Construction of the all-new Port Takola yacht marina & boatyard, nestled in the fabulous Southeast Asia yacht holiday destination – Thailand, is currently well underway in Krabi, with the first phase of berths, able to host yachts measuring up to 40m in length, due to open in May 2016. The marina is positioned close to the international tourist destination of Ao Nang, and also to Phang Nga Bay, recognised as one of world’s most fascinating yachting playgrounds, helping establishing the marina as an ideal luxury yacht charter base. The marina is being developed by Dr Suriya na Nagara, a retired Surgeon Admiral of the Royal Thai Navy, and his eldest son, Matthew na Nagara.
Admiral Suriya said: “After careful study, we decided to develop a marina to take advantage of the many positive factors of the site, including its perfect shelter and excellent geographical location.”
Since starting work in 2010, Admiral Suriya has retained Mr. Simon Arrol to advise on the design and planning of Port Takola. Mr. Simon, a British maritime civil engineer and marina specialist, has worked on marina projects in 39 countries and has participated in several renowned projects including Grand Harbour Marina in Malta, Port Gocek in Turkey, Port George (later renamed Port Louis) in the Caribbean, The Palm Jumeirah Dubai, Marina de Lagos in Portugal, Bandar Al Rowdha Oman, as well as St Petersburg Russia.
The first phase of Port Takola will include 48 berths stern-to a 4m wide concrete pontoon supplied by Marinetek, one of Europe’s largest and oldest suppliers. This pontoon will be able to accommodate yachts varying in size from 12 to 40m in length. 3-phase electricity, water, gasoline and diesel fuel will also be available. The approach channel will be dredged to -2.5m LAT.
The boatyard will feature about 10,000m2 of dry storage area, a 38t capacity launch and recover facility, as well as various technical services. Matthew said: “The 1st Phase of Port Takola is only modest in terms of scale and facilities but it will be sufficient to provide a great experience to yacht owners and their guests. Our approach is to create a boutique marina that sits comfortably with the surrounding landscape. We want to combine the legendary Thai hospitality with the management standards expected by sophisticated international yachtsmen.”
Yacht owners wishing to visit or relocate their yachts to Port Takola can now reserve their berth in advance. To mark the opening, Port Takola will be providing the first 20 yacht owners who sign up for a berth with amazing Promotional Prices. And in the near future, Port Takola is expected to announce a limited number of Long-Term Berth Sales.