Published: Thursday, 25 July 2013
Ryan Swift

The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) has secured its home for the future with the signing of a five-year Host Venue agreement with Royal Phuket Marina (RPM), the award-winning 5-star marina and luxury lifestyle destination on Phuket’s east coast. Show organisers had recently announced the dates for 2014, moving to January 9 to 12. The show has 2,500 square metres of indoor exhibition space, outdoor displays marina-side and in excess of 60 boats in-the-water. Brands such as Sunseeker, Ferretti, Pershing, Princess, Nautor's Swan, Lagoon and many more, together with luxury brands such as Jaguar, Maserati, Land Rover, Lexus showcase at the event. 

“The 2013 Phuket International Boat Show was the 10th Anniversary edition and over the last decade the event has seen continued growth and is the undisputed leading consumer boat show in Asia. We are now looking forward to delivering another decade of success for the regional marine industry, and are very happy to announce the signing of a five-year agreement with current home and Official Host Venue going forward, Royal Phuket Marina,” said Andy Dowden, Show Director.

Royal Phuket Marina is the only 5 Golden Anchor Award marina in Thailand, with berthing for 100 boats up to 35 metres in length, surrounded by luxurious villas and condominiums, all in contemporary Thai-Asian style. This is complemented by fine-dining, a patisserie, private members Health Club and shopping and fashion all situated along the boardwalk. “We have been the home of PIMEX since the opening of Royal Phuket Marina in 2005 and are very excited to sign a five-year Host Venue agreement and to enter this new era with the organsiers,” said Gulu Lalvani of the Royal Phuket Marina. 

“We recognise the importance of PIMEX to the regional marine and lifestyle industry. It is firmly established as a key marine event in the global calendar, attracting interested buyers from all over the world each year. RPM and PIMEX have the same goals; to help promote Phuket and the marine industry and marine leisure lifestyle, and together we have helped make Phuket the undisputed cruising capital of Asia. We look forward to working closely with the organisers for the next five years and beyond.”