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Boat industry has become one of the growing sectors in the pandemic, reaching the highest level of the last 20 years

Drawing attention to the fact that the demand for the boat has reached the highest level of the last 20 years all over the world, Trio Deniz Chairman of the Board Murat Bekiroglu said, “We have become one of the growing sectors in the pandemic. Just like the automotive industry, we grew with intense demands. With the widespread use of social distance, isolation and working remotely, the epidemic has directed people to the sea and to the boat.”

Trio Deniz Chairman of the Board of Directors Murat Bekiroglu made evaluations about the company and the yacht sector. Stating that they are the official distributors of 8 different brands such as Sanlorenzo, Bluegame, Prestige, Jeanneau, Sacs, Hanse, Moody and Excess, Bekiroglu said that they started operating in Istanbul in 2005, where the head office is also established, and that they also serve Turkish yachting with offices in Bodrum and Gocek and after-sales service points.

HIGHEST LEVEL

Making a statement about how the yacht industry is going through in 2020, Bekiroglu said, “The pandemic affected the boating industry as it shook the whole world and industries. Although there was no decrease in demand and an increase on the contrary, serious disruptions and delays began to occur, especially in the production area and supply chain. The effects of the virus have been very intense in the world and in our country. But we have become one of the growing sectors in the pandemic. He said, just like the automotive sector, it grew with intense demands. Pointing out that the demand for boats in the world has reached the highest level of the last 20 years, Bekiroglu said, “If we add to this the need for social distance, isolation and the widespread practice of working remotely, the epidemic has led people to the sea and the boat. The boat is one of the places where you can spend the best quality time without dealing with the crowds. Sea lovers, whose business life is active and busy, used to hesitate to buy a boat due to lack of time, but now they continue their business life with the concept of working from the boat instead of working from home, and they can lead a quality and socially distant life on their boats.”

BOAT HOLIDAY

Emphasizing that the demand for the boat holiday has increased, Bekiroglu continued his words as follows: “There were very positive developments last year. Trio Deniz takes place in the boat tourism sector with its Saysail brand in Gocek. We provide boat rental services with and without a captain with our fleet of 10 boats, consisting of Hanse and Excess branded boats. Due to the pandemic, people who were distant to the concept of hotel and holiday village rightly preferred to vacation on the boat. I think it will be the same this year in line with the requests.”

Source: Hurriyet / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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