Thursday, 18 February 2010

Boating Culture in Mumbai

Are you interested in sports boats, luxury yachts, Jet Ski’s, water scooters, kayaks, Engine marine gadgets and other marine accessories?

Yeah? Then head on to MMRDA grounds for the 'Mumbai International Boat Show 2010' or at Gateway of India and feast your eyes from 19th to 21st February 2010

The fourth edition of the Mumbai International Boat show is for showcasing the boating and related services and for their support of FICCI India Boating Forum

Indians were master boat builders from very ancient times. The fact that the oldest floating ship in the world today –HMS Trincomallee, was built in ‘Bombay’ Dockyard in 1816, is a testimony to this.

Mumbai is surrounded by the coastline on all three sides and walking at the promenades or at the sea-shore is the culture of Mumbaites. For people like me, who may or may not go for sailing, just watching the sky line of Mumbai across the shores, dotted with beautiful boats against red sunset, will certainly thrill my senses. With 7600kms of coastline (virtually un-spoilt) and a huge network of rivers and inland waterways all around, India certainly has significant potential in the areas of both water transport and marine based activities. We really need some water sports (too) to entertain us.

I sincerely hope the boating culture is revived in Mumbai. Hello? is somebody listening?
If the proper infrastructure is created, I might even go for India- round- trip in a luxury cruise.

Ole! Que Bonita Vida!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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The name "Bombay" was derived from 'Bom Bahia' (The Good Bay),

.... a name given by Portuguese sailor Francis Almeida, in 1508 ....“Bounce back Mumbai” it is called by the locals, it is a city that has been through a lot in the recent past – floods, bomb blasts, riots – and come out stronger each time.

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