All other sailboat builders are welcome to exhibit at the show. Some of the recent improvements of the show are:
Completely new dock
A completely new easterly dock is being built
Freshly renovated hotel across the street
Hotel Varvet (also known as Sjögården), across the street, is freshly renovated, with hotel business, spa, hostel, restaurant and bar.
There will be well maintained classic boats, not for sale, on show as well.
There will be food and drinks in the middle of the harbour with real palm trees. Good food at reasonable prices.
There are four restaurants open in the area both during the opening hours of the Open Yard event as well as in the evenings after the event. One of those restaurants is at the Open Yard area and three in the neighbourhood.