BY APB Staff on 7 Mar 2024

The three-day event welcomed Boat Lagoon Yachting's yacht owners and VIP guests for adventure and exploration in Phuket.

Phuket Rendezvous 2024

The three-day Phuket Rendezvous 2024, which took place over the weekend of 24-26 February, brought together an impressive fleet of over 20 luxury yachts from the south-east Asia region, including notable models such as the all-new Princess Y95, Princess Y72, and the Princess X95 superflybridge.

The event also marked the debut of the Princess X80 in Thailand, arriving from Singapore. Among the other vessels in attendance were the Two F55, Princess 64, Princess 88, two F55s, Cap Camarat 9.0 CC, Sacs Strider 11, and Sacs Strider 15

Hosted annually by Boat Lagoon Yachting since 2011, the Phuket Rendezvous embodies the quintessential boating lifestyle, offering a blend of oceanic adventure and island exploration around the picturesque Phuket islands.

Phuket Rendezvous 2024

The first day saw a welcome from group MD, Vrit Yongsakul; Alister Brunskill, Singapore head for Boat Lagoon Yachting; and Stephen Thomas, head of aftersales service. The 2024 edition marked Boat Lagoon Yachting’s 30th year Anniversary, adding an extra layer of celebration to the event.

Yacht owners and their VIP guests were swiftly immersed in the live DJ and entertainment, setting the stage for a memorable first night before the Rendezvous cruise began at one of Phuket’s renowned beach clubs, the picturesque Catch Beach Club overlooking Bangtao Beach.

On the beachfront, an impressive lineup of Princess yachts gathered, including the flagship of the Y class, the all-new Y95, a Princess Y72, two F55s, two Princess 75s and a Princess 78MY.

Phuket Rendezvous 2024

On the second day of the Phuket Rendezvous 2024, the fleet gathered at Koh Mai Thon for the release of 30 baby bamboo sharks in collaboration with the National Marine Conservation Department. Marine conservation efforts are crucial in Phuket, where threats to marine life, especially for bamboo sharks, persist.

“As a brand deeply connected to the sea, we are passionate about preserving marine life,” says Yongsakul. “Whether you enjoy the sea by sailing, boating, diving, or simply admiring it, supporting the Thailand National Marine Conservation is a vital step towards ensuring thriving oceans for generations to come.”

Phuket Rendezvous 2024

The last day saw the convoy cruising towards Loh Lana Bay on Phi Phi Don Island. Yachts came together, rafting up with fun floating water toys and iAqua equipment.

The owners enjoyed private guided tours around the Phi Phi islands aboard Sacs Strider 11 and Jeanneau Cap Camarat 9.0WA chase boats. The evening concluded with a breathtaking sunset cruise, anchoring in front of Phi Phi Island, capping off a remarkable Phuket Rendezvous 2024.

“The Gulf of Thailand is an exceptional destination for indulging in the yachting lifestyle,” says Yongsakul. “Epically, Phi Phi and Krabi’s global acclaim for their breathtaking scenery, vast waters, renowned diving spots, and culinary offerings.”

Phuket Rendezvous 2024

Thailand’s prominence as a premier yachting and boating hub in Asia was emphasised throughout the event. Expressing appreciation, Yongsakul emphasised the significance of hosting this event for the firm’s Southeast Asian clientele, providing them with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the yachting lifestyle.

Moreover, he emphasised the Phuket rendezvous event’s importance in assembling one of the largest yacht displays in Asia, featuring the complete range of Princess Yachts and other brands against the backdrop of Thailand’s azure seas.

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