Natal Power Boats is passionate about boats, boat accessories, boat shows, in fact, anything to do with boating! 2016 is packed with some exciting shows aimed at pleasing both boating and water sports enthusiasts. If you are keen to see the latest boats, boat trends, innovation and technology, you are spoilt for choice! Let’s have a look at some of these international and local events….
Boot Düsseldorf was one of this year’s earliest boat shows, running in mid-January. This fantastic show proved its position as a leading international marketplace for water sports. It boasted 17 exhibition halls, giving 1800 exhibitors a chance to show off boats, yachts and the latest water sports trends. An estimated 247 000+ crowd attended the 9 day show where the international European Powerboat of the Year winners were announced. The Four Winns V 255 was the winner in the up to 25 feet category and boy, what a beauty she is!
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Fancy a trip to Austria? Catch one of the biggest and most comprehensive boat shows in Austria, Central and Eastern Europe. Running from the 3rd-6th March, visitors can check out a range of fishing boats, racing boats, sport boats, water-ski boats, power boats, offshore boats, as well as a range of motors and boating equipment. Just head over to Hall 3!
This will run from the 7th -10th April, displaying all boating industry products and showcasing maritime, yachting, leisure and luxury boating. Expect roughly 550 exhibitors on display, exciting events, new boat launches and an estimated crowd of 40 000 visitors!
Local is lekker! South Africans can look forward to the 2016 Durban Boat & Lifestyle Show running from Friday the 24th– Sunday the 26th June. This will be the biggest outdoor show in Durban, so bring along the family, enjoy delicious food, and see a huge range of boats of all shapes and sizes. You will also have a chance to view luxury catamarans and browse through a lifestyle section, featuring luxury vehicles, SUV’s, 4×4’s, caravans, and outdoor equipment.
Johannesburg is getting ready for an expo that will wow everyone! The show will display water-ski boats, bass boats, fishing and ski boats, hi-performance boats, houseboats, cruising sailboats, and rubber ducks, as well as electronics, clothing, navigation systems, a dive show, underwater photography, angling equipment, destinations and travel tours! Show dates are set for 12-14th August at the Johannesburg Expo Centre.
Head to the Mother City for the Cape Town International Boat Show. The show runs 7th-9th October combining the CTICC and V&A Waterfront for a fun show-case of boating, outdoor recreation and fishing equipment. Last year’s show was a success with amazing products such as quad-skis, diesel-powered outboards and even a futuristic sea-breacher!
If you don’t fancy traveling to a local or international boat show, why don’t you pop into our showroom or visit our website? At Natal Power Boats you will find a range of new and pre-owned boats, jet-skis, motors, accessories and more. And if we don’t have your ideal boat in stock, we will find it for you!