Following Singapore Yacht Events’ announcement that it is to stage a dedicated superyacht charter show at the end of 2014 at the venue, Phuket Yacht Haven will be the subject of a major redevelopment.

This will include a new private access road directly off the main highway to connect the recently completed car park. The upper part of the site will incorporate new residences, apartments, restaurants, and marine industry business units.

Most significantly, the lower level next to the marina will house a world-class yacht club accommodating 400–500 guests, with special facilities for captains and crew. In response to demand, the development will also include the addition of an additional 40 superyacht berths, 30 of which will be ready by December 2014 for the launch edition of the charter event. Eventually this will take the total number of berths for vessels over 30m to around 75.

Proprietor, Jean Phataraprasit explained: "For several years we have been aware of the need for a world-class superyacht marina in Phuket with all the facilities that experienced and discerning yacht owners from the Mediterranean have come to expect. We have finally been able to bring the Yacht Haven project to fruition, and we are thrilled to be able to play a major part in developing the yachting industry in Asia, with all the economic benefits that it can bring. We are delighted to be working with such an experienced and respected show organising team, and we look forward to an excellent opening event in December 2014."

Nick Wyatt, the marina’s manager, continued: "Most particularly, all of us at Yacht Haven and all the other marinas here are keen that Phuket continues to lead the way as the major destination hub for the region. We will have around 75 superyacht berths and all the infrastructure that such a facility needs, so we will be able to give a really great welcome to owners, captains, crew, and charterers alike. Phuket is also fast developing as the main refit and repair centre in Asia, and we are gradually filling in all the gaps to make this a genuine third yachting destination."


The Phuket Yacht Haven.


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