Over 6,000 Expected to Visit Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show 21-24
November; Entrance is Free
Ocean Marina Yacht Club, the largest marina in
Southeast Asia, will host the eighth edition of the Ocean Marina
Pattaya Boat Show from 21-24 November.
Welcoming 14.8 million tourists in 2018 and
visitor numbers in 2019 expected to exceed last year, Pattaya is
one of the largest tourism destinations in Thailand.
Yacht Club's own research shows that the number of yachting day
trip guests in 2018 increased more than 60% year-on-year, with
2019 on course for further growth.
While Pattaya's top visitor
nationalities are China, Russia, Korea, India and Germany, Thais
are the third largest nationality taking day yacht trips and this
has increased more than 90% over the last five years, helping to
firmly place Pattaya at the heart of the Gulf of Thailand's
“We are seeing marine leisure tourism growing in
Pattaya and surrounds. The number of visitors taking day trips
continues to rise, with the average spend being THB 2,500 per day
per person. We are also seeing yacht charter increasing with the
minimum spend being THB 10,000 per person. What is very encouraging
is the number of Thai people getting out on boats – this is a
significant and important trend for the region and one of the
areas we have been promoting through the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat
Show since the beginning,” said
Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of
Ocean Marina Yacht Club and organisers of the Ocean Marina Pattaya
With more than 30 global yacht brands at this
year's Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show - power and sail, together
with domestic builds and the latest in-water technological
developments, the marine line-up will be one of the largest ever
seen and offers the full spectrum of watercraft from dinghies and
tenders up to super yachts.
Complementing the yacht line-up is the
always-popular demonstration zone which will be a hive of activity
with the latest marine toys, water sports equipment, seaflyers and
With more than 6,000 visitors from around the
world expected this year, the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show was
created as an experiential show where visitors can get a
first-hand flavour of the yachting lifestyle.
There are free
taster yacht cruises departing the marina throughout the show, as
well as bookable evening sunset cruises, and opportunities for
people with disabilities to have a go at sailing in the
“For the yachting enthusiast, we have all angles
covered,” commented Finsten. “We have dinghies, tenders and day
boats right up to luxury yachts and superyachts. Leading brands
from around the world will be on display and represented, as well
as some of the finest built boats from Thailand's boat building
There's plenty for visitors to experience
onshore as well with a diverse range of exhibitors that will
appeal to all. From widgets and gadgets to water sports, marine
toys, furniture and decor items for the boat and home, luxury
properties, international schools and more, the 2019 Ocean Marina
Pattaya Boat Show is the most diverse yet.
Set to turn heads at this year's show is Solaire
Heliluck Aviation who are exhibiting for the first time this year.
Based in the Gulf of Thailand, Solaire Heliluck Aviation offer
aerial services and those attending the show can get a taster with
air excursions along the coastline taking off and landing from the
marina throughout the show.
Also exhibiting for the first time are
Siam Seaplane who's premium seaplane services provide seamless access to luxury resorts, beaches and marinas around
For families, there's a plethora of fun things
for the kids to do including games and a inflatable pirate ship.
Pop-up eateries on the waterfront will offer tasty bites
throughout the day and into the evening.
As the sun sets, there's
no better place to be with a cocktail in hand than overlooking the
marina, and for the cigar aficionados there's an exclusive
book-in-advance cigar dinner on the evening of 23 November.
“The Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is a great
day out for all and there are exhibits that everyone can enjoy.
From yachts to marine products, lifestyle, property and much more,
there's more variety than ever before and we invite everyone to
come to Ocean Marina Yacht Club from 21 to 24 November and enjoy
the show,” added Finsten.
The 8th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show takes
place 21 -24 November at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Jomtien,
Pattaya and is open daily from 11:00 – 19:00, closing at 18:00 on
Sunday 24th. Entry is free.