Phuket, Thailand

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Welcome to Phuket, Thailand

Phuket is the largest and most developed island in Thailand. Conveniently located in the Andaman Sea this tropical paradise has fast become a major tourist destination and the Superyacht Hub for Asia. Crystal clear waters and golden sandy beaches have been attracting visitors to Phuket for over 40 years. Just a short cruise away are the outer islands which offer peace and tranquillity which is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Phuket.

The development of the International Airport (which can cater for any private jet and most commercial aircraft sizes including 747's), high-end villas, beach clubs and hotel facilities has meant that Phuket is now a playground for the rich and famous.

Scuba diving is another major attraction for visiting superyachts to Phuket and Whale Sharks are regularly spotted in the high season when there is plenty of plankton for them to feed on. The area is home to two types of island, granite islands are low level and tend to be forested e.g. the Similan Islands and then there are the limestone islands these islands tend to rise vertically from the sea and produce dramatic scenery e.g. Phi Phi, these islands sometimes have holes in the middle these are called hongs (room in Thai) and tourists tend to swim/kayak into the middle of these stunning islands.

Asia Pacific Superyachts currently has 3 offices on this paradise tropical island these are strategically located so that clients are offered a bespoke tailor-made service which can be offered 24 hours day 7 days a week. The Phuket office has 12 full-time staff and combined superyacht service experience of over 80 years, staff are used to dealing with high-end client requests and the office is headed by the hands-on Thai owner Jojo who has well-established connections with the Phuket customs, harbor and immigration authorities, there is a saying if Jojo can’t do it then nobody can.

In Phuket, you can find marinas which have 24-hour deep water access and can accommodate superyachts of up to 150M’s in length. Yachts are now basing themselves in Phuket for the season and then cruising to the Andaman Islands in India, the stunning uninhabited islands of the Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar (Burma) and of course to the outer (quiet) islands near to Phuket.

For yachts needing to carry out maintenance work, there is a haul out facility for ships up to 800GRT. Competent locally based tradespeople offer engineering, painting, stainless and teak work. Their prices are very competitive and work can be carried out to international standards within reasonable timeframes.

More information on Thailand:

  • Weather – tropical warm all year round, high season is from November to the end of April – DO NOT have Cyclone season
  • Currency - Thai Baht
  • Religion – mainly Buddhist also Muslim
  • Drive on the left

Why use Asia Pacific Superyachts - Phuket

  1. Fantastic relationship with customs, immigration and the harbour department
  2. Combined experience of over 80years in the superyacht industry
  3. Local knowledge for sourcing goods at competitive prices
  4. Thai and English speakers – making life easy
  5. Network of like-minded agents in the region – Superior service is the key to happy clients
  6. Preferential assistance from the best sub-contractors on the island

Visiting Yachts

Recent yachts serviced by Asia Pacific Superyachts Phuket

  • M/Y April
  • M/Y B2
  • M/Y Charlie
  • M/Y Ecstasea
  • M/Y Formosa
  • M/Y Lady Christine
  • M/Y Newcastle Explorer
  • M/Y Ocean Victory
  • M/Y Party Girl
  • M/Y Perfect Persuasion
  • M/Y Queen Miri
  • M/Y Samax
  • M/Y Sunrays
  • M/Y Tango
  • M/Y Triple 7
  • M/Y Ulysses now M/Y Andromeda
  • M/Y White Rabbit
  • S/Y Bella Regazza
  • S/Y Cavallo
  • S/Y Hemisphere
  • S/Y In the Wind
  • S/Y Runaway Bunny

