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New Yacht Marina Plan for Phuket

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The first hearing on the project to build a sport yacht marina on Phuket in Thailand, positioned as one of the new economic drivers of the province, the Green Port Marina project was announced at a public hearing July 31. In an article written by Achadthaya Chuenniran and published in the Bangkok Post, it is […]

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 […]

Superyacht arrives in Sri Lanka during Covid-19

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As the global Coronavirus pandemic continued to influence and abruptly change many superyachts cruising plans, the captain of the 75.28m expedition yacht M.Y. Cloudbreak journeyed on to Galle, Sri Lanka for a short stay. It had became necessary to abruptly change the voyage’s schedule when in Phuket, Thailand due to Covid-19 and while on the […]

A Superyacht Experience in Phuket During Covid-19

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What happens when a superyacht in South East Asia has to make massive changes in a journey due to the worldwide Coronavirus Pandemic?  A tale of what happened to a superyacht voyage as the Coronavirus pandemic hit Thailand is related by the captain of the 75.28m expedition yacht, M.Y. Cloudbreak. A standout superyacht, built for […]

Maldives – Good news for superyachts

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The Maldives has announced an ease in lockdown restrictions starting from 29th June 2020. “International airports will open in phases from 1st July 2020 for flights and tourist/ yacht arrivals. Per the current plan, the first phase will allow arrival to private jets and visiting tourists and yachts from June 1, 2020,” reports Mohamed Hameed, […]

Samui Highlighted For Donation Efforts

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Samui was highlighted by the Center for the national Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) for its “community effort” to feed those on the island in need of food. Reporting on a live update, the Samui Times published news of the singling out of Koh Samui, an island in the Gulf of Thailand. Natapanu Nopakun, the Deputy Spokesperson for the Ministry […]

Sealife Sightings in Thailand

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Pink Dolphin, Sea Turtle & Black Tip Shark Sightings during Covid-19 Unusual and growing sightings of sealife is emerging in Thailand, which scientists attribute to the absence of tourists and fishing boats during the Coronavirus pandemic, reports Captain Charlie Dwyer and Gordon Fernandes, co-founders of Asia Pacific Superyachts, heading up Koh Samui and Phuket respectively. […]