PIMEX 2006 - Phuket International Boat Show - expecting Record Number of International Visitors and Boats

Travel News Asia Monday, 4 December 2006

With only a few days to go until the fourth Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX 2006), the number of boats on display and advance registrations from international visitors are both at an all-time high, according to the organisers.

Advance registrations traditionally make up only a small part of the total visitor numbers, said Grenville Fordham, managing director of PIMEX organisers, Image Asia Events. But they are a strong indication of the visitor trend, he continued, adding that there was also an unprecedented number of advance registrations from Bangkok, following on from Octobers successful PIMEX Preview in Bangkoks business district.

Visitors already registered for Thailands only international boatshow, which will be held from 7-10 December at Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina, are coming from Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and USA.

Surprisingly, weve been disappointed in previous years with number of visitors from Phuket itself, so this year weve mounted an intensive local publicity campaign targeting the property, expatriate and tourism sectors. Nobody on the island can be unaware of PIMEX 2006, said Fordham.

PIMEX 2006 will have more than 60 boats - both in the water and on the hardstand - on display. They range from fast rigid inflatable boats priced at around US$10,000, through small trailer-boats at US$30-50,000, all the way to prestigious luxury motor yachts that can go for US$1 million upwards and everything imaginable in between.

More than 100 international boating brands, mostly represented by local and national distributors targeting Phukets booming marine leisure sector, mean the range of choice is hard to imagine. For anyone in South East Asia who is thinking about a boat purchase, PIMEX 2006 is a must visit and an opportunity for some superb bargains. Whether its a power boat or sail boat, Phukets Boat Show has something for every price range and taste

Entry to PIMEX is free of charge.

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