Some 255 vessels worth more than TL 430 million ($120 million) will find their buyers at International Boat Show Eurasia at Istanbul's Tuzla Viaport Marina today.
Over 5,200 foreign visitors, including businesspeople, bureaucrats and members of the trade and maritime chambers are expected to participate in this year's fair that has set a sales target of around TL 200 million.
The fair will showcase a collection of multi-million dollar, award-winning boats, yachts and other maritime vehicles, designed by the world's top names.
Expected to attract more than 50,000 visitors including 7,000 from 25 different countries, International Boat Show Eurasia is set to become the biggest exhibition ever held on water in Turkey.
Meanwhile, amid the growing demand for more affordable vessels in Turkey, the show will offer a more diverse range of choices this year, also hosting financial organizations that specialize in payment options, bank loans and leasing opportunities, for interested buyers.
The event will feature vessels priced as low as TL 45,000 ($12,544), including the 44-meter-long Cyclone, priced at a novel 14 million euros. Built by Riza Tansu, the super-yacht features private cabins and a specially designed deck.
In addition to the exhibitions, International Boat Show Eurasia will also host fun and educational events every day. A total of 25 exclusive boats and yachts will be on exhibit for the first time and potential boat owners an opportunity to test their boats on the sea. With more award-winning vessels from Turkey, this year's show has set a sales target of TL 200 million ($55.76 million).