Excerpt from Sail Asia with an update of next year’s new Phuket Yacht Show: Just when you thought the Asia appetite for boat shows might be sated, here comes another one. However, it’s not just another boat show – it is specifically aimed at the luxury superyacht charter market, and in Asia most of this operates out of Phuket. Charter shows are usually and strictly B2B only, with brokers and agents having cosy chats about the state of the market and fixing their rates for the coming season. The Phuket Yacht Show will be open source, all welcome. Take a look.
The event is all set to launch at Thailand’s Phuket Yacht Haven Marina, 13-16 February 2015. Created by the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show, the inaugural show will combine the best aspects of yacht charter, boating industry and luxury lifestyle events. Destined to attract industry and consumers alike, the event will be staged in the biggest superyacht marina in the Asia Pacific region, currently being completely redeveloped by its owners.
PYS dates were decided after organisers had interrogated an extensive database of charter brokers from the industry (including in Asia, Europe and the US) for their opinion as to the best time of year for them and for the yachts. February was by far the most popular choice. The general consensus was that PYS should avoid conflicting with other important charter shows in Antigua (December) and Genoa (May), as well as finding a slot when there would be a reasonable chance of attracting HNW visitors to the show.
Read the full article here: Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX?
Yacht or Superyacht Captains or owners visiting Phuket or Thailand in the coming 2014-2015 are welcome to get in touch with Adam Frost at Seal Superyachts Thailand if you have any questions or need assistance with your cruising destinations.