A testament to the strength of the Thai yachting community and the region’s growing legions of on-water lifestyle enthusiasts, the Thailand Yacht Show consolidated its place as the key marketing platform and revenue generator for the local industry, as well as positioning Thailand in its rightful place as the primary Asian destination in the global yachting arena.
The Show transformed the “small but perfectly-formed” marina into a bustling schedule of entertainment and an impressive showcase of luxury products. The on-water display was a first-class line-up of luxury yacht models, including 12 Asian and World premieres, from the region’s leading brokers and some of the biggest boat builders from around the globe. In addition, a number of brokers chose the Thailand Yacht Show as the location to announce their new regional dealer partnerships – a great honour for the Show and an exciting surprise for our visitors.
“Despite difficult circumstances and very short time frame once again, TYS 2020 was the best year yet – as attested by almost 5,000 visitors, over 100 exhibitors and brands and a dozen or so yacht sales confirmed by several exhibitors both during and shortly-after the Show,” said Co-Founder & CEO, Andy Treadwell. “TYS continues to help drive the growth of the region’s wonderful maritime industry and the huge economic benefits it will bring to local communities. But we can do much better. If everyone joins together in a cohesive industry gathering, and with more sponsorship support for a proper Asia-wide marketing campaign, we can build an ever-growing show that delivers real results in a burgeoning marketplace that we should be driving ourselves.”
The exhibitor line-up was at an all-time high with 100 participating from a diverse list of industries, including marine leisure, high-end property developers, leading names in the automotive industry, luxury jewellery, hospitality food and beverages. A healthy mix of high-net-worth buyers, sellers and aspiring yacht owners with an appetite to spend flocked to the docks where a number of the exhibitors recorded impressive boat sales.read more
To get you in the mood, check out our Top Ten Reasons To Visit and see why this year will be our biggest ever! Pre-register for FREE online and enter our draw to win exclusive prizes, including yacht charters, hotel rooms and special partner giveaways. Make sure you don’t miss the fifth celebration of the Thailand Yacht Show; where the journey begins.
YACHT PREMIERES GALORE
The Show has always prided itself on showcasing the crème de la crème of the yachting world and this year we will have over 15 national, regional and world yacht premieres on display, including Asian premieres from Custom Line, Fairline Yachts, Lagoon Catamarans, NEEL Trimarans, Prestige Yachts, Princess Yachts and Riviera plus a brand new model from Monte Carlo Yachts. Legendary shipyard Riva Yacht will exhibit for the first time in Thailand. In a first for the show, we will have two world premieres, the Raptor 375 Solarium and Thailand built Stealth 36e Catamaran.
A UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE
Now in its fifth year, the Thailand Yacht Show has firmly established itself as, not only one of the leading maritime shows in South East Asia, but also as a must-visit event for those who call Phuket home. The Show, with the stunning Royal Phuket Marina as its backdrop, offers both industry professionals and local residents the perfect environment to network or simply mingle with friends and family. In the Marina, the Show will debut its new Floating Bar, the perfect setting for nautical lifestyle seekers to relax with friends – or close a deal – surrounded by some of the most beautiful motor- and sailing-yachts in South East Asia.
EAT, DRINK & BE MERRY
As well as the exceptional line-up of yachts and luxury products on display, the Show will also have a range of food and beverage options to keep visitors well-fed and hydrated during the four-day event.
L’Opera, one of the island’s best Italian restaurants, is taking up residence on the Boardwalk, accompanied by Russian Caviar House and Oysters by Castaway Club House Beach Bar for your daily fix of vitamin-sea whilst The Mexican Taco Truck will keep visitors well-fed, while resident Royal Phuket Marina restaurant Speakeasy will be serving their favourite international dishes over the four-day event. The popular Whisgars Lounge returns to the Show and our VIP Lounge, designed by local furniture and interior design experts M2 Plus, offers the ideal respite from the hustle and bustle of the Show.
LUXURY PRODUCTS, LUXURY SETTING
See all the latest luxury property developments, marine technologies, gadgets and lifestyle products in the Exhibition Hall before checking out the world’s most beautiful yachts – of all sizes and for all budgets – in the Marina. Relax with drinks and a veritable smorgasbord of culinary delights on the always atmospheric Boardwalk before welcoming the evening in style with live entertainment and glamorous yacht parties. During the 9 – 12 January, there will simply be no better place to be in Phuket than at the Thailand Yacht Show!
FESTIVALS & LIVE ENTERTAINMENT
From fashion shows to caviar tastings, live music to art exhibitions and workshops, the Thailand Yacht Show has always aimed to deliver an experience for visitors that goes beyond just a boat show and, for 2020, we have various free side-events and activities that all the family can enjoy. On Saturday 11th, Town Square will come alive to the sound of music as we introduce the inaugural Children’s Day Music Festival – held on the Official Le Meridien Phuket Stage – an afternoon of classical and contemporary jazz music performed by local students and musicians. During the four-day event, we also have international DJs playing the latest beats, piano performances in the VIP Lounge and live musicians turning the Boardwalk into their evening stage.
