The second annual Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) drew to a close last week, with organisers reporting the event a success. Organised by Infinite Luxury, the invitation-only event took place between 8-10th December and welcomed more than 20 superyachts to the Kata Rocks resort in Phuket, Thailand, exceeding last year's attendance. Top yachts attending this year's event included Feadship's 68-metre Lady Christine and Burgess' 50.8-metre Northern Sun.
The event's organisers, including the CEO of Infinite Luxury, Richard Pope - who took over running the Rendezvous last year - hope that it will help to promote the region more broadly to superyacht owners, charterers and the industry more broadly by showing them what Asia has to offer.
As Pope explains, this year's event succeeded in achieving this goal: “The KRSR 2017 is proud to have attracted the most prestigious brands from the yachting world including Feadship and Royal Huisman - brands that normally only showcase together in Monaco and Fort Lauderdale. To have important companies supporting the KRSR will only help to generate increased interest in Phuket, Thailand and Asia.”
Marketing and Brand Director at Feadship, Farouk Nefzi also expressed his pleasure at the event's success: "As co-sponsors of the KRSR, Feadship has always believed in Asia as a region, particularly as we have quite a few Asian clients. We've built a trustworthy relationship with them and the KRSR is great brand fit with Feadship."
With a packed social programme, highlights of the event for guests included watching the King's Cup Regatta on the first day and a lobster brunch which was hosted at the Surin Phuket luxury beach resort. In addition, Lady Christine also hosted a private cocktail party and dinner on board during the course of the event.
The event also featured a vodka and caviar tasting event hosted by Hemisphere Monaco and a water toys presentation by Sea Doo, reaching its conclusion with the Kata Rocks Charter Season Opening Party on the final night.
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