BY APB Staff on 17 Jan 2019

The definitive event in Asia welcomed over 350 guests and VIPs in a fun, productive luxury setting

Referred to by some in the industry as the definitive superyacht event in Asia, Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) 2018 was hailed as a great success both in terms of prominent yachting brands on display and its relaxed and productive business setting.

Over 350 invited guests including local and international VIPs, major trend-setters in yachting and luxury partners attended the KRSR 2018 in Phuket, Thailand, that celebrated the superyacht lifestyle with lavish events, private gourmet dinners and luxury guest experiences.

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“I’m very proud of our team who created the best KRSR yet,” said Richard Pope, Kata Rocks & Infinite Luxury CEO. “It is really gratifying to create a relaxed fun environment where this industry’s leaders in Asia can genuinely get down to business.

“We were also delighted to add Oceanco this year. We feel they are an ideal fit for the KRSR 2018 as they are perfectly aligned with Kata Rocks’ spirit of innovation and luxury.”

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Oceanco Group Marketing Manager, Paris Baloumis agreed, “Oceanco is very pleased to have supported Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous as the sponsor of the Owners’ Dinner – it helps us get to know both the region and the people much better.”

Royal Huisman and Berret-Racoupeau Design made waves with its KRSR launch in Asia. They teamed up to produce custom-built multihull superyachts, both power and sail, that redefine luxury catamaran design from the waterline upwards. New initiatives focused on sustainability were also prominent at the KRSR 2018. SeaKeepers Society was on hand to raise local awareness of the current situation of the world’s oceans to protect, conserve, and restore where possible. Torqeedo also promoted a green ethos at the Rendezvous with its water-based electromobility, sustainability, and clean energy with its all-electric and solar powered ribs and tenders.

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This year the KRSR 2018 fleet featured another spectacular gathering of superyachts, which joined in the annual KRSR superyacht fleet cruise up Phuket’s sun kissed west coast to feast on a champagne beach BBQ at The Surin Phuket. It proved hugely popular for the third consecutive year, with participants enjoying beautiful weather, epic cuisine, and water activities.

The opening party was inspired by Phuket’s unique Peranakan heritage and Sino-Portuguese heritage of old Phuket Town. While the KRSR Charter Season Opening Party brought the Rendezvous to a close in grand style, celebrating the start of Phuket’s yachting season with a Mediterranean lifestyle theme enjoyed by all. It is one of the most important dates on Phuket’s maritime calendar and delivered another fantastic evening of hip entertainment and cool sounds for the VIP guests in attendance.

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Popular singer Eka Liu performed a lively set on a stage set up in the middle of Kata Rocks signature 35-metre infinity pool. It provided an ideal showcase for SeaJet’s high-performance state-of-the-art jet watercraft as it circled the pool during her masterful performance.

The KRSR smartphone app made its debut this year and helped participants enjoy fuller and richer experiences at this year’s Rendezvous. Yachting brands were curious how the app will help shape the future of superyacht event management and technology in years to come.

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(Photo: Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous)

The success of this years’ KRSR 2018 reflects Infinite Luxury’s development strategy launched three years ago to place Phuket on the global superyacht map. It appears perfectly positioned to remain a pivotal in the development of the industry regionally, permanently hoisting the colours of international superyachting in Phuket, a boating hub in Southeast Asia.