Thailand’s boating scene has been on the rise in recent years. A lot of Thai people are showing interest in this kind of market.
Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is one such event where it showcases this kind of market. This year, Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is running on its fifth year. It is a four-day event that is happening on November 24 – 27, 2016 and is held at Ocean Marina in Pattaya.
The growth from the boat show
Since the launching of the event 5 years ago, a considerable amount of growth in the marine tourism and in boat rentals has been seen in the Gulf of Thailand.
Ocean Marina Pattaya’s boat show has helped the region in positioning it as a leading destination for marine exploration in Southeast Asia.
Boat show exhibitors
With early confirmations from exhibitors for this year’s event, the organizers are planning a larger display compared to last year.
This year’s exhibitors include top dealership brands such as Boat Lagoon Yachting and Simpson Marine which secured an even bigger exhibition space compared to last year.
There are also luxury Italian boat brands that are joining the exhibition such as Azimut Yachts, CNB Yachts, Monte Carlo Yachts and Wider.
Superyacht brands include Admiral and Sanlorenzo and also a number of brokerage yachts are also available on display.
Thais are getting into the boating scene
On last year’s event, sixty eight percent of the visitors were Thai. This number shows that a lot of Thai people are enjoying and spending more time on water. More and more Thais are coming to Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show to learn more about boating.
There are also more people going out on the water by chartering boats and enjoying the beauty of the marine playground in the Gulf of Thailand.
Being closer to Bangkok makes Ocean Marina the best coastal destination for weekend getaways for the capital’s almost 9 million inhabitants. Upon arrival at the marina, visitors can be in the water within minutes and explore the 43 islands that are less than an hour by boat near the marina.
While Pattaya is fast becoming the boating capital of Thailand, there are also numerous boating and sailing activities around the country. For Thais or tourists wanting to explore the boating and sailing activities in other areas of Thailand, they can check Thailand Dive and Sail for more details.