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SEAY Regional News

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Paul Poole – the Sponsorship Expert

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Monte Carlo Yacht 80 symbolizes Simpson Marine’s future vision

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New X Range designed for discerning sailors

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Catch up on who’s doing what, where, when and how in Southeast Asia’s leisure marine scene. This issue we preview the Phuket King’s Cup, the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, the Thailand Yacht Show, sum up the Multihull Solutions Whitsunday Rendezvous & the latest issue of SEA Pilot.

Paul runs an independent marketing consultancy based in Bangkok, specializing in commercial sponsorship & partnership marketing. It works with both rights holders and brands—acting as a catalyst by bringing them together and maximizing their relationship.

At 24 meters, the new MCY 80 takes its place on the podium as the third largest yacht in Monte Carlo collection and delivers pure cruising pleasure alongside an unparalleled ride and comfort experience. Simpson Marine has the pleasure of being its distributor in Asia.

Aimed at the discerning sailor, the new X range is designed to meet the demands of sailors who want to enjoy sailing in a wide verity of conditions as well as have all the luxury you would expect from the clean, timeless Danish style, synonymous with XYachts. All this is exemplified in the X6.

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Asia Marine offers fractional ownership

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Benjamin O’Leary’s Arctic Summer

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Krabi Boat Lagoon & Java Yachting Match Racing Series

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Rob Williams Reviews

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Fabulous Flores

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NAUTITECH 46 FLY – The new luxury model from BAVARIA CATAMARANS

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The Galeon 460 Fly, fully managed by Asia Marine out of Phuket’s Yacht Haven Marina, will be available for three owners to use and for charter clients. The boat is expected to do very well in charter, in excess of 60 days a year, which will offset most of the operating costs and leave some profit for the three shareholders to enjoy the boat and cruise the Andaman.

Ben, who had been working as a 21-year-old milk delivery man in Queensland, completed his superyacht deckhand/steward course, and earned his STCW 2010 certification at the Galileo Maritime Academy. He soon found a position as deckhand on M/Y Latitude, and his life changed forever.

Learn more about the Krabi Boat Lagoon, a new marina with berths for up to 80 vessels, a hard-stand for up to 100 boats, a 50-ton travel lift, workshops and contractor services. Also read about the fabulous match racing series that Java Yachting staged there in early September with four Pulse 600s, which saw JP Priestly & Philippe Auer take top honours.

Rob Williams details the Dehler 34 featuring an optimized performance design from Judel/Vrolijk and an innovative use of high-end, light-weight construction materials that result in a quick easy to sail boat with a high-end interior and the Hanse 315, whose e-motion rudder drive revolutionizes the way sailing yachts are propelled.

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Kay Monney of Northrop & Johnson takes us on a magical photographic journey of this fabulous Indonesian cruising ground with images supplied by some of the amazing boats that cruise these waters.

The NAUTITECH 40 OPEN from BAVARIA CATAMARANS is one of the best-selling cruising catamarans and BAVARIA CATAMARANS is premiering two world firsts, the NAUTITECH 46 OPEN and the NAUTITECH 46 FLY. Elite Yachting & Gulf Charters are their dealers in Thailand.

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48th Southampton Boat Show closes on high-note

ENGLAND Murray Ellis, British Marine Boat Shows MD, comments: The prestigious Southampton Boat Show “Some serious business has been achieved across most draws to a close with strong sales amid a fantastic festival product sectors at this year’s Show, including multi-million atmosphere pound deals. Many companies have been reporting year on Britain’s best loved boating festival, the 2016 year increases from last year’s Show. I’m thrilled that we’ve Southampton Boat Show, drew to a close on Sunday 25 been able to give exhibitors and visitors alike a terrific 10 September with organizers, exhibitors, sponsors and visitors all day event, strengthening the Show’s exceptional business hailing the Show a great success. A quality attendance, reputation within the international thrilling atmosphere, fun boating calendar.” attractions and entertainment About the Southampton Boat Show: The Show opened to the British along with great weather all ◆ The Southampton Boat Show ran from 16-25 Sailing Team, including Olympic resulted in excellent enquiries and September 2016 in Mayflower Park, medallists, Giles Scott, Saskia Clark, significant sales for exhibitors, Southampton. Hannah Mills and Nick Dempsey instilling confidence and positivity ◆ For further information, please visit alongside award-winning actress, in the industry. www.southamptonboatshow.com Michelle Keegan. A host of activity UK and international marine ◆ The Southampton Boat Show and the London also took place on the Show’s companies from the likes of Oyster Boat Show at ExCeL London are organised by Festival Stage powered by Datatag & Yachts, Bavaria, Princess Yachts, British Marine Boat Shows. British Marine the COMPASS scheme including Broom, Sunseeker International, Boat Shows is a subsidiary of British Marine, fashion shows, live music acts and a Raymarine and Fischer Panda the trade association for the UK boating Guinness World Record attempt. chose this world-leading stage as industry Visitors were also treated to showa platform for at least 33 global ◆ The London Boat Show takes place from stopping displays by the Royal Navy boat and product launches. Eight Friday 6 – Sunday 15 January 2017 at Parachute Display team, a Hurricane others made their European ExCeL London – see www.londonboatshow.com and Spitfire over both weekends of debuts, with 82 UK debuts and 40 for more details. the Show. new boats and products being British Marine, the membership welcomed over the duration of the organisation for the UK leisure, Show. In total some 750 boats About On The Water: superyacht and small commercial were on display, with over 330 of ◆ On The Water is a British Marine project that industry, used the Show to highlight the world's leading sailboats and aims to help new and potential boaters careers in the marine industry with high-performance powerboats on explore the joys and wealth of benefits that 58 marine apprentices celebrating the water. boating offers. Visit www.onthewater.co.uk for their graduation. Ministerial visits, New ticket initiatives for this more details. including Rt Hon John Hayes MP, year’s Show, aimed at driving a Minister for Transport, gave the quality audience, resulted in an membership organisation the chance to show first-hand the attendance of more than 109,000 visitors and importantly depth and breadth of the UK marine industry and provide impressive sales reports from exhibitors and sponsors. The details on the challenges and opportunities facing our sector. Show also continued its objective of growing participation, with British Marine also demonstrated why Britain is a global hub over 10,000 visitors enjoying the chance to get out on the for marine business and trade, working with UKTI’s export hub water. Visitors of all ages, with varying levels of experience, and welcoming international delegations from South Africa enjoyed options from Bumper Boats for young children right and Korea. through to the unique chance of crewing a 72ft round the world ocean race yacht.