Other yachts serviced by APS Phuket

  • M/Y A
  • M/Y Andiamo
  • M/Y Anna
  • M/Y Annaeva
  • M/Y April
  • M/Y Aquamarina
  • M/Y Archimedies
  • M/Y Callisto
  • M/Y Camata
  • M/Y Cloud 9
  • M/Y Coy Koi
  • M/Y Elandess
  • M/Y Family Day
  • M/Y Flying Tiger
  • M/Y Helios 2
  • M/Y Indigo
  • M/Y Kalizma
  • M/Y Karima
  • M/Y Lady Christine
  • M/Y Le Grand Blue
  • M/Y Maverick
  • M/Y Mayan Queen
  • M/Y Newcastle Explorer
  • M/Y Noble House
  • M/Y Ocean Victory
  • M/Y Party Girl
  • M/Y Pelorus
  • M/Y Queen Miri
  • M/Y Samax
  • M/Y Senses
  • M/Y Sierra Romeo
  • M/Y Silver
  • M/Y Silver Fast
  • M/Y Sunchaser
  • M/Y Sunrays
  • M/Y Taipan III
  • M/Y Talisman C
  • M/Y Tango
  • M/Y Tanvas
  • M/Y Triple 888
  • M/Y Ulysses
  • M/Y Vive La Vie
  • M/Y Were Dreams
  • M/Y YTL Princess
  • S/Y Adele
  • S/Y Bella Regazza
  • S/Y Bristolian
  • S/Y EOS
  • S/Y Galaxia
  • S/Y Hemisphere
  • S/Y Miss Salona II
  • S/Y Montigne
  • S/Y Perseus
  • S/Y Queen of Andaman
  • S/Y Red Dragon
  • S/Y Serenity C
  • S/Y Shenandoah
  • S/Y Silolona
  • S/Y Squall
  • S/Y Thalia
  • S/Y Titania
  • S/Y Vent Dest
  • S/Y Vertigo
  • S/Y Vivid
  • S/Y Yanneke Too
  • S/Y Zappler

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Recent News about Phuket, Thailand

September 1, 2018
APS Sets Sail for Monaco Yacht Show
August 16, 2018
Asia Pacific Superyachts a Perfect Match for Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association
August 10, 2018
Asia Pacific Superyachts Returns to Monaco Yacht Show
December 18, 2017
Opening Party Host at ASR Cup: S/y La Numero Uno
October 7, 2017
2nd Annual APS Times premiere at Monaco Yacht Show
September 28, 2017
The APS Times, Edition 2017, is out!
September 16, 2017
Asia Pacific Superyachts Bringing Best to Monaco
September 2, 2017
Captain Richard Carr on board with Asia Pacific Superyachts Phuket
August 20, 2017
Asia Pacific Superyachts to showcase at Monaco Yacht Show
May 24, 2017
Phuket-Indo Marine Relations Campaign Announced
February 9, 2017
Royal Phuket Marina fund first sailing boat designed for people with disabilities to be built in Thailand
December 2, 2016
First Pracharat Marine Protection Institute opens in Phuket
November 10, 2016
“ASR Superyacht Winner’s Cup” introduced
November 1, 2016
The APS Times is out!
November 1, 2016
Superyachts soon streaming to Asia Superyacht Rendezvous
September 20, 2016
Major Media Partners Join Asia Superyacht Rendezvous
September 9, 2016
APS ready for Monaco Yacht Show
August 19, 2016
Benetti new Co-Sponsor of Asia Superyacht Rendezvous
August 9, 2016
Asia Pacific Superyachts Team Returns to Monaco
August 9, 2016
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Opening Party Aboard S/Y Dunia Baru
July 23, 2016
Phuket – The superyacht gateway to Myanmar
July 10, 2016
A new home for the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous
June 16, 2016
Asia Pacific Superyachts member on TMBA Board
April 24, 2016
APS Regions score high in TripAdvisor “Travelers’ Choice Awards for Islands” 2016
February 18, 2016
Asia Pacific Superyachts reports on outstanding new Thailand Yacht Show
January 2, 2016
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Rocks!
November 18, 2015
Top5 Destinations to celebrate New Year’s Eve on a luxury yacht
November 7, 2015
APS Phuket’s New Refit Specialist & Department
October 11, 2015
Successful APS Brand Debut at Monaco
September 18, 2015
New Thailand yacht show
September 4, 2015
Asia Pacific Superyachts Agents Onboard at MYS
September 2, 2015
A round up of Thailand’s Top 10 Yachting Destinations
August 13, 2015
New Exciting Superyacht Destinations
August 8, 2015
APS Superyacht e-Brochure Launched!
August 5, 2015
Thai charter update
July 17, 2015
Phuket Yacht Charter: New Package for foreign flagged Superyachts
June 13, 2015
Super yachts expected to get the nod to sail in Thai waters
June 8, 2015
International sailors flock to Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek
May 16, 2015
Thailand takes four-pronged approach to maritime-hub goal
May 16, 2015
Thai government targets wealthy superyacht charter market
May 7, 2015
Thailand pushes Phuket as ‘Maritime Hub for Southeast Asia’
April 12, 2015
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous on The Season
April 5, 2015
Propel Phuket to become a global yacht stop
December 15, 2014
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous
December 15, 2014
Thailand’s Stunning Superyacht Stays

