From the Andaman to the Gulf of Thailand, the Kingdom offers beautiful long shorelines, idyllic waters and a cruise for every interest
There’s no better place to experience life on a yacht than the Land of Smiles. Thailand has become a favoured destination for putting up sail, and with good reason: beautiful expanses of calm water, postcard-perfect islands and impeccable ground service at marinas are just a few of the draws of docking here.
And thanks to prestigious yacht shows in Phuket and Pattaya, yacht enthusiasts from around the world are heading to Thailand for more than just sailing adventures. Whether for racing, sunset champagne cruises, a weekend getaway or a luxurious stopover, there’s something for everyone.
By invitation only, the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous is designed to bring like-minded people together from a personally curated guest list that features Kata Rocks villa owners, superyacht owners, and discerning guest interested in yachting and luxury lifestyle, industry professionals plus an influential mix of international and regional lifestyle, luxury travel and yachting media.
This elegant location serves as an idyllic backdrop for a truly first class three-day programme. The event is open to both sailing and motor yachts measuring over 24 meters in length, visiting or based in Phuket – Southeast Asia’s leading luxury location and superyacht hot spot. The KRSR signals the opening of Phuket’s luxurious charter season offering superyacht owners a prime-time opportunity to showcase their flagship vessels.
Infinite Luxury, the resort developer in collaboration with Kata Rocks host the KRSR and bring back some of the world’s most iconic superyacht brands to Phuket
Kata Rocks and Infinite Luxury CEO Richard Pope, said: “The KRSR is the most exclusive invitation-only superyacht event in Asia, welcoming superyacht owners, Kata Rocks villa owners and the Asian glitterati. Guests can expect magnificent superyachts, bespoke activities and glamorous parties set in a relaxed and luxurious environment.”
Last year, The KRSR welcomed 17 superyachts to Phuket’s sun kissed west coast including iconic superyachts such as the 93m Lauren L and 51m Northern Sun. We anticipate an even more impressive turnout this year as KRSR establishes itself as the ultimate luxury event in Thailand and the leading superyacht event in Asia.
Moreover, The KRSR will be welcoming an even more impressive list of leading luxury, lifestyle and superyacht media to this year’s event. Last year’s KRSR generated excellent value and exceeded all marketing goals. Numerous media endorsed the fact that thanks to Kata Rocks Phuket is now firmly on the global superyacht map.
Michael Nurbatlian, Director of Marketing Infinite Luxury said: “Last year we achieved exceptional results in media coverage for all the participating brands. This year we endeavour to expand all our objectives to increase both media coverage and the number of participating superyachts.”
“We are also pleased to announce that Feadship returns to the KRSR. This year the famed Dutch superyacht builder with roots dating back to 1849, increases its involvement in the 2017 event as a co-sponsor while hosting the exclusive superyacht owner’s dinner for a second consecutive year. Feadship is recognised as the world leader in the field of pure custom superyachts in terms of craftsmanship, design, engineering and construction”, said Michael.
In addition, Benetti, one of Italy’s most prestigious motor yacht brands, returns this year as a participating partner and host of the Benetti and Vista Jet Owner’s Dinner. Based in Italy and with over 144 years of history, Benetti epitomises the finest craftsmanship and a refined sense of Italian design.
“We are pleased to announce that Vista Jet, one of the world’s most innovative private jet companies, will be joining the KRSR. There are incredible synergies between superyachts, luxury villas, and private jets and this partnership will further position Phuket as an elite yachting and luxury destination in Southeast Asia” said Scot Toon, General Manager of Kata Rocks.
Other partners returning for KRSR 2017 include Lee Marine who will host a private champagne tasting; The Surin Phuket which will again host the private beach barbeque on day two. Also, back for a second consecutive year are Burgess, Hemisphere Monaco, Northrop and Johnson, Bristol Charter, Benetti, Princess, Sea-Doo, and Seal Superyachts. Additional partners will be announced shortly.
Richard Lambert, head of Global Sales Burgess said: “We were very impressed with the inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous. It was a professionally organised event with an excellent social programme and an impressive array of yachts joining the rendezvous. As well as launching the Asia charter season we are confident that the KRSR will become an important fixture in the international yachting calendar.”
Highlights from the fun-filled and action-packed programme that are too extensive to list in detail here include welcome reception on a superyacht plus a cruise with the fleet to a secluded beach for a gourmet BBQ at The Surin Phuket. There is also a sunset cocktails, a ‘yacht hop’ and ‘big boy’s toys’ on the water showcase followed by the exclusive ‘Feadship Owner’s Dinner’ and ‘the Benetti and Vista Jet Owner’s Dinner’ in Kata Rock’s iconic Sky Villa Penthouse and a grand finale that concludes with the Rendezvous closing party.
The inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) 2017 event from 8 to 10 December 2017