General Marine onboard with Bartica Regatta
Authorised Tohatsu Outboard Motor distributor in Guyana, General Marine Company, has handed over a cheque to the management committee of the Bartica Development Business Association to sponsor an event in the 40HP Power Boats Race Category at Bartica Regatta 2018.
Now in its 29th year of business, General Marine, which has been distributing Japan’s oldest manufacturing ‘Feel the Wind’ outboard brand since 2006, seized the opportunity to be a part of the Regatta, which under new management and fresh township status promises to be its biggest yet.
Holbert Knights, Team Manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have a grassroots local firm on board as a sponsor. Although the event is in Bartica, it’s great to have support from the capital city. I am really excited about developing our relationship with General Marine and their Tohatsu brand. Their financial commitment greatly helps the ongoing development of Bartica as the Regatta is one of our town’s biggest events.”
Altaz Khan, Senior Vice-President, General Marine Company, said: “This was a tremendous opportunity for us to further boost our commitment to developing all of Guyana. Bartica Development Business Association shares our values in relation to creating opportunities, healthy competition, and support for the people of Guyana so this was a natural fit for both parties. We look forward to playing a very active part in the oldest regatta in Guyanese History.”
Sponsorship of the 2018 Regatta sets the stage for General Marine’s 30th birthday celebration next year when the company plans to give back to its loyal customers, who have supported its operation over the years.
Bartica Regatta activities will be held from March 17 to April 2.