Gulf Craft, recently named one of the world’s top 10 superyacht builders, has made a splash with the hosting of the Sultanate’s first-ever leisure marine show which opened on Wednesday 30th April at Almouj Marina, Muscat.
The three-day ‘Gulf Craft Exclusive Preview’ event runs until Friday afternoon and brings together an impressive fleet of luxury superyachts, sport cruisers and leisure craft. On display will be some of the shipyard’s largest and most popular luxury superyachts such as the Majesty 135, Majesty 121 and Majesty 105, as well as a number of new yacht models and vessels from its Oryx sport cruiser and Silvercraft leisure boat ranges.
The event further confirms Oman’s growing potential as a market for luxury goods and services. The country’s reputation is steadily building on the back of several high-profile resorts that have gained international regard among wealthy travellers and growing investment in building the Sultanate’s marine infrastructure.
Mohammed al Shaali, chairman of Gulf Craft said, “Marine leisure assets are tipped to be one of the most natural choices for investment for wealthy Omanis, given the Sultanate’s rich sea-faring heritage, natural coastal attractions and the recent investment in both marina infrastructure and waterfront tourism attractions such as luxury resorts and marine activities.”
Oman has made great effort at building it’s name as a leisure marine destination through the opening of new marinas, competitive berthing fees and investment in support facilities such as fuelling stations to attract stopover yacht traffic.
The overall upgrading of facilities is expected to have a positive effect in attracting more Omanis to the waters, making it one of the most promising marine markets in the Middle East.
Erwin Bamps, chief operating officer at Gulf Craft said, “As a leader in this market with a heritage that is rooted in the Gulf, we are keen to capitalise on the natural advantage this position affords us in Oman and to encourage more wealthy Omanis to discover and appreciate the joys of the yachting lifestyle in their home waters.”
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