The 5th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is set to boost marine tourism in the Gulf of Thailand and showcase Thailand’s marine industry to the world. The 2016 event displays leading yacht brands, lifestyle and marine businesses from around the world and also includes a special sailing exhibition in honour of His Majesty late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, titled “The King Rama IX’s Sailing of Exhibition”, which highlights His Majesty’s sailing achievements. The Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is held from 24 to 27 November, 2016 at Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya.
Following recent improvements to the rules for international yachts visiting Pattaya, and the Pattaya-Hua Hin ferry service set to be launched in early 2017, Thailand’s marine tourism industry is poised for dramatic growth. Government investment is at an all time high – a sign of the importance of marine tourism to the national economy – while the record-setting 5th edition of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is set to boost marine tourism in the Gulf of Thailand and showcase Thailand’s marine industry to the world.
With an expanded line-up of 28 boats in-the-water and more onshore, the 6,000 expected visitors will experience a world-class marine and lifestyle festival from 24 to 27 November, 2016.
Ranging from small day boats upto superyachts, the three largest boats on display at this year’s show include the Monte Carlo Yachts 86, Princess 88 Motor Yacht and the largest of all – the 41-metre Ocean Emerald, which stared in the recent Hollywood movie, Point Break (2015).
Sail and power, large and small (and everything in between), the show offers something for all and also includes a selection of brokerage yachts. International boat brands from Europe and the USA will display alongside the best local builds from Thailand’s much revered boat building industry, a sign of the increased interest in boat ownership, and a driver of future charter market growth.
“It’s very encouraging to see how the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show continues to grow each year. This year we have the largest number of boats ever on display and onshore there is diverse range of products from marine to lifestyle as well as luxury property. Over the four day show there’s lots for visitors to do and Ocean Marina is a great place for families and friends to meet and relax by the sea,” said Dr. Tirachai Pipitsupaphol, Managing Director, Ocean Property.
In honour of His Majesty late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, there will be a special sailing exhibition titled “The King Rama IX’s Sailing of Exhibition” which showcases His Majesty’s sailing achievements. The exhibition is FREE and open to the all.
In addition to the impressive boat line-up, there are all manner of marine products, accessories and services, as well as charter, insurance, marine toys and gadgets, and water sports. Onshore some of Thailand’s finest properties are exhibiting as well as a collection of lifestyle products and services that complement the nautical lifestyle.
“Pattaya is already Thailand’s domestic marine leisure playground. With the Gulf of Thailand opening up to visiting international yachts and the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show showcasing Thailand’s marine industry to the world, we expect to see the region grow considerably in the coming years and underscore it’s billing as the “Riviera of Asia”, added Dr. Tirachai.
Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show takes place 24 to 27 November at Ocean Marina, Pattaya, Thailand, and is open daily from 11:00 to 19:00. Entry to the event is FREE.
If it’s boats you are interested in, Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is the place to be from 24th to 27th November. The event will see the biggest display of boats yet. Ranging from small day boats upto superyachts, there is plenty of diversity for all tastes.
Regional premieres by Simpson Marine include the Monte Carlo Yachts 86 (MCY86) and the Monte Carlo 6 (MC6). Along the dock are five Princess Yachts from Boat Lagoon Yachting – the Princess 42, Princess 52 and Princess 56, upto the Princess 72 Motor Yacht and the second largest in the show, the Princess 88 Motor Yacht. Adjacent to the Princess Yachts display, and also represented by Boat Lagoon Yachting, will be two luxurious boats from the Prestige brand – the Prestige 420 and Prestige 500.
Largest boat in the show is the superyacht Ocean Emerald – the eye-catching, head-turning Norman Foster-designed 41 metre motor yacht offers a unique charter experience for discerning guests.
