The boat show & Boating Festival Sri Lanka is the one and only boat exhibition and trade fair in Sri Lanka

South Asia’s most focused and largest international Boat Show and Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018 will be held from 26th to 28th October 2018 at the Galle Yacht Marina of the Port of Galle. This event will be the first ever marine festival in Sri Lanka organized to show case the country’s capabilities in recreational boating and yachting, marine tourism, boat building and related services for export and local markets.

The Government’s National Export Strategy has included the boat and ship building sector as one of the priority sectors in its overall export strategy and started promoting investment in the infrastructure development required for the boating industry. Weligama to be developed initially in to a fully pledged marina for recreational boating including yachting in addition to the Galle Yacht Marina promoted by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority. This initiative will bring recreational boating in to heights which intern contribute to the increase demand for boats and yachts and  all the services and ancillary equipment including boat engines, electronic devices among others. The event will provide ample opportunities to network, shop, connect and get in to know among the best of the Marine Industry of the region.

The upcoming boating festival will attract large number of buyers and visitors, boating enthusiasts, and industry professionals from countries such as India, Singapore, Maldives, South Korea, Belgium, Middle East, Germany, Holland, UK etc.

To attract the younger age groups towards boating, in addition to the boat and ship building sector, water sports events geared to the younger generation including wake boarding, water skiing, jet ski racing, wind surfing, catamaran and dinghy racing, try a boat event run by sailing clubs, fashion show linked to a nautical theme, fishing events and demonstrations, music (various bands), F and B court, classic car rally and display (With the local club), Sri Lanka cultural display especially those linked to the sea, events for school children, marine tourism, ocean academy, Sun & Sand Festival etc. will be added.

The Boat Show and Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018 will be organized by Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute Lanka (gte) Limited (BTI) and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board in association with Ministry of Development Strategies & International Trade, Ministry of Industry and Commerce and Ministry of Ports and Shipping (Sri Lanka Ports Authority).

We cordially invite our members and the industry partners to the official launching of the Boat Show and Boating Festival Sri Lanka 2018 will be held on 14th June 2018 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel at 4.00 pm under the patronage of Hon. Ministers of Development strategies and international trade, Ports and Shipping and Industry and Commerce.

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