Sail Lanka Charter hosts PM on board latest luxury catamaran

42Sail Lanka Charter hosted Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and his wife on-board their 53ft sailing catamaran, Sapphire, during the Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

The impressive vessel reflects local indigenous talent, as it was built in Sri Lanka using local materials. Established in 2014 as part of the Sri Lanka Yachting Group, Sail Lanka Charter is enhancing local boat building skills as a tool to construct a bright future for young Sri Lankans as well as expanding the potential of the Sri Lankan tourism industry.

At Sail Lanka Charter, we are proud to be spearheading the industry to achieve new milestones. We are committed to grow with the Sri Lankan tourism industry as a brand new experience the country can offer.”

During the Galle Literary Festival, the sailing catamaran, Sapphire, also hosted a series of VIP guests including artists, authors, several CEOs of Sri Lankan companies, members of the tourist board. The visit by these government officials further strengthens the company’s bond with the tourism industry of Sri Lanka. The company is committed to empowering Sri Lankan people and business while also putting Sri Lanka on the global yachting tourism map.

Sail Lanka Charter is a Sri Lankan company founded in 2014 as an initiative of ‘Building A Future Foundation’. The foundation initiated Sail Lanka Charter (SLC) by rebuilding boats and infrastructure destroyed in the tsunami of 2004. In 2007, the foundation expanded into creating employment in sustainable socioeconomic industries related to the ocean. In 2008, they formed the first whale watching company in Mirissa, Mirissa Water Sports, giving rise to the whale watching industry with over 60 licensed boats in operation today. The company is the pioneering force of luxury aquatic tourism in Sri Lanka. Sail Lanka Charter is the first chartering company in Sri Lanka with more than five boats in operation around the island, offering cruises from three hours to 10 days. Sail Lanka’s three-day and six-day trips to Jaffna are fast gaining in popularity amongst local and foreign tourists. For more information:

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Source : http://www.ft.lk/article/594009/Sail-Lanka-Charter-hosts-PM-on-board-latest-luxury-catamaran#sthash.b6ZxjKmg.dpuf

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