Elsewhere in the water will be Azimut Yachts Thailand showing two of the Italian brand’s iconic models – the Azimut Atlantis 43 and Azimut Flybridge 50 – as well as another Italian luxury motor yacht brand Cranchi, who will be displaying two of their distinctive models including the Cranchi M 44 HT. Gulf Charters will be displaying the award-winning Island Spirit Catamarans as well as the Heliotrope HT 48 power catamaran and the brand new MTV55 from the Bakri Cono Shipyard.
Derani Yachts will be showcasing the award-winning Axopar boats with three from the range on display while Sky Cruise Phuket will be debuting the Seastella Aquitalia range of power boats. Another debut in Pattaya will be Leopard Catamarans who will be displaying their latest models.
Also on display are a number of brokerage boats in-the-water – Ferretti, Azimut, Seat Boat’s SB90 and more – as well as a large selection of brokerage listings that are available for viewing from Thailand’s leading brokers.
Water sports and more
Onshore expect to see everything from widgets, marine accessories (BVZ Asia®) and services (M.V.M. Surveys) to the latest marine toys. Kayaks, paddle boards and the James Bond-style jet pack flying boards can be viewed and if you wish to know more you can enjoy a demo and even have a test trial (ask the retailer).
Providing all your marine needs are product displays from Liqui Moly GMBH, Sika (Thailand) and V.R. Handle, while engines from Yamaha, Suzuki, Cummins and Volvo will be on display by Watchara Marine, Hull Co., Ltd., Cummins DKSH (Thailand), and VSM Volvo.
Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will also host leading luxury property developers with offerings in the prime beach destinations of Hua Hin and Pattaya, and a mix of condominiums in Bangkok.
Take a look at Mövenpick Residences & Pool Villas – a collection of branded villa and condominium residences on Na Jomtien beachfront – or the luxurious 1, 2 and 4 bedroom condominiums at Ocean Portofino by Ocean Property overlooking Ocean Marina. Bangkok-based Origin property have a wide range of property offerings ideal as residences or investment in prime locations around Bangkok while developer, Nusasiri, will be showcasing their latest premium developments as well as their innovative investment offering NusaOne.
Leading residential community developer, Sunplay Asia, has launched the first phase of its pioneering active lifestyle retirement estate with the unveiling of The Heights, a luxury low-rise condominium development in Bangsaray, on Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard.
Located in a private gated community just 90-minutes from Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport, The Heights is the THB 1.25 billion first phase of the ambitious Sunplay Bangsaray development, a 175 rai (28-hectare) site with approximately 12,500 sqm to be used for the 70 freehold units and 5,000 sqm reserved for The Sunplay Club and surrounding gardens.
Owned by Thai property company Sunplay Bangsaray Property Co., Ltd, Sunplay Bangsaray is managed by former Chairman of Golden Land, Chris Delaney – now Managing Director of Sunplay Asia. Sunplay Asia have partnered with specialist Australian luxury senior living community developers MacArthur Projects and a group of local investors in the development of the project. Colliers Thailand have been appointed as Lead Agents for Thailand.
“Sunplay Bangsaray provides residents and investors a new concept in retirement living set in a private estate specifically designed to provide an active lifestyle for the over 50’s, offering luxury, convenience and independence,” said Mr. Delaney.
“We are delighted to be launching in Bangsaray where we believe the convenience of the location – quiet, peaceful and just 20-minutes from sailing, golf, dining and world-class medical amenities – fits perfectly with our five-star facilities. We will offer personalised benefits through our First Class Concierge service and our authentic hospitality will be a compelling proposition for buyers.”
Master-planned and designed by renowned Thai architects A49, The Heights Bangsaray is a collection of 70 one-, two- and three-bedroom contemporary condominiums boasting branded fixtures and appliances. The residences are surrounded by lush tropical gardens and lotus ponds that offer comfort and privacy on a gently sloping hillside with panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes and the Gulf of Thailand.
