August 18 2019
Nautical salons in northern Europe are traditionally those that open the European nautical season that starts in September, and whose highlight are traditionally the Cannes Yachting Festival (10-15 September), the Genoa Boatshow (19-24 September), the Grand Pavois de la Rochelle (18-23 September), and the Monaco Yacht Show (25-28 September). This year, the European Nautical Season was opened by the new Karlshamn Boat Show.
This was the very first time for this boatshow, which will have welcomed nearly 10,000 visitors to the Baltic port of the Blekinge County, came to admire the 100 boats exposed, representing almost 30 brands, as well as the most prominent accessories and equipment manufacturers.
Visitors from all over southern Sweden (Malmö, Kristianstad, Lund, Karlskrona, Karlshamn, Kalmar, Jönköping...) and Denmark, especially from Copenhagen, which is less than a two hour drive from Karlshamn via the Öresund bridge!
A great success for the 3 boat dealers that organized the event, the companies Marin Kompaniet (Karlshamn - Mercury Marine, Mercury Inflatable, Uttern, Anytec, Aquador, Bella, Falcon...), MMG Marine (Jering, Yamaha, Buster, Yamarin, Finnmaster...), and 1852 (Karlskrona - Suzuki, Capelli, Nimbus, Ryds, Axopar, Linder...).
The 2019 Karlshamn Boat Show was exclusively dedicated to motorboats, ranging from 4 to 16 m in length. The opportunity for European premieres, such as the very first presentation of the new Mercury 450 Racing outboard engine, but also new boats, especially from Anytec, Capelli and Jeanneau.
The French Jeanneau shipyard was particularly worthy, with its Merry Fisher range, whose Jeanneau Merry Fisher 1095 was one of the great attractions and its Merry Fisher Marlin, much appreciated in Northern Europe.
Following this first success, the 2020 edition of the Karlshamn Boat Show is expected to evolve, with the arrival of sailboats and larger units, in view of the success of this 2019 edition.
A succesfull boatshow, that brings a conclusion to a 2019 nautical season, probably the best in Sweden since 2006, according to exhibitors.