Boat Show notches up sales worth $148 million

DUBAI — Organisers and exhibitors have reported strong results that make this year's Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) 2007 the most successful edition in its history.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 24 Mar 2007, 8:40 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 10:54 PM

Nearly 25,000 visitors passed through the exhibition gates over the five-day event, in which 330 boats were on show, with several of the exhibitors selling their entire range of display vessels and many others taking advance orders.

Reports from exhibitors suggest that a total of $148 million worth of boats, yachts, boating equipment and services were sold during the show.

Helal Saeed Al Marri, Director General of Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of Dubai International Boat Show, said: "Whenever I talk to exhibitors and visitors at DIBS, they comment that it's a great place to do business, particularly since it attracts so many people from across the region who are actively looking to make a deal."

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