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What makes the Phuket King’s Cup so special? What sets the Phuket King’s Cup apart from other regattas? The question has been asked time and time again and participation maybe the only actual way to discern what makes this regatta so unique. But some veterans of the regatta have chimed in with their opinion of what makes this such an eagerly awaited regatta. Captain Marty Rijurkis, who runs the Asian Yachting Grand Prix (AYGP), says: “Ask any international sailors if they have been to any regattas in Asia and ‘The Phuket King’s Cup’ is invariably the answer. It’s also the longest running regatta in Southeast Asia and by offering a wide variety of charter yachts, right from the start, has continued to attract friends, family and serious racing teams, to return year on year. Sunshine, blue water and tropical weather, at the height of the European winter, produces T-shirt and shorts sailing, to firmly place the King’s Cup as a ‘Must Do Event’ on the international racing calendar. Combine all these things together and its obvious why Phuket has become the center of pleasure boat activity in Asia.” Indeed, many argue that the King’s Cup is the sailing jewel in Captain Marty’s coveted AYGP crown. What also makes the event so special is the sail pass whereby on December 5th (the King of Thailand’s birthday) every member of the King’s Cup fleet, including the dinghies, sail past a battleship representing the King of Thailand in queue and salute the ship in honor of the King. It’s quite the spectacle and unlike any other sailing ceremony in the region. According to long-time King’s Cup committee member Chris King, it’s the regatta’s parties that give much of the King’s Cup its character. Involving an enormous amount of work by both sponsors and committee, the parties, along with Phuket’s spectacular scenery and varied sailing conditions, help the event to stand out even from much larger and older

events, including the famous Antigua Week. “Nobody does it quite like we do,” he says. “I think there’s something special about this event that I’ve not seen anywhere else.” In all, the five-day race programme delivers a variety of downwind and ’round-the-buoys races that suitable challenges for all the competing divisions. As for the on-shore social programme, skippers and crews are assured of non-stop action, gourmet food and a variety of entertainment to suit all tastes and dispositions. The regatta strongly emphasizes the growth and potential of the sport of sailing in Thailand on the global stage. The race also supports tourism in Phuket and Thailand as a whole, generating around 300 million baht in revenue. In recent years hi-tech, super-high-expense yacht racing of the America's Cup genre has tended to make the world of regattas seem rather remote, the exclusive domain of the very rich and the very dedicated. But the King's Cup Regatta is different. Despite the fact that the event attracts top racing boats and crews, this is a fun regatta, offering something for everybody. “The Kings Cup is a world-class regatta bringing yachts and competitors from a large number of countries to compete in the waters off Kata Beach,” said Olly Wilce, the Chief Instructor of Java Yachting. It is always a great regatta with lots of close racing across a number of different classes. To Java Yachting, Kings Cup and the lead up is always a busy time as we are preparing and delivering boats, however we feel great reward seeing the Java Yachts and overseas charterers being successful. We are hoping to have at least 8 yachts from our fleet at the 2016 Kings Cup regatta.” The attraction of the King’s Cup has always remained in part the vastly diverse fleet it is able to draw and embed in the annals of its


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legacy. This has had a knock-on effect in bringing more Thai sailors, particularly young sailors, to the regatta. From the hi-tech boats in IRC Zero Class to the pre-1985 older Phuket-based boats in the Modern Classic Class everyone is invited to the party. And even if the winds may be light at times, but it’s hot, sunny, fun and extremely competitive. Frank Pong, who has raced in the King’s Cup ten times says, “Like all the larger and well-known regattas, they all encourage the sport of sailing in Asia. PKCR enjoys the internationally well-known reputation of the island of Phuket. My boat Jelik has won the PKCR twice and I have fond memories of being awarded the trophy. The Sail Pass is a ceremony all the participants enjoy.” Few other international regattas offer the heritage, especially close contests, camaraderie and colourful diversity that the Phuket King’s Cup does: it’s a fitting testament to Thailand as a quality sailing destination and to the considerable effort that goes in year-after-year in making this the region’s most closely fought top-tier regatta. Kevin Whitcraft, President of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta Organizing Committee, said, “We were proud to organize this world-class sailing event featuring sailors from around the world competing for our King’s trophy.” Renowned sailing journalist Peter Cummins has attended every single King’s Cup and remembers the early days, “M.L. Tridhosyuth Devakul, renowned architect, builder and developer - not to mention an MP - had just opened his magnificent Phuket Yacht Club Hotel, at the equallysplendid pristine Nai Harn Bay, on Phuket's southern coast. “What? A yacht Club, with no yachts? “M.L. Tri teamed up with Thailand's "nautical greats" from the Royal Varuna Yacht Club: Dr Rachot Kanjana-Vanit, Albert Chandler, Chris King, Bill Gasson, Peter Herning and Adolph Knees - inter al - and in December 1987, Phuket's first international regatta was launched, to celebrate H. M. the King of Thailand's 60th birthday. Now into the 30th sailing this year, the King has been the Regatta's Royal Patron for these three decades. “That memorable inaugural event saw Nai Harn Bay ‘awash’ with sailing craft and, although moving into the adjacent bay off the Kata Beach

Resort and Spa some 18 years ago, it was certainly M.L. Tri's generous support for the first decade that shaped the Phuket King's Cup into a "sail-fest" that has brought world-acclaim to Thailand.” The King’s Cup committee deserves a lot of credit for the logistical effort that goes into staging such an event. A small army of race officers, volunteers, administration staff and party organizers need to be accommodated, dined, transported and looked after. And when the fleet is in full swing on short courses, up to 20 marks need to laid and moved around quickly. Three teams of race officers backed up with an international jury and measurement and safety teams use worldly accepted methods to keep the regatta running smoothly. There’s the 50+ media who need to be transported back and forth across the course and the island during King’s Cup week. It’s no small feat. The 29th King’s Cup saw 89 racing yachts divided into 14 classes, 80+ dinghies and over 1,500 sailors competing from 30 countries. Sarab Jeet Singh, skipper of Windsikher II, won the premier racing division (IRC Zero), and is eager to defend his title this December. The Kata Group of Resorts has to be commended as they have been the host to the event for the past 18 years, and it will continue to do so as the Kata Beach Resort & Spa remains the hub and headquarters for this prestigious event to be held from 3-10 December, 2016. Pramookpisitt Achariyachai, President of Kata Group Resorts Thailand, says, “Kata Beach Resort and Spa is the long-established home of the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta since 1998. We are very proud to support this prestigious event for the 18th year. The event attracts the finest yacht sailors the world has to offer and they descend upon the Andaman Ocean in great numbers to race their yachts in the presence of crowds of spectators. The area of Kata Beach is heavily populated during the regatta week, with many awe-inspiring yachts located just off shore, whilst a great deal of spectators – both local and visiting – line the shores to witness the display. This gives us the opportunity to present our Kata Group brand to a worldwide audience via a superb sponsorship platform.”