The entire development will feature jogging and biking trails along its undulating pathways as well as the community Sunplay Club with restaurants, bars, pools, and tennis courts. Future plans include the addition of luxury villas and exclusive pool villas to be launched early in 2017.
“What we are creating is a first for Thailand, certainly on this scale and focusing on a luxury, active lifestyle. Thailand is a very attractive retirement destination and currently the market is underserved for active retirees looking for a safe, secure and high quality option, either for investment or as a place to live full time.”
Sunplay Bangsaray is 30-minutes drive from the fast expanding U-Tapao Rayong-Pattaya International airport, which already offers direct flights to China, Singapore and Malaysia and will be expanded to connect with other regional destinations. A planned high-speed rail link between Pattaya and Bangkok will further reduce travel time to the development.
Despite easy access from the capital, Bangsaray retains a quiet village community feel and is known for its fresh seafood restaurants, tranquil atmosphere and the genuine warmth of the local people.
“Life never feels rushed in Bangsaray,” adds Mr. Delaney. “For active residents and their guests, the area also offers abundant sport and leisure activities. There are 10 world-class golf courses within a 30-minute drive, Ocean Marina Yacht Club and the Royal Varuna Yacht Club are both nearby, the beach itself is relaxed and tranquil, and the hills of Bangsaray are perfect for cycling enthusiasts.”
The Heights Bangsaray is launching with special offer unit prices starting from THB 108,000 per sqm fully fitted. The condominiums and Sunplay club are scheduled for completion in H2, 2018.
Visit Sunplay Asia at the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show at Booth B17 and B18, or for more information, visit www.sunplay.asia.
In addition to the impressive line-up of boats, marine gear, luxury lifestyle and properties on display at the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, there is so much more that visitors can do and enjoy over the four days. Here are 5 reasons you should be at the boat show from 24-27 November:
1) Get on the water
There are free daily yacht cruises from Ocean Marina. These are a great way for people to dip their toe in the water, so to speak, and to experience the enjoyment of the nautical lifestyle. Check out the daily schedule on the official event website (www.oceanmarinapattayaboathow.com) and please book in advance to secure your spot!
2) Cocktails and dreams
There’s no better place to enjoy a cocktail, a glass of wine, beer or whatever your tipple is, than by the sea, and at the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show there’s plenty of both – sea, and drinks, that is. From the fully-stocked bar at the Ocean Marina Yacht Club to Mojito’s from Sailor Jerry, Stella Artois on tap, wines from the nearby Silverlake vineyard, and so much more.
3) Games and demonstrations
There are games and lots of fun stalls at the show offering up fun activities, as well as in-water and onshore demonstrations from exhibitors. There’s plenty to keep you entertained while making the decision about that boat or that luxurious seafront condominium!
4) Dine by the sea
The show welcomes an eclectic mix of food and drinks vendors this year including booths and food trucks from speciality outlets around Thailand, including some delicious designer ice cream. Alternatively, enjoy the indoor/ outdoor a la carte all-day dining options on offer at Ocean Marina Yacht Club while enjoying best sunset views in the Gulf of Thailand – the view is free!
5) People gaze
See and be seen. Head down to the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show and be seen with the in crowd. Enjoy a spot of people watching and keep an eye out for the celebrities. Bring your camera as there’s no better place for a selfie than at the show in front of those multi-million baht yachts!
The show is open Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th, 11:00 – 19:00 daily. Entry is FREE and everyone is welcome.
His Majesty the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was a master craftsman building 25 boats, and a skilled sailor sailing many of his boats, and others, with a number of unmatched successes.
His Majesty competed in the 4th SEAP Games (today known as the SEA Games) in his own-built OK dinghy, “Vega 2”. Held in Chonburi the competition was tough and His Majesty won the gold-medal, beating out all international competition. What is even more special is that His Majesty tied for first place with his daughter, HRH Princess Ubol Ratana.
