boatica Cape Town 2023

boatica Cape Town is the go-to boating platform for the blue ocean economy, hosted in the Mother City presented by Messe Frankfurt South Africa. The 21st edition of the Boat Show combines an on-water expo featuring the best in South African boat, yacht and catamaran manufacturing, with the extension of an on land display of all boating.

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mother City, the event features manufacturers and buyers of luxury boats, accessories, and marine equipment, a once-in-a-lifetime Ultimate Yacht Experience, sophisticated exhibiting companies,  live on-water activities, and a luxury lifestyle exhibition for a premium shopping experience.

From sailing competitions to SUP racing, dragon boat racing and test sails, boatica Cape Town is everything that boating enthusiasts could wish for, and it’s set on the beautiful coast of Cape Town.

Expanded media day and industry networking

After the success of the media afternoon at the 2022 show, this tradition will follow into 2023 with the introduction of new media verticals. This will flow into the evening industry networking event with the opportunity for all industry peers to reconnect.

Exhibitor meeting pods / lounge

In 2023, we will create exhibitor meeting pods and an exhibitor lounge which can be used by any exhibitor on site to conduct meetings, industry discussions or to host key clients.

Test sail opportunities

With two test sail slot per day, exhibitors will be able to give potential buyers first-hand product experience to assist in the decision-making processes.

Exhibitor Categories

  • Boats & Yachts
  • Docks, Lifts & Related Equipment
  • Engines, Drives & Propulsion Equipment
  • Fishing & Outdoor Gear
  • Marine Accessories & Electronics
  • Marine Services
  • Leisure Lifestyle Retail
  • Travel Destinations
  • Water Sports & Equipment
  • Organisations, Clubs & Charity
  • Other

Visitor Profile

  • VIP’s Ultra/High Net Worth Individuals
  • Yacht & Boat Owners
  • Trade Buyers
  • Local & International Media
  • Distributors/Dealers
  • Captains & Crews
  • Navy Professionals
  • Leisure Marine & Lifestyle Enthusiasts

Date: 27-29 October 2023

Venue: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town 

Download the 2023 brochure from the boatica website

Show dates and times:

Friday 27 October – 10am to 4pm

Saturday 28 October – 9am to 6pm

Sunday 29 October – 9am to 4pm  

Book your tickets here
Download show report from last year from the boatica website

Photos: boatica