Visit BoatExpo and find active customers!


BoatExpo 2018, coming up this November, will bring some exciting events to Father’s Day weekend. The event will draw active boaters and enthusiasts from both the coast and Finland’s lakes district, as well as many summer residents from the Turku archipelago. The event will feature the 2019 season’s newest boat models and supplies and services for boaters.

Last autumn, BoatExpo enthralled fair visitors and media alike, bringing together more than 7,000 visitors (verified by SMT, 2017) and a large group of journalists. The weekend event featured a broad array of motor boat debuts, and sailing was also high on the agenda. In honor of Finland’s 100th anniversary, entry to the expo was free, with voluntary admission fees donated to the Keep the Archipelago Tidy Association (Pidä Saaristo Siistinä ry). We will do the same this year and donate all voluntary admission fees to a designated charity.

Survey shows expo influences purchasing decisions

According to a consumer survey conducted at the event, every fifth visitor came to the expo intending to purchase a boat. Among those who took part in the survey, 79% said they had a boating-related hobby, and 55% said the expo influenced their purchasing decision. The survey responses reflected, in particular, an interest in sailboats and boating equipment, and the respondents hoped they would see more of these at the next event. Based on the exhibitor survey, 70% of companies felt that they had reached their target audience, and all respondents said that they would consider participating in the expo again.

Why take part in BoatExpo?

  • November is recognized in the industry as being the right time to present the latest models to the general public
  • A high number of motor boat manufacturers and importers are expected to take part
  • The expo is additionally a reliable platform for showcasing sailboats, accessories and other boating industry products and services
  • BoatExpo is the first indoor exhibition where the 2019 models will be presented to consumers and the media
  • BoatExpo’s content offering will make Fathers’ Day weekend a memorable one

Assembly times

Monday 6th November 8-22 hrs
Tuesday 7th November 8-22 hrs
Wednesday 8th November 8-22 hrs
(Client service Mon-Tue till 16 hrs, Wed till 21 hrs)

In the event the exhibitor exceeds the agreed construction time limits, overtime shall be charged at an hourly rate of 45 eur +VAT. Construction overtimes are to be agreed separately with the fair programme management.

Disassembly times

Sunday 12th November 18-22 hrs
Monday 13th November 8-22 hrs

Access for exhibitors to the exhibition halls during the event

Thu 9th November – Sun 12th November starting 9 hrs

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Sales Director
Tiia Nevalainen
tel. 040 743 8857
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Project Director
Tiina Heiskari
tel. 050 487 2015
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Sales Manager
Heidi Siikaluoma
tel. 044 722 2513
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Sales Manager
Hanna Hiitelä
tel. 044 722 1900
The perfect time to introduce the newest models to the public