Boat expo will boost tourism, marine & boat industry: CM


Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar praising the organisers of the Goa International Marine and Boat Expo for holding the event for 4 years, said that exhibitions of such nature would largely boost tourism as well as the marine and boat industry in Goa, and make the State an international hub for such industry.
Parrikar was speaking after the inauguration of the 4th Annual ‘ Goa International Marine and Boat Expo’, at Campal grounds, on Friday.
The exhibition has been organized by Media Promotions Pvt Ltd, and will be open to the public for 3 days, from 10.30 am to 7.30 pm.
Following the inauguration, the chief guest went around the stalls and expressed keen interest in the exhibits. He was accompanied by the Directors of Media Promotions Pvt Ltd, Kedar Dhume and Clive Sequeira.
Parrikar interacted with a number of dealers of the boats and expressed interest in utilising the boats on display to improve transportation along Goa's inland waterways, thereby reducing congestion on roads.
The three- day event is sponsored by Mathias Ocean Park Residency, Goa’s upcoming premium and contemporary real estate brand. The boat show has also received support from Goa Tourism Development Corporation ( GTDC), while the Board Sailing Association of India and Goa Yachting Association are event partners.
The expo, is supported by BMW- Bavaria Motors and Asia Pacific Boating & VIVA GOA as its Media Partner.
The expo, which will continue till December 16 displays exhibit power boats, cruisers & luxury yachts, roll on roll off ferries, sports boats & water sports, kites, kayaks & canoes, marine accessories & equipments, docks & pontoon systems, hovercrafts & pedal boats.
A number of international luxury boats, yachts and marine brands including Acr Dock, Airberth, Bayliner, Chinkara Marine, Dan Fenders, Eclipse Kites, Edgewaker, Fairline, Ferretti, Feelfree Kayaks, FCRR boats- Nautical Lines, Gill, Grand Soleil, Holt, Jeanneau, Kaiyan, Kawasaki, Litmus Marine, Majesty, Kashec India, Marlow, Praga Marine, Prestige, Princess, Regal, Water Wish, Yamaha, etc are participating.
A special section on super luxury lifestyle products also form part of this exhibition.
They include ‘ Ocean Park Residency’~ premium seafacing apartments and an exclusive auto pavilion with a grand display of 4 BMW car models, including the latest BMW 6 series coupé. There is also a display of the all- terrain vehicle, the Polaris ATV. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar seen on the Harris Float Boat with Directors of Media Promotions Pvt Ltd Kedar Dhume and Clive Sequeira, Business Head of Navnit Marine Anil Srivastav and Manguirish Kunde at the Goa International Marine and Boat Expo at Campal Grounds on Friday. [H]