This year’s event has been renamed the Tuzla Boat Show to avoid confusion over location

Two Turkish boat shows whose February dates overlap – the CNR Eurasia Boat Show and the newly launched Boat Show Eurasia – have made changes to their respective events following poor attendance and confusion amongst visitors and exhibitors at last year’s shows.

Boat Show Eurasia, which launched last year, has changed its name to the Tuzla Boat Show to end confusion about the show’s location. The organisers claim that many of their visitors went to the CNR Eurasia Boat Show last year by mistake due to the similarity in name.

The two shows are held on opposite sides of Istanbul, with a distance of 58.5km between them.

Meanwhile, the 14th CNR Eurasia Boat Show, Turkey’s second biggest boat show after Istanbul, will be held much later in the month – beginning on 23 February instead of its usual start date of 10 February.

The organiser says the change is not related to the rival show; dates for all of its exhibitions have been reorganised in relation to other international events. They are now expecting more international visitors this year and are projecting a 60% increase in online ticket sales.

The 2019 Tuzla Boat Show runs from 16-25 February, and the CNR Eurasia Boat Show will be held from 23 February to 3 March.