(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The 21st edition of the Dubai International Boat Show is expected to witness record sales this year as one company reported strong boat sales withinin hours of the event's opening.
Additionally, several superyacht manufacturers have reported solid leads on the first day of the show with big sales expected over the five days.
Dubai-based Luxury Sea Boats recorded the sale of two of its exclusively distributed American-brand Malibu crafts as the gates opened, according to its sales manager, Dovran Dzuhmaev.
"We are delighted to have been among the first exhibitors to report sales at this year's show. The Dubai International Boat Show is an excellent platform for us to showcase our exclusively distributed yachts to a wide audience, and we look forward to seeing further sales throughout the show. The marine industry in the region is continuing to pick up speed, and consumer confidence is high at the moment. It is very promising," he said.
With more than 430 boats on display and over 780 exhibiting companies and brands, the Dubai International Boat Show, running until March 9 at the Dubai International Marine Club in Mina Seyahi, continues to be the leading marine exhibition in the region, with a number of stunning launches, great deals and exciting activities taking place.
The show is the most trusted and established marine industry exhibition in the Middle East. It is a showcase of yachts and boats from both local and international builders together with the latest innovations in marine equipment and accessories. More than 26,000 international and local visitors attend including key buyers from Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Samawy Marine, the UAE-owned marine company renowned for building boats with the highest standards of design and craftsmanship, has announced that its newest sports boat, the Samawy 33, is now open for reservations at the show.
The Samawy 33 is being leveraged across the market for luxury boats measuring between 33 to 38 feet - a class that is more affordable and easy to use. Samawy Marine's announcement for Samawy 33 reservations is a strong indicator of the continuing growth witnessed across the GCC region's luxury boat segment.
According to the company's senior executives, the Samawy 33 offers quality performance, high safety and full reliability - making it the perfect speed boat for leisure marine activities like fishing, diving, water sports and family trips. The announcement of reservations for the new model follows after the successful launch of the Samawy 44 at last year's show.
"Participating at this year's edition of the Dubai International Boat Show proves to be very strategic for us as we have timed the event with the announcement that our latest sports boat, the Samawy 33 is now open for reservations," said Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Mejren, founder and chairman of the Samawy Marine Boat Manufacturing Company.