All you need to know about METS 2016, the 'insiders' trade show

The useful guide to the largest marine equipment and accessories expo

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Miami, recently ended successfully. Now in its 57th edition, the US exhibition is one of the most prestigious showcases of world yachting, where leading brands of boating meet. This year too reaffirms the strategic importance of the American market regarding volume of business, potentially growing, and increasing presence of owners much more likely to buy custom-made superyacht. The Italian leisure marine industry is overseas considered the most desirable and prestigious, as made in Italy car and fashion best brands are. In light of above, there is great expectation for the METS to be held in Amsterdam five days from today, especially for Italian companies that are world leaders in creativity and craftsmanship. InMare too, the Italian brand leader in fenders and mooring systems will attend this special event to create new business relationships and to meet partners and old friends. 


Show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry, which has been bringing the marine industry together for decades. Over 22,000 professionals from 112 countries around the world will convene in Amsterdam RAI: boat and yacht builders, naval architects, yacht designers, interior builders, naval engineers, marina owners, marina operators, marina suppliers, yacht captains and crew, marine industry consultants, yacht brokers, charter boat operators, and much more. During three days filled with inspiration and innovation, METS provides the perfect platform to network, exchange ideas and do business about everything there is to know about building and keeping a boat. Year after year the METSTRADE Show proves itself as the B2B world of synergies for marina professionals.

METS 2016 Amsterdam

The Country Pavilions have been a prominent element of the METSTRADE Show since 1988. National Pavilions are run by the national associations members of ICOMIA - International Council of Marine Industry Associations - and feature exhibitors, who are present their products in their Country Pavilion with the aim to create a national bond. Currently, the following countries have their own country pavilion: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United Kingdom, the United States, China, Slovenia and South Korea. These areas are joined by specialist pavilions: SuperYacht, marina & yard equipment and construction material.

SYP METS 2016 Amsterdam

The SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) is the only dedicated B2B event for the global superyacht industry. With excellent networking opportunities, a broad range of showcased innovations, the hosting of the Global Superyacht Forum and its location in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, the SYP is an unmissable event for every professional in the large yacht industry.

CMP METS 2016 Amsterdam

The Construction Material Pavilion is the specialist platform for raw materials and composites together with the Material Xperience, and reflects developments and innovations in recent years. CMP is the perfect place to get inspiration about what materials to use and how to use them, and discuss products with designers and boat builders. In the Material Xperience, part of the CMP, suppliers from a wide range of other industries showcase their products to the global leisure marine industry, inspring naval architects, designers and shipyards with innovative new materials to be used in boat and yacht construction.

MYP METS 2016 Amsterdam

The Marina & Yard Pavilion (MYP) is the most important global port for building and managing a marina and hosts marina owners, operators, developers and suppliers from around the world. With 60+ exhibitors, MYP 2016 will be the biggest to date. The MYP has been showcasing marina specific equipment for almost a decade, ranging from: pontoon and boat mooring systems, utility pedestals, specialist lighting, pump-out systems, hoists, cranes and trailers, in-water boat lifts, management software, boat cradles and stands, fire-fighting and safety equipment, to dock fenders. The Marina & Yard Pavilion (MYP) will overlap with the renowned ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (from 17 to 19 November). The ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016 and METSTRADE's Marina & Yard Pavilion is an exceptional combination that will respresent one of the most exciting hub-events the international marina industry has seen in years. Visitors can meet hundreds of like-minded peers from around the world and enjoy an impressive line-up of speakers consisting of leading experts from the international marina industry. An innovative programme of topics, speakers and events under the theme “Future of marinas in a changing world”: a series of wonderful activities encapsulating the essence of the marina leisure industry and leaving each visitor with the wind in their sails.


As the marina industry hot spot at the METSTRADE Show, MYP is where you'll meet marina professionals from around the world and where InMare will be present again.

InMare METS 2016 Amsterdam

Stop by and visit us at MYP 05.303, Marina & Yard Pavilion! Our staff (spoken languages: Italian, Dutch, English, French, German) is at your fully disposal to show you the full range of our products: marine fenders, boat bumpers and mooring accessories. We're ready to listen to your needs, providing functional solutions and developing custom projects optimized for you. See you at METS!