Mission Study Tour
Mission Study Tour during the 13th edition of the WIND and WATER on water Boat Show
Between 9 and 12 August 2018 in Gdynia, the 13th edition of the Water Sports Fair WIND and WATER on water took place. The Boat Show was organized by YACHT EXPO and Murator EXPO, in partnership with the ŻAGLE Magazine. Gdynia is the strategic partner of the Fair - Żeglarska Stolica Polski. Over 120 vessels were exhibited, and in the tent halls set on the quay, a huge variety of sailing and motor boating accessories, navigation instruments, safety and rescue equipment, as well as tourists and sports clothing was presented. A visit to the Boat Show was also a unique opportunity to meet great sailors. In total, nearly 130 companies presented their offer at the Fair. The event was visited by 12,000 guests.
This year's WIND and WATER on Water was an exceptional edition: the potential of the Polish yachting industry was explored by the participants of the Mission Study Tour – potential business partners and journalists from the yacht and boat industry from the Russian Federation and the United Arab Emirates. Our special guests from abroad participated in tests of representative Polish vessels. Among the units selected for testing were: Parker 110 Monaco, Northman 1200, SunCamper 35, Futura 36, Emzi 767, Diamond 550, Clanship 6.0 and also a sailing yacht NFun30. Unique, innovative units created in the latest technology with perfect nautical properties, guaranteed an unforgettable experience.
As part of the Mission, many business meetings took place with industry representatives, constructors and champions of water sports from Poland: among others Jacek Centkowski - world-famous designer, Sebastian Nietupski - President of POLBOAT, Jacek Oryl – Director of the WIND and WATER Boat Show and CEO of Murator EXPO, and Waldemar Heflich - editor-in-chief of the monthly "Żagle", the most popular water sports and motor boats magazine in Poland.
Furthermore, during the WIND and WATER on water Boat Show a press conference "The strength and potential of the Polish yacht industry. Elements of the government's industry support program on foreign markets" was organized for Polish local as well as nationwide media, dedicated to the achievements of the Polish yacht industry, the position of Poland in the European yachting industry, as well as the Industry Promotion Program - Brand for the Polish yacht and boat sector.
Our special guests from Russia and the UAE had also an opportunity to visit the Conrad shipyard, which a few months ago launched the largest yacht so far built in the Polish shipyard - 133-foot Viatoris, Techno Marine shipyard; Sail Service, which for over 30 years has been cooperating not only with Polish producers, but also with leading shipyards from Europe; and the Green Dream Boats shipyard, which manufactures Solliner solar catamarans.
The Polish market is a significant part of the global market, especially in the most popular segment of motor yachts from 6 to 9 m in length with outboard engines. In this area Poland is the European leader and the second producer in the world after the USA. This type of Polish boats and sailing yachts is the strength of our industry. Furthermore, Poland is a manufacturer of luxury motor yachts with a length of over 9 m and world-renowned luxury, personalized catamarans – prominent symbol of the industry. The Polish yacht industry is represented by 1,000 companies with approx. 40,000 employees. The annual potential of Polish shipyards is estimated at 22,000 units.
The Mission Study Tour is part of the Brand Program supporting the 12 most-prospective and innovative sectors of the Polish economy, including, of course, the yacht industry. Polish companies, after many years of building a strong position on European markets, are currently expanding into non-EU markets - Russia, the UAE, the United States, China and Australia. The Polish government supports these pro-export activities in several ways. In addition to the Mission Study Tour, Polish national stands are also organized at the most important foreign fairs, where you can get detailed information about companies from the yacht industry in Poland. Furthermore, a 360-degree film was created that effectively presented Polish yachts and motor boats, both on water and during the production process.
The Brand Program has been created and founded by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency closely cooperating with the Polish Chamber of Marine Industry and Water Sports - POLBOAT.
We highly encourage representatives of Polish yachting industry to participate in the Mission Study Tour 2019 organized for potential business partners and journalists from China and the United States of America that will take place between 1-4 August 2019 in Gdynia.