Ocean Marina and the Pattaya Boat Show 2016
By Kevin Cain
The Pattaya Boat Show 2016 will take place for a fifth year at Ocean Marina Yacht Club between 24th - 27th November. At the time of going to print there were over 50 exhibitors already confirmed, many of course from the world of marine and everything related to boats. Also, however, there are some distinguished exhibitors from the world of real estate, and other premier associated businesses.
As well as a packed exhibition hall the show will highlight free yacht cruises, the Boat and Yacht Thailand Conference, trial kayak and paddle boat, a food and drink festival and a games station featuring a jetpack flying board.
For those readers who have never been to the Ocean Marina Yacht Club I can seriously recommend a visit. It is so simple to find, just off Sukhumvit Road in NaJomtien and throughout the year, Ocean Marina Yacht Club host many small and large scale events. From private receptions, music concerts, and yachting regattas to large expositions. There are also regular monthly sailing and cruising events organised to provide sailors with exciting competition.
The extensive Marina also houses a variety of shops all related to sailing and related products, services and accessories. There are plenty of tenants who can supply technical aid for owners of boats and yachts should the need arise.
Ocean Marina Yacht Club also has an onsite hotel that provides accommodation for either businessmen or the leisure traveller. The hotel has fifty rooms all with a nautical theme, a grand lobby, a restaurant & bar, meeting rooms and a fully equipped sports complex for the use of members and guests.If you are considering a more lengthy stay, more affordable bungalow type accommodation is also available.
Ocean Marina actually own 5 yachts that are available for charter, ranging from a twenty six foot catamaran to the very elegant fifty three foot Fountain Pajot Marquises catamaran. There are also two power boats and a forty eight foot motor yacht.
The islands off the coast of Pattaya in the Gulf of Thailand, prove highly popular cruising destinations, and offer excellent scuba diving amongst the coral reefs and the odd shipwreck.Therefore if you are fortunate enough to take a charter, upon your arrival a golf cart will be waiting to escort you down to your boat. Catering can also be supplied, from an exotic meal on board to a simple picnic that you can devour on a secluded tropical beach.
For both sailing and non sailing enthusiasts, those visiting The 5th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will have plenty to see and do. Then afterwards perhaps a visit to the magnificent hotel for a drink or dinner at one of its restaurants or bars. .