The inaugural Thailand Charter Week (TCW) will run from the 16th to the 21st of November 2019 at the Phuket Yacht Haven Marina and be coordinated with the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show. The TCW will not be open to the general public as it is a business to business charter event aimed at promoting Thailand as an international charter destination.
For the first year the target is 15 to 20 crewed charter yachts from 15 metres and above and 40 international charter brokers. The format will follow 3 days of on-water display at the Phuket Yacht Haven Marina followed by a 3 day familiarisation cruise around the waters of Phuket and the Andaman Sea.
The TYBA will employ the services of Lux Inc Media to provide organisational support and promotion of the show. Lux Inc is well known across the Asia Pacific region for providing high quality, luxury publications, digital media and Lifestyle events such as Yacht Style magazine and the Penang Rendezvous.
An organising committee of TYBA members will run the event with the participation of Fraser, Camper & Nicholsons, Northrop & Johnson, Asia Yacht Agency and other local charter companies. There will also be tentative collaboration with MYBA as discussed at the recent MYBA charter show in Barcelona.
Grow Boating Networking Evening
The Grow Boating Networking Evening is a monthly get together of people in the boating industry, boaters and people who are interested in getting into boating. It is held on the first Friday of each month, alternating between the Royal Phuket Marina, Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina and Ao Po Grand Marina. There is a complimentary light buffet or BBQ sponsored by the host venue and there are drinks from the bar at happy hour prices. Local companies in the boating industry are welcome to sponsor the events and make a presentation of their products or services at the event and receive a complimentary media sponsorship package.
Past sponsors include; The Thailand Yacht Show, Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, Royal Phuket Marina, Electrical Marine, Camper and Nicholsons, ASAP Marine, Marine Directory Asia, Thailand Yacht show and Rendezvous, Paul Poole, The Phuket News & Live 89.5 Radio, Chubb Insurance, Buzzcats Thailand, Asia Pacific Superyachts, Superyacht Services Guide, Multihull Solutions Asia, C&C Marine, Asia Yacht Agency, Simpson Marine, Des Kearns and Derani Yachts.
Grow Boating schedule for the next 6 months
Friday the 1st of November 2019 - Ao Po marina - Sponsored by Yacht Shop at Yacht Haven
Friday the 6th of December 2019 - Royal Phuket Marina - Sponsored by Thailand Yacht Show
Friday the 3rd of January 2020 - Boat Lagoon marina - Sponsorship available
Friday the 7th of February 2020 - Ao Po marina- Sponsorship available
Friday the 6th of March 2020 - Royal Phuket Marina - Sponsorship available
Friday the 3rd of April 2020 - Boat Lagoon marina - Sponsorship available
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About the TYBA
The Thai Yachting Business Association, formerly the Thai Marine Business Association, was founded in 2014 and is a non-profit marine leisure industry association serving yacht builders, yacht charter operators and brokers, yacht sales brokerage and dealerships, marinas, yacht repairs and refit, yacht management and other yachting-related companies throughout Thailand. The primary objective of the TYBA is to promote Thailand to the global Yachting community and introduce its unparalleled exotic cruising grounds from the Gulf of Siam to the Andaman Sea , its network of top class marinas and its prime location for quality refit and marine services .
What are the benefits of being a TYBA member?
The mission of the TYBA is to enable the networking of all marine leisure industry stakeholders in Thailand to enhance the growth, value, safety and quality of yachting in Thailand for the benefit of its membership and helping the industry to overcome any challenges that may arise. The TYBA works with the Marine Department of the Ministry of Transport and the Tourism Authority of Thailand to resolve issues that affect its members.
What can your company or business do for the TYBA?
Tell us about the issues that affect your business and what you need us to do to try to address these issues. Individual companies cannot lobby the relevant government departments for changes to policies, this must be done through a recognised association such as the TYBA. The TYBA is your voice, please use it.