Dubai International Boat Show has recorded its biggest sale of the event so far with a 40 metre Sunseeker superyacht fetching AED100 million. Exhibitors across the board have reported good sales with smaller boats, mid-range and superyachts all selling well in the first three days of the event.
“The Dubai International Boat Show is recognized globally as the leadingevent for theentire marine industry in the Middle East, and the sale of thespectacular Sunseeker superyacht is a prime example of the growing confidence in the leisuremarine market,” saidTrixeeLoh, SVP, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of the event.“Our exhibitors see time and again that the show provides a range of opportunities to connect with regional buyers and boost their international sales.”
Sunseeker are one of the Dubai International Boat Show’s most prestigious brands and one of the five largest exhibitors at this year’s event. The show has been an excellent sales channel for the company which, in the 2010 edition of the show, sold a 38 metre superyacht for AED 72 million among other significant deals.
Arif Omer, Director, Sunseeker Middle East said: “The Dubai International Boat Show is without doubt the Middle East’s flagship show for the boating community, and for exhibitors there is no better business platform. The caliber and quality of the visitors to this event is consistently exceptionally high and the international contingent this year is more impressive than ever. Next year, for the 20th anniversary of the show, Sunseeker will have an extremely strong line-up of superyachts and we know that this is the event to present them to our target audience.”
More than 750 exhibitors, including 200 first timers, are participating at the Dubai International Boat Show2011, being held at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi, from March 1-5. Opening hours have been extended due to increased demand and the show will now run from 3pm to 9.30pm. For more information, please visit: www.boatshowdubai.com .