Second Thailand Yacht Show Returning To Phuket
Published: Tuesday, 17 May 2016
The organisers of Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) in February this year announced that the second edition will take place December 15-18 in the same year, once again at Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket.
(Photos: TYS / Richard Dobson & Phil Blake)
Although the TYS has a big focus on superyachts and charter clients, it is an inclusive event that provides the marine leisure industry with a platform to help grow and develop business in Thailand and the wider region. As such, it is seen as a key driving tool for the continuing campaign to enable foreign superyachts to come and charter in Thailand, as backed and promoted by the Government.
“This timing was the original plan. It puts the Show at the beginning, rather than in the middle of, the international winter charter season,” says Managing Director of Organisers 3L Events Andy Treadwell. “We also wanted to avoid any clash with the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta (December 5-10), one of Asia’s most prestigious yachting events. All our stakeholders, including the Government of Thailand, agree that these dates allow a good chance of attracting the Mediterranean-based charter yachts considering a visit to Asia, as well as the all-important HNWI visitors from around the region who want to come and discover the lifestyle.”
Ao Po Grand Marina provides an ideal setting for the Show, being able to accommodate vessels of all sizes, including the all-important superyachts. It also gives immediate access to the spectacular cruising grounds of Phang Nga Bay, allowing exhibitors to take show visitors for sea trials.
Once again the TYS will feature an on-water display of boats of every description, from small runabouts all the way up to superyachts, and an on-land air-conditioned pavilion housing luxury and boating brands presented by exhibitors from all around the world.
TYS Show Director Wade Pearce says, “The first TYS was put together in less than three months. This time we have seven months to prepare and the event will be bigger and better. We will have even more sea-trials and equipment demonstrations in the marina, and we are planning two or three ancillary events alongside the Show which will turn TYS into a major festival of yachting and boating that is not to be missed.”