Photos: First Annual St. George’s Marine Expo

May 1, 2016

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] along with a Committee of St. George’s Stakeholders hosted their first Annual Marine Expo today [May 1] on Ordnance Island and Kings Square.

The area was transformed into a festive setting of flags, tents and boats while featuring an array of marine related products, services, sports, and seminars.

A spokesperson previously said, “The Marine Expo will be a family friendly annual event that honors history, celebrates sport, embraces technology and recognizes the opportunities in Bermuda’s Maritime Environment.

“The expo will encourage activity in the town by targeting boating enthusiasts from across the island. For the past two years a small committee consisting of representatives from BEDC, Bermuda Yacht Services and the Corporation of St George’s have been working to make this event a reality.”


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Tours were conducted on-board the BIOS Research Vessel Ocean Explorer and the Endeavor porogramme provided “taster” sailing experiences for children 6-years and up, with an appearance by America’s Cup sailors.

One of the most anticipated attractions was the unveiling of Kazumie Water Sports’ Sea Breacher, a jet ski that can take passengers under water.

Over 50 vendors participated in the event including boat dealers, to marine accessories and service providers, to Government & Environmental Agencies, to water sports organizations, to food and children’s activity vendors.

RUBiS Energy Bermuda Ltd., was the lead sponsor of the Expo with additional sponsorship from HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited, Freisenbruch Meyer, BF&M Insurance, Bermuda International Shipping Limited and Burrows Lightbourne.

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  1. It appears to have been successful.But hopefully, more can be on exhibit next year ?

  2. Sunfish says:

    I believe the Portuguese festival was on the weekend as well. You would think the boat people would use a free weekend, I`m sure the attendance would be better.

  3. P2BBERMUDIAN says:

    glad i went! It was nice to see St.George’s alive for once! These types of events should be happening at least once a month in St.Georges. On another note, to the organizers going forward, i hope that next year there will be at least one or two more food vendors and a stage setup for entertainment or demonstrations. But overall it was a success and my family and i had a good day out in st.georges!!

  4. I don't think so! says:

    I just love comments like ‘there should be one every month’ clearly this person hasn’t got a clue about what it takes to organize an event!

    No, more food vendors are not needed, people need to use the supermarket, restaurants and cafes that are already in the town. Those people pay year round rent whilst people who put nothing into the town are given first priority at these events.

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