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.
Extended stay for foreign yachts opens up the region to more international yachts, contributing to the local economy and tourism
Marine tourism in the Gulf of Thailand is about to boom. The 5th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show – held 24-27 November, 2016 and set to be the biggest yet with more boats on display than ever – and new improved Customs rulings allowing visiting foreign vessels to stay longer in-country – together lay solid foundations for marine tourism growth in Pattaya and surrounds.
Pattaya’s multi-billion baht marine industry is poised to grow exponentially over the next few years.
“Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show has grown steadily since it was launched five years ago. The event is a key business event for the marine industry and in addition to welcoming many domestic visitors each year the event has grown to attract many international visitors also. The confidence that the international community has in this event and Thailand’s burgeoning marine industry underscores its potential and importance to the Thai economy,” said Dr. Tirachai Pipitsupaphol, Managing Director, Ocean Property.
Supporting Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show’s aim to make Pattaya the Riviera of Asia, to promote marine tourism in the region and showcase the Gulf of Thailand, is a new ruling on the temporary importation of visiting foreign yachts.
“In the past foreign vessels entering Pattaya were given a relatively short period for temporary importation. This has now changed. The Customs Department in Pattaya have agreed that the “Temporary Importation Permit for Visiting Foreign Vessels” will allow international yachts a period of six months stay which can be extended in-country, opening up the region’s potential to visiting yachts from overseas,” said Mrs. Montira Cherdchoo, Director of Map Ta Phut Customs House, The Customs Department.
This means that Pattaya will become a hub for regional marine tourism and is set to welcome more than 1,000 international yachts and superyachts annually in the near future, boosting Thailand’s tourism revenue.
“Many people are not aware of the beauty of this region. There are 187 islands in the Gulf of Thailand with 43 within one hour by boat of Ocean Marina itself. The cruising grounds are spectacular and the extended say allowed for foreign yachts will help open up the region. This is a very positive move and the region is ready to welcome more than one thousand foreign yachts annually,” added Dr. Tirachai.
Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is a large-scale international event that helps to drive marine business growth in the Gulf of Thailand. Pattaya’s marine tourism fundamentals are strong and the region is expecting to become a leading marine tourism destination.
The four-day Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will showcase upto 20,375 sqm of onshore and in-water exhibition space, including leading international boat and superyacht brands Admiral, Azimut Yachts, Beneteau, Cranchi, CNB Yachts, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Monte Carlo Yachts, Prestige, Princess Yachts, Sanlorenzo, Viking Yachts and Wider, as well as a large selection of brokerage yachts, and displays by marine products and suppliers, lifestyle products and services, luxury property and more. One of the highlights of the show is that visitors can view and walk through a boat, and if interested can go out for a test drive – something other shows in the region do not offer.
The 5th Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will take place 24 – 27 November, 2016 at Ocean Marina, Pattaya, Thailand.
Boat Lagoon Yachting is set to put seven of its luxury yachts on show during Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show 2016, happening on the 24th – 27th November.
Featuring in Boat Lagoon Yachting’s showcase are the Princess 42, Princess 52, Princess 56, Princess 72 Motor Yacht, Princess 88 Motor Yacht, Prestige 420 and Prestige 500.
“Boat Lagoon Yachting represents some of the most prestigious brands in the world of yachting and we are proud to be part of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show,” said Vrit Yongsakul, Group Managing Director of Boat Lagoon Yachting.
Princess Yachts is one of the world’s foremost yacht manufacturers, universally respected for representing the best of British engineering and for the timeless elegance of its design.
Princess Yachts blends cutting-edge technology with traditional craftsmanship, together delivering exhilarating performance that is combined with outstanding luxury across one of the most extensive portfolio of yachts to suit a wide range of owner preferences from 39 feet to 130 feet / 40 meters in length.
The Princess yacht range includes sophisticated FLYBRIDGE motor yachts, dynamic V CLASS SPORTS YACHTS, ground-breaking S CLASS SPORTBRIDGE yachts, and stately M CLASS superyachts.
Princess Yachts International is owned by L Capital 2 FCPR, an investment group co-sponsored by LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) and Groupe Arnault.
