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Fiji Marina Winner of 2 Awards

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“The Marina Industries Association (MIA) Club Marine Marina Awards held at the Marine17 Gala Dinner honoured the Port Denarau Marina, Fiji with several of the 13 awards”, reports Dave Jamieson of Asia Pacific Superyachts Fiji. The Awards are for the 2017/18 period and are based on performance over the previous fiscal year period. MIA President, […]

Myanmar hails UNESCO status for Indawgyi Lake

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“UNESCO has designated Indawgyi Lake in Kachin State—the largest freshwater lake in the country and the third largest in Southeast Asia—as a Biosphere Reserve”, reports Gordon Fernandes, heading up Asia Pacific Superyachts Myanmar, adding: “Superyachts are finding more reasons to visit Myanmar as in addition to the fantastic Mergui Archipelago cruising options, and land explorations […]

Maldives triumphs at Indian Ocean World Travel Awards

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Each year World Travel Awards covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective successes within each key geographical region. Reporting from Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS), Mohamed Hameed, heading up APS Maldives reports the Maldives has been recognised as ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading Destination’, ‘Indian Ocean’s Leading […]

Fiji & Tahiti work on common dive synergies for superyachts

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David Jamieson of Superyacht Private Expeditions Fiji and Asia Pacific Superyachts and Rodolphe Holler and his team of Superyacht Private Expeditions recently met to further discuss dive standards for their common yachting clients both in Tahiti and Fiji. The sister companies are aiming at always bringing the best dive services through custom made itineraries and […]

Yachting in Andaman Islands: A captain, guest, owner and crew guide

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Set in the Bay of Bengal in Southeast India, the Andaman Islands offer superyacht guests deserted, virgin islands – each one appearing more spectacular than the last, with pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters providing the backdrop to exotic cruising views and rare marine life. Home to India’s only active volcano and ample untouched forest, the […]

Captain Charlie Dwyer’s World of Superyachts

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In the fascinating world of luxury yachts, many of the world’s finest superyachts are discovering South East Asia and the incredible cruising waters of Thailand. Streaming into Koh Samui, Thailand superyachts are experiencing some of the most stunning maritime scenery in the world and meeting and/or catching up with the personable Captain Charles (‘Champagne Charlie’) […]

Fiji’s Port Denarau Marina Reaping Awards

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The Marina Industries Association (MIA) recently announced Port Denarau in Fiji has been awarded ‘Marina Fish Friendly Marina Level 3’ accreditations. Port Denarau Marina is also among the Finalists for the Marina Industries Association (MIA) ‘Club Marine Marina Awards’ for the 2017/18 period. The awards celebrate industry best practice and provide a benchmark for other […]

Phuket-Indo Marine Relations Campaign Announced

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“Phuket Governor Norraphat Plodthong welcomed the Indonesian Tourism Minister to discuss strengthening of marine tourism relations between the two countries”, reports the Phuket Gazette in an article written by Sukawin Tanthavanich. Gordon Fernandes of Asia Pacific Superyachts Phuket explains the article relays that the Governor met Arief Yahya from The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism at […]

Exclusive Interview with Scott Walker

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Popular and highly respected superyacht refit and services expert in Singapore, Scott Walker, responds to questions about his background and how he came to be one of the founders of the Asia Pacific Superyachts Company and decades long Asia Pacific Superyachts Singapore Managing Director. Question:  Please share some of your personal background and how you […]

Cruising the Other Side of Thailand…

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Koh Samui is the perfect base for a Gulf of Thailand voyage. Yachting visitors can enjoy the many attractions on this beautiful island while planning explorations to surrounding stunning islands. Great Gulf cruising waters await, but in the interim, there are lots to enjoy on Koh Samui. Changing from a ‘backpacker’ island 30 years ago, […]