Billed as a uxury lifestyle event, show organiser JAND Events has announced that the next edition of the Thailand International Boat Show will return to Phuket from 6 to 9 January 2022.
Scheduled to be hosted by the Royal Phuket Marina, JAND Events has stated they expect to “welcome wealthy jetsetters from overseas on the back of Phuket’s sandbox success.”
On 1 July, Thailand introduced the Phuket Sandbox program, intended to allow vaccinated travellers to enter Phuket without quarantine under certain conditions.
JAND Events has also expressed they expect this edition to build on the city’s position as the marine and lifestyle hub of Asia, “showcasing the best of Phuket to the world with new exhibitor pavilions and visitor activities on a scale never seen before.”
“Thailand International Boat Show is set to raise the bar for boating and lifestyle exhibitions in the region,” said JAND Events CEO David Hayes.
Hayes continued, “Initial feedback from the industry has been very good. We expect a large in-water line-up of boats and an exciting collection of marine products and luxury lifestyle in the marina-side exhibition hall.
“To complement the in-water and onshore displays, we will be curating an exciting program of social events for visitors to enjoy during the day and into the evening. From launches and parties to waterside entertainment, the Thailand International Boat Show will be an event not to be missed,” Hayes added.
Yachts of all sizes, both power and sail, will be on display on-water at the event, ranging from dinghies and daytrippers to superyachts. Onshore visitors will be treated to latest boating tech and marine products while also enjoying luxury properties, automobiles and lifestyle brands in the 2,500-square-metre, air-conditioned exhibition hall.
An industry valued in the billions pre-pandemic, it’s believed the Thailand International Boat Show will prove a valuable economic driver for Phuket and Thailand going forward.
“This will be the most successful boat show yet. Not only are JAND Events professional event organisers, but they have gone to market much earlier than others have in the past,” commented Chairman of Royal Phuket Marina Gulu Lalvani.
“This will be the first boat show in Asia in two years and there is a lot of pent-up demand for boats. Globally, boat brands are reporting record sales and as Phuket is the home of boating in Asia, I expect to see all the international boat brands and more displaying at the Thailand International Boat Show in January 2022.”