The 15th Asia Superyacht Rendezvous has come to a successful end, leaving behind a one-of-a-kind and exciting show which showcased a selection of beautiful superyachts that were moored off Kata Rocks in Phuket, Thailand.
The show, that spread over three days full of fun and thrill, started with a Buddhist blessing of the fleet by local Monks, resulting in a very special beginning to the event. A stylish welcome cocktail was held aboard the stunning 65m traditional Indonesian Phinisi yacht LAMIMA. The party was hosted by her owner, Dominique Geradin, working in collaboration with her professional crew of 21 to ensure an unforgettable evening for all attendees.
The second day marked the beginning of the excitement regatta featuring an eclectic fleet of outstanding sailing yachts: S/Y LAMIMA, S/Y LADY THURAYA, M/Y VIE SAN SOUCIS, M/Y ANTARES, M/Y AFTER 8 and S/Y BLISS cruising through the Andaman Sea.
First and the second day of the race saw the 37m sailing yacht BLISS and the 31m sailing yacht LADY THURAYA as winners respectively.
The second evening at Kata Rocks’ elegant poolside bar and restaurant culminated with the return of the now well-known ‘Feadship Challenge’ boat constructing competition, with winners being the Kata Rocks’ hospitality team, beating off some strong competition from the other eight contestants.
“At Feadship we always believed that the beautiful waters of South East Asia would attract many superyachts from all over the world. Over the recent years we have seen a significant increase of yacht buyers in Asia and several have opted for the Feadship brand. The combination of the wonderful seas and the growth of Asian owned yachts will certainly give a boost to yachting in the region and of Phuket as a superyacht hub”. Bas Nederpelt, Commercial Director of Principle Sponsor, Feadship.
The event concluded with the exclusive Grand VIP Gala Dinner organised by the award winning Kata Rocks Resort – a fantastic occasion to celebrate what has been another wonderfully successful event.