Phuket Yacht Show set to turn island into the yachting playground of Asia

The Phuket Yacht Show, a luxury yachting and lifestyle event that attracts thousands of visitors from around the world at the Royal Phuket Marina will be held from 4 – 7 January, 2019. Lead by show director Andy Dowden and financially backed by operators from Turkey, Phuket Yacht Show organisers are promising to deliver the best yacht show ever seen in Phuket.

The Phuket Yacht Show aims to enable nautical lifestyle seekers with a unique opportunity to view some of the world’s most iconic yachts, superyachts and marine related toys and services, including high-end properties, fashion and accessories, supercars, fine dining and luxury products, at Thailand’s waterfront.

Up to 120 exhibitors will be resident in the 2,500 sqm marina-side exhibition hall while in the water there is space for more than 50 yachts of up to 35 metres in length. Accommodating the growing interest in superyacht sales and charter, a unique private island superyacht display will be located just five minutes from Royal Phuket Marina and accessed by private shuttle for qualified guests.

“Royal Phuket Marina is the ideal host venue”

“I’ve owned and operated boat shows in Phuket for 16 years and in my experience, combined with feedback from key stakeholders in Thailand’s marine industry, Royal Phuket Marina is the ideal host venue due to its central strategic location and boardwalk facilities. And early January is the ideal time as that is when the highest number of globe-trotting millionaires and billionaires are on the island,” said Dowden.

The Prime Minister of Thailand in 2003 removed import and excise taxes on boats and Gulu Lalvani’s efforts to build the multi award-winning Royal Phuket Marina made Phuket the yachting playground of Asia.

“The best show Phuket has ever seen”

Gulu Lalvani, chairman of Royal Phuket Marina, commented: “We have a proven track record hosting boat shows for 11 years and are very proud to sign a five-year hosting deal with the show’s Turkish investors. We also have a long and successful relationship with Andy Dowden and are confident the Phuket Yacht Show team will deliver the best show Phuket has ever seen and a show that the marine industry deserves.

“There are some rumours that Royal Phuket Marina will be the venue for two boat shows, I would like to clarify that this is not true. The Phuket Yacht Show will be the only yacht show in Phuket and the only yacht show at Royal Phuket Marina.”

In addition to the largest and most diverse display of yachts and marine products ever, the emphasis on the lifestyle element this year will be bigger, said Lalvani. “Our aim is to make Phuket Yacht Show the ultimate four day celebration of luxury and lifestyle on Phuket,” added Dowden.

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