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Suzuki announces two new high-end performance models – the new DF175AP and the DF150AP

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n a world premier at the Genoa Boat Show today, Suzuki unveiled two new high-specification, high-performance additions to its existing range of ultimate four stroke outboards. The new DF175AP and DF150AP use Suzuki’s advanced total engine control technologies to enable them to deliver outstanding power and exciting performance together with superior fuel efficiency – all from a super compact and lightweight unit. Boasting a class-leading 2.9-litre ‘Big Block’ in-line four-cylinder DOHC engine these new models also use a high 10.2:1 compression ratio, which provides great lowend torque and generates impressive acceleration. To maximise performance, each outboard is equipped with a Semi-Direct Air Intake System to provide the engine with a cooler flow of air, an O‚ Sensor to optimise combustion, and a Knock Sensor for superior reliability. Furthermore, Suzuki has utilised a Counter Balancer System and Thrust Mount System to achieve super-smooth engine operation, an air intake resonator to ensure exceptionally quiet operation and Suzuki’s pioneering offset


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drive shaft to move the outboard’s centre of gravity forward, improve balance and reduce vibration on the transom whilst contributing greatly to the outboard’s overall compactness. Other high-end features include Suzuki Selective Rotation, which allows the same engine to operate in either normal or counter-clockwise direction for multi-engine installations, Suzuki Lean Burn Control and Suzuki Precision Control for outstanding fuel economy over a wide operating range and smoother power transitions respectively, and Suzuki’s market-leading Keyless Start System. The Keyless Start System uses a coded key-fob to transmit an access code to the engine’s starting system, it offers simple, stressfree operation while reducing the risk of a lost key. The system makes for an excellent theft deterrent, as the outboard will not start without the proper access code. In addition to this, the key-fob floats so the user can retrieve it should it ever go overboard. Both outboards feature new 3D decals and are available in Pearl Nebular Black — Suzuki’s brand new premium black finish — or the modern Cool White allowing customers to pick the colour that best suits their boat. Mr. Yasuharu Osawa, Executive General Manager, Global Marine & Power Products Operations for Suzuki Motor Corporation, said, “We are proud to bring yet more classleading outboards to market. I must once again pay tribute to our engineers who have delivered more high-end, highperformance outboard motors to enhance our already strong range. I am confident that these new models will be hugely popular right across Europe and will cement Suzuki’s reputation for producing outstanding large horsepower outboards.”

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Dates Announced and Participants Confirmed for TYS 2016 & SYS 2017

The Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) kicks off the yachting season in December 2016, promoting yacht charter and the luxury maritime lifestyle the Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) in April 2017 showcases an unprecedented number of regional debuts Singapore Yacht Events Pte Ltd is delighted to announce the dates for the second edition of the Thailand Yacht Show (TYS) and the seventh Singapore Yacht Show (SYS). TYS will take place from 1518 December 2016 at Phuket’s Ao Po Grand Marina, with SYS four months later from 6-9 April 2017 at ONE°15 Marina Club in Sentosa Cove. The two complementary shows are perfectly timed to bookend industry activity in the region. TYS will mark the beginning of the Asian yacht charter season while offering the chance to discover some of the best boats, yachts and superyachts available to the region. Visitors will have the chance to take part in exclusive sea-trials, check out on-water demonstrations and explore some of the latest and greatest luxury, yachting and boating products. SYS will showcase an impressive line-up of regional boating and yachting premieres, thanks to the unprecedented support of global brands. Both Shows will offer visitors a bumper schedule of social events, parties and entertainment both on-land and on-water, including the Demo Platform with the return of Flyboard world-champion Suksan Tongthai.

Thailand Yacht Show 2016 TYS is thrilled to again be working in partnership with the Thai government, with the Ministry of Tourism & Sports and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (the TAT) dedicated to promoting Thailand as the principal hub for yachting in Asia, owing to its superb cruising grounds and strategic location. With new dates for its second edition, the Thailand Yacht Show will give visitors the opportunity to head over to Phuket for the Show and extend their trip to stay there for the Christmas holidays. Following the huge success of the first edition of the Show, an increasing number of the region’s premier yachting, boating and luxury brands have signed up for the forthcoming instalment, including Boat Lagoon Yachting, Lee Marine, Simpson Marine, Multihull Solutions, Leopard Catamarans, among others.

Returning exhibitor, Boat Lagoon Yachting has confirmed a lineup across a range of prestigious brands including Princess Yachts, Jeanneau and Prestige Yachts. The line-up will feature eight yachts, including a 32m Princess. Simpson Marine, one of Asia’s leading new and brokerage yacht sales companies will return once again, presenting the stunning Italian-built superyacht, Sanlorenzo 46Steel, Forwin. Local dealer, Lee Marine will display a range of large yachts from some of the world’s most prestigious brands such as, Ferretti Custom Line, CRN and CDM among others. Show organisers are delighted to welcome back the iconic, Norman Foster-designed Ocean Emerald, which will be returning to Thailand’s shores this December. The ultimate yacht for an intimate charter, this contemporary masterpiece provides an expert crew of nine and Michelin star on-board dining. From stylish superyachts to the latest boat launches, the Thailand Yacht Show promises to offer something for everyone! In an effort to further promote Thailand as South East Asia’s yachting destination, the Thailand Yacht Show is working closely with the Thai Marine Business Association (TMBA) to organize a ‘familiarisation’ trip for international charter brokerage professionals to discover some of South East Asia’s finest cruising grounds onboard a selection of the best charter yachts in the region.

