A Brief Insight Into Luxury Yachting In Phuket
How has yacht charter in Phuket adapted to luxury yachting experiences that promise more opportunities? The island of Phuket was the ideal destination for backpackers in the 80’s. Everything has changed and now Phuket is the Riviera of the East with millions of visitors, luxury villas and luxury yachts.
According to Vincent Tabuteau, Founder and CEO of Asia Marine, boat charter started with few traditional boats that can be used for tours. In 1992, Asia Marine partnered with Sunsail to operate the first bareboat yacht charter in Asia. Today, there are larger and newer fleets of sailing and motor yachts that are operated from Phuket Yacht Haven Marina.
The kind of boats that are permanently based in Phuket has changed in nature, quality, number and size. Asia Marine in Phuket formed a joint venture with Asia Marine Yacht Services in Hong Kong to develop a regionally successful sales division for newly built and pre-owned sailing and motor yachts. The company is now the proud dealer of Numarine and Galeon, an award winning builder of motor yachts and operates a growing fleet of Fountaine Pajot sailing bareboats.
Asia Marine is one of the more established names in marine tourism companies in South East Asia. The company is involved in yacht chartering, yacht brokerage, yacht services and boat management. Asia Marine Hong Kong CEO, Eric Novel said that brokers, associated contractors and agents think the feel-good factor has returned to boating in Southeast Asia most particularly in Phuket. There has been a significant increase in sales.
Meanwhile, the partnership between Asia Marine and Fraser, one of the world’s leading yacht charter and brokerage has resulted into a worldwide network of expertise and global coverage in the purchase, sales and charter of large yachts. For the past 8 years, Fraser was able to sell yachts that are more than 24 meters in length than other brokerages worldwide.
You can discover Phuket’s best kept secrets through yacht charter in Phuket and not the crowded speed boat tours. At the yacht, guests are given more freedom to move around. The yacht can stop at an island along the route so that you can relax or enjoy a picnic.