Sail and motor yachts over 100′ are invited to gather this December for the annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, taking place December 16-18 in Phuket, Thailand. Mega yacht charter vessels as will as private yachts will rendezvous for three days, on and off the waters of the Andaman coast.
Entering it’s eleventh year, the event is notable as Asia’s most prestigious superyacht rendezvous and is a firm fixture on the yachting calendars of owners around the world. A diverse fleet of classic yachts and newest builds are expected to attend this year.
Organizers report there will be plenty of action on the water. Sailing yachts will participate in two days of racing accompanied by a spectator fleet of motor yachts, allowing owners to enjoy spectacular views. Based at the Royal Phuket Yacht Club, the racing includes sailing from Nai Harn Bay to Surin Bay, with courses set out by long-serving Race Officer Andy Dowden.
Watch the Video of the Superyacht Rendezvous from 2010:
Feadship yacht charter enthusiasts will revel in the famous Feadship Challenge (a model boat building contest), while other highlights of the social program include the exclusive Boat International Media Owners’ Dinner, held on the finest beach in Phuket – situated adjacent to the Surin Hotel. The Surin will present a choice of sumptuous delights from East and West, served overlooking the beauty of Thailand’s coastline. Live music and dancing will continue into the night as the launch of Chinese lanterns will draw the dinner to a close.
The initial list of confirmed attendees include: the 50m Perseus built by Perini Navi in 2001; the 42m Maverick II, built by Sterling in 1988; the 57m Montigne built by Aegean Yachts in 2009; the 40.3m My Lady Arraya built by Oceanfast in 1990 and based in Thailand; the 36.07m Vie Sans Soucis built by Kings Yachts in Taiwan; the 74m Silver Zwei built by Hanseatic Marine in 2009; the 30m Asia built in 1997 by Paul Johnson; and the 49.7m Silolona of Indonesia, a traditional wooden Phinisi schooner hand-built in 2004 by Konjo craftsmen from South Sulawesi.
Major event sponsors include Boat International Media, The Surin Hotel, Asia’s YACHT Style Magazine, and Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards.
From the Bahamas to the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, there are many superyacht rendezvous and regattas for both experienced sailors and casual travelers. Contact our vacation specialists HERE to arrange a sailing or power odyssey of a lifetime.
OK, we’ll admit it – when Dee Kraley, manager of motor yacht SuRi, first invited us onboard the former oil rig supply boat, we were skeptical. Was it really possible to take an old ship built in 1978 by Halter Marine, cut her in half to extend her overall length from the middle, and transform her into a modern expedition yacht charter vessel?
After two extensive rebuilds and a 2016 refit, the answer is a resounding, “YES!” The “old supply ship” is indeed one of the most luxurious charter yachts available in her size and price category.
Adding 11 meters to her overall length significantly boosted her volume, both indoors and on deck.
Yet more impressive than her transformation is her owner’s commitment to creating the ultimate adventure travel vessel in the charter market.
While most superyachts carry a respectable inventory of watersports gear, this yacht takes it to another level – with multiple tenders, a helicopter, seaplane, jet skis, hoverboard, scuba diving equipment, quadskis, and so much more. Twenty (20) active, athletic crewmembers add to the neverending fun, excitement, and adventure enjoyed by charter guests.
So where do you base a yacht filled-to-the-brim with toys? It must be a destination with endless opportunities for exploration and water-themed adventure. The answer? The South Pacific and the islands of Fiji, French Polynesia, and Indonesia.
A favorite anchorage for yacht SuRi and her charter guests are the islands of Raja Ampat, an archipelago of 1500 islands located off the northwest tip of New Guinea. Marine life thrives here, and the bio-diversity is unlike anywhere else in the world – with hundreds of species of corals and reef fish, along with whales, dolphins, and giant rays.
Check out this amazing action-packed yacht charter video of motoryacht SuRi and her onboard guests enjoying the breathtaking beauty of Raja Ampat:
Come enjoy The Superyacht Experience onboard motor yacht SuRi. Available summer 2018 in French Polynesia and Fiji, and priced at $350,000 per week (plus operating expenses like food and fuel) for up to 12 guests. Click HERE for further information…
WHAT’S IN A NAME? No, she is not owned by Tom Cruise or Katie Holmes or daughter, Suri. Her name, SuRi, is the combination of her owners’ first names. Just in case you were wondering… 😉
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