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The Helsinki International Boat Show opens the boating season and shows the way

The Helsinki International Boat Show held in February each year is by far Finland's most comprehensive and most important preview of what's on offer for the coming boating season. The organiser of Vene Båt, as the event is known, is the Finnish Fair Corporation commisioned by the Finnish Marine Industries Federation Finnboat ry. The event fills all available halls in the Helsinki Fair Centre which typically displays close to 600 boats in six halls. Each year, the boat show attracts about 80,000 visitors making it the largest exhibition organised at the Helsinki Fair Centre. Marine engines and related equipment, accessories and components will also be on display. The show will also include numerous peripheral events and seminars. Vene 18 Båt will be held during the period 9 - 18 February 2018.


Uiva Flytande provides a stimulus for autumn sales

During its 40-year existence, the Helsinki Boat-Afloat Show has attracted a faithful circle of advocates, particularly in the trade of larger boats and autumn equipment. Since moving to the HSK Yacht Club marina twenty years ago, the number of visitors has increased almost year by year. In 2017, a total of 279 boats and approx. 2800 m2 of exhibition stands were seen by 11,272 enthusiasts. Finnboat members qualify for a 25% discount on rental space. The Helsinki Boat-Afloat Show is organised by Finnboat in close co-operation with HSK. Uiva 2018 Flytande will be held during the period 16 - 19 August 2018.


Participation at international boat shows

The development of export activities is the most important task of Finnboat and the Finnish Boating Industry Association. An export management group within the association annually determines the type of projects to be undertaken. Generally, the manufacturers jointly exhibit at international boat shows.

In addition to participation at exhibitions, common publications are produced, joint advertising takes place as well as enterprise-specific assistance in the preparation of export-oriented Internet web sites. Companies also participate in market research trips to various target countries.