Gulf Craft to showcase four vessels in Thailand
Published: Thursday, 04 January 2018
The UAE-based shipyard Gulf Craft will start 2018 by showcasing four vessels at the Luxury Lifestyle Fair at Phuket Rendezvous from January 4-7.
(Photo: Majesty 48)
The display will include its entry-level yacht Majesty 48, the Oryx 36 Sport Cruiser, and two family and fishing boats, the Silvercraft 34 and Silvercraft 31 HT.
“Boats of these sizes are the most attractive models in terms of usability, and the line-up reflects demand for vessels suited to diving, fishing, and island hopping,” said Tony Nixey, Managing Director of Gulf Craft’s dealer in the country, Go Boating Thailand.
“Many destinations on and around Phuket are best explored by boat, and these practical vessels enable people to visit awe-inspiring spots that are inaccessible to larger yachts. It is also a great range to present to charter companies, more and more of which are springing up in Thailand.”
A free four-day seminar programme will cover topics as varied as cryptocurrencies, conservation, yachting, property, charters, conservation, and resource management. Also planned are a fashion show, art exhibition, car parade, and a photographic workshop, as well as night parties.
“Thailand is an increasingly important market for several reasons,” said Nixey.
“Not only is it popular with the global yachting community, who sail from all over the world to explore its resorts and islands, it is also a gateway to southeast Asia’s emerging boating markets.
“In many parts of the region, such as China, Vietnam and Indonesia, newly affluent families are making their first forays into the world of yachting, and Gulf Craft is keen to capitalise on this trend.”