METSTRADE Show 2023: Everything you need to know

What is the METSTRADE Show?

Later this month, the 35th annual METSTRADE Show will take place. It is the world’s largest leisure marine equipment trade show aimed at marine industry professionals.

With around 1700 exhibitors and thousands of visitors expected, it is an annual event where the leisure marine industry congregates. It’s a great networking opportunity as well as a chance to witness the latest innovations in marine equipment, construction materials and marine systems. 

It is organised around ‘country pavilions’ nearly all of which are organised by their respective national marine industry association. There are twenty nine countries represented from multiple continents. 

What is the history of the METSTRADE Show?

METSTRADE emerged after the demise of the former European Marine Trade Exhibition (EMTEC) which was held in Hamburg from 1970 to 1991. The need emerged for a purely B2B event focused on leisure marine equipment because in later years the EMTEC had become a hybrid B2C and B2B event merged with the Hamburg boat show. 

The first show was held in 1988 with only two national pavilions and 119 exhibitors and only 2750 visitors. Key developments in the show’s history include the first DAME Design awards in 1991 which would become the most prestigious accolade for marine equipment manufacturers. After greatly restricted shows in 2020 and 2021, the latest METSTRADE show in 2022 recovered to attract 1437 exhibitors and 26479 attendees. 

When and where is METSTRADE 2023?

METSTRADE 2023 will take place from 15 to 17 November 2023 in Amsterdam. 

It will take place at: 

RAI Amsterdam


1078 GZ Amsterdam

The Netherlands

METSTRADE 2023 opening hours:

Wed. 15 November: 10.00 – 18.00

Thu. 16 November: 10.00 – 18.00

Fri. 17 November: 10.00 – 17.00

What can visitors expect from METSTRADE 2023?

New aspects of the show that visitors can look forward to seeing this year include: a section dedicated to business start-ups by entrepreneurs new to the industry; a zone of the show dedicated to foiling; and a zone specialising in next-generation propulsion systems. There will also be a new careers section situated in the Young Professionals Club.

Travel and Parking

For those hoping to use public transport, Metro 52 or tram 4 stops right in front of the RAI. RAI Amsterdam is only a couple of minutes walk from the RAI train station.

Though show organisers are not encouraging driving, RAI Amsterdam is situated just off the A10 ring motorway (exit 9) and has its own underground car park. Alternatively, during major events signposts along the ring road will direct you to one of the car parks on the edge of Amsterdam, where a shuttle bus will bring you to the RAI.

Visit CJR at METS

CJR is delighted to be attending METSTRADE 2023 particularly after the success of Cannes Yachting Festival 2023 in September and Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in October. We look forward to meeting new faces and existing clients. 

You will be able to find the CJR team in the Superyacht Pavillion (SYP) on stand 11.505.

Visit us to find out more about:

  • The speed and range gains you could achieve using CJR flow aligned sterngear and fully CNC-machined Class S propellers
  • Our two week rapid delivery service
  • How our bespoke solutions are helping our customers achieve their project goals

Get in touch now if you’d like to arrange a meeting or come to our stand to find out more.