The HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2015, the first in-water boat show of the autumn season, features the largest selection of Dutch yachts and a wide range of international brands. Scores of Dutch and global premiers have also been announced, and some 300 brand-new yachts are expected to be moored at the Amsterdam Marina from 1 to 6 September. A new layout of the quays further enhances the attractions of a day spent enjoying the watersport world in the heart of Amsterdam.
The HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show traditionally marks the kick off of the autumn shows by bringing together the largest selection of Dutch yachts. The exhibition will feature yachts from many Dutch yards and international brands. With over 30 participants, the Dutch yachtbuilding sector is very well represented at the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2015.
“No other show offers this many Dutch sailing yachts and motorboats - and this makes the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show truly unique,” says exhibition manager Michelle Jonker. “The international selection with brands such as Bavaria, Hanse and Beneteau is also impressively strong.”
Jonker is looking forward to seeing the yachts which will be presented for the first time in the Amsterdam Marina from 1 to 6 September. “I am proud to say that we can already announce 17 global premiers, 13 Dutch premiers and two European premiers, while the number of registrations is still growing.”
Global premiers include the Storm X-65 Wheelhouse from Dutch Quality Yachts, the Sossego Comfort 22 from Gebroeders van Enkhuizen, the Bestewind 50 from KM Yachtbuilders and the Rapida 777 tender. The Dutch premiers at the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2015 include the Aluqa luxury fast-sailing tender from Esteq, the Galeon 305 HTS from Klop Watersport, the Azuree 33C from Sirena Marine and the Captain’s Launch 8M from Wajer & Wajer Yachts.
The Dutch yachtbuilding industry has an excellent reputation in steel and premiers at the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show will showcase why that is. Highlights currently include the Andante 438 AC from Aquanaut Yachting, the Classic Sturdy 42 Sedan Deckbridge and Grand Sturdy 45.9 Sedan Wheelhouse from Linssen Yachts, the Discovery 45 OC from Super Lauwersmeer, the Vedette 10.30 and the Boarncruiser 1200 Elegance from De Boarnstream.
The current exhibitor list includes quite a few newcomers as well as familiar faces at the event. Joining the show this year for the first time will be Swissway, Rheben Yachting, Lillebror Marine, Rederij Haerlem, Carl Stahl Benelux, VT Solutions, L.V. Jachttechniek, YaserNL and the French 727 Sail Bags. “We are also pleased to welcome returning companies such as Jonkers Yachts, Grevelingen Yachting, Navico Logistics, Kuster Yachts and Yacht Controller Nederland,” Jonker adds. “This underlines the positive vibe in the market and further increases the exhibition offer.”
The new layout of the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show includes a wider quayside, easier routing and a central terrace with a panorama of the marina and the watersport activities. This makes the event feel more organised and ensures visitors won’t have to miss a thing. It also provides better views of the water and the exciting programme for children, teens and adults.
Visitors can enjoy sea trials in launches, sailyachts and motorboats, take part in manoeuvring clinics, participate in demonstrations and workshops or enjoy one of the many other activities in the marina. The children’s program and do in an me features activities such as sailing in an Optimist, canoeing, SUPing and pedal boating.
Land Rover sponsors HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2015
A surprising new face at the exhibition is Land Rover, one of the sponsors of the HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2015. Participating in such a prestigious boat show is a logical choice for Land Rover, which has been active in competitive sailing since 1988, including as a sponsor of the Extreme Sailing Series. “The sport of sailing demands the most of people in very challenging environments. We make cars that perform well in all conditions, and make sure that the participating fleet gets where it needs to be,” explains Corina Kastelein, 3D experience manager at Jaguar Land Rover Nederland.
HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show 2015
The HISWA Amsterdam in-water Boat Show will take place from Tuesday 1 to Sunday 6 September 2015 in the Amsterdam Marina, which is easily reached by a free ferry that runs from the back of Amsterdam Central Station to the NDSM Werf. The opening hours are from 11.00 to 19.00. Delta Lloyd is the main sponsor of the event, and Land Rover is also a sponsor with I Amsterdam, Amsterdam Marina, Neptunus and Zeilen serving as event partners. Tickets will be available at a discount rate online as of mid-June and during the event itself. More information is available via: www.hiswatewater.nl, Facebook (HISWAtewater) and Twitter (#HISWAtewater).
Link to list of premiers of HISWA in-water boatshow 2015
Link to boat lists of HISWA in-water boatshow 2015
Link to press footage of HISWA in-water boatshow