Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) was among proud sponsors of this year’s highly successful Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, which was hosted by the fabulous Phuket in Thailand from December 16 to 18. The prestigious, invitation-only event was well attended, well covered and lives up to its goal of being an event to be relished by the elite community of the world’s most finest vessels.
The most widely attended event of power and sailboats in Asia, the elite gathering kicked off with a first-time ‘fleet blessing ceremony’ in Thai-Buddhist style. This marked the start of the first race day, following a glamorous opening night cocktail party.
The event provided two days of relaxed but highly competitive racing ensued with fun for all on tap, ending with a VIP dinner on the lush grounds of Kata Resort. Each day offered carefully crafted activities from the organisers and plenty of opportunities for guests to share cruising experiences.
Below are some of the comments of the captains in attendance, shared by APS. Everyone found something they loved.
Captain Roel of attending S/Y Lady Thuraya said: “Lady Thuraya has arrived in the Asian waters to do charters. Together with our partners and everybody in the superyacht industry in Asia we can hopefully show more people the beauty of the Asian waters. During the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous we had the opportunity to do some great sailing together with other yachts, sponsors and guests. Thank you to all the people who made this event possible. We hope to see you all back next year, when we might even be back with two boats, the Sherakhan and the Lady Thuraya!”
Captain Sheltrum of the attending S/Y Bliss commented: “Myself and the Bliss crew had a wonderful time at The Rendezvous. It was well organized, at a beautiful location, loads of fun and to top it off we got some great sailing in. With or without guests on board I highly recommend the Rendezvous to any superyacht in SE Asia, I guarantee you will have a fantastic time.”
The Rendezvous also provides a base after the event or before for those luxury vessels enjoying a holiday of cruising the Andaman seas, with some venturing on to new cruising options such as Myanmar (Burma).