Phuket Yacht Show To Attract Exhibitors From Around The World
Published: Wednesday, 31 December 2014
The Phuket Yacht Show will be held from Feb 12-15 at Yacht Haven Marina. The show will take place during the high season for cruising and tourism to maximise exposure to discerning travellers and yacht owners already visiting the island.
The inaugural show will combine yacht charter companies, the boating industry and luxury lifestyle events. The latest edition to the show is Fraser Yachts, who will showcase the 34-metre M/Y Azul A built by Dutch shipyard Moonen.
“Fraser Yachts is excited about presenting M/Y Azul A at the Phuket Yacht Show,” says broker Jan Jaap Minnema of Fraser Yachts. “She would be perfect for the Asian-based cruising enthusiast as she combines relaxed luxury with ocean-going capabilities, including stabilisers for a smoother on-water experience.”
“Two years ago, there were a limited number of yachts visiting Asia,” says Fraser Yachts’ global marketing manager, Lisa Peck. “However we are now seeing an increase in interest for this region as our owners and charter clients discover the difference and benefits of cruising the winter season in Asia.”
Phuket’s appeal to the region’s HNWIs continues to grow. Visitor arrivals in Phuket are growing along with the number of international airlines servicing the island, supplying the predominantly Chinese and Russian guests. Visitors to Phuket are staying in high-end hotels and villa developments.
It is estimated that more than 300,000 visitors will travel to Phuket during the month of February.