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Services

List of services (other requests are welcomed and can usually be handled)

 

  • Airline ticketing/ Domestic and International
  • Banking US$’s and Euro accounts
  • Bunkering and lube oil supply
  • Certified testing of life rafts and other safety equipment
  • Clearances into Myanmar (Burma)
  • Computer maintenance and software updates
  • Crew placement/ temporary crew
  • Crew uniforms
  • Customs, immigration and harbour formalities
  • Dancing Girls and Bands
  • Engineers and sub-contractors
  • Fully insured vehicle hire
  • Freight Forwarding and inbound customs clearances
  • Guest transport from Mercedes to minibuses
  • Helicopter permits and ground handling
  • Legal Assistance
  • Parts sourcing – local and international
  • Postal address
  • Private Beach BBQ’s
  • Private charter flights
  • Provisioning – International and local
  • Refit’s and repairs
  • Thai Translation Service
  • Visa service for neighboring countries

Testimonial

S.Y Hemisphere

Hemisphere initially employed the services of a competing agent in Malaysia and Thailand, but following countless incidents of poor performance in the first ten days I had no choice but to move the business to Gordon, JoJo and the APS team during a 24hour turnaround. Throwing APS in at the deep-end with last minute requests to pick-up the pieces from the other agency with guests already on board, it was evident that APS should be the first choice for anyone considering cruising Thailand. Hemisphere continued to enjoy the excellent service of APS as she cruised north and explored Myanmar. Thank you, Gordon and JoJo!

Captain Gavin Bladen

S.Y Vivid

On board Vivid we have completed two circumnavigations focusing on off the beaten path destinations. APS-Thailand has successfully supported us throughout Thailand, the Andaman Islands and Myanmar. When in the Andaman Sea area we have used Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket as a base. APS-Thailand has an office located here run very warmly and efficiently by Toby Koehler. The combination of Yacht Haven and APS is excellent for repairs, crew support and guest trip logistics. We have consistently received outstanding service from APS-Thailand. On several occasions over the last seven years, we have through the last minute impossible support scenario to Gordon and his APS team and they have never let us down.

Captain Timothy J Forderer

M.Y Archimedes

When we headed for Thailand and Myanmar, we used Gordon Fernandes of Asia Pacific Superyachts.
We found Gordon to be equally as competent. His task was made immeasurably difficult because we had whimsical guests aboard virtually all the time. Gordon continuously managed to accomplish the impossible for us, not just in guest services but in the myriad needs always required in operations of this scale. Dockage, clearances, fuel, provisions, transportation, tours, guides, permits, aviation support, etc, were handled with efficiency and apparent ease. Gordon proved to be indispensable over and over again, particularly with our ever changing Myanmar cruise.

Captain Chris Walsh

M.Y. Annaeva

It is my pleasure to write a reference for Asia Pacific Superyachts Phuket. Gordon Fernandes and Toby Koehler we instrumental in taking care of Amaeva while we cruised this beautiful part of the world. Their attention to detail, good advice and very professional attitude made even our most difficult and complicated plans come together flawlessly. Overall Asia Pacific Superyachts made our South East Asia cruise a huge success and we thank them for their stellar efforts with us.

Captain Christopher Callahan

S.Y. Juliet

We had the pleasure of working Asia Pacific Superyachts while based in Phuket and highly recommend to anyone going to Thailand to get in touch with Gordon and his team. Simply put, their assistance greatly helped and enhanced every aspect of our time in Thailand – from paperwork and service work to the whims of the guests and needs of the crew. Too many examples come to mind to list, so suffice it to say that no matter how small or big the task APS is well equipped to help clear up all of your headaches as well as help prevent many more. What's more is that this incredible service is brought to you by a group of incredibly pleasant people that are a delight to work with. Likewise, if you are coming/going to/from Thailand via Malaysia and Singapore I can highly recommend using APS in those locations as well.

