Held since 1999 at the Marina de Vilamoura, the Marina de Vilamoura International Boat Show is not just a unique exhibition in the Portuguese nautical sector: it is an authentic postcard of the unmistakable Algarve lifestyle.
It will also be there, in the largest and most emblematic marina in Portugal, that the 25th edition of the event will take place – from June 11 to 19, between 11 am and 9 pm -, co-organized by Vilamoura Marina and FIL – Feira Lisbon International. Bringing together all types of vessels – new and used (brokerage) – as well as brands of accessories, equipment and integrated services, the show, on land and at sea, allows the public to have first-person contact with more than 50 brands in the nautical industry. .
“The Boat Show is a center of attraction in the Algarve summer. Not only because of the dynamism that it operates in the regional economy and in the nautical sector, but also because of the lifestyle it reflects. It is an event of enormous generosity, which shares this universe and offers a personalized welcome to any nautical enthusiast. It is also an unmissable opportunity to enjoy Vilamoura at a unique time, when the Marina takes on a new life and the entire surrounding atmosphere acquires an incomparable energy”, says Paulo Jorge, from organization of the Marina de Vilamoura International Boat Show.
The Marina de Vilamoura International Boat Show offers visitors a personalized service, putting them in immediate contact with manufacturers and representatives of the best brands. The display – on land and at sea – and the world-class facilities at Marina de Vilamoura allow for immediate experimentation with the equipment, taking advantage of the direct relationship between brand and buyer.
Bringing together unavoidable names at national and international level, the 25th edition of the Marina de Vilamoura International Boat Show will feature classic references from the nautical industry, but also players that have taken the forefront of innovation. In all, the event has more than 50 brands.
According to the Directorate-General for Natural Resources, Safety and Maritime Services, nautical tourism represents 1.2% of the Portuguese tourist industry. But the economic value of recreational boating is not limited to tourism, but also plays an important role in supporting the construction, repair and maintenance of boats, as well as the design and research associated with nautical products.