The 22nd edition of Dubai International Boat Show recorded swift boat sales within hours of the show opening. The highlight was Dubai-based Sunseeker Middle East that signed a deal for the flagship 48 meter superyacht, the SS 155, worth more than AED 153 million (£25.5 million).
The tri-deck SS 155, Sunseeker’s newest flagship, is the largest and most advanced yacht that the company has ever produced. Accommodating up to 12 guests and 10 crew, the yacht is ideally suited for long distance cruising, with the latest generation of hull design.
Other notable sales were made by leading Turkish megayacht builder, Bilgin Yachts Shipyard, which reported a sale of a 50 meter superyacht worth AED 114 million (€22.5 million) on day three of the show. The luxury vessel, Bilgin 164, was sold to an Egyptian national and boasts six magnificent staterooms – an owner’s suite on the main deck, as well as a VIP cabin and four guest cabins, all situated on the lower deck.
UAE-based Al Shaali Marine opened the show with the sale of their 88-foot yacht, AS 88, which debuted at this edition of the Dubai International Boat Show. It was sold to a local owner of a real estate company in Dubai and is worth more than AED 9 million.
“We proudly unveiled the AS 88 for the first time here in Dubai, knowing that the Dubai International Boat Show draws serious buyers for our luxurious yachts and vessels, and were delighted to have been able to announce its sale on the first day it was debuted,” said Dr. Sultan Al Shaali, Chief Executive Officer of Al Shaali Marine.
Additionally, Bahrain-UAE-Oman-based specialists in marine engines, sports boats, and yachts Delma Marine reported more than AED 4 million within the first few days, from their unique Mercury engines, high speed amphibious vessel the Quadski, and their Boston Whaler line of sports boats.
“We’ve had interest from everyone – from locals, to expats to international visitors – and we’ve definitely seen an increase in sales already compared to last year,” said General Manager Waseem Ben Khadra.
This edition showcased more than 430 boats including the stunning 88.5 meter Nirvana and 88 meter Qauttroelle – two of the show’s largest ever superyachts. With such a participation and great sales, this year’s Dubai International Boat Show was well in stead.
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