Singapore Yacht Show 2017 With just over six months to go until SYS 2017, the Show’s onwater berths are already filling up at ONE°15 Marina Club, with many of the world’s leading yacht and boat building brands signed up to support seventh edition of the Show. Show organisers are delighted to welcome back the industry’s leading dealerships and builders, many of which have identified the Show as the perfect platform for the regional launch of their boats. This year’s line-up already features more than ten regional premieres and with more on the horizon the list is only set to grow! Leopard Catamarans will quadruple its presence from last year’s Show, showcasing a selection of four catamarans, with two Asian debuts in the Leopard 40 and the Leopard 43 PC, with the Leopard 48 and Leopard 51 PC rounding out the fleet for those in the market for a larger model. Ferretti Group, in partnership with their regional dealer Hong Seh Marine, will present no less than three Asian premieres: the Ferretti 700, Ferretti 450, and Pershing 5X. The Ferretti 450 and Pershing 5X both made their debuts at the Cannes Yachting Festival this past September to great acclaim. Founding exhibitor Simpson Marine will showcase a fleet of the latest boats and yachts from Sanlorenzo and the Beneteau Group, including the Asian premiere of the Lagoon Seventy 7, the popular catamaran brand’s latest and largest offering to date, which will be prominently displayed on the Show’s Premiere Berth. Some of the world’s most reputable yards have also confirmed their participation in the Show’s Superyacht Pavilion, this year the list has expanded to cover every global market, with Amels, Baglietto, Benetti, Feadship and Heesen from Europe, Westport from the USA and Heysea from China. All of the yards will be showcasing their very latest design concepts for visitors to discover.


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he Phuket Cruising Yacht Club (PCYC) when he in port. The PCYC clubhouse is also available free captain and founder Brent McInnes says the of charge for members or guests to use as a party venue; the club has been around for seven years now club can cater or you can bring in your own food and the and is constantly evolving as it now includes PCYC will supply the bar. During those nights the club has brokerage & charter services and law office. held up to 100 people and makes full use of its 2am closing The PCYC has hassle-free licence. motorcycle, car, bungalow, RIB, tender outboard There’s a VHF base station on standby, but it’s more engines and dingy rental. Your dingy will be safe on for outgoing or emergencies, the best contact number for their flood-lit dingy lines in front of the clubhouse. the club is Brent’s mobile at + 66 (0)86-269-7138. The clubs’ showers are available to all, and there are The Ao Chalong Yacht Club (now the Phuket plenty of outlets for charging phones or running your Yacht Club), of which Brent was a member for many years, computers. The PCYC’s accredited AYS sailing had its home at PCYC’s current location for a number of school is underway training sailing & powerboat years before moving up the beach a few hundred metres. seaman ship skills. When the ACYC moved out, Brent moved in and started The PCYC is an authorized port-entrance using it as a waterfront bungalow. Soon afterwards, he agent and Royal Thai Customs yacht visa extension asked his landlord, Thitti Mokapan, a retired Bangkok service, so it can help with check-in/check-out at lawyer, if he wanted to start a yacht club. Thitti replied, Immigration & “Sure, I’ve always take of your wanted to be View from club overlooking Ao Chalong. customs involved in a yacht accreditation and club,” and a extension for your successful boat. Brent says partnership was most boats get six launched with a months on arrival handshake. and they can Both extend that stay for members and nonanother six months members pay the before having to same prices; Brent leave the country. doesn’t believe in a The newly two-tier pricing renovated club system. As a result, with new beach the PCYC has a large decks is open from expat following who 8am until late, happy hours (reduced prices on like hanging by the seashore and chumming with yachties. alcohol) run from 5-7pm and the full bar includes The club has well over 100 members and its members PCYC signature cocktail the Margarita made from varying from oil tycoons & doctors to sea gypsies. scratch in the blender, Bloody Marys and a full range Khun Thitti is available for sound advice on many of local and imported, light and regular beers. subjects; he speaks English well, and has assisted many in Brent offers Thai-and-Western style food the past and can be found at the Clubhouse often. specializing in Tex-Mex. Quesada’s, Nachos, Tacos, The PCYC also does extended-period boat Mexican dips, etc. Eggs Benedict is one of the club’s minding; the flat rate for this “basic care” is Bt2,000 a morning specialities along with fresh ground coffee month, and this includes checking the mooring lines, the while world-class fish and chips & hamburgers are waterline, the companion way (done daily) and making constantly ordered, and the usual Thai dishes are also sure things like the lazy Jack bag hasn’t blown open or available and all the food is MSG free. The PCYC also tending to a loose halyard, etc. Brent calls it a has a few waterfront bungalows for let and the club “representation of the owner’s interests”. Many insurance does have has good Wi-Fi signal. Phuket Tide Tables, companies endorse the PCYC boat care program & their local marine guides & magazines are available free of policies are valid while in the PCYC care or on anchor in charge. Chalong Bay. The club has a good PA system, a The club also acts as a broker (http:// mixing board and a mike stands. Many phuketcruisingyachtclub.org/category/boats-for-sale/) and yachties have musical talents, but while at charters boats as well (http://phuketcruisingyachtclub.org/ sea they don’t have access to venue category/charter-boats/). equipment or other musicians, the PCYC Brent says that since the new concrete storm-water encourages use of its PA system & other culverts in Chalong that flow into the Bay near our club equipment to get the jam happening. The have sped up the water flow washing the mud away & great Gene Neilson entertains the crowd replacing it with sand so the PCYC now has sand out about with his finely-tuned guitar playing skills (to be continued page 28)


