The inaugural Panama International Boat Show welcomes global movers and shakers in yachting for the first time on Friday June 20th 2014.
Aimed at entry level buyers and produced by Show Management - which is responsible for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and the Yacht and Brokerage Show in Miami - the event looks set to increase Central America’s presence in yachting.
Despite being known as an area with a strong boating and fishing culture, very few boat dealers exist there, something which is set to change given that Central and South America are two of the fastest growing global economies with burgeoning marine industries.
Supported by the Ministry of Tourism and the Maritime Administration, organisers will cater mainly for buyers of 30 - 60ft vessels from Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.
The location at Flamenco Marina near downtown Panama City is already a flourishing tourist attraction boasting an impressive range of marine amenities including 238 slips protected by two breakwaters, 24-hour security, WiFi, a dry-stack facility, nine restaurants, a customs office and bilingual staff.
Pictured: Ricardo Strul, Miguel Pineiro, Dane Graziano, Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III, and Andrew Doole cut the ceremonial ribbon at the inaugural Panama International Boat Show on Friday. (*photo courtesy of Boat Show Management)
The Panama International Boat Show is presented by Mercedes-Benz and sponsored by Visit Panama, Flamenco Marina, Fuerte Amador Resort & Marina, Panama Fishing Magazine, MedCom, Navegante TV, Cable Onda, BoatShowHotels.com, Grupo Evenfer, and AIM Marine Group.
Friday, June 20: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 21: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 22: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Boat Show Admission
Adults: $16 at gate and $14 online
Children (ages 6-12): $8 at gate and $6 online
Flamenco Marina,Flamenco Island, Panama.
Tickets are priced at $16 for adults, $8 for children at the gate ($14 and $6 online).
For further information, check out showmanagement.com or call +1 (954) 764 7642.