2014 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show Has Record Turnout
Published: Friday, 19 December 2014
The 2014 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show (OMPBS) was held Nov 27-30 at Ocean Marina in Pattaya, Thailand. The show welcomed about 5,800 visitors - the best turnout ever.
“We're very pleased with the visitor turnout this year,” says Supatra Angkawinijwong, Deputy Managing Director of Ocean Property, organisers of the OMPBS. “Each year our goal is to grow interest in boating in the domestic market and also to attract more international visitors, and for the third year in a row we have seen the number of visitors grow.”
The diverse range of marine accessories and marine products, a sector of the show that continues to grow and something that sets OMPBS apart from other shows in the region, saw sales of over THB2 million (US$61,000). Property developers reported strong interest. Luxury products such as jewellery recorded large purchases and the food and beverage outlets in the show reported record sales.
Visitors enjoyed activities such as free yacht cruises, on water toy displays, and jet pack flying board demonstrations.
Introduced at the 2014 show, the International Fishing Boat Competition, organised by the Thailand Fishing Tackle Trade and Manufacture Association in co-operation with Ocean Marina, was a big hit with lots of tough competition over the two days and talk of expanding it further next year.
The one-day Boat & Yacht Thailand 2014 (“green boating”) Conference took place in a packed meeting room of over 70 industry representatives and guests.
The fourth annual Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will take place at Ocean Marina Nov 26-29, 2015.