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Published on : Thursday, May 19, 2016
Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show 2016 completed on 2 May after four intense days of activities set in the unique backdrop of the Hong Kong Gold Coast. The event featured a mega showcase of the latest cruisers, yachts and watersports equipment available on the market, along with choices of family entertainment and the-one-and-only Gold Coast Cardboard Boat Charity Regatta, which benefits the Children’s Cancer Foundation.
This edition of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show showcased 90 of the most prestigious yachts and sailing boats, and was attended by 10540 visitors, from yachting novices to true connoisseurs. Continuing to inspire dreams for boat-lovers, enthusiasts had an unprecedented opportunity to explore unique marine pieces such as the Benetti Classic Supreme 132’ – M/Y Mingfa, Sanlorenzo SL106, Sunseeker Yacht 86, Lagoon 560 and Aracadia 85.
For the second year running, the show also organized the Gold Coast Cardboard Boat Charity Regatta, a built-and-race challenge which helped raise HK$127,081 for the Children’s Cancer Foundation.
“It is with great pleasure and satisfaction that the 2016 Boat Show concluded with great success. There is a significant rise of 26.7% in the number of boats showcased comparing to last year. The market for yachts in the Asia-Pacific is one of the fastest growing sector in the world and this edition of the Hong Kong Gold Coast Boat Show is a perfect demonstration of the trend” says Robert Blythe, General Manager of Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club.
Under the theme “Affordable Luxury,” the event brought together 80 major exhibitors who presented an impressive collection of 94 vessels, including luxury yachts, sailing boats and related equipment valued at over HK$ 1 billion. They include stand up paddle boards retailing from HK$10,000, to small boats and superyachts priced more than HK$90 million.