Open Yard / Öppet Varv

Scandinavia's largest sail boat show


2017 is the 24th year in a row for the Open Yard boat show. All boat manufacturers, boat dealers and relevant boat accessories exhibitors are invited to show boats and equipment during this weekend. This is Scandinavia's largest sail boat show.

More than just a regular sail boat show

There will be a lot of interesting boats in the water to explore. Boats from eight diferent nations have applied. Examples of boats that will be present are X-Yachts, J/Boats, Najad, Linjett, Regina, Faurby, Dragonfly, Hallberg-Rassy, ​​Sirius, Haber, CR Yachts, MF boat, Moody, Discovery, Delphia, Finn Flyer, Vindö Rapid Commuter, Nauticat, Maxi Yachts, Forsatio Yachts and many more. We can promise at least five premieres alread now.

On the accessories side there is a very large number of exhibitors of rigging, sails, navigation equipment, engines and other yacht equipment. Examples of such exhibitors are Volvo Penta, Yanmar, Lombardini, Seldén Mast, Elvström Sails, UK Syversen, North Sails, Lundh Sails, Pantaenius, Raymarine, Furuno, Thermoprodukter, Pelle P, Dometic, Liros, Mastervolt, Whisper, Sleipner, Lewmar, Andersen, Ronstan, Spinlock, Fusion, Vetus, Båtsystem, Cordland, Comstedt, World Cruising Club, Hallberg-Rassy Parts, Orust Yachtservice, Adams Boat Care, Eberspächer, Websto and many more.

You cannot find such a wide range of yachts on any other sail boat show in Scandinavia as on Open Yard in Ellös. Norwegian boat magazine Seilas says about Open Yard: "Europe's most charming boat show"

Opening hours

25-27 August 2017, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 am until 18:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00, the boats are shown in the water. From Friday at 14:00 to 18:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 16:00 is it also possible to see how the boats are built at Hallberg-Rassy. Anyone can follow a marked path through the yard. There will be many boats between 31-64 feet under construction in various stages inside the yard. At some stations at the yard the boat building is shown during the weekend. The vist to the yard is well worth the trip.

Open Yard, northern Europe's most interesting boat show! This is the only boat show in the world where you can actually see how yachts are being built.

"Europe's most charming boat show" according to the Norwegian sailing magazine Seilas.

Open Yard has literally visitors from all around the world who come to see this complete Boat Show, which is unmatched in the world.

"Europe's most charming boat show" according to the Norwegian sailing magazine Seilas.

Open Yard

There is no other boat show anywhere in the world that matches the Open Yard

More sailing yachts than any other boat show in Scandinavia

Open Yard, see boat building in the making

Lots of yacht equipment exhibitors

Open Yard, Ellös, Orust, Sweden, 25-27 August 2017