December 2016 Show Promises to Delight with More Boats on Display than Ever
PHUKET, Thailand – 16 December 2016 – Over the course of the next few days, some of the world’s most prestigious yachting and boating brands will be docked at Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket for the second edition of the Thailand Yacht Show (“TYS”), taking place from 15 – 18 December. Positioned as the Marine Hub of ASEAN, Thailand will host thousands of on-water lifestyle enthusiasts and potential boat buyers to view the biggest display of boats, yachts, and superyachts in Thailand.
The Thailand Yacht Show is well on its way to becoming an event of truly international standing. Exhibitors include local and international dealers and brokers: Asia Marine, Boat Lagoon Yachting, Burgess Yachts, Hong Seh Marine, Lee Marine, Multihull Solutions, Northrop & Johnson, Simpson Marine and Titan Broker. Visitors will also be able to admire – and even try out – boats from some of the world’s biggest and best known builders, such as Azimut, Beneteau, Feadship, Ferretti, Fountaine Pajot, Jeanneau, Monte Carlo Yachts, Pershing, Princess and Sunreef.
TYS is about more than just admiring from afar – visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy interactive experiences, such as hopping on board for a quick cruise out to sea, or trying out the latest in water toys at the open water demonstration platform.
The glamorous social programme includes the Rock D’ Deck TYS Welcome Party to mark the Show’s opening, private superyacht parties, supercar parades, fashion shows and our own artists in residence, Tim Bengel and Isara.
The Thailand Yacht Show is brought to you by the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show, in partnership with the Thai government. These two complementary shows are timed to book-end industry activity in the region. Singapore is Asia’s main business hub, attracting wealthy entrepreneurs from all over the region, while Thailand is by far the biggest and best yachting destination. With its warm hospitality and a profusion of extraordinarily beautiful cruising grounds, an increasing number of boaters and yacht owners are visiting Thailand.
The inaugural Thailand Yacht Show in February was a resounding success with over 70 brands, 4,700 participants and just over 40 yachts and boats. The line-up for the December edition is bigger and better with even more superyachts and boats on display.
SENSATIONAL SUPERYACHTS AND ASIA DEBUTS
A stellar fleet of 18 superyachts is part of this year’s Show, of which a highlight is the colossal 90m Lauren L, the largest yacht to ever go on display at a yacht show in Asia. Built by Cassens-Werft and presented by Titan Broker, Lauren L is also one of the largest yachts available for charter in the world; she can accommodate 40 guests in 20 staterooms, and has a guest area of 1,800 sqm.
The 51m M/Y Northern Sun returns to the Thailand Yacht Show’s second edition. Represented by Burgess Yachts and based in Thailand throughout the year, she can accommodate 12 charter guests in 6 exceptionally luxurious cabins.
Lee Marine boasts the biggest line-up on display, with 15 boats on water, half of which are superyachts. The jewel in Lee Marine’s fleet is M/Y Paraffin, a 60m Feadship with heated floors in the master cabin, a large gymnasium with steam shower, a sun deck hot tub and a temperature-controlled wine cabinet.
The Show will also see the return of the Norman Foster-designed 41m Ocean Emerald, a modern masterpiece that offers a whole host of luxurious on-board facilities, including Michelin-starred dining.
Another star boat will undoubtedly be the Galeon 460, making its Asia debut at TYS. Presented by Asia Marine, this 14.5m family boat is renowned for its amazing versatility. There are multiple sections that fold out and expand for many functions, effectively distilling the features of a superyacht into a much smaller boat.
CATAMARANS ARE KING
Multihulls have long been popular in South East Asia, and likewise have been particularly well received at the Thailand Yacht Show. Not only do they offer fantastic interior and exterior space, they also provide great stability while under way and at anchor. Visitors to the Show will be treated to offerings by prestigious brands as Sunreef (presented by Lee Marine), Fountaine Pajot (presented by Multihull Solutions), Lagoon (presented by Simpson Marine) and Leopard Catamarans.
For those looking to trial a catamaran at sea, the hugely popular catamaran HYPE will be hosting a series of morning cruises around the beautiful islands of Phang Nga Bay for those looking to venture out to enjoy some swimming and snorkelling before the Show opens.
YACHT TOYS AND LIVE DEMONSTRATIONS
The Thailand Yacht Show offers something for everyone and every budget. It doesn’t just focus on superyachts and charter holidays – water sports, sail boats, speedboats, tenders and all aspects of the leisure marine lifestyle will be on display. The “Try-it-and-See” Demonstration Platform is there again for visitors to try out some of the more exhilarating on-water activities such as Fly-boarding, dragon boat racing, sailboat racing and Stand Up Paddle-boarding – all courtesy of Show partner, Java Yachting.
ABOUT THAILAND YACHT SHOW
Created by the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show, the second edition of the Thailand Yacht Show in partnership with the Thai Government combines the best aspects of yacht charter, boating activity and luxury lifestyle. It is destined to attract industry and consumers alike, and to become the focal point of the luxury charter yacht business in Asia Pacific.
The Thailand Yacht Show is more than just a four-day yacht show for local and international charter yachts; the marine festivities extend for a full seven days.
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