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News: AED 72 Million Superyacht Sells On the Frist Day Of Dubai International Boat Show

March 15, 2010 by Superyacht Design
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Companies at this year’s Dubai International Boat Show are reporting good early sales, with one of the superyachts already sold on the first day of the show.
The Sunseeker 38 Metre Special Edition superyacht was purchased by a buyer from the GCC on Tuesday, the first morning of the show, for AED 72 million.

“The sale of this beautiful superyacht is a great example of how confidence is returning to the leisure marine market, especially here in Dubai,” said Helal Saeed Almarri, CEO, Dubai World Trade Centre. “We experienced a great number of serious buyers during the first day of the show and we are confident that we will see further good news stories from the Dubai International Boat Show throughout the week.”

Sunseeker is one of the leading companies at this year’s show and have eight boats on display including the Sunseeker 82 Yacht, Manhattan 70, Manhattan 60, Manhattan 52, Predator 62, Portofino 47 and the Superhawk 43.

“This is the best possible start to this year’s Dubai International Boat Show,” said Francesco Pitea, General Manager, Sunseeker Middle East. “We have always maintained that the leisure marine industry in the Middle East will remain buoyant, especially for the strongest brands which people have come to trust. The Dubai International Boat Show provides us access to some of the top buyers in the region and we are hopeful of doing more business in the coming days.”

The Dubai International Boat Show runs until 13 March 2010 at the Dubai International Marine Club – Mina Seyahi from 3pm – 9pm daily. The show is open to trade visitors and the general public.

Admission is AED 55 per person for all attendees without an invitation and tickets are available now from timeouttickets.com. Children under 12 will be admitted free and must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Access to the Marina Display Area may be restricted at certain times. For more information visit http://www.boatshowdubai.com

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