Thai Gov't Completes Charter Licensing Process
Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2015
The Thai government has completed the licensing process for foreign yachts over 30-metres to charter in Thai waters.
(Photo: Adam Frost/Seal Superyachts Thailand)
The ending of the process comes after government officials and marine industry body members in Phuket announced the approval of the new Charter License laws allowing foreign-flagged superyachts to apply for a license to operate commercially in the region.
The official launch of the initiative will be held in Bangkok on September 16.
This news is welcomed by the marine industry and demonstrates the government's commitment to developing the potential of Thailand’s Andaman Coast as a marine hub.
“Our expectations are high and the hope is that the country will now see a greater increase in superyacht arrivals,” says Seal Superyachts Managing Director Adam Frost. “Thailand is clearly extending a warm welcome to superyacht owners, with only a bare minimum of restrictions to be placed upon them if they wish to operate their charters here."
The 13th Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) presented by Thailand Elite continues to raise the Thai island’s status as a superyacht hub of Asia. With four months to go until the January event, the show promises to be bigger than ever.
A superb line up of top brand yachts are booked into the in-water display, as well as a strong representation of marine equipment and accessories the lifestyle aspect of the show is building impressively.