CRAFTED IN PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND
Perched on the edge of the English Channel lies the city of Plymouth, where we established our home in 1965. Today Princess shipyards cover an area of over 1.1 million square feet, an area rich in British maritime heritage. In fact, South Yard, where our M Class Superyachts are constructed, is a former naval yard dating back to the 17th century. From the outset, our goal has been to meticulously sculpt our yachts around our owners’ enjoyment of them. Such dedication and attention to detail resonates deeply with our Plymouth craftsmen. Over 2,050 people, each possessing a mastery of their skill, fastidiously realise this vision in our shipyards. Through a culture of innovation, our yachts are not only some of the most technically-advanced in the world but also the most beautifully realised.
BEAUTY IS ALWAYS IN THE DETAIL
We are determined to develop ever more ingenious ways to ensure every last millimetre of your boat is ergonomically sound, highly practical, and spatially perfect. Once our team of naval architects, designers and engineers have determined a design, our craftspeople fastidiously bring it to life. Every beautiful detail is crafted and finished within our Plymouth shipyards. This enables us to consistently monitor quality throughout each build. Seeing is believing though, so we invite future owners to pay us a visit and see beauty in progress through their own eyes.
DEEPLY INGENIOUS, THE PRINCESS DEEP-V HULL
Our pioneering deep-V hulls are born from our naval architect’s obsession with exceptional seakeeping and voluminous space. Their sculpted form is shaped from a lightweight, resin-infused hull composite which can create greater internal volume compared to standard hull production methods. This ingenious design ensures it requires less power and burns less fuel to achieve its maximum design speed. Such precision thinking gives rise to the most exhilarating performance, defined by its efficiency, agility and poise. So whether you’re slicing through the seas at 40 knots or navigating stormy waters – a foundation of superior engineering rides with you.
The Princess 42 has become an iconic Princess model, setting the benchmark for fast motor yachts in her size range. An ideal family cruiser, she combines confident sea-keeping with strong performance and class leading interior space for elegant entertaining. The latest 42 adopts a lean and more dynamic profile with wrap-around windscreen and larger, sleeker windows and portlights. A wealth of design detail adorns the interior too, from the well-proportioned, teak-laid steps linking the cockpit and flybridge, to the impressively wide side decks and thoughtfully positioned hand rails. She’s also wonderfully practical, with a large lazarette and storage below the cockpit seat, and an easily accessible engine room. Beautifully constructed and immaculately finished, the 42 is the very essence of a modern Princess motor yacht.
Giving extraordinary volume for its size, the 52 provides a palatial full beam master suite plus two further generous cabins. The upper accommodation level offers a new galley aft arrangement equally able to cater for intimate internal dining or lavish cockpit parties. Her resin infused hull will offer owners performance and efficiency in equal measure. The steering is so instinctive and light that you have to remind yourself you are at the helm of a 54ft, three-cabin boat. The Princess 52 shows agility as well as robust seakeeping and is an excellent advert for what a really well designed shaft installation can do.
Leading the display at the Singapore Rendezvous event is our very own Princess 56, the perfect yacht for entertaining family and friends. Princess 56 is something of a breakthrough in layout & features. The fine vessel, which also happens to have one of the best range to cruise in the region, perfectly combines a spacious and exquisitely appointed interior with an exhilarating performance and highly sociable exterior deck layout. Renowned for making the most of every foot of hull length, the 56’ offers you an unrivalled level of space and ability, perfect for entertaining family, friends and corporate guests. The interior is crisp and contemporary and finished to the highest quality to create an interior ambience of a much larger vessel.
As with all Princess Yachts, the vessel is the result of a rigorous and uncompromising approach to design and manufacture from pioneering hull designs to cutting-edge engineering and production techniques. The trademark Princess deep-V hull ensures confident seakeeping and the very latest hull design delivers lower planing speeds, improved efficiency and superior performance.
PRINCESS 72 MOTOR YACHT
The 72 Motor Yacht perfectly combines the elegance and stature of a true motor yacht with an agile, class leading performance. A galley that can be fully enclosed or open plan, side access door from the help and generous separate crew cabin allow the 72 to be crew run, whilst good sight-lines and fingertip controls ensure that owner operation is equally feasible. Full air conditioning is standard, as is the flybridge crane that augments bathing platform dinghy stowage. This is Princess packaging at its best.
