New Thai Marina Port Takola To Start Operation In Feb
Published: Monday, 09 January 2017
Located between Krabi Town and Ao Nang in Thailand, the new yacht marina and boatyard Port Takola phase I will start its operation in February this year.
(Photos: Port Takola)
Having been constructed since 2009, Port Takola is built on 27 acres of redundant prawn farm ponds of the na Nagara’s family. It will be a private estate of father and son Surgeon Admiral Suriya (RTN) and Matthew na Nagara, who have worked together to realise the marina project.
“Port Takola’s phase I is a small but an exciting beginning for our family and team,” says Matthew na Nagara. “After seven years of development, Port Takola will finally start servicing boat Owners. We believe that our marina offers a shelter and an advantageous location for berthing. The marina basin has three metres depth below LAT and is protected from storm and wave. Port Takola is close to major tourist destinations, Krabi town and the international airport. Ao Nang has many amenities and entertainment to offer. Krabi town is only across the Jilad River and can be accessed by boat in five minutes. Krabi International Airport is less than 40 minutes’ drive. Qatar Airways has just commenced its direct flight from Doha to Krabi so it is becoming more convenient for boat Owners to travel from Europe and America. There are also direct flights from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur.”
Port Takola phase I will consist of 50 stern-to wet berths to a four-metre wide concrete pontoon system built by Marinetek. The boatyard will feature 10,000 m2 area for about 50 dry berths and for technical repairs. It will be serviced by a Roodberg submersible hydraulic trailer with a maximum lifting capacity of 38 tons and 2.5 metres maximum draft. The slipway has total of 12 metres width to accommodate a larger catamaran, which numbers are growing in Thailand. The marina will also introduce 20 moorings inside its basin to give boat Owners an affordable berthing option.
Former Service Manager from Simpson Marine Thailand, the then-Captain in the Mediterranean and Manager of Dream Yacht Charter Malaysia and Thailand Sebastien Caveriviere was commissioned to manage the marina operation.
“Sebastien has both a technical knowledge and an experience in yachting,” says Matthew. “Port Takola phase I is a small beginning but we aim to provide a professional service from the start. We are pleased that Sebastien joins our team as his knowledge, skills, and expertise will help our team to provide a quality service to boat owner. Sebastian also speaks French, English, German, Malaysian, and Thai. This will also help boat Owners to communicate with us more easily.”