The organiser of the 2016 Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) today announced that the event has been postponed until December.

QIBS 2016 was due to open in less than two weeks at Lusail Marina in Doha. It will now be held from December 7-10, 2016.

Today's news comes just months after Al Mannai Events appointed a new management team to handle and operate the fourth edition of the show.

Last year’s Qatar International Boat Show was reportedly a strong success, closing with a 20% rise in visitors and sales of over QR100m.