Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show has always focussed its efforts in two areas: 1) Ensuring a quality and diverse line-up of marine businesses showing their products and services, and 2) Attracting visitors with an interest in the product and the purchasing power.
“We believe it’s important our exhibitors get a return on their investment in the show. Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show first and foremost is a showcase of all things marine. Whether it’s gadgets and gizmos, the latest on-water toys, jetski, hobie cats, speedboats, commercial passenger crafts to luxury sail and power boats and superyachts, we cater to all marine products and services and we focus our visitor marketing on attracting the right kind of visitor so exhibitors will have a successful show,” commented Mr. Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club.
Three months out and the in-water display is shaping up with leading international yacht brands and local dealerships, the most recent to sign-up being Azimut and Simpson Marine, already taking up many of the in-water berths.
Thailand itself has an established boat building industry renowned for innovation and quality, and Bangkok and the East Coast is the heart of that industry. Building on last year’s success which saw a number of local boat builders showcase their products for the first time and secure sales and orders at the show, there has been increased interest in this segment with Sakun C the latest Thai boat builder to confirm their attendance.
Onshore, chandlers, water toys, brokerages, boat maintenance and marine product suppliers will be displaying their wares, and are joined by a selection of the finest properties from the Eastern Seaboard and Bangkok and the Dot Property Pavilion which will be making its debut this year.
“With our close proximity and easy access to Bangkok, we will again see a large turnout of potential buyers from Bangkok, and through a series of co-promotions with luxury businesses and brands in the capital there will be more Thai High Net Worth Individuals hosted and visiting the show this year,” added Mr. Finsten.