Record numbers attend Marina Pattaya Boat Show
Published: Thursday, 05 December 2013
The second annual Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show closed this year with record visitor turnout, and strong trade reported. Held from 22 to 24 November at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club, this year’s show was the biggest and best yet.
A multi-million dollar line-up of boats, supercars and bikes, luxury properties, marine products and services attracted over 4,300 visitors to the three-day show. Among the crowds were Thai nationals, who are showing an growing interest in the marine leisure lifestyle, and expatriates from Thailand and across Asia.
Mrs. Supatra Angkawinijwong, Deputy Managing Director of Ocean Property, the show’s organisers, had a strong marketing plan going into the show that targeted Bangkok-based Thais and expatriates from the surrounding region. “Having launched the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show last year, our goals for 2013 were to grow the number of exhibitors and display area, and to attract a larger and more diverse visitor demographic to the show.” she said, adding, “Talking to exhibitors, they are very happy and the show was a great success.”