Phuket, Thailand, September 15, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Over 80% of the in-water space is already booked. A new purpose built air-conditioned marquee will be the home for onshore exhibitors and better connect with the in-water displays and social scene. From 11 – 14 January 2024 the focus of the marine leisure world in the Asia-Pacific region will be on the second annual Thailand International Boat Show A Luxury Lifestyle Event. With more than 80% of the in-water space already booked and a new onshore layout, the event will showcase Thailand and the best of boating and luxury lifestyle across Asia to the world.
Held at Royal Phuket Marina and organised by JAND Events, the Thailand International Boat Show A Luxury Lifestyle Event wraps up an almost two-month festival of marine events that showcase Thailand’s world-class charter (Thailand Charter Week, 17 – 19 November 2023), racing (Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, 2 – 9 December 2023) superyachts (Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous, December 2023) and boating and luxury lifestyle (Thailand International Boat Show, 11 – 14 January 2024) credentials to the world.
“Southeast Asia, with Thailand as its hub, has long been considered one of the top yachting destinations in the world. The cruising grounds are spectacular and will take the breath away of any first time visitor, while the marine infrastructure and onshore leisure facilities are comparable with the best in the world,” commented David Hayes, CEO of organisers JAND Events. “The industry has come together with a resounding “yes” in support of the Thailand International Boat Show A Luxury Lifestyle Event and we’re excited to announce that there will be more than 50 boats in-the-water for the 2024 edition, with many marine and luxury lifestyle businesses already confirmed onshore. It is my belief that in time the Thailand International Boat Show A Luxury Lifestyle Event will be a key event on the global calendar promoting boating in Thailand and across Asia.”
Confirmed Exhibitors In-the-water, Simpson Marine have confirmed six boats including a Sanlorenzo SX76 as well as models from Bluegame, Beneteau, Fairline, Lagoon and Aquila. Boat Lagoon Yachting will have a range of Princess and Jeanneaus on display while V Yachts Asia will be showcasing Riva and Ferretti. Derani Yachts will be displaying the popular Axopar boats as well as Greenline, Lee Marine will be showcasing their services and brands including a number of Rivieras, Asia Yachting will have Prestige yachts on display, Go Boating will display Gulf Craft and new-comer to the show, Extreme Marine will be displaying an Al Dhaen 365cc.
The Yacht Sales Co have confirmed two Fountaine Pajots, a Dufour and a Tesoro for viewing while Leopard Catamarans will be showing a number of their latest models. Northrop & Johnson have also confirmed their return in water.
Onshore, visitors can expect a range of businesses from marine products and services to tech and lifestyle. Those currently confirmed include Hull Co. Ltd, SEA Yacht Sales, FLS Yacht, the ASA Group, Thailand Privilege, Nava by Thaicom, Flexiteek and Marine Services Asia.
New for 2024
Organisers JAND Events are planning a number of new additions to this year’s show, including:
– An all-new onshore exhibition space – a purpose built air-conditioned marquee will be erected in Royal Phuket Marina’s Town Square, better connecting the in-water, onshore and social spaces for visitors.
– Thailand Yachting Conference (10 January) – The conference will take place the day before the show opens and will bring together government officials and leading industry professionals to share insights on regulations, cruising grounds, infrastructure, superyachts, technology and sustainability.
– Robb Report “Best of the Best” Yachting Awards (10 January) – a first for Thailand International Boat Show A Luxury Lifestyle Event, the yachting awards will be hosted by Robb Report and will be presented at a Gala Dinner the evening before the show opens.
– Wade Pearce, Founder & Director of SG Marine Guide Pte, Ltd. and Thai Marine Guide has been appointed a consultant and brand ambassador – Pearce will organise the Thailand Yachting Conference as well as consult to organisers JAND Events.
Aligned with the Thai government’s desire to stimulate yacht tourism, organisers JAND Events are working closely with the Thai Yachting Business Association, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, as well as industry stakeholders and media partners to promote Thailand as a world-class yachting hub.
The Thailand International Boat Show A Luxury Lifestyle Event will be held 11-14 January, 2024 at Royal Phuket Marina. For more information, visit www.thailandinternationalboatshow.com.
About JAND Events
JAND Events is a multinational team of Thailand-based professionals passionate about events. Led by CEO David Hayes who has over 30 years experience in the Events, Hospitality and Travel industries, JAND Events is the chosen partner for brands such as Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, L’Oréal, Givenchy, Kenzo and more. JAND Events and Thailand International Boat Show are trading divisions of JAND Group Co., Ltd.
Sponsors of the 2024 Thailand International Boat Show
Supporting authorities: Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Phuket Province, Tourism Authority of Thailand and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau, Thai Yachting Business Association. Host Sponsor: Royal Phuket Marina. VIP Lounge Presenting Sponsor: Cessna and Beechcraft by Textron Aviation. Official Suppliers: Thailand Marine Guide. Official Media Partners: Hot Magazine, Robb Report Thailand, SEA Yachting. Official Local Partners: Helicam, Phuket Marine Guide. PR & Marketing Support: Asia Sponsorship News, Infinity Communications, The Sponsorship Experts.