The much awaited Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show situated on the crescent calm beach of Jomtien, has been the catalyst to put Thailand forward as a leading marine destination in the South East Asian region and has returned for a fifth year with the largest display of boats and lifestyle products ever seen.
Ocean Marina is the largest and most popular international-class marina and yacht club in all of the Asian region. The upscale and sophisticated boat show this year attracted leading marine and luxury brands which have set a new benchmark in the boat and yacht industry. The Marina’s convenient proximity to Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok, makes it the number one coastal destination and weekend getaway for the more than eight million inhabitants that live in the metropolis. The marina is merely a short drive from Bangkok, a convenient hour away ride from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport and only 15 minutes away from the U-Tapao airport. Its surroundings are a contrast of green hills, a turquoise beach, and the incredible seascape of the eastern coast. In addition, the marina is close to many tourist attractions, golf courses, shopping and entertainment areas as well as some beautiful islands which have hardly been stepped on. Right after arriving at the marina, visitors can already be in the water enjoying the luxurious 43 islands that are within less than an hour away on a boat ride.
Ocean Marina Yacht Club insures to offer its clientele solely the ultimate living assets in luxury, elegance, privacy and nautical amenities with signature Thai hospitality to anyone looking for a perfect marina lifestyle by the sea.
Ever since the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show was launched five years ago, experts on the matter who are closely linked to the event have said that a considerable growth in marine tourism and boat usage has been experienced in the paradisiac Gulf of Thailand. The number of boat owners overseas who have chosen Ocean Marina as a base for their boats has increased reasonably and so has the number of Thai people buying boats in the region.
Some of the exhibitors at the Boat Show included top dealerships such as Simpson Marine and Boat Lagoon Yachting which had an extremely large exhibition space to show off the grandeur and beauty of their boats at both the in-water display space and onshore. These were also joined by luxury Italian boat brand Azimut Yachts, Beneteau, Cranchi, CNB Yachts, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Monte Carlo Yachts, Prestige, Princess Yachts, Viking Yachts and Wider. Superyacht brands represented at the show included Admiral and Sanlorenzo, and a large selection of brokerage yachts were also available to familiarize with for the 6000 or more visitors who partook in this successful event.
In addition to the incredible line-up of boats, cars and luxury lifestyle exhibitors, the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show included daily yacht cruises throughout the day, kayak and paddleboat trials, jetpack flying board demonstrations, fun games, a delicious food and drinks festival, and the yearly Boat and Yacht Thailand Conference.