Taiwan International Boat Show 2015
The history of Taiwan’s yacht manufacturing industry can be traced back to the 1960s. Over the past five decades, the industry at first flourished, then internationalized during the 80s, before experiencing a rapid decline in the 90s. Now, following industrial transformation and the development of proprietary brands in Taiwan, the exquisite craftsmanship, high level of customization and superiority of Taiwan’s yacht industry has once again gained recognition from global buyers. According to ShowBoats International’s 2014 Global Order Book, Taiwan stands firmly as the 6th largest yacht manufacturing country in the world of yachts 80-foot or above, with 5,656 feet in total. As the capital of Taiwan’s yacht industry, Kaohsiung was chosen as the city to organize the “2014 Taiwan International Boat Show.”
The “2014 Taiwan International Boat Show” is the only professional exhibition of yachts, yacht-related equipment and the marine industry in Taiwan; it is also the only indoor boat exhibition in Asia that showcases a variety of yachts, sailboats, motor boats, equipment, accessories, water sports and recreation, tourism, and maritime services. An estimated 168 firms will take up 861 booths in the North and South halls of the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center and present the exquisite yacht craftsmanship much sought by international buyers.