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Southeast Asia Pilot celebrates quarter century in print The definitive guide to sailing in Southeast Asia celebrated 25 years in print recently with the launch of its 5th edition at Royal Phuket Marina’s monthly ‘Grow Boating’ evening. The publication started life as Sail Thailand in 1991, grew in stature as Andaman Sea Pilot in 2004 and matured in 2009 as Southeast Asia Pilot – each time spreading its wings and covering more of the region’s vast cruising area. Over nine editions Southeast Asia Pilot has been in print since a couple of years after the first yacht charter was established in Thailand – and has kept pace with the rapid growth of leisure yachting and cruising, not only in Thailand but everywhere from northern Australia to India’s Andaman Islands. During its journey, the makeup of the team responsible for creating it has changed significantly – with authors Bill O’Leary and Andy Dowden the only two remaining from the original team of Phuket yachting pioneers. As the geographical scope of the book has increased, so the knowledge and experience of contributing sailors throughout the region has become a cornerstone of the book. As Dowden says, “We must thank all the individuals who have contributed to the latest update, all professional mariners with indepth knowledge of their own patches of ocean. We could not do it without them!” Now running to 300 pages, with over 600 stunning locations illustrating several recommended anchorages in each, the 5th edition sees major updates to the chapters on Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines (Palawan), Indonesia, Raja Ampat and Palau – with lesser updates to Myanmar, Vietnam, Hong Kong, The Andamans and Singapore chapters. Many new charts, and updates to almost every other chart in the book, are features of the 5th edition, as is the introduction of GPS coordinates for every single anchorage in every chapter. This edition also sees the introduction of drone photography, which promises to deliver an increasing number of fabulous birdseye views of anchorages in forthcoming editions. The previous edition, in 2013, saw the introduction of an ebook / App for Android and iOs mobile devices; this format will be repeated for the new edition, due to become available during 2016, after the first shipping of hard copy books is completed. The digital version offers buyers the opportunity to acquire individual regional chapters as an alternative to buying the complete book. Southeast Asia Pilot is published by Phuket-based publishers IMAGE asia, also the founders of Thailand’s first international boat show in 2003 and a hugely popular low-season regatta, Phuket Raceweek, in 2004. The book can be purchased online at www.southeastasiapilot.com, or from boating bookshops throughout the world. A list of stock lists can be found on the website.


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Captain Brent & a happy customer.

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100m from the high-tide line, which is great for beaching catamarans & powerboats for periodic maintenance. The club is also home a black poodle named Teddy, who is in charge of reception along with three other soi dogs patrol the premises with waging tails, there is also a large boat cat named meow yai (big cat) that hangs out with the dogs. The cat jumped ship and swam ashore from a cruising yacht a few years ago and made her new home at the PCYC, eventually her owner came by and said she looked happy here and the truth be known she didn’t think much of being a boat cat, the owner is now a PCYC member and calls in for beer and to visit his cat. The annual membership fee is still only Bt3,000, which starts from the day you sign up. You are given a photo ID membership card, club t-shirt, club sticker—no joiner’s fee. The PCYC gives you full-yacht service, and using the club’s extensive local knowledge, tradesmen & techs you can get the inside track on cruising grounds & maintaining your yacht here in paradise. The PCYC has twilight race series on the drawing board—stay tuned for updates. If you are interested in yacht racing the Phuket Yacht Club (PYC) also runs a race series and PCYC members are welcome to join in. Request to join the PCYC’s Facebook group is the best way to stay up to speed & informed on all aspects of the local marine scene; its open for input & comments here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ 187918071231247/

How Brent Got Here Brent was raised on the waterfront in East Gosford between Sydney and Newcastle, on the central coast of New South Wales, growing up with tinnies, and sailing dinghies and surf. “We sailed when it blew,” he says. “If it was blowing 20 knots, out came the sailing boats just because it was fun to do, we didn’t do any official racing, I worked on offshore fishing boats, learning ocean skills, primarily how to make it home alive at night in a black nor easterly on a well-loaded boat.” His neighbour had a 45ft ketch, and that’s how he developed an interest in blue water cruising. He learnt

early through observation, for example, car engine blocks, a series of train wheels or a couple of tons of concrete don’t work as moorings when a southerly buster hits, the boats they are attached to usually end up mired in mangrove swamps. The boats that remained secured were those with a descent anchor, plenty of heavy chain and few metres of nylon line. Brent says growing up in that neck of the woods was a good kindergarten for seamanship with no shortage of tutors, good and bad alike. Brent travelled to Vancouver for Expo 1986 and he worked there as a waiter at the Munich Festhaus, but on a visit down to the docks he discovered a ship named Golden Eagle III a 56ft motor sailor looking for a captain. He flashed his NSW boat driver’s license and got the job, sailing the boat down to Cabos San Lucas, Mexico, with a retired German sea captain named Karl Bolland who imparted a wealth of knowledge to him on the way. It was far from a routine delivery as everything that could go wrong did and Old Karl was on top of it all. After returning the boat to San Francisco, Brent took a job as project manager for a commercial real estate developer and worked at that that for seven years. He spent many hours in the left seat of a 414 twin engine Cessna Chancellor flying between the company’s many projects around the USA. In 1993, he speculated on low-ground pressure tractors (snow-grooming machines to Canadians) for use in tailing pond maintenance in the Australia mining industry and his company Alpine Venture was founded. These LGPTs can go where others can’t, they use hydraulic power, can easily be modified and are environmentally friendly. Rob Kneller, Brent’s partner in Australia, has a civil plumbing company, which has 20 employees. It’s based in the Snowy Mountains of NSW and oversees Alpine Venture. Brent first came to Phuket in 2001 to buy a catamaran called No Fixed Address off of Stafford Steer with every intention of taking the boat back to Australia. But while he was refurbishing the boat at the Latitude 8 boat yard with lots of help from Mark Horwood & Mark Pescott, he took a liking to Phuket and decided to stay. Email: no_fixed_address2003@yahoo.com.au Web: www.phuketcruisingyachtclub.org LAT N 07.49.463 LONG E 098.20.758

PCYC Perks Discounts include 15 % off from Rolly Tasker (only club offering this promotion), then Ratanachai shipyard gives 20% on haul outs and work on the hard, and a PCYC member can also get a 20 % discount on marina berths and F & B at the Royal Langkawi Yacht Club (this deal is reciprocated by the PCYC). Major Phuket chandleries like AME Marine, Tops Marine and Surapol all give discounts and Chao Fa East Auto Parts gives up to 20% on oil-belts, filters, tools, and diesel algae killer to PCYC card-carrying members. Aqua Master Chalong offers 15 percent off, and the list goes on and is growing. Check out the PCYC web page for full details.


