With the launch of the first edition in February 2016, the Thailand Yacht Show reinforced the Prime Minister's objective to make Thailand the principal destination for yachting in Asia and the winter destination of choice for superyacht owners and charterers from around the world.
To be held at the Royal Phuket Marina in January 2020, the fifth edition of the Thailand Yacht Show will feature not just the latest yachts but also the very best of luxury lifestyle products and services, catering to Asia's fast-growing population of ultra-high-net-worth individuals, yachting enthusiasts and lifestyle-seekers from all over the region. Visitors will be able to view some of the best-known boating yachts on the market and meet with yacht builders, brokers and suppliers, high-end property developers, bespoke travel organisers and leaders within the hospitality and food and beverage industries.
Phuket is the centre for Thailand's marine industry and has witnessed a rapid growth in related businesses, from marine engineering and services to charter companies, marinas and berthing to rigging, sail-making and repairs. Its location at the heart of South East Asia makes it an ideal base for tourists looking to explore some of the region's most beautiful sailing grounds whilst the ready source of skilled shipwrights, engineers and crew has made it the first port of call in Asian waters for seasoned sailors and captains.