Top superyacht builders join Saudi boat show
Jeddah, November 2, 2010
Trinity Yachts and Westport, two of the world’s most renowned superyacht builders, have confirmed their participation in Saudi Arabia’s largest annual leisure marine tourism event.
The Saudi International Boat Show will be held from December 8 to 11 at the Al Furusya Marina & Yacht Club in Jeddah.
The presence of Trinity Yachts and Westport reaffirms show’s emergence as one of the world’s premier boating events, said a statement.
The United States-based Trinity Yachts is one of the world’s elite builders of custom superyachts, capable of delivering any boat design in sizes of up to 123m. It specialises in steel and aluminium construction with emphasis on European quality, it said.
Westport has over 46 years of experience in yacht building. It was a pioneer in the use of composite materials in yacht and commercial construction and has so far completed over 120 yachts and several commercial vessels.
“Westport considers the Saudi International Boat Show a major opportunity to build on existing relationships and form new partnerships whilst showcasing the kind of products, customer support and expertise that has earned our brand a loyal global following,” said Philip Purcell, vice president of Westport.
The show is organised by Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) which is endorsed by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities. It is managed by Al Ahlam marine tourism group, which incorporates dream divers and Saudi yachts.
This year’s show will feature a dedicated supplies and services pavilion displaying a wide range of navigation equipment, engines and fixtures and fittings, plus a Marina display area showcasing the latest models of superyachts, leisure crafts, fishing boats, power boats and sailing boats from around the world.
“Around one third of the world’s fleet of superyachts are owned by Middle East residents, many of which originated from Saudi Arabia, which makes the show the ideal platform for yacht builders to promote their luxury products & services. The inclusion of these builders in our exhibitor lineup reflects the growing prominence of the Kingdom in particular as the most untapped & lucrative leisure marine market,” said Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO of DWTC.
The show will also include a full weekend of festivities highlighted by the Dive Village, Saudi Arabia's only dedicated diving village where diving lessons and other activities related to diving and marine tourism will be conducted. - TradeArabia News Service