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Nearly $50m in sales registered during Dubai boat show

Around $50 million in sales was recorded at this
year’s Dubai International Boat Show, which concluded on Saturday, organisers
have revealed.

The five-day event, which took place at the Dubai
International Marine Club, showcased more than 430 boats and over 800 exhibiting
companies and brands from more than 54 countries and was attended by an estimated 26,000
local and international visitors.

“We know that Dubai International Boat Show draws
serious buyers, and this year has been no exception. Not only are we expecting
to sell superyachts and boats, but we’ve also inked three dealership agreements
– one regionally and two in Europe – to supply our high quality,
UAE-manufactured luxury yachts to even more buyers,” said Sultan Al Shaali, CEO
of Al Shaali Group, which unveiled the AS 100 superyacht, which is valued at AED20
million ($5.45 million).

Local marine company ART Marine reported the sale
of the luxury Italian-made Fiart 47, worth €800,000 ($867,424) and a 26.45m SL
86, worth €5.6 million and developed by San Lorenzo Middle East.

“It has been a very productive boat show ‎with
great results so far, and has given us the exposure we are expecting. There has
been a constant flow of very serious, high net worth prospects from the UAE and
GCC countries, and we are already looking forward to the next boat show,” said
Tarek A. Khalil, Managing Director of ACE Marine.

Sunreef Yachts, which manufactures luxury sailing
and power catamarans and superyachts from 60 to 200 feet, reported it saw
strong interest in its 70 foot Damrak II luxury power catamaran, worth €2.2
million.

“We’ve confirmed and secured two sea trials from
very serious buyers who want to experience this elegant vessel on water, and
we’re also seeing a lot of interest in our bigger, custom-made boats in the 115
to 200 feet range,” said Francis Lapp, founder and CEO of Sunreef Yachts.

Regional specialists, Delma Marine, recorded total
sales of AED12 million across unique Mercury engines,
amphibious Quadski and Boston Whaler line of sports boats, including a Cabo
yacht valued at approximately AED3.67 million.

Local manufacturer Al Hareb Marine has also
reported the sale of four boats at a total value of AED8 million.

Fishing boat manufacturer IMG boats reported two
custom sales: a 52 footer worth AED2.4 million as well as a 40 foot sport
fisher valued at AED1.1 million, with more orders to be finalised on the final
day.

MTM Powersports, distributor for Sea-Doo watercraft
and Can-Am vehicles in the region, has sold more than 12 Sea-Doos, as well as
two of the only Middle East-built jetboats, with total sales currently around AED840,000,
according to commercial manager Bassem Wazafi.


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Exhibitors report rising interest in small and medium sized boats

The Dubai International Boat Show 23rd edition is reporting increased interest in boats of all kinds this year.

UAE-based Al Shaali Marine said it is expecting to sell at least three superyachts and seven medium-sized boats by the end of the show.

“Not only are we expecting to sell superyachts and boats, but we’ve also inked three dealership agreements — one regionally and two in Europe — to supply our high quality, UAE-manufactured luxury yachts to even more buyers,” said Sultan Al Shaali, CEO of Al Shaali Group.

ART Marine reported the sale of the luxury Italian-made Fiart 47, worth 800,000 euros (Dh3.2 million).

 

San Lorenzo Middle East, represented by ACE Marine, also confirmed the sale of their 26.45-metre SL 86, worth 5.6 million euros in the first three days of the show, with serious prospects expected to convert to sales in the coming days.

Regional specialists, Delma Marine, have recorded total sales of Dh12 million across their unique Mercury engines, amphibious Quadski and Boston Whaler line of sports boats, including a Cabo yacht valued at approximately Dh3.67 million.

Local manufacturer Al Hareb Marine has also reported the sale of four boats at a total value of Dh8 million.

IMG boats, local manufacturer of uniquely designed fishing boats, reported two custom sales: a 52 footer worth Dh2.4 million as well as a 40 foot sport fisher valued at Dh1.1 million, with more orders to be finalised on the final day.

First-time exhibitor Brodie Boats, premier wake boat specialist and authorised dealer for Moomba and Supra wake boats, has already seen a massive return on investment on exhibiting, after visiting the show last year.

Returning exhibitor MTM Powersports, distributor for Sea-Doo watercraft and Can-Am vehicles in the region, has sold more than 12 Sea-Doos, as well as two of the only Middle East-built jetboats, with total sales currently around Dh840,000, according to Commercial Manager Bassem Wazafi.

“Watersports are becoming more and more popular in the region and we’ve seen this reflected in the sales of jet skis and jetboats every year,” Wazafi said.

Exhibitors from the show’s new sectors, DIBS Fishing, DIBS Sailing and DIBS Watersports, have also fared well, with sales taking place every day of the show.

“Kayaks have been our most popular product. We sold four on the first day itself and continued to sell many every day. The turnout has been amazing and we’ll definitely be exhibiting again next year,” said Sterenn Bourges, CEO and Owner of Sea-You watersports company specialised in non-motorised equipment.

 

 

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