Thai dignitaries, VIPs, media and the public enjoyed the first day of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show where an impressive line-up of boats in-the-water and diverse exhibitor displays onshore are showcasing Pattaya and Thailand’s East Coast leisure market.

Held at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, the opening was presided over by Porames Ngampiches, deputy mayor of Pattaya City, who said: “Marine tourism is very important for Thailand, contributing significantly to local and national tourism, as well as attracting new tourist markets to Thailand. Pattaya is an important tourism city and the centre for marine tourism in the Gulf of Thailand.”

With a focus on diversity, there are exhibitors from many different sectors, including marine products, accessories, boat care products, marine fabrics, luxury properties, home products and more. These are complemented by new and brokerage boats from trailer boats to superyachts and everything in between. Also at this year’s show are watersport displays and activities, free kayak trials and yacht cruises, Jet Surf demonstrations and on Saturday and Sunday there is a Jet Surf Competition.

“Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show has always strived to showcase the diversity of Thailand’s marine industry and the uniqueness of the East Coast, and we hope through the show to introduce more people to the marine lifestyle and let them experience the spectacular cruising grounds and world-class marine facilities we have in this region,” commented Scott Finsten, harbour master of Ocean Marina Yacht Club, organisers of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show.

The seventh Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show takes place 29th November to 2nd December at Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Pattaya and is open 11:00 – 19:00 (Thursday 29th November to Saturday 1st December) and 11:00 – 18:00 on Sunday 2nd December.

Entry is free to all.