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Exhibit at the 19th annual Cape Town International Boat Show

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Here's what happened in 2018

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18-20 Oct 2019 V&A Waterfront Exhibitor Applications now open

Cape Town International Boat Show

The annual Cape Town International Boat show, is South Africa’s premier boating and luxury lifestyle event taking place from 18-20 October 2019 at the V&A Waterfront.

Cape Town International Boat Show brings together manufacturers and buyers of luxury boats, accessories and marine equipment to gather, share, and explore the many facets of the boating and related industries.

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mother City, the event showcases a display of the world’s finest yachts, catamarans and exotic boats; family fun and interactive water activities over 3days.

2019 is set to be BIGGER AND BETTER

2018 at a glance

The 3-day event is set to be bigger and better in 2019 with: 

  • Over 70 luxury boats on display 
  • 150 exhibitors
  • 10 000 visitors
  • Over 8 interactive experiences

2018 at a glance


The 18th year of the Boat Show drew its biggest audience yet, and boasts an increase in visitor attendance of over 54%.

  • 8500+ visitors
  • 100+ exhibitors 
  • 45% increase in exhbitors 
  • 48+ luxury boats on display 
  • 8 on-water activities
  • Largest boat on display: Two Oceans Marine HQ2

A glimpse of what happened in 2018

“The initial feedback we have received form exhibitors and visitors who participated in this year’s event has been tremendously positive. We are extremely grateful for the support from SABBEX, and our headline sponsor Mercedes-Benz X-Class, as well as our other sponsors and partners."

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“This is the first Cape Town International Boat Show organised by Messe Frankfurt. We are extremely satisfied with the results of the event. Our focus this year was to ensure that we could establish a good quality platform from which to grow the show into a truly international event,” says

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Give your brand exposure


Showcase your products in one of the most picturesque locations on the African continent alongside the best of the best in the South African boating industry.

1. Share in visitor traffic from one of the biggest tourist attractions in the Western Cape; The V&A Waterfront.

2. Build new business relationships with local and international visitors.

3. Build your trade portfolio and network within the marine trade community.

4. Find out about the latest industry trends through workshops and seminars.




2019 Exhibitor applications now open. Contact us today to discuss your tailor-made exhibition package.



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