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Suzuki - Shimano International Fishing Tournament #2 (5th Phuket Jigging Game)

We are back…… Suzuki - Shimano International Fishing Tournament #2 is back. This year, anglers of any nationality will be fighting for their fish at Boat Ramp (Rassada Harbour) in Phuket on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Joy, excitement, cheerful activities are guaranteed throughout the tournament. On top, our generous sponsors, Suzuki Marine, Shimano and Hull, are so thrilled to take this opportunity to reward anglers, team and family members with exclusive prizes and gadgets. Besides, the “After Party”, to be held after the tournament, will surely entertain all ladies and gents with more and more food and fun. For those who are interested to participate, please contact and submit your application at : ◆

Kanyok Fishing Ship, 39 Poonpol Road, Tambon Talad-Nue, Amphur Muang, Phuket Tel: 081-4774776 (Khun Ya)

Hull Co., Ltd., 167/3 Moo 4, Tambon NaJomtian, Amphur Sattahip, Chonburi Tel: 086-3877890, 038-238421 Line:spoiizz88, (Khun Poi)

For more information: Facebook Fanpage: Suzuki & Shimano Fishing Tournament


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he yachting industry in Southeast Asia has seen significant growth in recent years with yacht shows, races and regattas increasing in both size, numbers and frequency. In Thailand alone, the next 12 months will see at least 10 different international yachting events, which are expected to generate millions of dollars and attract tens of thousands of visitors. The reasons for this kind of growth are manifold: destinations such as Phuket, Langkawi and Singapore meet many of the key requirements of becoming premier sports tourism destinations, including easy access, a pleasant climate, a certain level of prestige, authenticity and, finally, diversity in the form of other tourism and leisure related facilities, including spas, restaurants and luxury accommodation options. The shift in wealth from west to east is also a determining factor. The number of superyachts sold to Asian buyers is steadily increasing as is the number of visiting yachts from elsewhere in Asia, Europe and the Americas. This is due in no small part to the excellent facilities in place at the region’s marinas; investors and entrepreneurs pour money and effort into supporting businesses and added services such as charter and catering companies, concierge services and technical support. Last but not least, the Thai, Malay and the Singaporean governments are actively and aggressively supporting and promoting the yachting industry. The Thai Ministry of Tourism and Sports, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and the Marine Department of the Ministry of Transport recently announced a new license that allows foreign-flagged superyachts to charter in Thai waters, a move which is meant to incentivise overseas yacht owners to bring their yachts to Southeast Asia. rather than for example the Caribbean, during the European off season. In other words, sports tourism is becoming a buzzword and entrepreneurs, investors and governments are all buying in. This presents a huge opportunity for organisers to put on bigger and better events and for brands and businesses to reach out to a specific target group of high net worth individuals, build brand identity, and align their marketing initiatives with some of the region’s biggest and most prestigious events. It also means that there is a growing need for marketing consultants to help match sponsors for the many events on the ever-growing annual yachting calendar, and help both sponsors and organisers to maximise their potential. In the ten years that we have sold yachting events in the region, we have witnessed a significant change in the way these events are run and the expectations sponsors have. It is no longer sufficient to simply print a few t-shirts and a poster; as events are becoming more professionally run, brands and businesses have higher expectations and they want innovative solutions and sophisticated marketing. Below are some steps organisers and sponsors can take to make successful events and get the most out of the partnership.

Before the event Planning is the key to a successful event and it is important that sponsors and organisers identify their objectives. Contrary to what many believe, sponsors are not benefactors and the event is not a charitable cause. Rather, sponsorship is a value-adding exercise for both organisers and sponsors and it is important to approach it from that point of view. Organisers should understand the needs and objectives of brands and businesses, just as brands and businesses should understand the particular event and its participants in order to maximise the benefits of the sponsorship.

During the event Activation is the key to a successful sponsorship. A rule of thumb is for every dollar spent on sponsorship, sponsors are encouraged to spend an additional dollar on the activation of the sponsorship. The world of advertising is changing and with print media seeing a drop in advertising and TV struggling to attract viewers, specialised events such as a yacht show, race or regatta offer a perfect opportunity for brands and businesses to engage and interact with their target customers. Examples that we have seen in the past include a car brand offering test tours to event visitors, or a spirit brand setting up a special cocktail bar. In addition to more traditional activation methods and tools such as promotional booths and merchandise, both sponsors and organisers should acknowledge the ever-increasing importance of social media as a prime communication tool. With event participants active on a variety of platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter, sponsors have a vested interest in being highly visible throughout the event and organisers can increase their visibility by being associated with brands and businesses who already have a large following.

After the event Don’t make the mistake of thinking that the job is done as soon as the last participant has left the event. Now is the time to measure the benefit of the sponsorship, and while most sponsors are looking for a return on investment, which they can quantify in terms of actual sales and leads during the event itself, there are benefits which aren’t immediately measurable, such as long term brand attributes, increased awareness and indirect sales. You can’t always put a monetary value on an objective, so organisers should help sponsors meet objectives that are SMART - Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed. With the yachting calendar in Southeast Asia becoming increasingly busy and with consumers and participants having more shows, races and regattas to choose from than ever before, it is crucial that organisers and sponsors work together to ensure events remain relevant, attractive and entertaining or they risk losing out to the competition.

About the author: Paul Poole is the founder, managing director and chairman of Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd., an independent marketing consultancy based in Bangkok, Thailand. The company specialises in commercial sponsorship and partnership marketing, working with both rights holders and brands. Paul Poole (South East Asia) Co., Ltd. has packaged, sold and managed sponsorship and partnership opportunities for a number of Southeast Asia’s leading yachting events, including Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, Asian Yachting Grand Prix, Bay Regatta, Boat Asia, Neptune Regatta, Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX), Phuket Raceweek, Royal Langkawi International Regatta, Samui Regatta, Singapore Yacht Show, Thailand Yacht Show, and Top of the Gulf Regatta. info@paulpoole.co.th / www.paulpoole.co.th


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New MCY 80 symbolizes symbolizes company’s company’s future future vision vision & & strategy strategy

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here’s just something special about Monte Carlo Yachts that sets it apart from its competitors; the same came be said about its distributor in Asia, Simpson Marine. Monte Carlo Yachts cares deeply about the yachts it builds and Simpson Marine cares deeply about the service it offers its customers. The latest addition to the MCY portfolio is the award-winning MCY 80. At 24 meters, the new MCY 80 takes its place on the podium as the third largest yacht in the collection and delivers pure cruising pleasure alongside an unparalleled ride and comfort experience. With smooth exterior lines and shaped bulwarks which enhance the level of light and space across the main deck, the MCY

80 boasts a curvy, modern look without being too sharp or minimalistic. Signature elements include a class-leading entertainment foredeck, the Portuguese bridge that no other yacht in this size category can match. The flybridge, an iconic characteristic of the MCY range, can be equipped with a Jacuzzi, large bar area and sunbathing chaise longues to create an exterior hideaway that is as luxurious as it is intimate. It’s the biggest flybridge we can find on this size of yachts. Like with the other yachts in the collection, an instant sense of spaciousness both inside and out becomes immediately apparent upon boarding the MCY 80. The main saloon and the cabins are flooded with natural light and


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The MCY80's stunning flybridge (below).

