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Sponsored As we learn to live with Covid, Thailand, and more specifically Phuket, stands poised to be the hub of the next global superyacht destination, that being Southeast Asia. And what better way to showcase this wondrous destination than the Thailand’s International Boat Show (TIBS), to be staged at the award-winning and SHA Plus+ certified Royal Phuket Marina (RPM) from January 6-9, 2022. The show is organized by “JAND Events” and is the only boat show confirmed for the region in 2022; it will also be the only show to take in Southeast Asia since January of 2020. David Hayes, the Chairman and CEO of the […]

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Another playground for the Thai monarchy, government elites and the world's super rich . Meanwhile back in " po folks" territory (mainland Thailand) insufficient vaccinations, overcrowded hospitals ,high unemployment, business closures, mass protests daily, food shortages in provinces are the day to day events planned in the foreseeable future for the Thai people !

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As so many other hopeless HUBs this will never happen. I'm impressed they can get so many idiotic ideas. Nearly every day there is a new hub emerging in the land of hubs.

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Lets see how many Hub headlines we can find... ill go first... 

Pattaya: Set to be the hub of international sports and fitness for the people

 

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1 hour ago, Thaiger said:

Phuket, stands poised to be the hub of the next global superyacht destination

Wasn’t a naval visit meant to happen in July? Didn’t hear that it occurred, or was canceled. Can someone confirm that the Navy (unsure which country) did visit this super destination.

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7 minutes ago, AdvocatusDiaboli said:

Wasn’t a naval visit meant to happen in July? Didn’t hear that it occurred, or was canceled. Can someone confirm that the Navy (unsure which country) did visit this super destination.

Remember reading something about an American navel visit to Phuket, never heard or read anything about it happening yet.

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I would chat to Zara, MD of Yacht Haven (the only Phuket marina that can deal with superyachts) before responding to this piffle but I discover she resigned to run a marina in Grenada, Caribbean. Good luck Zara

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4 hours ago, Griff1315 said:

Up Anchor let's all head for virus island sorry I ment to say Phuket 

They have more new cases then some dark red provinces and they are still orange 

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4 hours ago, AdvocatusDiaboli said:

Wasn’t a naval visit meant to happen in July? Didn’t hear that it occurred, or was canceled. Can someone confirm that the Navy (unsure which country) did visit this super destination.

There was supposed to be a joint exercise with the US in August but I didn't hear anything about if it happened or not 

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So the average tourists, whose money Thailand desperately needs, will be rushing out to buy yachts now. 🤣🤣

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5 hours ago, Griff1315 said:

Remember reading something about an American navel visit to Phuket, never heard or read anything about it happening yet.

Wernt that ww2? 

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I first read about Phuket becoming a major international gin palace destination to rival monaco about 30 years ago.

It still has not happened.

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17 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

do those super yachts in the photos come with trailers? 

Some of them look like they would fit on a trailer! The boats shown in the photos are NOT Super Yachts, they are perfectly decent Day Cruisers, but that's all they are. It is generally accepted the term Super Yacht applies to professionally crewed vessels 100 foot (30M +) long or more. They typically cost £20/30 million (£1M per Meter) upwards to purchase new depending on spec. With average running costs of 10% of the new price yearly, you really do need to be super rich to indulge yourself in this hobby. Your average super yacht owner would not be seen dead in Thailand's 'entertainment' venues.

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Another ploy for the super rich. I guess you can make money out of mooring fees. BOAT.....Bring Out Another Thousand :)

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1 hour ago, Jason said:

Another ploy for the super rich. I guess you can make money out of mooring fees. BOAT.....Bring Out Another Thousand :)

A weeks mooring in a prime location in Monaco during the F1 weekend costs £100,000 (if you can secure one, as they sell out quickly) it certainly is the reserve of billionaires, a couple of million in the bank doesn't cut it in these circles. A virtually new, large Mega Yacht can command a charter fee in excess of a million £'s a week

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Boats of any type are well known money pits.

If it fly's, floats or fornicates you are better off renting it by the hour long term.

Two happy days of boat ownership,the day you buy and the day you sell.

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