Western Marine brings luxury yachts to the GCC

DUBAI — To tap the booming market for yachts and boats in the UAE and region, Western Marine LLC is showcasing a fleet of yachts from US, Italy and Norway at the 14th Dubai International Boat Show being held at the Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 17 Mar 2006, 10:26 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 3:35 PM

The company is showcasing a fleet of yachts which includes two Carver Yachts (38' Super Sport and 43' Motor Yacht) and a Marquis 65' Yacht manufactured by the Carver Boat Corporation, LLC, USA, an Aicon 56' Yacht manufactured by Aicon Yachts, Italy and a Windy 42' Grand Bora Yacht manufactured by Windy Boats A/S, Norway. The yachts available in the AGCC will range from $ 300,000 to $ 2,500,000.

Western marine is an independent venture backed by the ETA-Ascon group of UAE.This new venture draws from the vast knowledge domain of several industry verticals within the ETA group.

A J Kamal, general manager, Western Marine LLC told Khaleej Times, “ We are highly optimistic regarding the regional boat market and hope to sell around 10 -15 yachts during the boat show. Although, the competition is stiff, there is lot of trust in the market and the company expects to sell the yachts to high net-worth Individuals in the region, initially. As a sole distributor for all the four brands, the company plans to start leasing and rental at a later stage after establishing its brand equity in the market." Western Marine will operate from the Knotika Mega Store in Dubai and as an authorised distributor, would provide the whole range of after sales services, including warranties and training.

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