This year’s Cape Town Boat Show – now in its 14th year – is set to be the biggest yet, with something of interest for everyone keen on any kind of watersport and the great outdoors.
From October 10 to 12, the Cape Town International Conference Centre (CTICC) and the North Wharf of the V&A Waterfront will come alive to the sounds of the great outdoors. The CTICC will be home to the widest selection of marine craft ever to be assembled under one roof in the Western Cape, running the gamut from power boats to non-powered boards and craft.
Cape Town is among the producers of the world’s most desirable catamarans, and several marques will also be on display. This is a unique opportunity to go on board and see how the other half live.
With over 6500m2 of dry-land exhibits and a further 2500m2 on the water, this three-day show promises to be a wonder world of products and services, activities and demonstrations, competitions and guided tours.
For the first time there will be daily braai demonstrations by highly acclaimed South African chef Bertus Basson. Basson’s restaurant Overture has won five Eat Out Top 10 awards and has been awarded three stars in the Rossouw’s restaurant guide for four years running.
Basson also served as a judge on the South African reality cooking show ‘The Ultimate Braai Master’.
Keeping with the outdoor theme The Boat Show will be welcoming a number of new exhibitors this year, among them Camp & Climb and Land Rover.
Attractions will include a dive village complete with pool where visitors can try out underwater breathing apparatuses (to see if they are up to scratch for riding on a stand-up paddle-board, for instance), daily demonstrations by the NSRI and SAPS, a Sea Scouts Kontiki display, in-harbour guided tours in double-seat canoes, high schools’ rowing competitions, and much more.
The cost of the trip from the CTICC to the water exhibits at the V&A Waterfront is included in the show’s entrance price of R80 for adults and R20 for scholars.
Visitors can take a water taxi through the V&A Marina Residential area, where some of the most exclusive homes in Cape Town are sited.
* The Cape Town Boat Show, now in its 14th year, is the province’s premier boating and watersports showcase.
Visit www.boatshow.co.za for more information.