Tuesday, June 11th, 2019
Thailand Creates its Own Charter Yacht Show
Inspired by the Antigua Charter Yacht meeting and the MYBA Charter Show in Barcelona, Thailand is to create its own Charter Yacht Week
Thailand Charter Week will be Asia’s first international charter show for industry professionals only.
The Thai Yachting Business Association (TYBA) has announced that the first event will be held at Phuket Yacht Haven from November 16-21, 2019.
The event will be managed by an organising committee of TYBA members. This will include Fraser, Camper & Nicholsons, Northrop & Johnson, local and regional charter companies.
The ‘B2B’ event is designed for local, regional and international charter brokers, central agents, luxury travel agents and tour operators to meet local agencies. Together they will discover some of the finest charter yachts operating in Thailand and the rest of Southeast Asia.
First three days
The first three days will be dedicated to visiting yachts on display at Yacht Haven, which is on the northeast coast of Phuket. It is a short drive from the international airport. Able to accommodate 320 boats, the superyacht friendly marina has deep-water access with a 6m draught capacity. This allows yachts of 100m+ to enter.
The opening days will also include panel discussions and presentations about various charter destinations.
The last three days will feature day and overnight ‘familiarisation’ cruises aboard participating yachts to exciting charter destinations around Phuket and the Andaman Sea. This will help build and realise potential business and partnerships. The event will be followed by the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show (November 21-24) in the Gulf of Thailand.
Ideal for international visitors
Matthew Na Nagara, Chairman of TYBA, which has almost 40 corporate members, said: “Yacht Haven is ideal for both viewing the yachts and accessing the beautiful cruising destinations around Phuket. It’s also close to the airport, which is ideal for our international visitors.”
TYBA has appointed Lux Inc Media to provide organisational support and promotion of the show. The company is well known across the Asia-Pacific region for producing luxury lifestyle publications including Yacht Style magazine, and the Penang RendezVous.