Join in the celebration: World Boating Day 2024!
18 April 2024
by Emma Slater

Set to take place on the 25-26 May, World Boating Day 2024, is a groundbreaking new initiative designed to unite the global boating community through a series of local events, open days, and workshops, highlighting the joy and diversity of leisure boating.


What is World Boating Day?

World Boating Day is a non-profit, inclusive event aiming to make the leisure boating industry more accessible and engaging. By facilitating local events around the globe, it provides a unique platform for participants to showcase the vibrant world of boating to a broader audience. Whether you're part of a century-old shipyard, a curious student, an innovative design studio, or a passionate journalist, World Boating Day invites you to join in the celebration.

The inaugural edition of this initiative is being coordinated by The Superyacht Life Foundation, which officially launched it at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2023. To date, nine international organisations, including the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), the International Superyacht Society (ISS), Superyacht Australia, the Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA), the European Boating Industry (EBI), the Boating Industry Association (BIA), the US Superyacht Association (USSA), and the Zeal Marinas Network, have pledged their commitment to this campaign.


Why get involved?

This event is a fantastic opportunity for you to showcase your innovations, share expertise, and inspire the next generation of maritime professionals. Participation is free for both organisers and visitors, encouraging a wide range of activities and interactions that highlight the dynamism of the leisure boating, yachting, and water sports industries.


Benefits of participating

  • Elevate Your Influence: Open your doors to the public, showcase your latest innovations, and strengthen your connection with the global yachting community.

  • Inspire the Next Generation: Showcase the diverse career opportunities within the maritime industry to students and young professionals.

  • Foster Media Engagement: Break down misconceptions and promote a positive image of leisure boating by providing an inside look at your operations.


Ideas for your open day

  • Open House & Tours - Welcome people to experience yachting’s inner-workings by offering guided tours, presentations, and various activities to ignite their curiosity.

  • Career Day for Students - Invite schools, students, and prospective employees to explore the company, its products, and engage with the dedicated team working behind the scenes.

  • Friends & Family Day - Bring friends and family to your premises for a unique chance to showcase the work being undertaken by employees and foster a long-lasting connection.

  • Sea Trials - Offer an immersive, interactive experience for people to firsthand witness the performance and appeal of leisure boating.

  • Press Tours - Give journalists and media companies insight into your company’s activities in order to foster understanding and promote a positive image.

  • Online Campaign - Opt for a virtual experience that allows visitors to engage with your company through digital presentations, tours, and activities.


Organise Your Event

Begin planning your World Boating Day event by accessing the Participant Area on the World Boating Day website, where you can register your event, find resources and join a community of maritime enthusiasts eager to celebrate. 

World Boating Day 2024 is more than an event; it's a movement towards a more inclusive, engaging, and vibrant future for the leisure boating industry. Why not get involved and help inspire new generations, showcase the incredible world of leisure boating to a global audience and make World Boating Day 2024 a resounding success.


For more information, please visit World Boating Day