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2019 Facts & Figures

The 19th edition of the Cape Town International Boat was held 18-20 October 2019 at the V&A waterfront. The Boat Show brought together 7402 visitors, 120 exhibiting companies, 60+ boats over the 3-days and once in a lifetime experience on the Ocean Princess.

On Saturday 20 October, Cape Town International Boat Show launched a rebrand of the show. The show in 2022 will be called Boatica Cape Town, taking place October 2022 at the V&A Waterfront. This exciting new name brings with it increased international exposure, added experiential elements and endless new exhibitor profiles ensuring the boating industry in Southern Africa is elevated to its true potential over the three show days.

We would like to thank all our sponsors and exhibitors who partnered with us to make the 2019 Cape Town International Boat Show a success.

Get in contact with one of our team members below to secure your 2022 space at Boatica.

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Exhibitor quotes

"My first Boat Show Experience was AMAZING, but this is especially due to the support from the Organisers! Your Team was so well organised and very informative, they were all beyond helpful and very ready to assist in the most friendliest manner."

“The Cape Town International Show was our first attendance and it was exceptionally planned well and the location is the utmost best location. We managed to convert 23 people to become Greenpeace supporters and a lot more who signed our save our oceans partitions. Greenpeace would defiantly consider attendance on the 2020 Event”

“Being our first show, we had a great time and a lot more interest than we thought. Our stand was busy and we managed to pick up 4 more new deck orders and have sent out a few quotes since the show too. We met some wonderful people who were also exhibiting and made a lot of contacts for future business. Looking forward to the 2020 Boatica!”

Interactive on-water experiences

The 19th edition of the Cape Town International Boat Show featured even more live demonstrations, from flyboarding, foiling, SUP racing, canoe polo, VIP boat cruise, kids activities and a very energetic dragon boat race across the Marina.

SUP Experience and Race


Over 50 participants entered the SUP race on Sunday with the top three South African SUPpers in attendance. Guests were also treated to a free SUP experience by SUP Cape Town.

VIP Experience on the Ocean Princess


96 guests joined us for the ultimate luxury experience on the 60 foot Ocean Princess for the first-time on the southern tip of the African continent for a 1.5 hour round trip to Camps Bay.

The Great Optimist Race


The Great Optimist Race in conjunction with The Cape Town international boat show aimed at raising funds for sick and needy children across the Western Cape set off on a tricky three-lap course through the V & A Waterfront in front of thousands of spectators. Competitors ranged from celebrities to captains of industry, and medical survivors, all of whom raced for glory in little optimist boats. It was shark attack survivor, amputee and adaptive surfing champion, Caleb Swanepoel who took the glory.

Foiling Demonstration


Sixteen-year-old Nathan van Vuuren , who recently finished second in the 32-mile M20 world championship event, along with the Signature Surf foiling team wowed visitors with a demonstration of this extreme sport.

Thank you to our 2019 sponsors and partners

2018 Logos Sponsors & Partners 7 Tourism
2018 Logos Sponsors & Partners 6 Sail & Leasure
2018 Logos Sponsors & Partners 5 V&A
2018 Logos Sponsors & Partners 4 SA
2018 Logos Sponsors & Partners 8 City CT
2018 Logos Sponsors & Partners 2 Sabbex
2018 Logos Sponsors & Partners 3 Boating SA
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