Oceanco and The World of Yachts  co-hosted a dynamic, invitation only, VIP evening during the 2018 Dubai International Boat Show. Held at the Four Seasons Hotel, in the heart of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), the event took place on 28 February, the day after Oceanco unveiled and presented to the world, an out of the ordinary design. The singular superyacht—Tuhura, designed in collaboration with award –winning Lobanov Design and leading engineering experts, BMT—is indicative of Oceanco’s vision of the next generation superyacht.

As Dubai is the financial hub of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, connecting the region’s markets with the economies of Europe, Asia and the Americas, it is without a doubt, an ideal city for an international meeting of the minds. The Oceanco / The World of Yachts event brought local VIP guests and yacht owners together with owner’s representatives, captains and yachting professionals from across the industry as well as with principals from various luxury brands related to the superyacht lifestyle.

“It was a dynamic evening where we had the opportunity to celebrate and converse about new and future trends and initiatives in the yachting industry,” says Paris Baloumis, Group Marketing Manager of Oceanco. “The Dubai International Boat Show is the leading show in the Middle East, and has been influential in the increase of yachting in the area. Now with the superyacht infrastructure expanding to accommodate increasingly larger yachts, the Middle East is continuing to be a significant part of the world for Oceanco.”

Sponsors of the event included Monaco Marine, Jean Boulle Luxury and Crystal Caviar. It was a great opportunity for heads of these companies to engage with the Middle East marketplace and personalities from the international superyacht community.

“Jean Boulle Luxury’s partnership with The World of Yachts at the 2018 Dubai International Boat Show has helped us to project the unique properties of Sun King® Diamond Coating to superyacht designers, owners and captains from across the Middle East and the world. We look forward to working with The World of Yachts again in future as we continue to develop natural diamond based coatings for superyacht applications”, says Bertrand Boulle, CEO of Jean
Boulle Luxury.

“During the last 26 years I have been very fortunate in building up strong friendly relationships with many persons working in this niche industry”, says Nabil Farhat, Editor-in-Chief of The World of Yachts, the official magazine of the Dubai International Boat Show. “I​t has been a great pleasure to host ​so many of our friends and colleagues.”

The strong synergy of all involved created an energetic and successful evening. Oceanco is looking forward to this leading event this time next year.