Phuket has been chosen to welcome and host the First Superyacht Show ever to be held in Southeast Asia. The Thailand Yacht Show is scheduled in 2016, from 11th to 14th February, at the Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket. This prestigious event will be organized by SYE Pte Ltd. – the same company that hosts the annual Singapore Yacht Show.
The first Thailand Yacht Show aims to promote Phuket as a central hub for superyachts in Asia. This mega yacht show was initiated after the superyacht has been legalized in Thailand for the first time. The prestigious 4-day event promises to welcome potential buyers and charter brokerage community to gather in Phuket. The superyacht venue – Ao Po Marina – can accommodate up to 260 yachts and 100 m plus in length.
The superyacht show will also feature smaller yachts and boats – both new and pre-owned. Visitors to the show can either buy or charter one from the exhibited collection.
Phuket is already well-known to superyacht owners as a perfect cruising ground. The island has a strategic location for superyachts coming to South East Asia and the Pacific from the Mediterranean Sea.
According to the co-host data, this year alone, Phuket has welcomed over 75 yachts that cruised through Phuket. The official said that Thailand aims to capture this group and try to extend their stay in the Andaman Sea for a much longer time to use all the facilities in Phuket.
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