The azure waters of the fabulous Thailand yacht charter destination – Phuket, nestled on the west-facing Andaman Sea coastline, are set to host the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous from December 16 to 18, 2014. The 14th edition of this prestigious event will once again welcome a breath-taking collection of some of the world’s finest sail and motor superyachts.
The event attracts an impressive collection of luxury yachts that assemble to take part in two days of racing. The 2013 event welcomed 11 spectacular Superyachts to Phuket. Six breathtakingly beautiful sailing yachts were in attendance; sailing yacht Argo, charter yacht Shamoun, sailing yacht Yanneke Too, Schooner Sunshine, charter yacht Capricorn and Intrigue yacht, along with five glorious motor yachts; charter yacht Maid Marian 2, charter yacht Maverick, superyacht Moonsand, mega yacht Sapphire and charter yacht Big Fish.
South-East Asia continues to rise as a popular destination on the superyacht scene, with Phuket, Thailand’s central maritime hub, as a key base for sailing in the region. The picturesque coastline off the west coast of the Malay Peninsula is distinguished by a dramatic limestone backdrop interspersed with pure white sandy beaches and unparalleled tropical beauty. There are few places on earth that compare to the Andaman Sea when it comes to sailing.
The daily regatta schedule, with courses marked by the magnificent attending motor vessels, will be complemented by a variety of laid-back yet elegant social events hosted at Kata Rocks, a spectacular ocean front property overlooking striking Kata Bay.
A gala dinner will take place in the oceanfront clubhouse, restaurant and bar at Kata Rocks; a stunning space on the promontory between Kata Noi Beach and Kata Beach. Richard Pope CEO of Infinite Luxury, the developer of Kata Rocks notes that: “We are excited to be hosting the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous this year; a fantastic opportunity for superyacht owners, their friends and family to continue, or start the SE Asia cruising season with like-minded people in an exciting, luxurious and fun environment.”
The exciting social programme includes an opening night cocktail party on board Silolona, a beautiful 50metre Phinisi sailing yacht, the popular ‘Feadship Challenge’ model boat building contest and cocktail party, hosted by Principal Sponsor Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards, the famed ‘Rendezvous Booty’ pirate treasure hunt and a glittering VIP Gala Dinner for superyacht owners, Captains and their guests.
Boat International Media are delighted to continue their support as the event’s International Media Sponsor alongside longstanding Principle Sponsor, Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards.