on 12 Sep 2023
Organisers have confirmed details of a new on-shore layout for the second edition, as in-water space fills rapidly.
Organisers of the Thailand International Boat Show have confirmed that over 80 per cent of the in-water space is already booked, as details of a new onshore layout are confirmed.
The second edition of the show, which runs from 11-14 January 2024, is held at Royal Phuket Marina and organised by Jand Events. The show wraps up an almost two-month period of marine events across the region, including the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta from 2-9 December 2023; Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous in December; culminating in the Thailand International Boat Show.
“Southeast Asia, with Thailand as its hub, has long been considered one of the top yachting destinations in the world. The cruising grounds are spectacular and will take the breath away of any first-time visitor, while the marine infrastructure and onshore leisure facilities are comparable with the best in the world,” says David Hayes, CEO of organisers Jand Events.
“We’re excited to announce that there will be more than 50 boats in the water for the 2024 edition, with many marine and luxury lifestyle businesses already confirmed onshore. It is my belief that in time the Thailand International Boat Show will be a key event on the global calendar promoting boating in Thailand and across Asia.”
Simpson Marine has confirmed six boats, including a Sanlorenzo SX76 as well as models from Bluegame, Beneteau, Fairline, Lagoon and Aquila. Boat Lagoon Yachting will have a range of Princess and Jeanneaus on display, while V Yachts Asia will be showcasing Riva and Ferretti.
Derani Yachts will be displaying the popular Axopar boats as well as Greenline; Lee Marine will be showcasing their services and brands, including a number of Rivieras; Asia Yachting will have Prestige yachts on display; Go Boating will display Gulf Craft; and newcomer to the show, Extreme Marine, will be displaying an Al Dhaen 365cc.
The Yacht Sales Co have confirmed two Fountaine Pajots, a Dufour and a Tesoro for viewing, while Leopard Catamarans will be showing a number of their latest models. Northrop & Johnson have also confirmed their return to the water.
Onshore, visitors can expect a range of businesses from marine products and services to tech and lifestyle. Those currently confirmed include Hull Co. Ltd, SEA Yacht Sales, FLS Yacht, the ASA Group, Thailand Privilege, Nava by Thaicom, Flexiteek and Marine Services Asia.
New for 2024
Organisers Jand Events are planning a number of new additions to this year’s show, including an all-new onshore air-conditioned exhibition space. Thsi purpose built air-conditioned marquee will be erected in Royal Phuket Marina’s Town Square, better connecting the in-water, onshore and social spaces for visitors.
The Thailand Yachting Conference takes place on 10 January. The conference will take place the day before the show opens and will bring together government officials and leading industry professionals to share insights on regulations, cruising grounds, infrastructure, superyachts, technology and sustainability.
In addition, the Robb Report “Best of the Best” Yachting Awards take place on 10 January, marking a first for Thailand International Boat Show. The yachting awards will be hosted by Robb Report and will be presented at a Gala Dinner the evening before the show opens.
Wade Pearce, founder & director of SG Marine Guide and Thai Marine Guide has been appointed a consultant and brand ambassador. Pearce will organise the Thailand Yachting Conference as well as be a consultant tio the organisers Jand Events.
The Thailand International Boat Show will be held 11-14 January, 2024 at Royal Phuket Marina.
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