The Oslo International Boat Show (Sjøen for alle) drew to a close on Sunday with organisers reporting a 6.4% increase attendance. The show in Norway's capital city attracted a total of 28,310 visitors.
“We recorded an increase in attendance all days until Sunday, when we lost a number of visitors due to the very nice spring weather,” Andreas Ljones, the show project manager, told newspaper batliv.no.
Feedback from several exhibitors indicates a growth in the market.
This year’s show covered an exhibition floor of 30,000sq m featuring a “Premium hall” including boats from Hydrolift, Modesty, Sargo, Azimut, Princess, Viknes, Skilsø, Nord Star, Targa, Cormate, Chris-Craft, Beneteau and Boston Whaler.
Sailing boat-makers Dragonfly and Elan both had Norwegian premieres at the show, while the biggest sailing yacht on display was the More 55, a 16m sailing yacht available for charter.
Several companies representing bigger boats for living on board chose to stay at their own facilities, concentrated in Leangbukta, located South West of Oslo.