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Irish Yachts Go On Sale in Middle East

17th March 2012
Irish Yachts Go On Sale in Middle East

#BOATS FOR SALE Irish yachts and boats are on sale in Dubai this weekend thanks to the efforts of one Irish dealer seeking new markets for new and pre-owned Irish pleasure craft in Europe and around the world. 

Enterprising broker Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats is in the Middle East this St. Patrick's weekend attending the Dubai International Boat Show. The Dun Laoghaire firm who specialise in international yacht brokerage have spent the winter months working hard to sell clients boats at foreign boat shows.

This morning His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, visited the exhibition at the Dubai Marine Sports Club. MGM are the sole Irish exhinitor. The show features over 20 superyachts of the world, 33 regional launches and 9 global premieres from some of the most prestigious names in the boating industry. MGM are Irish agents for the prestigious UK Sunseeker brand.

Not content to limit themselves to a depressed Irish market the go ahead firm headquartered in Dun Laoghaire harbour attended established shows in Southampton, London, Paris and Dusseldorf as well as Helsinki. This month the yacht broker moved its stand from the Stockholm Boat Show to United Arab Emirates and the 20th Dubai event.


MGM's Gerry Salmon in St.Patrick's day mode at the Dubai Show today

Reporting from the show yesterday the firm's managing director Gerry Salmon said he has 'plenty of product on display and he has found good sales opportunity on the international stage'. 20% of the Dubai show-goers are UK ex-pats. 430 yachts and boats valued at Dh960m (€200m)

The Irish firm has a proven track record in the brokerage industry over the past 30 years. It offers a professional and efficient service to all of our buyers and sellers. They have established bases in the UK, Ireland and in the Mediterranean through Broker affiliates.


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