HISWA has announced that its in-water boat show will conclude its run at Amsterdam Marina next week. Next year, the show will be held in Lelystad, 40km northeast of Amsterdam.

HISWA director Paul Boomsma said that Lelystad’s Bataviahaven offers more parking space and facilities as well as a larger marina. The organiser has signed a five-year deal with the city for the boat show.

Lelystad may not be able to replicate the urban features of Amsterdam, but it has a small airport and is closer to Germany, a key market for Dutch yacht-builders. The final edition in Amsterdam takes place from August 29 to September 3, 2017. The largest in-water show in Northern Europe will have about 250 boats, over 150 exhibitors and an extensive programme of watersports for visitors.