20 December 2023
The second annual Thailand International Boat Show will present an expanded in-water display of sail and power for 2024, as well as the inaugural edition of the Thailand Yachting Conference.
Taking place from 11 to 14 January 2024 at Royal Phuket Marina, the in-water display is complemented by an onshore display of marine products and services, and luxury lifestyle, as well as the Thailand Yachting Conference, Robb Report Thailand Best Of The Best Yachting Awards gala dinner, and a social programme on the boardwalk.
Working closely with the Thai government and industry stakeholders, organiser Jand Events says it aims to drive yacht tourism and position Thailand as the leading marine leisure playground in the region.
“The 2024 Thailand International Boat Show includes an expanded in-water display with many of the top brokers in the region showcasing leading boat brands from around the world,” says David Hayes, CEO of Jand Events.
“Building on last year’s success, we are adding a B2B element to the show this year with the inaugural Thailand Yachting Conference – an ideal platform for industry information exchange and networking – and the Robb Report Thailand Best Of The Best Yachting Awards gala dinner.”
The 2024 event will include a larger in-water display and a wider choice of brands compared with the 2023 edition, ranging from tenders and speedboats up to the Princess Y95, which will be premiering in Thailand.
With six boats, Simpson Marine’s in-water line-up includes the Sanlorenzo SX76, Lagoon 51, Beneteau Swift Trawler 48m, Fairline Targa 45, Aquila 36 and the Beneteau Flyer 8.
Boat Lagoon Yachting’s five-strong display includes the largest in the show, the Princess Y95, together with a Princess F62 and F55 as well as a Cap Camarat 10.5 CC by Jeanneau and a Ferretti Yachts 850.
Derani Yachts will also be displaying five boats including the 45, 37, 22 from the popular Axopar range as well as the Brabus Shadow 500 Cabin and a Greenline 40.
V Yachts Asia will be showing a Ferretti Yachts 780, Ferretti Yachts 500 and a Riva 76’ Perseo Super, Asia Yachting will be displaying two models from Prestige Yachts, the 590 and 420, while Lee Marine will be showcasing two boats from Riviera — the Riviera 78MY and Riviera 4600 SY.
The Yacht Sales Co is displaying a mix of multihulls and monohulls including the Fountaine Pajot Algeria 67, Dufour 61 and the Monte Carlo Yachts MCY 70, while Leopard Catamarans are showcasing a Leopard 45 and a Leopard 46 Powercat.
Other in-water exhibitors include Northrop & Johnson, Asia Yacht Agency, Extreme Marine (Thailand) with a first-time showing of the Al Dhaen 365cc, Asia Marine with Bali Catamarans and Go Boating displaying a Silvercraft 36.
A wide range of marine businesses and products, and services from the luxury lifestyle sector will also be exhibiting onshore in the new purpose-built air-conditioned exhibition space.
Also present at the show for the first time are private jet companies Cessna & Beechcraft by Textron Aviation, who are the VIP Lounge Presenting Sponsor, and Chapman Freeborn.
Being held for the first time at the 2024 Thailand International Boat Show, the inaugural Thailand Yachting Conference includes a keynote on Thailand as a yachting destination presented by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, as well as presentations and updates on immigration, infrastructure, regulations and more in the Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand regions.
Industry panel discussions will focus on topics relevant to stakeholders in Asia and include superyachts, yacht charter, yacht management, and technology and sustainability.
The Thailand International Boat Show takes place from 11 to 14 January, 2024 at Royal Phuket Marina. The show is open daily from 1 pm to 8 pm, except on Sunday 14 January when the show closes at 7 pm.