Photography by Port Tokola
23 March 2017
A new yacht marina and boatyard has opened in Krabi, Thailand, with phase one open since February.
Port Takola has been under construction since 2009. The marina is built on 27 acres of redundant prawn farm ponds that is part of the private estate of the na Nagara family.
Surgeon Admiral Suriya (RTN) and his son Matthew na Nagara have worked together since the beginning to realise this marina project. Matthew explains, “Port Takola’s phase one is a small but an exciting beginning for our family and the marina team. After many years of development, Port Takola will finally start servicing boat owners.”
He continues “We offer an all-year-round shelter at one of a world’s finest yachting destination, the Phang Nga Bay. There are many destination within short sailing, such as Reiley, Poda Island, Lanta, and Hong Island.
“We are located at the centre of Krabi, between Ao Nang and Krabi town. This is an ideal homeport for Bangkok residents and boat owners who live in a major capital city in Asia. Krabi International Airpot is less than 40-minutes drive and there are daily direct flights from Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Doha.”
Port Takola phase one features 50 stern-to berths to a 4-metre wide high stability concrete pontoon built by Marinetek.
The boatyard will have an area of 10,000 sqm for around 50 dry berths and for technical repairs. This will be serviced by a Roodberg submersible hydraulic trailer with a maximum lifting capacity of 38 tonnes and a maximum draft of 2.5 metres.
The slipway has a 12-metre width to accommodate larger catamarans, which are growing in popularity in Thailand. The marina will also introduce 20 moorings inside its basin to provide an affordable berthing option.
Matthew adds “Port Takola is very much a marina in a garden. Our family’s estate has a verdant natural surrounding that gives a serene berthing escape from the metropolitan city. This is ideal for boat owners who wants a stunning sailing scene and also a short break from the city.”
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