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Sail training vessel Vela being launched from Thailand

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The 34.14m / 112′ custom sail training schooner ‘Vela’ is being launched by Marsun Public Company Ltd. in Thailand at their Samutprakan shipyard. “We just finished sea trials aboard Vela, our new sail training vessel and sister ship to STV Argo, also built at the Marsun Shipyard. She’s a beauty!  Their mission is the same […]

Changing Thailand’s Charter Rules

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Stringent government regulations have posed a barrier for foreign-flagged charter growth in Thailand. However, as governments across ASEAN countries continue to explore the benefits of yacht chartering at the economic front, yacht chartering in Thailand could witness substantial growth. Gordon Fernandes, co-founder of Asia Pacific Superyachts explains where the Charter Rules stand now and why […]

Andaman Islands New 50 Yacht Marina Planned

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International yachts and superyachts interested in adventure cruising in the Andaman Islands will be pleased to learn of the planned construction of a 50 Yacht Marina at Port Blair Harbour. An amazing cruising destination, the Andaman & Nicobar Islands are gorgeous with pristine clear waters, sandy beaches of uninhabited islands, thriving coral life and geographical […]