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The MCY80’s luxurious and comfy saloon.

Owner’s cabin rivals the best 5-star hotels.

The MCY80’s spacious & airy bow lounge.

offer lushly appointed and detailed spaces for both social and private moments. The brushed and bleached oak floorings found throughout set an elegant ambiance that is further enhanced by precious leather and stone features. Design furnishing choices such as the Hermes, Armani Casa, Rubelli and Minotti elements complete an interior that is effortlessly modern and tasteful. A superyacht feel at 80 feet. The new model, the sixth yacht in the collection, positions itself ideally between the award winning MCY 76 and MCY 86, and continues in Monte Carlo Yachts’ tradition of combining visionary design with concrete results. When first tasked with designing the new MCY 80, the team at Nuvolari Lenard and Monte Carlo Yachts were faced with more than just creating a new yacht. The challenge was to elevate the very concept of the yacht to powerful and refined new heights. Style becomes love for

beauty, not bridled by limited standards but open to continuous evolution to create boats that join the best of luxury and functionality with outstanding performance. “With Monte Carlo Yachts we always strive for maximum space and comfort on board, but we also never forget we’re not building a villa, but a boat,” says Designers Carlo Nuvolari and Dan Lenard. “The MCY 80 is a great yacht, agile and sleek. While designing it, we were inspired by ideas of flair and finesse, and you can see how that transferred from the concept sketches to the real thing.”” “We’re very proud of the new MCY 80, which further completes the MCY collection and brings additional choices to our customers,” says Carla Demaria, President of Monte Carlo Yachts. “This is the sixth yacht in as many years, a result that speaks of the company’s capacity to invest in product and development whilst always aiming for boats incorporating beautiful


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The pilot house features all-the-latest modern navigation equipment.

The MCY80’s spectacular aft lounge.

aesthetics and nautical performance. The MCY 80 embodies these concepts and takes the signature naval allure of the range to the next level.” The MCY 80 is designed and built at MCY’s Monfalcone state-of-the-art shipyards, which features 18,000sqm of covered facilities. The site has been recently expanded with an additional 3,000sqm that includes a new spray booth for boats over 60 meters in length. The MCY 80 is solid and safe like a boat should be and it fully represents the values and goals set by Monte Carlo Yachts.

For more information, please contact Simpson Marine at: thailand@simpsonmarine.com (www.simpsonmarine.com).

About Monte Carlo Yachts Monte Carlo Yachts is a pioneering project in the Yachting world that breaks new ground. Genuinely Italian in its management, designers and artisanal skills, it is supported by the industrial strengths of French Group Beneteau. Monte Carlo Yachts is the fastest growing Italian brand in the luxury motor yacht segment and has developed and launched a range of award winning models that have been recognized internationally both for their iconic style and their performance. The MCY collection currently includes the MCY 65, MCY 70, MCY 76, MCY 80, MCY 86, and MCY 105. The full MCY collection is designed by the worldfamous Nuvolari Lenard design studio, which, together with Monte Carlo Yachts, has studied and introduced design features and materials extensively used previously only on mega yachts. Monte Carlo Yachts is dedicated to crafting timeless luxury yachts known for their stylish and original Italian design, manufacturing excellence and unprecedented levels of customization ( w w w . m o n t e c a r l o y a c h t s . i t ).


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New X Range designed for discerning sailors

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imed at the discerning sailor, the new X range is designed to meet the demands of sailors who want to enjoy sailing in a wide verity of conditions as well as have all the luxury you would expect from the clean, timeless Danish style, synonymous with X-Yachts. With X-Yachts racing heritage it was important to ensure that the X6 was enjoyable to sail and easy to handle in more than just reaching conditions. A lot of emphasis was put on the up-wind performance and sea keeping capabilities when choosing various design parameters resulting a new generation of world-class cruising yacht. Full sandwich lamination technique incorporating epoxy infusion and light and stiff M-foam core, enables the hull and deck weight to be minimized and allows for


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increased keel weight. The heavy composite keel with lead in the deep bulb is hung up underneath the hull and bolted through the traditional XYachts pioneered heat galvanized steel hull girder, securely fixed to the hulls structural yet light GRP hull liner. These two details make X6 stiffer, safer and more comfortable. All the other “standard� X-Yachts build qualities are there too. Recessed and faired through hull fittings, folding propeller, discontinued rod rigging, hydraulic backstay tensioner and well sized self-tailing winches being part of the package. The deck layout is sleek and uncluttered with plenty of flush frameless hatches and all lines led aft being concealed below deck. Above all though she is extremely manageable as a shorthanded performance sailing yacht. The spacious airy interior oozes style and luxury whilst also being functionally designed to work either at sea or in harbor. The uncluttered tasteful elegance of the living accommodation allows for a very comfortable live aboard space that is also great for entertaining guests if the outside conditions should prove unfavorable. The owners cabin is forward and features a full size central double berth, dressing table, plenty of storage space and en-suite bathroom to allow you live comfortably aboard. The layout options are designed in a modular system meaning that you are able to customize areas of the boat and create a layout perfectly suited to your needs. The X6 has multiple optional extras meaning she can be semi customized to suite varying yachting needs. 3 draft options, carbon mast and boom, mainsheet arch, fixed windscreen, plus a whole host of interior options, means X6 can be the perfect luxury cruising yacht without having to make any compromised on performance and sailing enjoyment.

Contact Info www.x-yachts.com; Southeast Asia dealer, Eddy Verbinnen - ev@x-yachts.asia. XYachts Thailand: Lance Horowitz lance@solidair.com, +66(0)888469670.


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A unique opportunity to own a 1/3 share in a Galeon Yacht

Galeon 460 Flybridge .

Asia Marine is proud to announce the impending arrival of Thailand’s first Galeon yacht from Europe in December 2016. The yacht is the stunning 46 Flybridge yacht with three cabins and a number of groundbreaking innovations.


