Impressive Yacht Sales Reported as Dubai International Boat Show Closes

The 22nd edition of Dubai International Boat Show has closed and reports coming from exhibitors seem to suggest it has been a most successful event
Within hours of the show opening, the Dubai-based Sunseeker Middle East office signed a deal for a 48 metre superyacht, worth more than AED 153 million (£25.5 million).
Was this the Sunseeker sold or one just like it?

Whether or not this was the same yacht just launched for Eddie Jordan or another, as yet un built hull, was not made clear by the rather vague press release issued after the event
Turkish builder, Bilgin Yachts Shipyard, reported a sale of a 50 metre superyacht worth AED 114 million (€22.5 million) to an Egyptian national on day three of the show, according to Yildirim Bilgen, Sales Executive, and Mustafa Aksu, Sales Manager, Bilgin Yachts Shipyard.

The 88.5 metre Nirvana and 88 metre Quattroelle, two of the show’s largest ever superyachts proved to be the biggest draw with many visitors coming to the show just to get a glimpse of these yachts the likes of which are seldom seen close up in these waters.
Quattroelle at the show

Nirvana however did not sell despite the best efforts of brokers Edmiston 

Now priced at €199,000,000, she will remain in the Gulf for the next 14 days and will be available for inspection by prior appointment in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar and Oman.
Exhibitors reported sales of small and medium sized boats were also on the rise with solid leads and sales reported by international and regional yacht and boat manufacturers.

Nirvarna at the show
These boats proved popular with visitors, as the leisure boating community continues to take advantage of growing network of inner waterways and marinas.
UAE-based Al Shaali Marine sold their 88-foot yacht, the AS 88, to a local owner of a real estate company in Dubai.  Worth more than AED 9 million she is expected to be based locally.
Bahrain-UAE-Oman-based specialists in marine engines, sports boats, and yachts Delma Marine are bullish about their first day of sales, reporting more than AED 4 million within the first few days, off the back of their Mercury engines, high speed amphibious vessel the Quadski, and Boston Whaler line of sports boats.

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