Some of the renowned brands that have confirmed their participating in the 5th Edition of QIBS
include Gais Marine, High Trailer & Cabin, Seas and Deserts Group, Alghais Marine Equipment, Blood Speargun, Al Kashat, Balhambar, Halul Boats, Performance marine, Al Dar Marine, Azimouthio, Qatar Fish, Aresteas Yachting, Potona Marine, Milaha, International Spear fishing Academy, Professional Upholstery, Blue Whale Marine, Dolphin Marine, Venice Yachts, Qvision, Maserati, Ghasham Marine Services, Ronautica, The Marine Place, Qatar Techno & Blue Marine, MTU, Silver -- Q Fish, Jalbout Marine, Royal Yacht, Saraya Gulf, Specialized group trading, QNB, Qatar Marine Sports & Sailing Club, Al Lingawi, Al-Badi Trading and Contracting, Al Hamla Marine Equipment, etc.
From the exhibitor's point of view, the outcome of the QIBS
was very positive in terms of quality and quantity of the visitors and the queries respectively.
Speaking on the collaboration, al-Fadala said: "We are delighted to partner with QIBS
as the official insurer for the second consecutive year.
According to Mikati, last year's QIBS
exceeded expectations as 15 yachts were sold for QR80 million during the show as well as QR65 million worth of deals throughout the year.
Chairman Essa al Mannai said,"We are honoured once again to receive the support of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in organising this QIBS
2015 which aims to bring mutual benefits to the marine industry and for Qatar, as a whole.
During last year's QIBS
, 10 boats were sold for QR100mn, which further reinstates the existence of a captive market and growing demand for leisure boats from both Qataris and the country's expanding expatriate population.
Speaking yesterday on board the newly-built yacht, Essa al-Mannai, chairman of SnowComms, organisers of the QIBS
, and founder of Al Mannai Marine, introduced the dhow and its special features.
Besides hosting a large number of international exhibitors, this year's QIBS
features locally-manufactured traditional and modern boats of good calibre and design, which mark Qatar's presence in the market.
The second edition of QIBS
will be held in November under the auspices of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani at Mourjan Marinas in Lusail City.
Announcing this at a press conference, on Monday, the show director of QIBS
George Kapoulas said,"The main objective of holding this show is to cater to the growing demand of the people of Qatar for a premium yachting lifestyle event such as this and to promote Qatar as a yachting destination by virtue of its favourable geographical conditions and its potential to become a world class tourism hub for business, leisure, culture, adventure and sports activities.
has been staged under the auspices of the Ministry of Economy and Trade.
Simon Cullebrooke, international sales manager for Princess Yachts, said he was pleased to be at QIBS