Swedish marine industry association Sweboat has reported increased sales and strong interest at the 2017 Stockholm Floating Boat Show (Allt på Sjön), which closed on Sunday. The show is the largest on-water boat show in the Nordic region, and was held for the seventh time.

The show venue in Gustavsberg, around 22km east of Stockholm city centre, had a new layout this year. That’s one of the reasons the show attracted at least 25,000 visitors, as there were no entry or parking fees.

Many exhibitors with boats and equipment were very satisfied with the attendance and levels of business made at the show. In total there were 281 new motor and sailing boats on display from 76 companies, together with 85 service and equipment firms.

“We’re very happy with the many visitors and especially that it’s a show for the people. In many cases, whole families attend together which is highly appreciated among our exhibitors,” says Patric Borén at Sweboat.

“This year we also had the chance to take a sneak peek at how the whole area will be when fully exploited and rebuilt next year,” he adds.

The Stockholm Floating Boat Show (Allt på Sjön) is organised by Sweboat in partnership with the city of Värmdö.