Open Yard / Öppet Varv
Scandinavia's largest sail boat show


2018 is the 25th 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 many interesting boats exhibited to explore. We show both new and premium used boats. Open Yard is the only boat show where you can watch yachts being built.

Many shore exhibitors

On the accessories side there is a very large number of exhibitors of rigging, furlers, sails, navigation electronics, engines generators, fuel cells, shore power, chargers, inverters, insulation transformers, propellers, winches, thrusters, heaters, safety equipment, satellite communication, foul weaterh gear, insurance, yacht clubs, ropes, VHF heat cameras, watermakers, hot water calorifiers, marine heads,  deck hardware, teak deck suppliers, maintenace yards, yacht paints, charts, engine spare parts and a lot o further yach equipment. Last year there was 78 shore exhibitors. You find the full 2017 exhibitor's list here

You cannot find such a wide range of yachts on any other sail boat show in Scandinavia as on Open Yard in Ellös. 


Opening hours

24-26 August 2018, 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. Anyone can follow a marked path through the yard. There will be many boats 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, 24-26 August 2018