With a natural coastline of more than 12,000 km and 3,237 islands, Korea has ideal conditions for enjoying recreational boating, and the population enjoying boating in Korea has grown constantly over recent years. There are over 20,352 registered leisure boats in use and about 159,239 boat driving licenses have been issued since 2006. The numbers o f people actively involved in boating are expected to increase every year. Just in time for the budding recreational boating culture, the Korea International Boat Show (KIBS) is preparing to open its 9th edition in KINTEX in Goyang and Gimpo Ara Marina.
The KIBS has been steadily growing into one of Asia’s top-three boat shows and the 2015 show was attended by about 243 companies from 33 countries in exhibition area of 29,000 square meters.
Scheduled for four days from May 19 to 22, this year’s Korea International Boat Show will take place in an exhibition area of 32,157 square meters – a 30% bigger size than last year’s, reflecting growing interest in the recreational boating industry in Korea.
All sorts of small & large boats and yachts, canoes, kayaks, row boats, water- skies, PWCs, trailers, campers, marine engines, propulsion, engine parts, controllers, navigation, communication and electronic equipment and parts & materials will be staged in the exhibition halls in KINTEX in Goyang.
If you are interested in getting opportunities for selling your yachts and boats to buyers, or if you are interested in showing sailing performance on water, then you can go to the Korea International Boat Show’s on-water venue in the Gimpo Ara Marina, which provides 15-minute access by free shutt le bus from the main venue KINTEX.
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