The Phuket International Boat Show, also known by its acronym PIMEX, was celebrating its 10th anniversary this year with a lineup of brands and products which have made it Asia’s favorite maritime and lifestyle show.
The show is the brainchild of well known Phuket personality Andy Dowden to include the region’s largest in-water display with a range of luxury and sail boats ranging from superyachts, through to everyday boats and fun water craft.
The exebition took place between March 21-24 at the elegant Royal Phuket Marina and two highlights this year’s show were the Classic Turkish Gulet, Capricorn, and the Astondoa 102 foot superyacht, Blosson Uno.
Interested boat buyers have the opportunity to step aboard and experience the vast array of boats on display, discuss all the pros and cons with knowledgeable sales staff, attend cocktail parties and just bask in the vast selection of major brands on display from around the world.
Families and kiddies also have a great day out exploring the marine and lifestyle products and services, toys and gadgets, not to mention luxury villas, affordable condos and the myriad of investment opportunities in the residential and lifestyle sector which are on display.
Andy Dowden, the PIMEX founder and show director said: “We were celebrating our 10th anniversary this year and we had the best lineups of exhibitors ever. Everything from top-of-the-line luxury power and sail boats down to trailer boats and fun watercraft, gadgets and widgets, services and real estate were showcased.
Exhibitors came from all around the world to exhibit at PIMEX due to its pivotal position in the regional marine industry as both a playground and a hub for marine leisure in Asia. As well as iconic maritime brands like Sunseeker, Northrop and Johnson, Fillipetti Yachts, Jeanneau, Azimut, Ferretti, Fairline, Beneteau, Gulf Craft, Hanse, Pershing and Princess there are numerous yacht charter and chandlery supply companies displaying like Sunsail, Elite Yachting, Asia Marine and Yachtpro”
“We had over 90 exhibitors from more than 15 countries representing in excess of 100 brands.” added Andy Dowden. “PIMEX is a must if you are in the yachting industry in Asia. It has gone from strength to strength each year and it’s informative, innovative, interesting and a lot of fun. And of course PIMEX is not just about boats and products, it’s also a great networking and fun venue for everyone.”
The dates have been set for the 2014 Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX 2014), ‘Asia’s favourite boat show’, and will be held 9th to 12th January 2014 at Royal Phuket Marina.
For more details visit the official website: www.phuketboatshow.com
Source: Phuket Gazette – online English newspaper for Phuket, Thailand The Phuket Gazette is the English-language community newspaper for Phuket, Thailand, with Daily news, articles, classified ads, yellow pages, events, maps, and Phuket local television.