PHUKET, Thailand – Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) celebrates its 10th anniversary as ‘Asia’s Favourite Boat Show’ returning to Thailand’s premier boating haven Royal Phuket Marina (RPM) from March 21-24.
The region’s most successful marine and lifestyle show is showcasing more exhibitors and boats than ever before with up to 60 power boats and yachts from 10-35 metres.
As many as 120 companies representing over 250 international brands from as far afield as Australia, Europe and the USA, as well as Asia and China, are exhibiting both on water and at the luxury lifestyle marina’s exhibition centre.
Iconic boat brands on show include Azimut, Beneteau, Fairline, Sunseeker, Ferretti and Bavaria Yachts.
Marine exhibits extend to equipment and accessories, charter, diving and sailing holidays, technical and design services, marina construction and a wide range of water sports toys and gadgets.
Also on show at the luxury lifestyle exhibition, will be a wide choice of luxury properties, from marina front villas and condos to reasonably priced condominiums and investment opportunities, together with latest luxury cars and iconic brands. New on offer from Royal Phuket Marina are ‘La Reserve Residences’, a new condominium development styled especially for families. Tailored for families, ‘La Reserve Residences‘ feature 40 one and two-bedroom condominiums in two blocks, each with their own rooftop ‘Sky Pools’.
As befits a show in Phuket, Thailand’s favourite holiday island, cocktail parties and receptions will give exhibitors and visitors the chance to mingle and network whilst enjoying the Mediterranean-style ambience of Royal Phuket Marina.
Phuket International Boat Show 2013 (www.phuketboatshow.com) promises to continue breaking records, surpassing over 4,000 who attended last year, with sales exceeding US$$25 million.
“With purpose built exhibition space overlooking in-water displays in a magical setting with fine dining and spectacular views, Asia’s largest boat show is set to retain its solid track record of sales and quality visitor attendance,” said Show Director, Andy Dowden.
The expo’s popularity is fuelled by a “growing interest in buying into the marine leisure lifestyle among wealthy Russian, Chinese and Thai boating enthusiasts”, added Royal Phuket Marina developer Gulu Lalvani. Among real estate promotions at this year’s show, Royal Phuket Marina is showcasing its princely collection of palatial ‘Royal Villas’, the most exclusive address in Phuket for boat owners, with their own private moorings for super-cruisers.
With state-of-the-art moorings for 120 vessels and 50 ‘dry’ berths, the prestigious Mediterranean-style yachting and luxury lifestyle community is at the hub of Phuket’s fast-growing popularity with the international boating community.
Phuket’s marine playground is globally connected by more than 200 direct international flights weekly from both Asia and Europe.