Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Prime Minister of the State of Kuwait and in attendance of HE Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs...
The Fifth Edition of the Kuwait Yacht Show (KYS), Kuwait’s leading event for yacht and boat lovers, opened at Al Kout in Fahaheel on Tuesday the 28th of March.
The four-day event, which has moved to Marsa Al Kout for the first time since its launch in 2013, will run from the 28th to the 31st of March, making Kuwait once again the focus of the marine world in the region.
After four years of growth, and as part of the Kuwait Yacht Show’s mission to continually expand and promote the nation’s marine sector, the show is being held in Marsa Al Kout - part of Kuwait’s largest waterfront leisure and retail destination.
Marsa Al Kout is a luxurious, state-of-the-art marina and yacht club with facilities for more than 150 boats. The marina sits right next door to Souq Al Kout - the community hub of southern Kuwait with its stunning views, and Nag’at Al Kout, the area’s traditional fishing wharf where local fishermen ply their trade.
With the addition of the upcoming Al Kout Mall and the 5-star Rotana Hotel, this unique blend of traditional and modern experiences will make up the largest waterfront leisure and retail destination in Kuwait, boasting a 1.6km stretch of immaculate beachfront.
"This year, so many things are getting us excited". Says Nouf al-Hajeri, Operations Director of the Kuwait Yacht show organiser, PH7 Group "Our water presentation has 2017 yacht models mostly between the sizes of 50 to 95 feet which reflects the market’s needs here in Kuwait. SF Yachts are presenting Riviera 6000 and Monte Carle Yachts 86, Seas & Deserts are having a lineup of 7 Azimuts between the sizes of 43 to 95 feet, Sunseeker represented by Powerboat center is docking 2 brand new models 68 feet and 52 feet, Bader Al Yahya is displaying 3 Galeons and other boats by Suprema and Sealine and Alboom marine is display a collection of boats and yachts by Gulf Craft ranging between 36 and 63 feet. We also have fishing boats and jetboats for watersport lovers with brands like Robalo and Chaparral. Other Brands include Searay and Bostonwhaler by Seas & Deserts and IMG boats represented by their dealer Fahad Al Ghareeb.
The on land display features Marine Equipments and supplies and boats ranging between 20 feet to 50 feet from many brands including Gulf Master, Silsan and Halul. International brands include Cigarette, Jeaneau, Bombardier Recreational products, American boat brand Axis, Mercury, Evinrude and Suzuki Engines, Kawazaki recreational products, Navigational products, fishing, diving gear and much more.
To entertain our guests, we are having on stage competitions on a fishing simulator with great prizes from some of our exhibitors. We will also give the stage to Hawana Bahry team who are organizing debates, short talks and share unique videos of sea adventurers exclusively with KYS.
All this and more, we are looking forward to keep growing the Kuwait Yacht Show year after year. With the guidance of the President of the International Federation of Boat Show Organisers, Goetz Jungmichel, who also is the organizer of the Dusseldorf Boat Show, one of the largest boat shows in the world, we are surely looking forward to taking the show to the next level."
A private initiative by PH7 Group, The Kuwait Yacht Show (KYS), has nonetheless secured enthusiastic support from the states Ministry of Commerce and Industry – a sure sign of the value Kuwait places on the marine economy, and an official acknowledgment of the value this now well-established yacht show has imbued on the international image of the nation.
Al-Hajeri stressed the importance of the sponsors, media supporters and Al Kout’s management “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our automotive Sponsor Ali Alghanim & Sons; our media sponsor Al-Anbaa and our partners GIG Insurance, 4 Fest Contracting, MEN'S PASSION, VACATIONS and BAHRI for their continued support. "
She continued, “Each person, organization or entity collaborating with KYS knows how vital a role they are playing in the success and continuation of the show. Every yacht owner who has agreed to free his space for KYS, every sponsor who has contributed in building KYS and every media partner who has helped in promoting the show locally, regionally or internationally has truly become a great ally and it is with honor that we thank each and every one of you.”
Opening on 28th March, the Show runs through until the 31st and will be open from 4.00pm until 9.30pm each day.