Friday, March 04, 2011

AED 100 Million Superyacht sold at Dubai International Boat Show

AED 100 Million Superyacht sold at Dubai International Boat Show

4 March 2011

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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.

ArifOomer, 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.
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About Dubai International Boat Show:

Dubai International Boat Show, the most trusted and established marine industry exhibition in the Middle East, is a showcase of yachts and boats from both local and international builders together with the latest innovations in marine equipment and accessories.

Established in 1992, the multi-award winning show showcases the latest Leisure Boats, equipment and associated services in the Middle East:

• Exhibitors include both local and international boat manufacturers as well as the latest innovations in marine equipment and supplies

• More than 23,000 international and local visitors attend including key buyers from Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia

About Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC):

Professionally managed and hostedby the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) which provides more than three decades of experience in delivering world-class events in the Middle East,featuring local, regional and international exhibitors with unmatched expertise and in-depth market knowledge. The extensive portfolio of leading trade and consumer brand events include GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK, Gulfood and Dubai International Motor Show. The DWTC’s commitment to ongoing innovation within the exhibition industry has supported the rapid growth and development of a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer shows, and delivered consistent satisfaction to exhibitors and visitors. DWTC works with the leading trade bodies and industry associations to ensure that all exhibitions deliver full value, and are built upon the real needs of their specific sector.
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