Inaugural Thailand Yacht Show to take place in February 2016

From the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show, SYE Pte Ltd, now comes the inaugural Thailand Yacht Show. To be held from 11 – 14 February 2016 at the modern Ao Po Grand Marina, the Thailand Yacht Show will aim to promote the region as a world class cruising destination, able to offer yachts of any size unique experiences in Phuket and surrounding areas, with top class services.

The idea behind the event comes from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, whos idea is to transform and promote Phuket as Asia’s principal hub for superyachts that are cruising the region. Formalities that superyachts wanting to perform charter operations in the area have to endure, have already been addressed by the Thai government. A recent special license now allows foreign-flagged vessels to enjoy the region’s wide variety of unspoilt crusing possibilities and world class diving locations.

Andy Treadwell, founder and owner of SYE, is looking forward to help put Thailand on the world superyacht map, “With the welcomed decision of now legalising superyacht charter in Thailand, and with the Government and all the other stakeholders aligned, the time is right for us to launch the new Yacht Show with industry-wide support."

By Charl van Rooy



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