Gulf Craft Inc has partnered with Gulf Finance to offer monthly payment schedules for Oryx and Silvercraft customers in the UAE. The announcement will serve to make boat ownership more accessible in the current climate and further cement the models’ current popularity in the market.
Gulf Finance, a finance company with a dedicated Marine Finance division, will provide loans of up to AED 3 million to finance the purchase of new Gulf Craft boats, making it an ideal finance package for those looking to purchase family boats such as the popular Silvercraft range or the more dynamic and distinctly styled Oryx range of sport yachts and boats.
“Gulf Craft has long been committed to supporting the UAE marine industry and today’s announcement will go a long way to making boat owning an attainable goal for many in the UAE. We are working with partners such as Gulf Finance to deliver innovative sales and marketing strategies which support both our clients and the UAE boat industry as a whole during current market conditions.”
“Already both the Oryx and Silvercraft models have successfully established themselves in the UAE boat market and today’s announcement will further enhance their appeal particularly at the forthcoming Dubai International Boat Show,” said Erwin Bamps, Executive Manager, Gulf Craft Inc.
Gulf Finance can offer potential boat owners finance up to 70% of the value of the boat with repayments spread across 60 months. In addition, the specialist Marine Finance team will guide each prospective boat buyer through the process and provide expert and timely advice. “Gulf Finance prides itself on always having the best interest of the customer in mind. We are responsible lenders. Buying a boat is one of the biggest purchases you may make, so it is important that you seek advice before you take your final decision on the boat purchase,” said Layla Hamdian, COO, Gulf Finance.
The announcement comes days before the Dubai International Boat Show gets underway on 3rd March 2009 in which Gulf Craft will once again be the largest exhibitor.