A Pakistani overseas investment group has developed the world’s largest and fastest speedboat to promote adventure tourism in Pakistan.
The world’s fastest boat arrived in the country last week as increased tourism opportunities in the country sparked investor interest.
Modern speedboats operate in developed countries, which occupy leading positions in the global tourism industry, such as the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand and Turkey.
“This is the first time such a modern boat has been imported to Pakistan,” said Zulfiqar Momin, the director of Greenland Corporation, the overseas Pakistani firm that developed the boat.
The speedboat is light but strong with the ability to move quickly through the shallow waters of lakes and rivers. It contains two 320/320 horsepower jet engines, providing an overall output of 640 horsepower or 12,400 CC.
The speedboat is equipped with a jet engine from the American company Mercury, reflectors made in Finland, and the boat was built in Turkey. It also contains advanced safety features, including a sophisticated seat belt system.
Momin said Hunza, being a beautiful scenic region of Pakistan, was selected to lead the boat from May.
“Tourists visiting Hunza from all over the country will be able to enjoy this unique boat. Local tourism in Pakistan is growing rapidly, as is the hospitality industry in the northern regions of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. [K-P] and Gilgit-Baltistan [G-B],” he said.
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The boat will travel between Shashkat and Hussaini Bridge in Upper Hunza, and tourists can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ardgar during the 15-minute journey.
Following federal government initiatives to attract local and foreign tourists, investors are showing interest in investing in the industry.
To take advantage of the opportunities created in the tourism sector, the Greenland Corporation decided to invest in a number of projects in Britain, including a zip line and other adventure tourism facilities.