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APS Superyacht Client Welcomed to Phuket, Thailand

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The first Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) Phuket foreign-flagged superyacht client has now cleared into Phuket and is quarantining aboard, reports APS co-founder, Gordon Fernandes. “Earlier this year saw a record number of superyachts visiting Phuket and occupying berths at the marinas. Such yachts bring many benefits for the economy generally, the tourist industry and the […]

New E-Visa Bringing Superyachts to Indonesia

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Superyachts waiting to cruise Indonesia will be delighted to learn of the new E-visa in Indonesia. The new Visa is for 60 days and extendable up until 180 days (6 months), single entry only. “The process now makes it easy for crew to leave / return to the yacht and for all to fly in […]

APS Indonesia first in new procedures to welcome yachts

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The first to establish and accomplish needed procedures in welcoming yachts, Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia met with the local government (Bupati) beforehand to seek permission for a visit from the 80m luxury superyacht M/Y AMEVI. Permission was granted for M.Y. AMEVI, reports Thomas Taatjes of Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS): “Belitung departments were very grateful to host […]

Maldives Attracts Stunning Superyachts during Covid-19

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A fascinating travel destination and a favourite of superyachts, the Maldives is one of the few top cruising destinations lifting Covid-19 restrictions and is proving to be a resounding success! Reporting from the Maldives, Mohamed Hameed of Asia Pacific Superyachts has some exciting news for the yachting/ superyacht global community about the Republic recently opening […]

Thailand Reopening With New 90 day Visa

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The Thai Government cabinet on Tuesday (September 15) agreed to allow in foreign tourists who agree to a 14-day quarantine to stay for at least 90 days. Two extensions will be available for 90 days each; the lengthiest period for the new visa would be 270 days. It was announced after the cabinet meeting that […]

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 […]