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“Hong Kong International Boat Show 2017” Top world models draw thousands of visitors

December 8, 2017 Exhibitions No Comments Email Email

The ‘Hong Kong International Boat Show 2017’, the only boat show in Hong Kong this year, came to a close on December 3 amid the applause of both visitors and exhibitors. Organized by Club Marina Cove, the event featured a prize collection of designer exhibits, which included several award-winning boat models, with some of them being presented for their first time in Hong Kong, and even in Asia. The three-day Show attracted thousands of visitors and reported several immediate sales.

China Pacific Marine reported an opening day sale of a Jeanneau 54 and a Merry Fisher 795 from France, while Hong Kong Boating also sold a Quicksilver from the U.S., followed by requests for sea trials from potential buyers.

In addition, positive response was recorded at the hardstand booths, which featured a wide array of watersports equipment and accessories.

This year’s exhibitors included:

  • Asia Yachting, with its display of the Monte Carlo Yacht 105 from Italy, priced over HK$100 million;
  • Marine Italia exhibit – Azimut Grande 27 Metri from Italy, winner of the “Most Achieved Trophy” in the 80’-125’ category at the World Yacht Trophies 2017;
  • Ferretti Group Asia Pacific – Ferretti Yacht 850;
  • Asia Marine Yacht Services – Galeon 500 Fly from Poland, which was named the European Powerboat of 2016;
  • Absolute Marine – Absolute 58 Fly from Italy;
  • NextWave, the distributor for the English brand Sealine;
  • Simpson Marine – Beneteau Swift Trawler 44, inaugural launch in Asia;
  • Princess Yachts Greater China – Princess 75 Motor Yacht, which won an Asia Boating Award (Best Production Motor Yacht (15m to 24m) in 2016 and Motor Boat & Yachting Award in 2017;
  • Sunseeker Asia; Steering Marine; Wah Hing (China) Marine; Pak Marine; Promax Marine; etc.

With a rising number of boating and watersports enthusiasts in Hong Kong, the market has become increasingly active with a preference for larger yachts, according to exhibitors.

Now in its 23rd year, the ‘Hong Kong International Boat Show’, organized by Club Marina Cove, is the most established platform in Southeast Asia for the international boating industry. As the organizer, Club Marina Cove is dedicated to promoting the long-term development of the Hong Kong boating industry by providing a trading platform for the Hong Kong and Asian boating industry.

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