If you happen to be in the area
The Samira Mumbai Boat Show opened on Thursday 28 February, with a host of British manufacturers taking exhibition space.
The show runs until 2 March on the western Indian coast.
The British Marine Federation have played an advisory role in helping set up the show and have a stand at the event.
The organisers say: “Why Mumbai? With a population in excess of 12 million, Mumbai is said to have more millionaires per square mile than Manhattan. That apart, there are many more reasons why it makes sense for India’s largest boat show to dock in Mumbai:
Mumbai is known as the Gateway to India;
It is India’s commercial and business hub;
It accounts for 16% of India’s income tax collection and 35% of India’s corporate tax collection;
Mumbai has a natural harbour with miles of sheltered coastline with great places to sail to.”
Fairline are one of the exhibitors and are also hosting a private evening reception at the Taj Mahal Palace rooftop.
The firm believe Mumbai will become an important pleasure boating haven over the coming years, as infrastructure develops.
Derek Carter, Fairline’s CEO, is attending the Show and says: “We see Mumbai as an exciting potential market for Fairline and hope that as a result of the show we will consolidate our reputation in India as one of the world’s leading manufacturers in this sector.”
Princess and Sunseeker are also there, along with the leading Italian and French manufacturers, plus a host of engine dealers.