THE three-day Denarau Boat show held at the Denarau Marina in Nadi was hailed a great success with participants meeting many new clients and friends.
For renowned aluminium boat building company Bluewater Craft, the show enabled them to meet new clients which they believe would further boost their business.
Director of the Navua-based company Chris Tsantikos said the company built 25 boats per year making an average of $100 million from the sales.
He said the show had further boosted its reputation and he was happy with the exposure received by his company during the show.
"We have been operating in Fiji for the past 15 years and this is the first time we have come across such a worthy boat show," said Mr Tsantikos. "It was a very excellent show where we managed to make new contacts with people wanting to buy boats from our company."
"We are dealing mainly with resorts and divers but this show has opened our eyes to tap into other opportunities apart from these two markets," he said.
"In fact we have received lot of demands during the show which will be of great benefit to our company."