Asia’s favourite boat show – PIMEX – is ready for the 2016 show. January 7th to 10th at Royal Phuket Marina

Following a record breaking 12th Phuket International Boat Show presented by Thailand Elite in 2015, Royal Phuket Marina will once again host the event and Thailand Elite will be back on board.

A record of more than 5,000 visitors — verified by an independent auditing company at the show — made PIMEX 2015 the biggest yet. But for the organisers, numbers is only part of the story.

“We’re very happy with the turnout, and with over 5,000 independently verified visitors this year it is one of the busiest Show’s to date. However, our focus for PIMEX goes beyond the numbers. Our focus is on attracting quality visitors, the type with an interest in the offerings at the Show and those who have purchasing power,” said Mr. Andy Dowden, PIMEX Show Director. “Having talked to many people at the last show, the feedback from exhibitors and the interest from serious buyers has been very encouraging. We expect there to be a lot of business done after the show as a result of leads and contacts made.”

Over 50 yachts in the water and over 100 exhibiting brands attracted a massive increase in visitor numbers.

Following record numbers of 2,000 visitors on the first day, thousands of interested buyers from within Thailand and overseas each day enjoyed the offerings onshore and in-the-water, with visitors continuing to arrive long into the evening. Confirmed sales at the show include real estate, products by Sea-Doo and Quadski, lots of interest in brokerage boats and with offers made, as well as contracts signed for new builds and luxury cars.

On The Quadski Stand Rolls-Royce were joined by Aston Martin, BMW and Mini at the 2015 Phuket International Boat Show.

Rolls Royce at Phuket Boat Show

The boardwalk at Royal Phuket Marina was abuzz from opening to closing, and long into the nights, with a collection of pop-up bars and eateries complementing the established restaurant outlets. The marina atmosphere was accentuated by a packed in-water display.

Boats at Royal Phuket Marina During The Thailand Boat Show


“The quality of boats on display included many of the top brands from around the world as well as Thailand’s leading dealers and brokerages. With boats from 32-foot to 112-foot the variety was impressive, as was the 17 boats over 20 metres in length — another record for PIMEX,” added Dowden.

Superyachts to PIMEX

A new highlight for the next show will an invitation to yachts over 35m to take part in the show. PIMEX will offer a VVIP reception lounge in one of the luxury villas dockside for owners and agents to meet and greet invited guests interested in chartering or purchasing the fantastic array of top shelf yachts now homing in on Phuket, the superyacht hub of South East Asia. Potential customers will be transferred to the yachts direcly from the lounge by express launch.

Dates for the 13th Phuket International Boat Show are set: 7th to 10th January 2016 at Royal Phuket Marina.

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