All Aboard Yas Marina’s Annual Boat Festival Friday 20th – Saturday 21st October 2017

  • Abu Dhabi hot spot, Yas Marina, celebrates the return of the UAE’s ultimate boating event this October  

Yas Marina’s annual Boat Festival is back and bigger than ever this October, with an expanded concept celebrating the best of #LifeatSea. Taking place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October – the two-day nautical themed spectacular will shine a light on all things boating – from new and secondhand boats to watersports equipment. Having recently been awarded a Five Gold Anchor rating from the Global Marina Accreditation – guests and exhibitors can be assured of nothing but the best experience at Yas Marina.

Following the success of last year’s event, which welcomed over two thousand people, 56 exhibitors and 2 million impressions across social media platforms, this year visitors will get a unique opportunity to view a lineup of boats for sale ranging from three to 20 meters, as well as jet-skis, watersports equipment and boating products. Appealing to everyone from boating aficionados and newbies looking to purchase their first vessel, the festival will showcase a variety of new and pre-owned boats. Platinum sponsor, The Captain’s Club, will be on hand all weekend to offer top tips and stories on the joy of boat owning – plus share details of exclusive memberships.

Offering a variety of broker and industry packages exhibitors can select to showcase their boat or products in water, on trailer, or by booking an exhibition booth on land. All options include a listing in the show guide book and marketing tool kit to help get the best out of the event.

For the first time this year, private owners can exhibit their boat in the water totally free of charge.  Interest for the best berthing spots is growing already, so exhibitors should sign up quickly to ensure a prime location close to Yas Marina’s stunning promenade.

Those interested in sponsoring the Boat Festival can choose from silver or gold packages offering everything from prime onsite exhibition space to a strong presence on all Yas Marina marketing.

Registration for Yas Marina Boat Festival is now open. Those who are interesting in exhibiting and sponsoring can contact or visit for further details on the event, packages and info required to register.

The Yas Marina Boat Festival, at Yas Marina, is open to the public and access is free of charge. Doors open at 2pm until 9pm on both Friday and Saturday.  

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