, ears and minds open to all new possibilities. While conventional wisdom might tell us “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it”, that axiom doesn’t apply to the Cape Town International Boat Show. Ever the innovators, the organizers remain dedicated to taking the tried and tested to new and exciting levels. It’s all about creating new experiences for participants, exhibitors and visitors alike.
Some of these experiences for 2013 include:
The seminar centre, run by MIASA and sponsored by SAMSA which proved so popular last year. Here attendees can gain impressive first hand accounts by insiders and experts on a selection of topics ranging from long-haul sailing, boat safety, surf launching, fishing techniques, women on water and yacht brokerage, to name a few.
There will also be talks on the up and coming Cape to Rio Yacht Race aimed at competitors as well as the general public.
The ‘Vacation Basin’, featuring more exotic destinations and luxury brands than ever before. Travel opportunities galore to suit all budgets. Plan your dream holiday or purchase your dream holiday home – you might strike it lucky and win one as a prize!
At the ’Fishing Village’ at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, anglers of all levels will gain advice on the aspects of angling and how to get involved. Learn about the thrill of deep sea fishing, bass angling, fly fishing and shore angling. Be introduced to the ins-and-outs of rods, reels, lines, knots, lures, hooks, bait rigging, casting and trolling.
Food a plenty and Nautical clamour will abound at the North Wharf hospitality refreshment centre – a bar with a view of the biggest boat display afloat in SA, greatly enhancing the area and the visitor experience.
Excellent array of the finest boat designs and everything else marine related.
The most important marketing platform of the year for the marine industry, launching several new models, novelties and trends, firsthand accounts by insiders and experts in the industry all waiting and willing to share their wide experience and knowledge with you.
The calibre and quality of exhibitors and visitors is exceptionally high, with a strong international contingent.
Spanning two major internationally renowned locations, the shows transportation network of water-taxi’s and bus shuttles ensures visitors can easily navigate between the exhibition hall at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and the on-the-water boat display and activities at the V&A Waterfront – inclusive in the show admission cost.
Cape Town International Convention Centre – shop for boats and every water activity including marine engines, electronic equipment, accessories, gadgets, gear, products and services, to suit your budget. Plan your holiday and enjoy listening to a series of interesting marine related topics.
V&A Waterfront – see and board the biggest on-the water display of luxurious vessels and enjoy family orientated activities, the hospitality area and superior shopping.
The SA Navy is an integral part of the city’s rich maritime history and naturally participates in the show offering visitors the opportunity of boarding defence vessels and experiencing the Navy dive tank.
There are so many more reasons why the Cape Town International Boat Show is the most anticipated event and highlight of the African Marine Calendar
Don’t just take our word for it and don’t Miss the Boat show! It just gets better and better!
Cape Town International Boat Show
A special place…
A special time for all…..
The Place to be seen!
Showtime dates: Friday 04 – Sunday 06 October
Show times: Friday 04 & Saturday 05 October 10h00 – 18h00
Sunday 06 October 10h00 – 17h00
Where: The Cape Town International Convention Centre and V&A Waterfront
Admission: Adults R80.00. Scholars R20.00
Yacht, Boat and Angling Club members R40.00 on presentation of valid
Exhibitor bookings: Dana Whiting &Johnny Malherbe – Impact Exhibitions Tel +27 (0)21 685 0845. email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org