Following a ground breaking year for foreign flagged vessels chartering in Thailand, the inaugural Thailand Yacht Show will be hosted at Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket from February 11-14, 2016 with a number of the Burgess fleet headlining.
The yacht show, the biggest yachting event to date in Thailand, was masterminded via a collaboration of industry experts, tourism officials and governmental figures including Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha following a relaxation in superyacht chartering laws in 2015.
Instrumental to this change, Burgess continues to show support securing four berths. Attending yachts include SALUZI, the largest yacht based permanently in SE Asia; TITANIA, the largest yacht attending the show; classic go-anywhere, luxury explorer NORTHERN SUN and the ever-popular Benetti-built NANOU, which is currently for sale. Throughout the show, members of the Burgess team will be on hand to host exclusive tours of all attending vessels. Our brokers will be available to offer advice on both chartering and in the case of NANOU, buying.
Jean-Marc Poullet, chairman of Burgess Asia, cemented the company’s commitment to the region, stating, “We strongly believe that the Andaman Sea, with Phuket at its core, has the potential to become one of the top three charter destinations globally. We are therefore excited to participate in the inaugural Thailand Yacht Show with several yachts of our Asia fleet.”
The Asian superyacht scene has grown significantly in the last few years, with a total of 75 yachts passing through Phuket in 2015 according to Dr Chula Sukmanop, director general of the Thailand Marine Department. The new charter law hopes to encourage yacht owners to stay for longer in SE Asia and in turn, the Thailand Yacht Show hopes to highlight the many advantages to spending a season sailing and chartering here.
The show will run over six days in total, with the first two dedicated to industry demonstrations, a sailing regatta and seminars. The doors will officially open on February 11 with a ceremony hosted by the Prime Minister, and from there guests will be treated to a line-up of superyachts, stands, tenders and toys plus yachting lifestyle inspiration. The show hopes to draw in guests from all over the region capitalising on the dates coinciding with Chinese New Year – one of the largest celebrations in Asia.
73m (239.5ft), 12 guests across 7 cabins
South-East Asia & Indian Ocean
High season rates: USD 600,000 per week
Low season rates: USD 420,000 per week
One of the largest motor yachts available in the Burgess fleet, and the largest yacht attending the show, TITANIA is designed for indoor-outdoor living. Offering two master cabins, a massage room and beauty salon complete with a fully qualified on board masseuse and beautician, a large jacuzzi with swim up bar and an impressive beach club, TITANIA is the ideal yacht for a fun family charter.
69m (226.4ft), 32 guests across 16 cabins
High season rates: USD 480,000 per week
Low season rates: USD 480,000 per week
The unique SALUZI is the largest charter yacht based permanently in South East Asia. Spread across five voluminous decks, SALUZI boasts an array of entertainment options ranging from an open air cinema to a fully equipped dive centre. Her shallow draft allows her into smaller coves where other yachts would struggle, making her the ideal yacht to explore the many islands of South East Asia and the Indian Ocean. Her hull artwork depicts a horse’s head, Saluzi, the war horse of Emperor Li Shimin, which according to Chinese tradition became a national hero after carrying his owner to safety after being injured in a ferocious battle.
Charter NORTHERN SUN
50.9m (167ft), 12 guests across 6 cabins
WINTER RATES (HIGH/LOW)
High season rates: USD 147,000 per week
Low season rates: USD 133,000 per week
NORTHERN SUN is the perfect platform in which to enjoy the wonders of South East Asia offering a vast array of al fresco entertainment options including a jacuzzi, cocktail bar and ample deck space for sun bathing plus a plethora of water toys too. Indoors, her main deck is dedicated to family fun with a piano and games table. A unique feature is that she holds a licence for chartering in the remote seas surrounding Myanmar.
NANOU – For sale
30.2m (99.1ft), 8 guests across 4 cabins
Asking Price: EUR 4,800,000 (USD 5,247,000)
NANOU is a fine example of the Benetti Tradition 100 series combining elegance and craftsmanship. She has been extremely well maintained and has been run by the same experienced captain for the past nine years. Her cabin configuration accommodates up to eight guests effortlessly across four cabins. With a top speed of 14.5 knots, a comfortable cruising pace of 12 and an impressive 2,000 nautical mile range, NANOU is ideal for long distance cruising.
To find out more about Burgess’ yachts for sale and charter, please contact a Burgess broker. Alternatively, get in touch with one of our offices directly: London, Monaco, New York, Miami, Singapore or all other locations.