Navigating the Waves of Innovation: METSTRADE 2023 in Amsterdam

The world’s largest trade exhibition for the international leisure marine industry, METSTRADE, is set to make a grand return in Amsterdam this year, bringing together a vibrant community of yachting enthusiasts, innovators, and industry leaders from November 15th to 17th, 2023. This highly anticipated event promises to showcase the latest advancements in yachting technology, design, and sustainability, offering a glimpse into the future of this captivating industry.

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A Maritime Extravaganza: What is METSTRADE?

METSTRADE, short for Marine Equipment Trade Show, is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials, and systems. It brings together manufacturers, suppliers, and industry professionals from around the globe to showcase the latest innovations, exchange ideas, and shape the future of the maritime industry.

The Venue: Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre

The choice of Amsterdam as the host city is no coincidence. The city’s rich maritime history and its central location in Europe make it an ideal meeting point for professionals in the field. The Amsterdam RAI provides a spacious and modern venue, equipped to accommodate the vast array of exhibitors and attendees that grace METSTRADE each year.

A Beacon of Innovation in Yachting

METSTRADE 2023 serves as a global platform for unveiling groundbreaking innovations that are shaping the yachting landscape. Visitors can discover a plethora of cutting-edge products and technologies, from sophisticated navigation systems to eco-friendly propulsion solutions, all vying to redefine the yachting experience.

Innovation Showcases: The DAME Design Award

A highlight of METSTRADE is the prestigious DAME Design Award. This competition recognizes outstanding design in marine equipment and accessories. Winning this award is a badge of honor in the maritime world, signifying cutting-edge design, functionality, and innovation.

This year, the Finnish manufacturer of electric motors OceanVolt was distinguished amongst his peers for his HighPower ServoProp 25 (HPSP25) is a 25 kW electric saildrive fitted with a variable-pitch propeller that can also be used as a powerful hydrogenerator on sailboats from 45 to 70 feet.

The winners of the DAME awards 2023 gathering on stage

Find out the complete list of nominees 2023 here

Networking Opportunities: Connecting the Maritime Dots

METSTRADE 2023 will provide ample opportunities for networking and collaboration among industry professionals. The event will host a series of seminars, workshops, and networking receptions, fostering connections between yacht builders, designers, equipment manufacturers, and industry experts. These interactions are crucial for driving innovation and shaping the future of yachting.

Educational Program: Gaining Insights

An officer walking on the side deck of a yacht

METSTRADE doesn’t just showcase products; it also serves as an educational hub. The METSTRADE Knowledge Programme features a series of conferences and seminars covering a wide range of topics, from sustainable boating practices to the latest trends in yacht design.

These sessions provide valuable insights for both seasoned professionals and those new to the industry.

A Symphony of Sustainability

Sustainability is taking center stage at METSTRADE 2023, as the industry embraces the need to minimize its environmental impact. Exhibitors will be showcasing sustainable solutions that address various aspects of yachting, from reducing fuel consumption to utilizing renewable energy sources. This commitment to sustainability reflects the industry’s growing awareness of its responsibility to protect the marine environment.

A teasing mockup of the innovative AlvaYacht SOE 90 explorer

Embark on the METSTRADE Adventure

With its focus on innovation, sustainability, networking and visitors from over 150 countries, METSTRADE 2023 is an unmissable event for anyone passionate about yachting. Whether you are a seasoned sailor, a budding entrepreneur, or simply an admirer of the beauty and elegance of yachts, METSTRADE 2023 offers an unparalleled opportunity to delve into the world of yachting and experience the captivating journey that lies ahead.

A few more hints about METSTRADE 2023

METSTRADE 2023 features a dedicated area showcasing the latest electric and hybrid yachting solutions, highlighting the industry’s transition towards sustainable propulsion.

The event also hosts a series of seminars and workshops focused on the challenges and opportunities of attracting new generations to the yachting industry.

METSTRADE 2023 is expected to generate significant economic impact for the city of Amsterdam, attracting businesses and visitors from around the globe..

METSTRADE 2023 is poised to be a landmark event in the world of yachting, showcasing the industry’s innovative spirit, commitment to sustainability, and unwavering passion for creating extraordinary yachting experiences.

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