If you’re unsure of what to do this Children’s Day, a trip to the Thailand Yacht Show offers a whole range of fun activities that all the family can enjoy, including live animators and entertainers plus mega-sized Transformer robots, providing memorable experiences for children of all ages.
PARTIES, PARTIES & MORE PARTIES
A yacht show wouldn’t be a yacht show without a party or two and we will have a number of exciting opportunities to mingle, network or unwind after the busy festive period. From the Official Welcome Party – complete with LED fire show and the beats of international DJ Fabrizio Capua – to Sunday evening’s closing “bash”. Friday evening will light up the Docks with a number of invitation-only parties with Simpson Marina, Boat Lagoon Yachting and Multihull Solutions, while on the boardwalk Yachting Sourcing will go long into the late night. Saturday night check out the Drake Marine party on Town Square.
DID WE MENTION BOATS?
The Show’s main draw, of course, is the stunning selection of 50 yachts – of all shapes and sizes – for visitors to admire and even purchase! From sleek motoryachts to sporty day-trippers, spacious catamarans to RIBs and tenders, the Thailand Yacht Show will once again offer the very best international yachting brands from the region’s leading brokers, including Asia Yachting, Boat Lagoon Yachting, Derani Yachts, Lee Marine, MGC Marine (Asia), Multihull Solutions, Northrop & Johnson and Simpson Marine. Representing themselves will be Leopard Catamarans, Sunsail and Ringle Marine.
DEMONSTRATIONS & EXHIBITIONS
This year we will have something for everyone with an exciting programme of workshops, demonstrations and side-events planned throughout the four days, including sommelier courses, oyster and caviar tastings, photography classes and art exhibitions, whilst our painting masterclasses will help you unlock your inner Van Gogh. In the Marina, we have partnered with the Phuket Yacht Club, who will be offering sailing lessons to children of all ages – a great way for your child to find their sea legs! If fashion is more your thing, designers from all over the country will be presenting their latest collections of evening dresses, beachwear, jewellery and accessories in our daily fashion shows.
NETWORKING WITH YOUR PEERS
The Thailand Yacht Show is an important meeting place for the region’s boating fraternity and offers a link between brands, dealers, brokers and local service providers to new industry contacts and new buyers. By joining together in a cohesive industry gathering, we can build an ever-growing platform and deliver real results in a burgeoning marketplace that the region’s yachting community should be driving themselves.
IT’S GOING TO BE AWESOME!
Yes, you read right, it is going to be awesome! Make sure you don’t miss out on Thailand’s premier yachting and luxury lifestyle event!read more
We are celebrating our fifth anniversary in style with over 10 national, regional and worldwide premieres already booked – and some more to be confirmed! Excitement is rising here in HQ as we anticipate our biggest on-water display yet – with more yachts and new exhibitors than ever before – plus an enhanced social programme for all the family to enjoy, including art exhibitions, masterclasses, tastings and fashion shows. Town Square will come alive to the sound of music as local bands and students take to the Official Le Meridien Stage for our Children’s Day Music Festival whilst the Boardwalk will once again offer a veritable smorgasbord of culinary delights and imbibing options.
From motoryachts to music, fashion to F&B, the Thailand Yacht Show will kick off the new decade in style! Make sure you don’t miss out and register now for free and you will go into the draw to win special prizes!
Yachties and boating enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice as multihull specialists Leopard Catamarans returns to the show with the new Leopard 43 PC or, if you’re on the lookout for something a little more old-fashioned, first-time exhibitor Ringle Marine Trading will display a lovingly restored classic masthead cutter, built-in 1986 and designed by the legendary Ron Holland. On E-Dock, regional broker Lee Marine will display the Asian premiere of the 33m Navetta 33 (Custom Line) and, for the first time ever in Thailand, the stunning Rivamare 38 (Riva Yacht). If you’re currently planning your next dream holiday, sailing vacation experts, Sunsail (Thailand) will be on hand to deliver unforgettable sailing adventures in some of the world’s best cruising grounds.
From luxury properties to marine services, the Exhibition Hall will once again be the place to see the latest developments, innovations and technology in the yachting and luxury lifestyle industries. Exhibiting for the first time, financial consultants AQ Ventures Luxury Yacht Charters can help you invest in your next dream boat and we are delighted to welcome LAPISTA Villa Phuket, the island’s newest wellness and luxury villa development. Returning to the Show, ZF Asia-Pacific is one of the world’s leading suppliers of propulsion components and marine systems and finally, but certainly not least, meet the team at Real Life In Phuket, the island’s only bilingual lifestyle magazine and long-time supporter of the Show.
There are still a few spaces left in the Exhibition Hall. So make sure you don’t miss out on the must-visit event in 2020 and book your space now!read more