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Boat Lagoon Yachting announces mega shipment of private yachts

Tanutam Thawan

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Boat Lagoon Yachting, Thailand’s largest importer and distributor of luxury yachts, has made history in the region’s yachting industry with the importation of the largest single shipment of luxury yachts, worth over 1,400 million baht. The shipment comprises nine luxury yachts manufactured in the UK by Princess Yachts, with sizes ranging from 19 metres to a superyacht of over 30 metres.

Mr. Vrit Yongsakul, Managing Director of Boat Lagoon Yachting said, “This very large shipment helps further solidify Boat Lagoon Yachting’s position as Thailand’s leading importer of luxury yachts and one of the largest in the region. It adds to the 200 boats we already have in the water throughout the region, giving us the economy of scale to further invest in the most comprehensive after-sales and maintenance facilities.”

“We are seeing surging interest in the yachting lifestyle, especially in Thailand. It’s largely being driven by the appeal of the absolute privacy that luxury yachts provide an owner together with giving the owner an ability to reach beautiful and uncrowded beaches, and at any time at the owner’s pleasure.”

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According to Mr. Yongsakul, global experience shows that the yachting lifestyle increases in popularity as a country’s per capita GDP approaches US$10,000, and with Thailand’s per capita GDP now at around US$ 6,000, the sport is seeing rising interest.

The fleet of new arrivals includes a Princess 62, Princess 64, two Princess S65s, a Princess 68, two 80-foot Princess 75 Motor Yachts, an 88-foot Princess 88 Motor Yacht and a Princess 30M superyacht with prices ranging from around 80 – 450 million baht.

“The Princess 62 is the newest addition to the Princess line of luxury yachts and incorporates the latest ship-building technology to make the yacht lighter, stronger and more fuel-efficient and with an interior design that is bright and airy,” Mr. Yongsakul added.

Boat Lagoon has made substantial investment in its own maintenance infrastructure that includes its own 1,200 million baht, 80-rai service and maintenance facility. It has more than 80 staff.

Boat Lagoon Yachting has nine offices in five countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Maldives, as well as five branches in Thailand in Bangkok, Pattaya, Krabi, Koh Samui and Phuket.

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Local Thai journalist speaking fluent Thai and English. Tanutam studied in Khon Kaen before attending Bangkok’s Chulalongkhorn University.

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