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Thai show returns

The second annual Thailand International Boat Show will showcase the best of the boating and luxury lifestyle across Asia.

06 September 2023

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Organisers of the Thailand International Boat Show have confirmed the event is returning for a second edition at Royal Phuket Marina, from 11 to 14 January 2024.

More than 80 percent of the in-water space is already booked, according to Jand Events, who promise a new onshore layout, and a new, purpose-built air-conditioned marquee that will be home for onshore exhibitors to help them better connect with the in-water displays and social scene.

The event wraps up an almost two-month period of marine events showcasing Thailand’s credentials in racing (Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, 2 to 9 December 2023) superyachts (Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous, December 2023) and boating and luxury lifestyle (Thailand International Boat Show, 11 to 14 January 2024) to the world.

“Southeast Asia, with Thailand as its hub, has long been considered one of the top yachting destinations in the world. The cruising grounds are spectacular and will take the breath away of any first-time visitor, while the marine infrastructure and onshore leisure facilities are comparable with the best in the world,” comments David Hayes, chief executive of organisers, Jand Events.

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“The industry has come together with a resounding ‘yes’ in support of the Thailand International Boat Show, and we’re excited to announce that there will be more than 50 boats in the water for the 2024 edition, with many marine and luxury lifestyle businesses already confirmed onshore,” he continues.

“It is my belief that in time the Thailand International Boat Show will be a key event on the global calendar promoting boating in Thailand and across Asia.”

 

Confirmed exhibitors

In-the-water, regional dealer Simpson Marine has confirmed six boats, including a Sanlorenzo SX76 and models from Bluegame, Beneteau, Fairline, Lagoon and Aquila. Boat Lagoon Yachting will have a range of Princess and Jeanneau models on display while V Yachts Asia will be showcasing Riva and Ferretti.

Derani Yachts will be displaying the popular Axopar boats as well as Greenline. Lee Marine will be showcasing their services and brands including a number of Rivieras, Asia Yachting will have Prestige yachts on display, Go Boating will display Gulf Craft and new-comer to the show, Extreme Marine will be displaying an Al Dhaen 365cc.

The Yacht Sales Co have confirmed two Fountaine Pajots, a Dufour and a Tesoro for viewing while Leopard Catamarans will be showing a number of their latest models. Northrop & Johnson have also confirmed their return in water.

Onshore, visitors can expect a range of businesses from marine products and services to tech and lifestyle. Those currently confirmed include Hull Co. Ltd, SEA Yacht Sales, FLS Yacht, the ASA Group, Thailand Privilege, Nava by Thaicom, Flexiteek and Marine Services Asia.

 

New for 2024

Organisers Jand Events are planning a number of new additions to this year’s show, including the Thailand Yachting Conference on 10 January 2024. The conference takes place the day before the show opens and will bring together government officials and leading industry professionals to share insights on regulations, cruising grounds, infrastructure, superyachts, technology and sustainability.

The Robb Report Best of the Best Yachting Awards also take place on 10 January 2024, and will be presented at a gala dinner the evening before the show opens.

In light of the Thai government’s renewed desire to stimulate yacht tourism and attract high-net-worth tourists, Jand Events say they are working closely with the Thai Yachting Business Association, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, as well as industry stakeholders and media partners to promote Thailand as a world-class yachting hub.

 

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