Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show: Another successful boating season in Thailand
The yachting industry visited Thailand after the successful boat shows in Cannes and Monaco where it conquered the Ocean Marina Yacht Club
Fresh off a splendid summer of European boat shows in places like Cannes, Southampton, Monaco, and Genoa, the yachting industry now turns its eyes to its South East Asian season of yachting events. Held from the November 24 to 27 this year, the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show made its fifth return at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Thailand’s leading marina resort complex on Jomtien Beach, renowned as one of the best yacht clubs and marinas in Asia.
Organised by the Ocean Property Group, the show aimed to attract more than 6,000 visitors, as well as more than 85 national and international exhibitors (on-land and in-water), building on the success of the previous year’s event. Visitors at the four-day show had the opportunity to engage with high-end brands displaying a range of gadgets, technical boat equipment, luxury and lifestyle consumer products, hospitality, and real estate.
Exhibitors for the 2016 show included yacht dealerships Simpson Marine and Boat Lagoon Yachting, and the following luxury boat brands were represented: Azimut Yachts, Beneteau, Cranchi, CNB Yachts, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Monte Carlo Yachts, Prestige, Princess Yachts, Viking Yachts, and Wider. Superyacht manufacturers Admiral and Sanlorenzo were also on site, with an extensive selection of brokerage yachts made available for viewing.
The event also featured water sport activities such as daily yacht cruises, kayaking and paddleboat trials, jetpack flying board demonstrations, games, as well as social and networking events like a food and drinks festival, and the Boat and Yacht Thailand Conference. With exciting highlights promised for guests and visitors of all ages, the event was one for the family that was not to be missed.
This story was first published in Yacht Style.