More than 60 luxury vessels such as sailing yachts, houseboats, speedboats or water scooters can be admired until 21 July this year at the Gdynia Marina Yacht Park. It is a unique opportunity to see cutting edge vessels built in Polish and foreign shipyards. This is already the second edition of the exclusive industry event Polboat Yachting Festival.
Last year’s edition of the festival attracted many spectators. This year the organizers have considerably expanded the scope of the event, the spectators will also be able to see more vessels. Polish manufacturers and distributors will present the latest range on offer by the yachting industry during the exhibition. The event is a highlight for those outside the industry, as it provides an opportunity to view and inspect craft that only their owners enjoy on a daily basis.
– Last year we had 40 vessels, this year there are more than 60. This shows that the second edition is heading in the right direction – says Sebastian Nietupski, President of the Polish Chamber of Yachting and Watersports Industry [Polska Izba Przemysłu Jachtowego i Sportów Wodnych], Polskie Jachty. – We are glad, that we can also be here together with the city of Gdynia and the Polish Yachting Association – he adds.
At this year’s Festival, as many as seven debut vessels will be showcased: Maxus 34, Galeon 325 GTO, Saxdor 320, Nimbus T8, Flipper 900 DC, Wave 50, Cranchi T36 Crossover. As part of the #ZostańWodniakiem campaign, visitors will be able to take part in free sailboat and speedboat cruises. Those who sign up in advance via the festival website will be able to get on board the yachts and explore their interiors.
– An extremely prestigious event which also demonstrates that the Polish yacht manufacturing industry ranks among the best in the world. Today we produce boats that are exported all over the world, and the Polish manufacturers’ brand is outstanding – comments Wojciech Szczurek, the President of Gdynia.
The organizers have also made a provision for those who cannot come to Gdynia in person to participate in the event. Contact with exhibitors will be available in the form of a virtual tour using VR technology.
The Polboat Yachting Festival will be concluded with a spectacular parade. The yachts and boats on display will depart from the Presidents’ Basin, arrange themselves in formation and sail towards Sopot.