Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) 2015 Kicks Off Jan 8-11
Published: Thursday, 08 January 2015
The 12th Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) opened today, Jan 8, at a ceremony presided over by the Governor of Phuket Province, Nisit Jansomwong. The show is held at the Royal Phuket Marina and will run until Jan 11.
"The line-up of exhibitors at this year's PIMEX, both in-the-water and onshore is one of the best yet, a strong sign of the strength of Thailand's marine and lifestyle industry," says Andy Dowden, PIMEX Show Director. "Yachting and lifestyle brands from around the world are displaying here in Phuket at PIMEX underscoring PIMEX's position as the consumer boat show in the region and Phuket as the marine playground for Asia."
Sail, motor or charter – there is something for everyone at PIMEX. Asia’s largest in water show will include boat displays by Azimut, Bavaria, Beneteau, Gulf Craft, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Riva, Riviera, San Lorenzo, Simpson Marine, and Wider Yachts just to name a few. The largest boat on display this year is a Custom Line Next 112 superyacht valued at approximately THB฿430 million (US$13 million) and which forms part of a four boat display by Lee Marine.
Two iconic British yacht brands, Sunseeker and Princess Yachts, are showing plenty this year. Sunseeker, popularly known for being James Bond's yacht of choice, has four large powerboats on display including the Predator 92, while Princess Yachts is showing four boats in the water as well as brokerage and charter offerings through local dealer Boat Lagoon Yachting.
Multihull Solutions is showcasing designs from Fountaine Pajot and Privilège while Northrop & Johnson's display includes the new Thai-built solar power-assisted luxury catamaran Heliotrope 65.
Luxury auto brands Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Aston Martin, BMW and Mini are all debuting at PIMEX, and are joined by a collection of luxury real estate, marine and lifestyle products and services.
Phuket is an outstanding holiday and leisure destination. Its stunning natural assets and geographical position have also made it the natural boating and yachting hub of South East Asia.
Entry to the show is free.