Istanbul Boat Show 2013 to open on September 21

September 03, 2013

Written by Zuzana Bednarova


Istanbul Boat Show, representing the only boat fair on the sea, will be opened for the 32nd time in Marintürk İstanbul City Port-Pendik on 21st September. Istanbul Boatshow, which annually provides the boat enthusiasts with a unique opportunity to test the boats they like, reached 150.000 m² area by growing. This year’s event, set to display 380 mega yachts, motor yachts, sailing yachts, as well as catamarans varying in size from 3 meters to 70 meters, expects to welcome around 80,000 visitors.

Istanbul Boat Show - Image credit to Pendik Gorsel

Istanbul Boat Show - Pendik Gorsel

Istanbul Boatshow which is organized by NTSR company has produced over 1 billion dolar of trade volume; will be flocked in the quarters of Arab Countries. Saudi Arabia’s largest bank, National Commerical Bank (NCB) due to the activities of an enterprise which will be in Istanbul, will also visit Istanbul Boatshow. 180 Arab businessmen will take place in this visit as well as the NCB’s Board of Directors, senior managers, customers  of NCB and the country’s top executives of leading companies.

The International Istanbul Boatshow which is organized by NTSR, introduces, the latest technologies of yacht sector, fashion designs and the the rising trendy models in the world to craft enthusiasts each year. The catamarans will be the favorite of yacht enthusiasts this year which became popular last year, both in Europe and Turkey. The catamarans which provides summer house confort with their wide body, become popular with balanced and comfortable motion, lower fuel consumption. This year, as buying catamaran will be in and buying summer house will be out; more than 30 boats will be on the show for the first time in Turkey.

The Boat-Yacht industry has showed great interest The International Boatshow İstanbul which will open its doors on September 21 with the decreasing effect of economic crises in Europe and United States of America. More than 650 world trademarks reserved for the fair which grows year by year on the 150.000 m² area.

In contrast to the fairs on land, Istanbul Boatshow offers all kinds of advantages of a fair on sea by providing wide range boats from 3 meters to 70 meters. The buyers have the opportunity to test the boats, mega yachts, motor yachts, sailing motors, catamarans in various size and sport models for speed addicteds and choose the the best option.

Whilst the visitors have opportunity for testing the latest model boats on sea, also have the opportunity for examing and viewing closely the wide range boat equipment, boat supplies and accesories on land.

This year in International Istanbul Boatshow Fair:

MOTORYACHT SEGMENT:  Princess, Sunseeker, Azimut, Searay, Fairline, Grand Banks, San Lorenzo, Absolute, Maxi Dolphin, Numarine, Atlantis, Bavaria, Cranchi, Jeanneau, Yuka, Nımbus, Paragon, Rhea Monterey, Meridien, Chapparal Stingray, Rinker, Green Line, SACS, PIRELLI
SAILING BOAT SEGMENT: Beneteau, Jeanneau, Bavaria, Amel, Hallberg Rassy, Elan, Hanse, X Yacht, Dufour, Grand Soleil, MAT, Moody, Contest
DOUBLE BD CATAMARAN SEGMENT: Beneteau Lagoon, Kaiserweft, Fountain Pajot, Leopard, Brilliant Boat (The world’s leading trademarks) Numarin, Mengi Yay, Merlin Yat, Su Marin, Rock harbor, Viking Marin, Sven Yat, Atalay Yat, Mazu Yachts, Setmarin, Interyat and Oasis ( The rising star brands of Turkey)

Beside the charming designs, the latest technologies in boat and yacht industry will be available in Istanbul Boatshow that will also offer opportunity to explore mega yachts which provides 7 star hotel comfort and the models which provides easy life solutions on sea for the sea enjoyers.

With the comfortable living areas, advanced technology, performance, and well-engineered designs to be able to easily control the boat; the latest yacht and mega-yacht fashion will be exhibited at the fair, the concept of the world-renowned luxury brands, the award-winning designs and the most unlimited the most special, the most expensive models will also take place at the fair.

Whilst Istanbul Boatshow brings the worldly famous megayachts, motoryachts and sailing boats which have high performance and elegant design, also host an organization in which foreign and local production megayachts, motoryachts and saling boats, boat building equipment, various boat accesories, inflatable boats, motor brands, sailing clubs, water sports equipment, training institutions, charter and broker companies, marines, uniform brands and producers and the leading institutions, foundations of the sector will take place.

International İstanbul Boat Show is the first Turkish member of IFBSO (The International Federation of Boat Show Organizers) which has been regulating the quality standards of yacht industry since 1995; also take place among the world first 45 international marine fairs.


Born in Asti (Italy) in 1965, Giacomo De Stefano is a former architect turned full-time sailor and environmentalist during the last decade. Since 2001 he has promoted several events and journeys related to water protection, sustainable tourism and local economies. His biggest achievement is the accomplishment, between 2011 and 2012, of the project Man On The River, a 5.200km-long journey across the waterways of Europe on a 6-metre wooden boat powered only by oars and sail, between London and Istanbul. His boat Clodia is presently on display at the Rahmi M. Koç Museum.


Sine qua non of the sea and fishing enthusiasts’ hobby fishing will take place on a special area in which a simulator and the latest technology products will be installed. Those who are successful to catch a fish will be awarded by the Ince Çizgi  Company which will host this event.

Water sports activity area will offer opportunity to practice all activities beside providing basic information. Enjoy all kinds of activities such as Windsurf, Sailing, Kiteboard, rowing, in activity area.

İstanbul Boat Show with the numbers
In 2012 International İstanbul Boat Show more than 300 boats were exhibited ranging from 3 meter to 60 meter on sea, which were visited by 64.786 visitor. 283 company and 650 national and international brand, had met sea enthusiasts.

Exhibition Info:
Date: 21-29 September 2013
Venue: Marinturk İstanbul City Port – Pendik
Visiting Hours: 11:00 – 20:00
Gross Area: 150.000 m²
The number of Exhibiting Companies: 300+
The number of Exhibiting Brands: 650+
The number of Exhibiting Boats: 380+
The range of Exhibiting Boats: 3m – 60m ve üzeri
The number of Visitors: 80.000+

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