Thailand Yacht Show 2016 in Ao Pao Grand Marina Phuket, Thailand
Phuket has long been a playground for the rich and famous, and Ao Po Grand Marina is where many choose to keep their toys. The 200 berth marina is located at the entrance of the stunning Phang Nga Bay and is home to a huge selection of incredible yachts and motor boats and this year hosted the inaugural Thailand Yacht Show, which was held from February 8-14. The opening ceremony, held on February 11, drew in VIPs from around the country, and was even attended by Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister, H.E. General Thanasak Patimaprakorn.
Participants of the Thailand Yacht Show 2016
Over 2,000 visitors came to the marina to enjoy the show, and were able to see some of the world’s finest yachts and latest innovations. Many of the world’s best yacht makers were on-hand to show off their products, with a total of 50 yachts being showcased at the event. Among the show’s many highlights was a 73-metre super yacht called “Titania”, made by Burgess, one of the world’s premier shipyards. It features 2 master cabins, a gym, jacuzzi and even an elevator. If you’d like to charter the yacht for a week it will set you back up to $600,000, so get saving now!
Burgees Asia and Lee Marine
We spoke with Chairman of Burgess Asia, Jean Mari Pullet and Joshua Lee, Founder and CEO of Lee Marine to find out what they hoped to achieve at the Yacht Show. The success of this year’s inaugural show makes it almost certain that it will become a regular fixture on the international yachting calendar and will no doubt help to further cement Phuket’s and indeed Thailand’s reputation as a quality leisure destination.
Marina Hub of ASEAN
Creating the Thailand Yacht Show is also an important part of a broader strategy implemented by the Thai government to position Thailand as the ‘Marina Hub of ASEAN’ and to boost Thailand’s credentials as a world class, quality leisure tourism destination.
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