Thailand’s superyachting scene has enjoyed a momentous few years, seeing in ground-breaking changes in foreign-flagged yachts and relaxing outdated chartering laws. Now, the country is demonstrating further support for superyachting with the launch of the first ever Thailand Yacht Show, created by the organisers of the Singapore Yacht Show in partnership with the Thai government.
Taking place from 11-14 February at Ao Po Grand Marina, the show will be opened by prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha and will focus on charter. Among the yachts on show will be a selection from Burgess, including the 73m M/Y Titania and 69m Saluzi.
Gordon Fernandes of Asia Pacific Superyachts comments on the country's burgeoning charter scene; “Now is the time to bring your yacht here and get your charter reputation going before other owners discover the land of smiles! The superyacht charter fleet here is small at the moment; however more owners are recognising the significant potential and sending their yacht here for the winter.”
To read more about yacht charter in Thailand, read our feature in issue 21, out this month.