18th International exhibition of boats and yachts
Moscow Boat Show

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Press-release of the First International Specialized Exhibition Moscow Boat Show

28 January 2008

press release

International Specialized Exhibition
moscow boat show - 2008

February 9 through 17, 2008
Crocus Expo IEC, Pavilion 3
Organizer: Crocus Expo IEC

The First Specialized exhibition Moscow Boat Show will be held February 9 through 17, 2008 in the International Exhibition centre Crocus Expo (Exhibition hall 15, Pavilion 3).

The launch is the result of incorporated efforts of Crocus Expo IEC and the National Marine Industry Association. Several tens of companies of different profile engaged in yachting business joined the Association and became its members in the course of only several months of its operation.

The launch presentation of the pilot project took place June 18, 2007 in the exhibition venue LenExpo within the frames of the National Marine Industry Association meeting in Saint Petersburg.

The Moscow Boat Show favourably differs from the exhibitions of similar subjects held in Russia earlier. Crocus Expo IEC provides for all necessary conditions for the formation of the exhibition event of large scale. Crocus Expo is the only exhibition venue in Russia meeting all European standards in terms of exhibit space availability, infrastructure and design. The new third pavilion of the fairgrounds will accommodate the Specialized exhibition Moscow Boat Show-2008. The show will be held in the Exhibition hall 15 with the exhibit space of 18 000 sq m. The third pavilion of the Crocus Expo perfectly fits any profile show event to exhibit large-size and heavy-duty items and boats and yachts are undoubtedly among such items.

The principal target of the exhibition is to improve the state of information support in the sector, to draw attention of all the major market players and the supervising organizations to common problems of yachting business, to support entrepreneurs when making their first steps.

More than 80 Russian and foreign companies would like to exhibit at the project Moscow Boat Show-2008. And such widely known brands as Bavaria Yachts, NT Marine, Royal Marine, Alpha-yachts, Silver Boats, Admiral Group, East Baltic Marine Group are among them. The press coverage of the event will be rendered by the leading branch Mass Media: magazines Berega Moskvy (The Moscow Banks), LUXURY, Katera i Yakhty (Boats and Yachts), Kapitan-klub (Captain-club), Internet portals AllYachts.ru, YachtsWorld.ru, Justluxe.ru and many others.

Full range of companies professionally engaged in the yachting business and small navigation participates in the Specialized exhibition Moscow Boat Show-2008. Yacht-clubs, boat stations, filling stations, piers, industrial, trading, service, insurance companies, financial groups are presented at the expositions. Sailing and motor yachts, inflatable and rowboats, hydrocycles, wakeboards, materials and components for boats and yachts, equipment for mooring, navigation equipment, goods for leisure will be exhibited at stands.

The Moscow Boat Show - 2008 will be accommodated on the area 18 000 sq m. Moreover, the organizers have a reserve of increase in the space up to 60 000 sq m available what is comparable to the leading global trade show standards of a small navigation show.

The Specialized exhibition Moscow Boat Show-2008 gives an opportunity to all fans of outdoor activity on water to familiarize with the exhibits in details, to choose the most suitable offers, and to everyone who is engaged in the yachting business professionally to conclude beneficial contracts.

The business program of the exhibition features conferences, seminars, round tables and also presentation of the newest boats and yachts. During all working days of the exhibition the Federal State Organization Rossiysky Rechnoy Reguistr (Russian River Register) and the State Small Vessels Inspection of the Central Administrative Board of the Ministry for Emergency Situations of Russia of the Moscow city will hold consultations for the proprietors of yachts and boats concerning certification and safety of operation of vessels and vessel products.

The exhibition Moscow Boat Show is sure to be a colourful event owing to body art shows and uniforms and leisure clothing fashion shows.

February 9 through 17 the best works of the photo gallery of the regatta will be presented, the summary and review of the results will be made, the winners and the most active participants of the on-line contest Yachts! Sea! Pleasure! will be awarded. Selection rounds of the photo competition under such an unforgettable name have been held from November 26 till January 31, 2008. The on-line contest was initiated and organized conjointly by the Crocus Expo IEC together with the Agency Yacht-club Zeleny Ostrov (Green Island).

The presentation Participation of Russia in the Largest Round the World Regatta VOLVO OCEAN RACE 2008-2009. Problems and Prospects with informational support of the Publishing house Expo-Press will take place within the frames of the exhibition Moscow Boat Show-2008. The moderator of the presentation will be Vladimir Arbuzov, the Head of projects of the Russian Ocean Racing Club of the All-Russian Federation for Sailing Sport, the honoured coach, the master of sports of International class.

The Press Conference on the opening of the International Specialized exhibition Moscow Boat Show - 2008 will take place February 9, 2008 in the Conference hall, Exhibition hall 15 (Pavilion 3, Lower level, Crocus Expo IEC) at 11:00 a.m. The Official Opening Ceremony of the exhibition Moscow Boat Show - 2008 will take place immediately after the Press Conference at 12:00 a.m. at the podium of the Exhibition Hall 15.

But the advantages of the launch are not limited to it. Basic difference is also that the gains of the event holding will be spent on the solution of the problems the branch is facing - training of experts, the solution of issues of standardization, preparation of new statutory acts, and finally, on the improvement of quality of offered services.

The First International Specialized exhibition Moscow Boat Show-2008 will be open for the visitors daily February 9 through 16, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m. and February 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.


Overall exhibit space

About 18 000 sq m


More than 80

Regions of the Russian Federation

8 (Arkhangelsk, Vyborg, Izhevsk, Moscow and the Moscow region, Novosibirsk, Rostov-on-Don, St.-Petersburg, Sevastopol)


13 (England, Germany, Greece, Spain, Kazakhstan, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, the USA, Ukraine, Finland, France, Sweden)

Press Service Crocus Expo IEC

Phone: +7 (495) 727 2757

E-mail: teterina@crocus-off.ru, pressclub@crocus-off.ru, prohorova@crocus-off.ru