Middle East market ever stronger

The 2008 Dubai Boat Show, which closed over the weekend, has been hailed as a success, with many of the British marques enjoying strong sales.

According to show organisers Dubai World Trade Centre, hundreds of boats have been sold and the high turnout of visitors means that the event is set to surpass the 2007 record of over 25,000 visitors.

Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre, said: “The core purpose of the boat show is to do business, make sales, and bring buyers and suppliers together.

“The strong sales exhibitors are enjoying at this year’s event demonstrates how effective the show is for companies looking to drive sales in one of the world’s most dynamic leisure marine markets.”

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