Prior to winning that gold medal in 1967, His Majesty set out on a sailing adventure which, at that time, was unheard of. On 19th April, 1966 His Majesty left Klai Kangwon Palace in Hua Hin on a challenging journey across the Gulf of Thailand, finishing 16 hours later in Sattahip. This feat was accomplished in another of His Majesty own-built boats, “Vega 1” (another OK dingy).
His Majesty built boats in a number of other classes too and also created his own class, the “Royal Mott Class”, in which he designed three boats – Mod, Super Mod and Micro Mod.
In honour of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej there will be a special four day sailing exhibition during the boat show, showcasing His Majesty’s sailing achievements as well as historic photos of His Majesty sailing. The exhibition is FREE and open to the all.
The show and exhibition will be open daily from 11:00 to 19:00 Thursday 24th November to Sunday 27th November.
Simpson Marine are delighted to confirm their attendance and participation at the 2016 Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show with a selection of yachts from leading European brands.
Simpson Marine is Asia’s leading new sales and brokerage company with 30+ years of experience in yachting, representing a comprehensive portfolio of the world’s best yacht brands from French, Italian and US shipyards with Beneteau Sail, Beneteau Power, Lagoon, CNB, Monte Carlo and Monte Carlo Yachts (MCY) introduced in Thailand in 2014 with four units sold to date. New additions to this range are Italian premium superyacht brand, Sanlorenzo and US leading sport fishing brand, Viking. As a multi-brand, award-winning company, Simpson Marine is ready to cater for different tastes and preferences. Present in seven countries with 16 offices, Simpson Marine Thailand includes offices in Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Pattaya and Ao Po Grand Marina, Phuket.
Thailand being undoubtedly the hottest yachting destination in Asia with excellent marine facilities and spectacular cruising spots featuring unspoilt beaches, vibrant coloured coral reefs, and delicious local cuisine, Simpson Marine confirms the growing demand for yachts within the Thai and expatriate community alike.
Backed by over 30 years of experience in yachting in South East Asia, successful new yacht, brokerage, charter and after-sales units and the passion of its team, Simpson Marine enjoys trust and confidence from the buyers, which often results in a quick sale of the ordered stock boats from the shipyard. By the time that the selected models arrive to Thailand, they are already sold to Clients who believe in Simpson’s long-term expertise and advice. This is unlikely to happen anywhere else in the region.
During this year’s edition of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, Simpson Marine will display a new Monte Carlo Yachts 86, which is making her premiere in Pattaya. In a class of its own, the MCY86’s exterior spaces are an exemplary expression of Monte Carlo Yachts’ style and vision. She is graced by inimitable design and a regal personality expressed by spacious guest areas, unprecedented levels of equipment, and decors and furnishings from the very best that Made in Italy and Made in France has to offer. Her spacious interiors are decorated in precious woods and material, hand-made Venetian Murano glass mosaics and also the best materials used. Fabrics and accessories used are available from the world’s preeminent fashion and design houses such as Hermés, Armani, Poltrona Frau and Pierre Frey. MCY86 won the category ‘Best Worldwide Production Motor Yacht over 25 metres’ at the Asia Boating Awards 2014 and also ‘Best Motoryacht 80-89 ft’ at the 2014 Editor’s Choice Awards at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
The second yacht on display is the new Monte Carlo 6 which has just arrived in October to Pattaya and also a premiere at the show. The Monte Carlo 6 is the very close link between Monte Carlo Yachts and Monte Carlo takes the shape of supremely living spaces and the inestimable thought given to the choice of materials and trims. Amongst the many points of excellence of the MC6, one of it is her flybridge which is astonishing in terms of equipment and dimensions, with a large comfortable sundeck and living area that can accommodate up to ten people, all perfectly protected by the rigid T-top.
After the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, Simpson Marine Thailand will be participating in Thailand Yacht Show from 15 to 18 December 2016 and Phuket International Boat Show 2017 (PIMEX) from 5 to 8 January 2017.