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19 - 21 October 2018

V & A Waterfront

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Bigger and better

The annual Cape Town International Boat show, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mother City, is South Africa’s premier boating and luxury lifestyle event.

Under New Management

01. Now in its 18th year, the show which was recently acquired by Messe Frankfurt South Africa, the 3rd largest trade fair and exhibition organizers in the world.

02. The new owners announced exciting plans to enhance the quality of the show and attract wider visitor audiences.

03. Expect a display of the world’s finest yachts, catamarans and exotic boats; family fun and water sport activities.

04. The 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.

New in 2018

The 2018 event is set to continue its legacy as the leading international boat show on the African continent showcasing products and services from premier industry suppliers.

What to expect

01. The Avenue, which features high-end luxury brands associated with the boating lifestyle from vehicles, fashion, jewellery and real estate by some of the country’s most sought after brands.

02. Added experiential elements for visitors including boat rides, workshops, seminars, skills training etc.

03. Increased depth of exhibitors at the show – to ensure we attract a better quality and number of visitors.

04. International exposure with 50 sales partners covering 176 countries – Messe Frankfurt intends on promoting the event to potential buyers and other relevant companies by tapping into its global network.


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.

Give your brand exposure

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

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

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

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

Event Features

Marquee Exhibition

For anything and everything boating related, be sure to browse through the marquee exhibition. From engines, GPS Systems, boating insurance brokerage companies, fittings, accessories, components, you are sure to find what you are looking for at great show discount prices.

The Avenue

The Avenue, features both new and established high-end luxury brands associated with the boating lifestyle from vehicles, fashion, jewellery, real estate, across art & antiques, interior & design by some of the country’s most sought after brands.

Water exhibition

Showcasing some of the latest in the African boating industry, the water exhibition is sure not to disappoint. With over 70 boats on water including a wide range from dingy's to super yachts, there will be something for every boating enthusiast.

Events / Seminars / Workshops

For the first time in 2018, the Cape Town International Boat Show will be bringing visitors live demonstrations, on water activities, kids areas and so much more. There will be something on offer for the whole family so be sure to check out the daily schedules closer to the event and plan your visit accordingly.

Event opening times & dates:

Friday - 19 October - 10 am to 5 pm
Saturday - 20 October - 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday - 21 October - 9 am to 4 pm


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Ticket prices:

General tickets

Family pass (2 adults and 2 kids Ages: 9 - 18) - R280 per day
Adults - R120 per day
Pensioners / Students / Children (Ages: 9 - 18) - R50 per day
Children 8 and under free of charge

Boat Show and Two Oceans Aquarium combo tickets
Only available until 16 October 2018

Adults: R210 per day
Children 14 – 17 and SA Pensioners and SA students: R125 per day
Children 4 – 13: R90 per day
Children under 4 Free per day






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