Beirut, 9 May 2018 – Under the High Patronage of His Excellency, the President of the Lebanese Republic, General Michel AOUN, the 11th edition of Beirut Boat was officially inaugurated today at Beirut Marina – Zaitunay Bay, by the Minister of Tourism, H.E. Avedis Guidanian; on behalf of H.E. the President, in the presence of H.E. Raed Khoury, Minister of Economy, H.E. Yacoub Sarraf; Minister of National Defense, H.E. Walid El Daouk, former Minister of Information, Dr. Antoine Chouccair; General Director of the Presidency of the Republic, Deputy Mohammad Kabbani; representing the Speaker of the Parliament, Mr. Nabih Berri, Colonel Bassam Abi Farah; representing the Director of the General Security, General Antoine Saliba, Captain Abdel Salam Zarzour; representing the Director of General Customs, Mr. Badri Daher, representing General Director of the Lebanese General Security, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, Colonel Imad Dimashqiah and many other VIP delegates, ambassadors and media representatives.
The opening ceremony’s attendees were briefed about the show and toured the exhibitors’ stands that extend from Le Yacht Club area to the Pier area, connected by a floating bridge. Beirut Boat is Lebanon’s most luxurious event that captures the essence of high living from every angle. The show is taking place from 9 to 13 May at the Beirut Marina (Zaitunay Bay), from 3:30 to 9 pm.
This year, with the support of the Lebanese Boat Dealers Association, the show is bringing forward cutting-edge boats, yachts and super yachts of world-renowned brands. Beirut Boat will also showcase the finest of luxury cars, watches, accessories, and other high-end products, not to mention water sports gear and equipment that complement the marine lifestyle.
Beirut Boat’s visitors will be treated to a unique and engaging experience that includes a rich entertainment program featuring live music, performances, and an exceptional flyboarding show. Visitors can enjoy mingling at the lounges, and explore boats, yachts, and various products on display. The show is expected to attract thousands of maritime and lifestyle enthusiasts, elite society figures, VIPs, and high-earning individuals.
Beirut Boat 2018 is supported by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport and is held in association with Solidere and the Lebanese Boat Dealers Association. The show is sponsored by Mercedes; The Official Car Partner, Alfa; Exclusive Telecom Partner, Ulysse Nardin; Official Watch, Casino Du Liban; Gala Dinner Sponsor, Benetti; Official VIP Partner, Beluga; Official Vodka Partner, Medyar; Official Real Estate Sponsor, Muse; Official Wine Sponsor, Lustica Bay; Sunset Lounge Sponsor, World of Yachts; Official Magazine, LBC; Official TV and Ramada Plaza; Official Hotel.