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Al Suwaidi Marine Announces Support to Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2019

 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 21 May, 2019

Inaugural edition of ADIBS in 2018 attracted more than 21,000 visitors, 270 exhibitors from 25 countries

Following the success of the inaugural edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) in 2018, organisers Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC) today announced that UAE-based boat manufacturer Al Suwaidi Marine (ASM), will support the event’s upcoming October 2019 edition as returning Official Gold Sponsor.

At ADIBS 2018, which attracted more than 21,000 visitors from across the world, ASM launched the ASM 29 F boat. The company now plans to exhibit the ASM 29 F, ASM 34 F and ASM 37 C boats, as well as the Limo Sea 46 C and Limo Sea 46 O at the upcoming second edition of the luxury yacht and leisure marine industry event, which will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 16 to 19 October 2019.

ASM’s efforts to develop strong business relationships in the GCC region have resulted in them signing a dealership agreement with Yamaha Kuwait since the show, and as Official Gold Sponsor of ADIBS 2019, the company will return to reveal their latest launches to the public on-site at the show.    

Saeed Al Mansoori, Executive Director, IDEX LLC at ADNEC, said: “We are proud to announce Al Suwaidi Marine as the Official Gold Sponsor for the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2019. Last year’s event was a major success, which attracted more than 21,000 visitors from across the world, as well as 270 exhibitors from 25 countries. We are looking forward to creating a bigger and grander show this year, attracting more international visitors and exhibitors who have a passion for boating, while benefitting leisure marine businesses in the UAE capital.”

Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Chairman of ASM, said: “ADIBS underscores the very best that the boating industry has to offer. We are pleased to support this event as Official Gold Sponsor and remain confident that the second edition of the event will open doors to a new world of boating and leisure marine in the UAE and bring promising business opportunities to benefit the players in the maritime sector in 2019 and beyond.”

ASM is the first UAE company to have obtained membership status with the US-based National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and is working towards full certification, based on a proud history of serving clients in the Middle East.

Organised by ADNEC, ADIBS 2018 brought together local and international visitors, ranging from leisure marine industry professionals and stakeholders to families seeking an enjoyable day out on the water.

The 2019 edition of the much-anticipated boat show will provide a unique platform for local and international exhibitors to showcase their latest range of products and services to a discerning audience of high net-worth individuals. Visitors can look forward to an impressive display of breath-taking luxury yachts from UAE and international manufacturers, purchase t leisure marine equipment, and shop for the latest in fishing boats and modern fishing equipment plus enjoy watersports, entertainment and other attractions.

Abu Dhabi International Boat Show aims to reinforce Abu Dhabi’s growing marine tourism potential whilst promoting the UAE capital as a global hub for the leisure marine industry.


  • Abu Dhabi has been witnessing a growing number of passengers at its cruise terminal area over the last few years. The pioneering edition of the Abu International Boat Show, which is set to attract exhibitors and visitors from around the world, will contribute in the ongoing efforts to introduce the unique features offered by Abu Dhabi and the UAE’s marine tourism sector.

    Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi
    CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports Company

  • We are very pleased to be supporting ADIBS as the Official Healthcare Provider, we place great focus on best health care practices and quality services. Our partnership with ADNEC aims to endure the safety of all visitors and participants at the boat show through providing the required medical services on site or transfer cases that require further attention to one of our facilities in the city by well-equipped and staffed ambulances.

    Dr. Marwan Al Kaabi
    Group Readiness and Business Continuity Director of SEHA

  • We are proud to join hands with ADNEC for the first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show. The show is providing us with a valuable platform to share our tailored solutions and industry expertise with marine industry professionals and luxury yacht owners in Abu Dhabi. Our global market reach and specialist insurance expertise enables us to provide competitively-priced, customised programs to those with insurance requirements in the UAE.

    Carol Roberts
    Super Yacht Practice Leader at Integro

  • “As an award-winning Emirates-based shipyard, Gulf Craft is delighted to support the initiative of the Abu Dhabi government by exhibiting at the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS). Gulf Craft is excited to showcase a selection of yachts and boats from its world acclaimed brands Majesty Yachts, Nomad Yachts, Oryx and Silvercraft. Abu Dhabi is home to some of the largest superyacht owners in the world and is also a destination for all boaters in the region.”

    An Official Spokesperson
    from Gulf Craft

  • "We are really looking forward to the first ever ADIBS 2018 and believe it will be a real showcase event to exhibit the latest technology to the Middle East market.  We are proud to be part of this new venture right at the very start and look forward to creating new relationships through our cutting edge technology."

    James Tupper
    BGB spokesperson

  • "Bush & Noble Yacht Brokerage are very excited to participate in this highly anticipated show. I believe this event will provide the ideal platform for the entire marine industry and yachting enthusiasts to connect and discover everything this flourishing region has to offer. This year, Bush & Noble has been appointed as the official dealer for Gulf Crafts pre-owned yachts and boats, the leading luxury yacht and leisure boat builder in the Middle East. The ADIBS will offer an invaluable opportunity for yachting enthusiasts to view and experience the unique quality and luxury that Gulf Graft offers."

    John Bush

  • "Elboat is very excited and proud to be taking part in the very first Abu Dhabi Boat show. Elboat will be show casing two new boat designs to Abu Dhabi; the Elboat 29 and Elboat Skiff."


  • "Elcome International is very pleased to participate in the first Abu Dhabi International Boat Show. Abu Dhabi is an important emerging centre of boating activity, with a growing number of dealers, marinas and boat owners. The Abu Dhabi International Boat Show will provide an opportunity to form closer relationships with the growing number of boat owners in the UAE and to showcase Elcome’s range of products and services. The first edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show, held in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is an important event, marking the ‘coming of age’ of the region’s boating industry."

    Jimmy Grewal
    Executive Director of Elcome International

  • "The Abu Dhabi international boat show opens doors to a new world of yachting within the UAE. We already have a steady stream of yachts and loyal clientele in Abu Dhabi, and being a part of the show would assist in furthering the hallmark features of our brand and its products. the last couple of years has seen a large number of product launches at Sunseeker and as we bring in a new range of more beautiful designs, beamier and spacious hulls with latest features including beach clubs on most of our yachts, our presence at the show is bound to be a busy one. We wish the Abu Dhabi international Boat Show team best of success in this new chapter in Middle East yachting."

    Mohammed Al Jasmi
    General Manager

  • "Lumishore is delighted to attend and support the 1st Abu Dhabi International Boat Show. The UAE is critically important to the global Boating Industry and we all hope that this show is a great success for the boating public and Abu Dhabi. Lumishore has not exhibited at a UAE show with its own exhibition stand for many years and we are sure that the boating world will be excited by our latest innovative World-leading lighting products."

    Eifrion Evans
    CEO, Lumishore