Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars - North Technology

Phuket International Boat Show to kick-off season- 21 – 24 March 2013

by Infinity Communications on 14 Sep 2012
PIMEX Event Media
The 2013 Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) will showcase leading marine and lifestyle businesses, products and services from 21 – 24 March at the Royal Phuket Marina on Phuket Island, with a large in-water boat display, 2,500 sqm indoor exhibition space and marina-side activities on the boardwalk.

The 10th Anniversary PIMEX will be the biggest and best yet, with up to 60 boats in-the-water, a packed Exhibition Hall and a new 'Marine Market'.

Organisers moved the Show in 2012 from the traditional January slot to March, to accommodate a larger in-water display of quality boats, which proved to be a great success with the largest and highest quality boat display ever seen in Asia.

'The date change in 2012 was well-received, and resulted in an increased demand for more in-water display space. The change also meant the quality of product displayed in-the-water, as well as the quality of visitors, was the highest yet,' said Andy Dowden, Show Director.

This year, the in-water area has been expanded further with space for up to 60 boats.

Strategically positioned at the start of the Asian boat show season which runs from March through May, PIMEX is set to attract more top international boat and marine product brands, and will host a number of regional product launches as companies from around the world come to PIMEX to showcase their latest products for the 2012/13 Asian season.

New for this year is the Marine Market – an outdoor waterside exhibition space catering to trailer boats, marine products and widgets.

'We have noted a growing demand in trailer boats – both for exhibitors requiring display space, and from interested buyers. We have created an open space near the Town Square at Royal Phuket Marina which will allow sellers to display small boats on trailers, together with display areas for products, gadgets and widgets. The aim is to attract exhibitors who don't display in the Exhibition Hall or in-the-water, and give them the chance to be a part of PIMEX,' added Dowden.

The Show will have up to 60 yachts in-the-water from 10m to 35m, power and sail, and smaller trailer yachts for the entry level visitors, with as many as 120 exhibiting companies representing over 250 brands worldwide. Products on display will range from boats to marine equipment and accessories, charter and diving and sailing holidays, technical and design services, marina construction and a wide range of water sports toys and gadgets. Alongside the marine exhibits will be a wide choice of luxury property, reasonably priced condominium projects and investment opportunities together with other iconic branded goods.

Already 30% of the in-water space is booked and the Exhibition Hall space has seen early reservations in excess of 20%.

For more information, visit www.phuketboatshow.com.
Hall Spars - MastMackay BoatsMondo Travel Americas Cup Tour - Catamaran 2855

Related Articles

New addition to North Sail for Volvo Ocean 65 racing machines
Their sails have powered eight out of nine Volvo Ocean Race winners since 1989-90, with Steinlager 2. Instead of assembling cloth panels into a particular sail shape, the Volvo Ocean Race sails are composites. This means that 3Di material 'tapes' are laid in a specific arrangement, offering stable structure to the sail where it is needed most.
Posted on 24 Apr
Crewsaver appointed as Official Safety Provider to 35th America’s Cup
Crewsaver has announced today that it has been selected to be the Official Safety Provider to the 35th America’s Cup Crewsaver has announced today, 21st April 2017, that it has been selected to be the Official Safety Provider to the 35th America’s Cup, which will take place in Bermuda from 26th May to 27th June 2017.
Posted on 22 Apr
Commodore John Markos of CYCA leads visit to China
This is the first time in the nearly 73 year history of the race that the event organisers will be visiting China. During the visit, the delegation will visit Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Shanghai. They will be invited to attend the opening ceremony of the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show in 2017.
Posted on 13 Apr
Singapore Yacht Show 2017 – Singapore Supersized!
We’ve seen superyachts before – they come in three sizes. Big, better and best We’ve seen superyachts before – they come in sizes of big, better and best, and the interior design varies between anything from Stately Home to Ikea. It’s all a matter of taste. Now say hello something entirely different: meet Silver Fast.
Posted on 9 Apr
Singapore Yacht Show 2017 – more economical on the waterline
Yesterday was all about supersized superyachts, but they are not the only boats on display at the Singapore Yacht Show. If you’re not in the market for US$300m of sybaritic luxury, you might be more interested in 33ft of sailing boat – a more ‘hands on’ sort of boating. The Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349, presented here by Boat Lagoon Yachting, attracted a good deal of interest despite being sandwiched in between two big motor yachts. Actually, that may not have been a bad thing at all...
Posted on 8 Apr
Simpson Marine at the Singapore Yacht Show 2017
An exhaustive press conference at which every one of the dealer’s ‘stable’ was introduced Simpson Marine, one of the biggest exhibitors at the Singapore Yacht Show, pulled out all the stops at an exhaustive press conference at which every one of the dealer’s ‘stable’ was introduced: Beneteau (Power and Sail), Lagoon, Monte Carlo, CNB, Monte Carlo Yachts, Sanlorenzo and Viking.
Posted on 8 Apr
Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2017 revisited (ie day 2)
Back at the tables on Thursday morning “Where are the Asian government representatives at this conference?” came from the floor, along with a dialogue on whether infrastucture development should be the remit of the private or the governmental sector, comments about some regulatory successes achieved by the Asia Pacific Superyacht Association and the puzzling question of why the boating industry in Asia is very much run by ‘foreigners’.
Posted on 6 Apr
Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2017- talking shop in Singapore
The keynote address from Chairman Martin Redmayne (The Superyacht Group) covered professionalism within the industry Like the telephone company says, “it’s good to talk.” Whether the principal benefit of a conference is listening to speakers or having coffee and conversations with the other delegates is open to question – maybe it’s a bit of both. In past years we have commented that the APYC programme seemed to consist of overseas experts shipped in to tell those of us in Asia how to raise our game.
Posted on 5 Apr
Southern Spars takes to the air with new composite engineering project
One of the challenges for companies who have had their roots in the marine industry is diversification beyond that field One of the challenges for companies who have had their roots in the marine industry is diversification beyond that field. Moving into the composites engineering for non-marine projects is becoming a more common occurrence as clients realise the opportunities from utilising the expertise of composite boat and spar builders.
Posted on 8 Mar
SEA-EX Boat Show, Manila, Philippines
The Philippines has long been eyed as a possible hub for the leisure boating industry in Asia. With over 7,000 islands and rich marine biodiversity, the Philippines has long been eyed as a possible hub for the leisure boating industry in Asia. However, almost a decade since the start of the campaign to boost the country's boating industry, the project has yet to see significant developments.
Posted on 28 Feb