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Interview: Asia Pacific Superyachts NZ, Duthie Lidgard

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Responding to questions of how he came to work with Superyacht clients in New Zealand together with the gratifying growth of Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand, the hard driving and personable Duthie Lidgard shared some background and what it takes for him and his team to provide the best of superyacht services and support to […]

Growing interest into Myanmar

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Gordon Fernandes, heading up our Myanmar Region Agency, reports growing interest in the region and the Mergui Archipelago, that is also home to the Lampi Marine National Park protecting a rich biodiversity with more than 50 terrestrial and marine endangered species. Myanmar promotes best-kept beach destinations, eyes intra-ASEAN travellers at ATF 2017: As the 36th […]

Conferences in Sarawak boost conservation efforts

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Reporting news of conservation efforts in Sarawak, APS Borneo Captain Jean-Francois Cormerais shares the following published article in TravelDaily News: Conferences in Sarawak boost conservation efforts by Theodore Koumelis. The BOP was part of ICCA’s ‘Road to Sarawak’ campaign, in which ICCA members had the chance to become an “adoptive guardian” for a year to […]

Antigua Charter Yacht Show 2016

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Reporting on news from the 55th annual Antigua Charter Yacht Show, held 4-10 December 2016, is Cindy Dittrich, working with Etienne Boutin of Asia Pacific Superyachts Tahiti. Etienne comments, “Cindy said there appeared to be fewer yachts than previous years at the Antigua Yacht Show; however, there was some significant interest from ships she met […]

Best times for Yachts to Andaman Islands

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Every yachting destination has their peak and lean seasons and R. Rathnam, managing director for Asia Pacific Superyachts, assists many owners and captains in determining those seasons in the Andaman Islands that are best suited to meet their needs and desires.

New Zealand – best country in the world

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Duthie Lidgard, managing director for Asia Pacific Superyachts New Zealand, reports on some of the reasons superyachts interest in New Zealand as a destination continues to grow: “In 2016 Travel announced, ‘New Zealand was voted the best country in the world for the fourth year in a row’. More than 75,000 readers voted in this […]

First Pracharat Marine Protection Institute opens in Phuket

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The Phuket Gazette reports about the first Pracharat Marine Protection Institute in Phuket: A total of 60 people will be trained as staff from forest and marine preserve organizations, said Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment chief, General Surasak Kanjanarat. General Surasak Kanjanarat, head of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, chaired the opening […]

Superyachts attracted to Sri Lanka

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M.Y. Queen Miri arrived in Sri Lanka in all her splendor at the Port of Galle in early November and more superyachts are expected in December and January including M.Y. Talisman, reports Priyantha Perera, MD of Asia Pacific Superyachts Sri Lanka, noting the growing attraction of Sri Lanka and a new initiative to entice more […]

“ASR Superyacht Winner’s Cup” introduced

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Stunning Sail and Motor Superyachts will soon come together to meet at the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 16th annual elite yet relaxed gathering of owners, captains and crew December 16-18. ASR 2016 Co-Sponsor Benetti Yachts, along with Asia Pacific Superyachts, “Host Hotel” SALA Resort Phuket, Lux Media Group and a range of high-end sponsors and global […]