What is METS? The Marine Equipment trade show?
Being in the business of boat sales and building we always try to visit a few boat / marine shows around the world. We try to look, not only at some of the fanciest sea going machines on earth, but also some of the latest gadgets and ideas from the boating world.
We have just arrived back from Amsterdam Mets (the marine equipment trade show) I think that this is one of the largest if not THE Largest Marine Equipment shows in the world. As the name suggests this show is for the trade only .
The best way of explaining what you might see there is to say that you will find almost anything to do with boats and boat building but not really any boats themselves……. except for maybe the odd speedboat tender or RIB.
Things that you might find there include:
Flares, lifejackets, rigging, glues, composites, rigging, hypalon, PVC, trailers, RIBs, plywood suppliers, boat builders, widgets, a-frames, GRP suppliers, paint, tubes, grab handles, consoles, steering systems, throttle cables, Batteries, tables, chairs, upholstery materials, fabrics………..in fact you name it its probably there. etc.
If you are in the Marine trade, this show is really a must go as it gives you a world wide perspective on the fixtures, fittings and ideas that are out there in the World wide marine market.