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Phuket’s boat show returns


PHUKET, 20 December 2022: The 2023 Thailand International Boat Show will be held from 12 to 15 January 2023 at Royal Phuket Marina, highlighting the combination of onshore lifestyle opportunities and on-water boating opportunities abound in Phuket.

Phuket, tagged the yachting playground of Southeast Asia, has four world-class marinas and expanding its influence with a superyacht marina now in the planning stage. 

Working closely with the Thailand Yachting Business Association and Thailand Charter Week, JAND Events, organisers of the Thailand International Boat Show, aims to reignite interest in Phuket and Thailand’s marine scene post-pandemic target yacht owners in Hong Kong and Singapore.

“Pre-pandemic, Thailand’s yachting industry was a multi-billion baht industry, welcoming yachts from cruisers to superyachts and their owners from around the world,” said JAND Events’ CEO David Hayes. “The Thailand International Boat Show aims to put Phuket and Thailand back in the limelight and on the world stage after three years of incubation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our goal is to bring the industry together and showcase the best brands and products from the marine and lifestyle sectors to a global audience while re-cementing Phuket and Thailand’s position as one of the top boating destinations in the world.”

The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau support the Thailand International Boat Show.

The 2023 Thailand International Boat Show will comprise up to 50 boats in the water, an onshore pavilion with a luxury hub and marine products and services, as well as an onshore social programme that will include live music, a bustling dining scene on Royal Phuket Marina’s boardwalk as well as family activities on Children’s Day (14 January). One of the social highlights is a first-of-its-kind charity gala dinner that will take place at the InterContinental Phuket Resort on Saturday, 14 January.

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