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Flying Foiler by ENATA to join Abu Dhabi International Boat Show line-up in 2019

 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 27 March, 2019

ENATA Marine’s, Foiler – The Flying Yacht, will be one of the stars of the show when it arrives at the second edition of the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS 2019).

Organised by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC), ADIBS 2019 will run from 16 to 19 October and feature the latest products and services catering to the luxury yachting, leisure marine and fishing industries.

ENATA will join the 350 exhibitors and brands anticipated for the shows’ second edition with The Foiler set to be showcased amongst 100 boats on display.

Alex Nicholl, Show Director for ADIBS commented: “The Foiler will be a valuable addition to the top marine brands that have confirmed their participation in the upcoming edition. Since its inaugural event last year, the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show has become a firm fixture on the calendars of leading local, regional and international boat and yacht manufacturers, suppliers and specialists. In creating a dedicated platform for local boat builders and shipyards to display their capabilities and showcase the latest boats, yachts and marine accessories, Abu Dhabi International Boat Show bolsters the emirate’s status as a top leisure marine destination.”

Alex Nicholl added: “The addition of ENATA Marine’s Foiler to the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show 2019 reflects the significant impact our inaugural show achieved in 2018, when we attracted some 21,123 guests and 270 exhibitors from 25 countries. That success has made the 2019 edition a much-anticipated event, and we expect 350 exhibitors and brands to participate, including leading local manufacturers such as ENATA, Al Suwaidi Marine (ASM), Emirates Boats, Ocean Boats, High Boats, Al Falasi Marine, Hayaari Marine and IMG Boats.

Manufactured by ENATA, a leading GCC research and development company with interests in the marine, aerospace and architecture domains, the Foiler is powered by twin diesel turbo engines, with a total of 740hp, that drive two torpedo-like propellers attached to the rear foils foils which act as rudders. Combined with the two front foils, this allows the Foiler to glide up to 1.5m above the water, earning it the moniker ‘Flying Yacht’. The Foiler ‘takes-off’ at around 18 knots, with an average cruising speed between 18-35 knots, and up to 40 knots as a max, carrying eight passengers a distance of up to 190 nautical miles (352 kilometres).

While ENATA’s Foiler will be among the many new attractions lined up for 2019, also returning to the event will be the popular Sports Fishing Zone that featured talks from top experts and key influencers on regional fishing techniques and practices. In addition, ADIBS 2019 will showcase on-water demonstrations and key attraction for visitor enjoyment.


Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre encompasses a purpose built 31,000 square metres on-site show marina, which has been expanded to meet the surging demand from the international and local exhibitors. The marina comprises a 6-metre deep channel, enabling boats of all sizes to berth alongside corporate deck stands.


  • 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