PRINCESS 88 MOTOR YACHT
Our 88 Motor Yacht personifies the finest qualities of Princess design and craftsmanship. Her unique deep-V hull design balances incredible fuel efficiency with breathtaking performance and agility. The vast flybridge and cockpit areas are exceptionally appointed for formal or social occasions. And from the saloon, at the touch of a button, a balcony unfolds over the sea, providing the perfect spot to enjoy a sunset.
Exquisitely handcrafted and furnished to your tastes, her vast interior is a real joy. Light reaches into every area with panoramic windows on the main deck. The expansive saloon and dining area create a wonderfully sociable space. On the lower deck you have a choice of four or five ensuite cabins, each one exuding the authentic Princess feeling of world-class quality.
Generously proportioned crew quarters aft incorporating a captain’s cabin, bunk cabin and crew mess complete her impressive layout.
Created over 20 years ago, Prestige is now an internationally recognized brand, present on four continents through a network of specialized dealers trained by the shipyard. In 2010, the Prestige 60 was elected “European Boat of the Year” by a jury of marine professionals. In 2011, the new Generation 2 introduced advances in design quality, interior furnishings, fit and finish. In 2016, Prestige 630 was featured as one of the 11 most captivating yachts from the 2016 Cannes Yachting Festival.
Each new advance leads to another. Now, the Prestige range is available in three distinct model lines: Flybridge, Express, and Sport Top. If size is an indicator of success, Prestige is now moving toward creating models close to 70 feet in length, Prestige Yachts. Prestige has become a style, a global brand.
Following the trend of the latest PRESTIGEs, the PRESTIGE 420 benefits from a signature aesthetic that is dynamic and unsurpassed.
Highlighted on the exterior by her light Flybridge and timeless lines, the style of the GARRONI design cabinet is also beautifully expressed on the interior, cleverly combining the bright open living spaces on the main deck with the very private spaces of the two cabins with separate entrances, a unique feat on a 42-footer.
The secure and comfortable hull designed by Jernej Jakopin for the Volvo Penta IPS 400 engine delivers on its promises with exceptional sea keeping and maneuverability.
Balanced forms and overall expression affirm power and security, the Flybridge of the PRESTIGE 500 is the point of pride of the boat, with a unique size for a motor yacht of 50’. Her interior layout features two concepts that define her personality: an immense living space on a single level, benefitting from a spacious integrated galley that services both the interior and exterior, and her owner’s suite bathed in light by two large panoramic windows, with an independent access and a very large adjoining head and shower compartment.
A great success, and equipped with a propulsion pod, this PRESTIGE has won more awards than any 50-footer in the world!
BOAT LAGOON YACHTING
Represented by Boat Lagoon Yachting in Southeast Asia since 1995, Princess Yachts has one of the longest established and most extensive after sales and service support organizations in the region that ensures all Princess owners unparalleled enjoyment of their yachts.
With the fast growth in the last 22 years, Boat Lagoon Yachting is now one of the largest yachting company in the South East Asia region representing world class brands Princess, Jeanneau, Prestige, Wider, Admiral. Our exclusive dealership covers Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & Maldives which offers Asia’s most scenic cruising routes.
We pride ourselves of integrity, reliability and passion. Our sole mission is to provide the best possible maritime turnkey experience, from the moment one start thinking about purchasing or hiring a Princess Yacht and every day after that. Our services include new yacht sales, pre-loved yachts, yacht charter, yacht management and the best after sales service you will find in South East Asia since 1995.
We are a subsidiary of Phuket Boat Lagoon which owns and operates one of South East Asia’s most active integrated marina, with a strong focus on boat repairs and improvements. Our team consists of boating enthusiasts from all over Thailand and the UK itself, each involved in a different area of our business operations, with the common denominator for our passion and pride of being able to share the unique experience of boating in South East Asia.
Located 23km off Pattaya’s coast, the Koh Phai Group is a small archipelago of uninhabited islands which includes Koh Klung Badan, Koh Man Wichai and Koh Luam with Koh Phai (also known as Bamboo Island) the largest of the group. Under the supervision of the Royal Thai Navy these islands are kept in pristine condition with no facilities onshore and no overnight stays allowed.
Koh Phai has a green hilly interior, at its widest point is 1.5km and has a 150 metre summit on top of which stands a lighthouse. The island is famous for its palm-fringed white-sand beaches and has possibly some of the best snorkeling and divining with natural corals of anywhere in the Pattaya area.