Bahrain Boat Show International expects 18,000 visitors

Knotika Boat Shows, in cooperation with Amwaj Islands and supported by Tamkeen, recently announced that the Bahrain Boat Show International (BBSI) will be held at Amwaj Marina from 28th to 30th of March 2013.

The 4th Bahrain Boat Show International will be host to an even greater number of international exhibiting brands, exciting entertainment and activities for all ages.  Spanning over three days, the organisers expect BBSI 2013 to be the biggest and most impressive show yet and have announced that the largest fleet of megayachts to have ever entered Bahrain waters is heading to the island for the occasion.

Saud Kanoo, chairman of Amwaj Islands said, “Bahrain Boat Show International is one of Bahrain’s largest and most exciting events. It has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to Bahrain; many of whom travel from across the region to attend each year. Not only is the Bahrain Boat Show a unique occasion for our island, it also perfectly complements the waterfront developments. Amwaj Islands is proud to be the official venue for the Bahrain Boat Show International 2013.”

BBSI 2013 will be held over 50,000 m2 of land and water exhibition space with over 120 marine brands expected to display their latest products. What will be different about this year’s event is the brand new Outdoor Show.  This year, BBSI hopes to attract not only its corporate, marine enthusiasts and boat owners but also families and sporting fans.

Organisers expect to draw in approximately 18,000 visitors, of whom 30% are anticipated to be from neighbouring GCC countries. The previous Bahrain Boat Show International witnessed 15,000 visitors and this number is expected to be exceeded this year.

While still catering for its boating clientele, there will also be an exhibition of various outdoor recreational lifestyle products including 4-wheel adventure, camping, the latest bicycles, sporting gear, and clothing to suit all interests, ages, and budgets.  In addition, there will be lots of live entertainment, games, activities, and boat trips to keep everyone entertained and happy for the day.

Wael Juju, CEO and organiser of Bahrain Boat Show commented, “It brings me immense pride to watch the success of BBSI each year. The Bahrain Boat Show International is still a relatively young show, but it has grown exponentially each time and has gained increasing international recognition.

“As the only Boat Show in the world to more than double its growth in terms of visitors and exhibitors, our show has put Bahrain on the world map for boating and marine leisure activities.  Last year’s show was patronised by HRH. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Personal Representative of His Majesty King of Bahrain.

“We have proudly worked alongside with the Economic Development Board, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Information Affairs, Ministry of Interior, Bahrain Customs Authority, Bahrain Navy, Bahrain Coast Guard, Tamkeen and Amwaj Islands. I cannot express my gratitude and honour to have received this level of support and cooperation.”

The Bahrain Boat Show International 2013 will take place at Amwaj Marina, 28th to 30th March 2013 from 3pm to 10pm.

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