The 18th, annual Cape Town International Boat Show took place at the V&A Waterfront in South Africa from 19-21 October. The 3-day event was organised, for the first time, by Messe Frankfurt South Africa, and presented by Mercedes-Benz X-Class. Featuring over 100 exhibitors, this year’s show drew its biggest audience yet, and boasts an increase in visitor attendance of over 50 percent. The show presented some of the finest in luxury boats. One of the largest being the HQ2 by Two Oceans Marine. Boating World also displayed their Fountaine Pajot MY 44 Motor Yacht, which was crowned 'European Power Boat of the Year' for 2018. Visitors were treated to fantastic displays of flyboarding, motorised surf boards and stand-up paddle boarding. Other interactive entertainment included canoe polo matches, the launch of the inaugural Great Optimist race which took place at the show and a dragon boat race across the Marina.
The next event will take place from 18 - 20 October 2019.