Captain Jonathon Allen

Testimonial Letters

Itinerary

For many centuries Phuket was an important stop for trading ships on the route between India and China. During the Sukothai Period, the time of the first Thai Kingdom, Phuket was associated with other cities in South Thailand famous for their vast tin reserves. During the following Ayuthaya Period of the 16th century the Thais governed the island’s northern and central regions while the southern and western parts were given over to the tin trade, a concession in the hands of foreigners.

phuket1Today Phuket is the country's major tourist attraction. Measuring approximately 21 km in width by 48 km in length, the island is sparsely populated outside Phuket Town although this is changing due to tourist demands, now offering many 5-star resorts, fine dining and a vibrant nightlife.

The landscape is one of forested hills, coconut groves, rubber plantations and a coastline dotted with numerous spectacular beaches with surrounding waters containing varied marine life. The island and the surrounding 32 smaller islands form Phuket Province for a total area of 570 square kilometres. On the North Phuket is connected to the mainland by two bridges running side-by-side, the older Sarasin Bridge and the newer Thepkrasattri Bridge.

Day 1

phuket2Guests board at Yacht Haven Marina, a 10-15min drive from the airport (please note that the Yacht Haven is tidal).

From Yacht Haven to Ko Hong (16NM’s), offering kayaking, caves and very beautiful scenery. If guests wish they can take the tender (shallow water) and go to the sea gypsy village near ‘James Bond’ Island. We do not recommend guests stop at James Bond Island as it is highly visited by tourists. Anchor at Ko Hong overnight.

Day 2

Yacht departs Ko Hong and heads south for Ko Kai Nok (18NM’s) for beach time, snorkeling and swimming. Mid-morning the yacht departs Ko Kai Nok and heads to the East side of Ko Yao Yai and Ko Yao Noi (19NM’s) for a very nice sail through the Ko Pak Bia group of islands.

Again, large limestone islands are found here. It is less touristy and there are a couple of fantastic beaches in this area, with the best one at Ko Hong. There is another Ko Hong on this side and guests can go in the tender to the center of Ko Hong. Anchor overnight.

Day 3

phuket3Yacht departs Ko Hong early morning and heads southeast to Krabi (10NM’s).

Boat anchors at Raleigh beach. Guests spend the day here and can select to go rock climbing, swimming or just chill out under the limestone cliffs.

Evening dinner at the Dusit Ravadee Hotel.

Krabi Coastline (Photo - Boat Lagoon)

Day 4

phuket4Early morning depart for Phi Phi Ley (28NM’s). This Island was made famous when they filmed ‘The Beach’ a few years ago where you’ll find crystal clear water, huge limestone cliffs and some lovely beaches. There is a small bay on this island and it’s worth a visit by tender or kayak.

There is also a small cave which houses Chinese Viking paintings and is the place locals collect birds’ nests, used to make the famous ‘Chinese Birds Nest Soup’.

Late evening/overnight depart to Phuket - Surin Beach. (60NM’s)

Day 5

Spend the day at the world famous Amanpuri hotel, reported to be among the top ten of hotels around the world. Guests can relax with pampering, on the beach or do some of the many activities on the island like elephant riding, go-karting, monkey and snake shows and a visit to Phuket’s famed “Fantasea’ (stage show).

phuket5The Banyan Tree Spa is a 15 min drive away and has a reputation as one of the best spas in the world followed by dinner at the Amanpuri Hotel in the evening.

Anchor overnight – please note that there can be a large swell rolling onto this beach so anchoring and tender runs will be weather dependent.

Day 6

Surin Beach to Similan Islands (51Nm’s) - The Similan Islands lie northwest of Phuket in the Andaman Sea. In 1982 this 128 square kilometer area was declared a marine national park. In recent years this group of nine small islands (Similan is derived from the Malay sembilan and means nine) has become one of the leading attractions for visitors to Southern Thailand.

phuket6Spend the day diving and anchor here overnight. There is no fishing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, and collecting of shells etc. allowed in this area and there are park wardens who do enforce the law.

Day 7

Similan Islands to Patong Beach – (65NM’s) Back to Patong Beach for transfer to airport.

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