Turku Boat Show 2012

Turku Boat Show, the only indoors boat show during autumn in the Nordic countries, was held last weekend. In general this time of the year is good for making bigger purchases for the next season, because the manufacturers have enough time for an early delivery in the spring. Furthermore, there might be more room for price negotiations, as the order books are probably not filled for winter.

Unfortunately, for a sailor, this year's Turku Boat Show was less interesting compared to the previous year's show, when there were a record number of sailboats. This year there were only few bigger sailboats - only Jeanneau and Delphia had brought 30+ feet boats in the show.

Here are some photos from the last weekend:

Haber 660 is a small motorsailer by a Polish yard. It is equipped with a traditional gaff rig. 

Double wheels and spacious cockpit on Jeanneau 379 

Lowerable bathing platform

 Plotter can be turned depending on the helmsman's position

  Wing keel on Jeanneau 379

Navigation table/station on Jeanneau 33i is small, but still better than on many modern boats in this size/category.

 A cockpit tent/sprayhood extension is perhaps the biggest purchace that we are planning for next year. In the boat show there was a good chance to talk about different options for a cockpit tent.


  1. Superb! It's a great show. There is a boat for every person and activity, as well as every budget. There is no doubt that a boat is a large investment of your most precious resources, and getting into the right boat for you and your family is the most critical aspect of satisfying your dream to boat. thanks all!~ Laura


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