Superyacht "Lady D" gutted by fire at Phuket marina

The 55-metre superyacht “Lady D” moored at Ao Po Grand Marina, on Phuket’s east coast, caught fire this morning, August the 7th, devastating the multi-million-baht yacht.

The yacht is believed to have caught fire shortly after 8am, with firefighters called to the marina at 8:20am. Firefighters at the scene confirmed to The Phuket News that no persons were injured in the fire, but they were unable to bring the blaze under control.

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Grow Boating Networking Evening 6th of September 2019

The Grow Boating Networking Evening for September 2019 will be held at The Speakeasy Yacht Club, at The Royal Phuket Marina on Friday the 6th of September 2019 from 5pm onward.

Please contact us if you would like to be our drinks sponsors.

There will be a light buffet sponsored by The Speakeasy Yacht Club and special prices on your favourite beverages.

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Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show 21 to 24 November 2019

Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show 2019 is Thailand’s Biggest Boating, Lifestyle, and Leisure Show.

With a new tent layout and floor plan that will direct people to visit every booth, we expect to have more than 100 booths & boats of the world’s leading branded yachts, marine products and services, water gadgets and toys. That’s not all, we also have booths for luxury cars and bikes, 5-star hotels and resorts, multi award-winning property developments and of course our famous superb food and drinks; Beer Garden.

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Anchors aweigh as Thai interest in yachting reaches high tide

Luxury yachting has become a tourism driver on the Eastern Seaboard as more and more Thais are drawn to the big boats.

Napong Paripontpochanapisuti, managing director of Ocean Property Plc, the operator of Ocean Marina Yacht Club Pattaya, said the number of Thais who enjoy yachting in Pattaya has shown a combined 90% increase over the past five years.

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Surin Islands bleached corals nearly fully recovered

An estimated 90% of the corals damaged by bleaching at the popular Mu Ko Surin National Park, north of Phuket, have recovered, reports national park officials.

The corals in the park suffered heavy damage from bleaching in 2010, and suffered another spate of bleaching in May this year, Prarop Plang Ngan, Chief Phuket Marine National Park Operation Center 2, told The Phuket News.

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RPM awarded 5 Gold Anchor and Clean Marina certificate

Royal Phuket Marina have announced that they have become the first marina in Thailand to be awarded the 5 Gold Anchor and Clean Marina certificate.

Accredited by the operators of the Gold Anchor award scheme, The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) and the Marina Industries Association (MIA), this award has been designed to recognize a small but increasing number of marinas in the world which cater for a very discerning customer base whose high level of service and facilities cater for yachts and more importantly, owners and their crew.

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16th Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek report

Phuket Raceweek: A day of action wraps up 2019 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket regatta

The 2019 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek will go down as one of the most challenging yet – challenging for sailors, Race Management and organisers, and despite those challenges all classes got in a series of up to seven races. A steady 8-10 knots on the final day delivered a good finish to the regatta, with many titles going down to the wire.

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Grow Boating Networking Evening 2nd of August 2019

The Grow Boating Networking Evening for August 2019 will be held at The Port of Call Bar and Restaurant, at The Ao Po Grand Marina on Friday the 2nd of August 2019 from 5pm onward.

Please contact us if you would like to be our drinks sponsors. Sponsorship is available from 10,000 baht and includes a generous advertising package from The Phuket News.

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Thailand Yacht Show 9th to 12th January 2020

The Thailand Yacht Show returns to the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina for its fifth edition in January 2020. Showcasing a spectacular display of yachts, marine equipment, lifestyle products – plus a bumper programme of side-events and family-friendly activities – the Thailand Yacht Show has firmly established itself as the leading consumer boat show in Thailand.

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Grow Boating Networking Evening 5th of July 2019

The Grow Boating Networking Evening for July 2019 will be held at The Lagoon Saloon, at The Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina on Friday the 5th of July 2019 from 5pm onward.

Please contact us if you would like to be our drinks sponsors. Sponsorship is available from 10,000 baht and includes a generous advertising package from The Phuket News.

Once again Lagoon Saloon will fire up the BBQ serving their famous Friday night burger free to all attendees and there will be special prices on your favourite beverages.

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Royal Phuket Marina’s new, state-of-the-art covered Dry Stack

Want to protect your boat? Then look no further than Royal Phuket Marina’s new, state-of-the-art covered Dry Stack boat storage. Located on the hardstand right next to the water, the new Dry Stack offers safe and secure storage for all power boats up to 12m (39ft) LOA.

All lifting and launching is by our new state-of-the-art Marina Bull Wiggins forklift which will safely have your boat in (and out) of the water in no time at all.

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Grow Boating Networking Evening Friday 7th June 2019

The next Grow Boating Phuket Networking Evening will be held at The Speakeasy Yacht Club, at The Royal Phuket Marina on Friday the 7th of June 2019 from 5pm onward.

For this months Grow Boating we are delighted to announce that Asteri a sister company to Asia Yacht Agency will be our drinks sponsors. Asteri is the official distributor for Thailand for Zodiac, Bombard and Avon RIB’s. See www.asiayachtagency.com/

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Asia Marine Phuket appointed exclusive dealer for Bali Catamarans in Thailand

Asia Marine Phuket is now the exclusive dealer for the French designed Bali Catamarans. One of Phuket’s longest established charter agencies, Asia Marine will take  delivery of the first Bali catamaran in November 2019, the Bali 4.1 sailing catamaran. 

“We are excited to represent Bali Catamarans for buyers in Thailand and especially Phuket” said Vincent Tabuteau, CEO and founder of Asia Marine. “Their yachts fill a niche for open space models in the mid-range market, and those boats are in high demand for chartering from Phuket and around Andaman Sea”. 

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Maya Bay Closed For At Least 2 Years

Maya Bay on Koh Phi Phi Le, which was closed to the public on the 1st of June 2018 is to remain closed for up to two more years, possibly even longer.

Originally the bay was closed to the public for four months to allow the coral to recover, this was extended by a further 6 months to the end of March this year, but the bay remained closed. At a meeting this week it was decided that the bay will remain shut to visitors for at least another two years as its ecology needs more time to recover.

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Change of date - TYBA AGM 17th May 2019

The Annual General Meeting for the Thai Yachting Business Association will be held at the Boat Point meeting room below the Boat Lagoon resort starting at 2pm on Friday the 17th of May 2019. The TYBA would like to invite all members to attend. An agenda for the meeting will be sent out to you all prior to the meeting.

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Grow Boating Networking Evening Friday the 3rd of May 2019

The Grow Boating Networking Evening for May 2019 will be held at The D’Deck Bar, at The Ao Po Grand Marina on Friday the 3rd of May from 5pm. We are pleased to announce that C & C Marine have agreed to be our drinks sponsor. See www.candc-marine.com/
Come and join in the fun, everyone is welcome. There is no entry fee, just drop your business card or register at the bar. We hope to see you there and if you know anyone you think would be interested in coming please invite them along.

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Special Offer For TYBA Members at the Thailand Yacht Show and RendezVous

The Thailand Yacht Show & Rendezvous is proud to announce the launch of a dedicated area for Thai Yachting Business Association members at the forthcoming show. The ‘TYBA Pavilion’ will be one of the most sought after sections of the exhibition hall with 10 spaces available exclusively for members with a dedicated area to display products and promote local Thai businesses.

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TYBA at the Pattaya Boat Show

Come along to the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show and visit the TYBA stand at B26.

We are still looking for someone for Sunday so if you are a TYBA member and would like to assist and have the opportunity to showcase your own company on the stand please let me know.

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