World Boating Day 2024

25-26 May

Embark on a journey into uncharted waters and gain unprecedented access into the world of leisure boating.

Where waters merge & worlds connect…

World Boating Day is an international open event, where companies within the leisure boating sectors will open their doors in a variety of formats over the course of two action-packed days.

1. Take a peek behind the curtains
Take a peek behind the curtains
Prepare for a unique opportunity to step into the shoes of industry professionals at all stages – from building to operating a vessel and the craftsmanship, skills and dedication that go into this process. Gain a profound understanding of the sector from the perspective of its experts, trades and local communities.
2. Experience the leisure boating lifestyle
Experience the
leisure boating lifestyle
Organisations from all corners of the globe will unlock their doors to foster worldwide accessibility to leisure boating’s unique experiences and offer an intimate glimpse of life onboard.
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UNITING INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS & NEWCOMERS
Participants

Companies, organisations, and institutes in the leisure boating, (super)yachting & water sports industries are encouraged to open their doors and organise local, in-person, and online events to increase engagement and positive connections.

Visitors

Individuals, media, and students are invited to attend local open days to become immersed in the vibrant world of these unique maritime sectors, gaining insights from the pioneering companies and individuals at the forefront.

Casting ripples around the world with an International Open Day

FAQ

Participants

There is no cost for participants and visitors to take part in World Boating Day.

Any companies, organisations, and institutes in the leisure boating, (super)yachting & water sports industries are encouraged to open their doors and organise local, in-person, and online events to increase engagement and positive connections. This may include shipyards, design studios, sailing schools, marinas, and more.

World Boating Day will take place over the weekend of May 25-26, 2024. Each participating company will have the flexibility to decide whether they will join for a single day or both days. Please check the details of the event you intend to register for.

Visitors

Take a look at the world map or list of events to decide which event you are interested in attending. Once you’ve made your choice, visit the dedicated event page and complete the registration form.

Find one of the events on this page and book one of the spots.

Participants will have the freedom to choose the nature of their planned activities for the weekend. This could entail but not limited to:

  • Open day with guided tours & presentations
  • Career day for students
  • Friends & family day
  • Sea trials
  • Press tours
  • Online campaign

Discover the companies participating in the 2024 edition of World Boating Day & where you can find them here.

Any individuals, media, or students interested in learning more about these unique maritime sectors are invited to attend local and online open days to gain firsthand access to the pioneering companies and individuals at the forefront.

Please reach out directly to the organising company of the event you have registered for. Their contact information can be found on the event page.