Open Yard will have more sailing yachts exhibited in 2017 than in 2016. This confirms once again Open Yard´s position as Scandinavia’s largest sailboat show. Sailboats from at least seven different nations will be exhibited at the show. Open Yard is the only boat show in the world where you can see yachts being built. Also from the accessories exhibitors side the booking looks great with a very wide range of yachting equipment and related services.
News for 2017
After the official closing time of the fair it will be possible, for visitors and exhibitors, to buy hot and cold food and drinks in the middle of the harbour at the Caribbean bar with real palm trees. There will be five restaurants open both during the Open Yard opening hours and in the evenings after. One restaurant is in the area of Open Yard and four in its vicinity.
There will also be a clearly defined part of the harbour for recent pre-owned premium boats, exhibited by professional brokers. So far Båtagent, Navark, XLNT, Knape Marin and Hallberg-Rassy Deutschland GmbH have signed to participate.
Another improvement is that the exhibition is concentrated to one port: Ellös. All boat builders in the neighborhood will exhibit their boats in Ellös, which is easier and better for both visitors and exhibitors.
Boat exhibitors who need a quiet place to discuss with their clients will be offered the use of an office when needed.
At least three world premieres
This year there will be three world premieres at the Open Yard. What the premieres will be is still a secret but will be published later.
Extremely high ratings for Open Yard
Last year visitors were asked how they rated the exhibition.1 was the lowest and 5 the best. The result was 4.9. Exhibitors were asked the same question and the result was 4.7. Visitors were asked if Orust is a good place for the boat show and the answer was 100% yes.
Open Yard will be held in Ellös on island Orust, West Sweden, on the 25-27 August 2017.