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he larger family member, the Galeon 500 Flybridge has received many accolades in the boating world from both buyers and distributors and was recently voted as 2016 European Power Boat of the Year. The Galeon 460Flybridge is a brand new yacht and a scaled down, better priced and newly improved model. The unique feature of the boat, along with many others, is the immense space that is created thanks to the innovative “hydraulic drop down bulwarks” that literally open up the yachts aft cockpit providing great entertainment space. Asia Marine is offering the first Galeon in Thailand in a three-part fractional ownership. The first two shares are already sold and the company is now inviting potential clients with this intriguing investment opportunity in Phuket. The boat will be fully managed by Asia Marine out of Phuket’s Yacht Haven Marina, and it will be available for its three owners to use and for charter clients. The boat is expected to do

very well in charter, in excess of 60 days a year, which will offset most of the operating costs and leave some profit for the three shareholders to enjoy the boat and cruise the Andaman. Asia Marine (Phuket) is very proud to be the authorized dealer of Galeon for Thailand, and is the partner Asia Marine Yacht Services (Hong Kong), distributor of Galeon for a number of other Southeast Asian countries.


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Master Cabin bedroom

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VIP Guest room

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Technical specification Length of the hull Length overall Beam of the hull Beam overall Draft max. (canoe body) Fuel tank capacity Water tank capacity Mass of Light Craft Condition Maximum load Min. engine (-s) power Max. engine (-s) power Crew limit Category

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12,90 14,35 4,33 4,37 0,90 2 x 750 650 26600 [kg] 2x320/435 2x441/600 12 B

[ft] [ft] [ft] [ft] [ft] [US Gal] [US Gal] [lbs] 3950

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The cost of each share, including shipping from Europe to Phuket, VAT& Thai registration is: 289,000 EURO. The Galeon brand utilizes Polish shipbuilding expertise and offers very competitive pricing. The brand is also proving to be very popular in Western Europe and in the USA. For more information about Galeon Yachts or in Asia Marine’s 1/3rd fractional ownership in the Galeon 460 Flybridge, please contact: Vincent Tabuteau CEO, Asia Marine (Thailand) Phuket Boat Lagoon vincent@asia-marine.net

Paul Stamp Senior Broker & Operations Manager Phuket Boat Lagoon/Yacht broker@asia-marine.net


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A stylish Swiss welcome awaits at

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Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya Complement your stay with a variety of excursions such as yachting and island exploration, all of which can be arranged by the friendly and .. knowledgeable Movenpick staff.

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oised to usher in a new era of upscale hospitality on the pristine Na Jomtien .. beach, Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya offers travellers a wide choice of elite beachfront accommodation, gourmet cuisine and superb destination experiences, such as yachting and island exploration. Guests can luxuriate in the spacious rooms with bold, modern designs, and take full advantage of the hotel’s impeccable Swiss-style service and extensive offerings, which include contemporary dining, a distinctive lagoon-style pool and unbroken access to an idyllic beach.

Location Ideally situated for leisure, corporate or .. incentive-based travellers, Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is located just 75 minutes from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport,

whilst the regional U-Tapao Airport is only a 20minute drive away. The hotel lies immediately south of the centre of Pattaya City, within convenient reach of all the sites and attractions that make Thailand’s eastern seaboard so enduringly popular.

Rooms and Amenities

.. Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya offers a wide choice stylish rooms and comfortable suites. All feature spacious balconies and floor to-ceiling windows, providing panoramic ocean and sunset views. Luxury accommodation is available in the form of Deluxe Sea View Rooms, Premium Rooms, Junior Suites, Executive Suites, a Family Suite and a Presidential Suite, all equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, smart TVs, direct-dial phones with voicemail, coffee- and tea-making facilities and in-room safes.


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Dining and Entertainment The hotel serves exquisite cuisine in fun and convivial surroundings. There are a total of four gourmet dining outlets and signature culinary services, such as the daily Chocolate Hour, when complimentary Swiss chocolate is featured for guests to enjoy. Mornings begin at Twist, an all-day dining venue featuring fresh and healthy cuisine served at communal tables in a warm, friendly environment. T55 brings the urban pulse of New York City to tropical Pattaya, with prime cuts of American-raised beef, an unrivalled wine list and industrial design accents. And for a taste of the good life, La Costa Beach Restaurant and Bar offers snacks, chilled cocktails and refreshing beverages from its swim-up bar and to the sun loungers positioned on the pool deck. Red Coral Lounge offers coffees, pastries .. and savouries as well as Movenpick’s signature chocolate hour, the lounge has offerings to suite every palate. With panoramic windows that invite guests to take in the view, the vibe of the lounge changes with the sun, always providing the perfect setting to savour and enjoy the moment.

Wellness and Recreation The attractive outdoor lagoon pool lies in the midst of tropical gardens, making this the ideal spot for a refreshing dip or some relaxing time in the sun. Meanwhile, total rejuvenation is found at the Wave Spa – the ultimate body-and-soul retreat. An indoor and outdoor kids’ club provides a range of activities for younger guests and the hotel also offers a fully equipped fitness centre, water sports facilities, golf concierge, island cruises, deep sea fishing tours and regional excursions.

Take an idyllic break in a tropical paradise.

Conferences and Events ..

Movenpick Siam Hotel Pattaya is an ideal destination for corporate retreats, weddings and banquet dinners. The hotel offers professional event management encapsulating the highest quality standards, creative cuisine and qualified, friendly service. Facilities include the spacious Siam Grand Ballroom, which can be sub-divided into Siam Room I and Siam Room II, for smaller functions. An additional pre-function area and Marina I, II and III meeting rooms are also .. available. The dedicated Movenpick team also provides tailored services and local insight to ensure guests thoroughly enjoy their experience and make the most of their time in Pattaya. For more information: Phone +66 33 078 888 Email: hotel.pattaya@movenpick.com or check website: www.movenpick.com/pattaya


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This is the story of a Galileo graduate, who had been working as a 21-year-old milk delivery man in Queensland, who came to Galileo Maritime Academy and completed his superyacht deckhand / steward course along with his STCW 2010 certification over 15 days of November 2015. A few days after graduating Galileo found him his first crew position as deckhand on M/Y Latitude, and his horizons in life were changed forever. By Benjamin O’Leary M/Y Latitude Deckhand Galileo Maritime Academy Graduate (2015)

Left to right: Benjamin O’Leary (Latitude Deckhand), Anil Thadani (Latitude Owner), Sean P Meagher (Latitude Captain), Cliff Tweden (Latitude Chief Engineer).

Latitude in Longyearbyen, Svalbard.

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or years, mankind has journeyed to the many corners of the globe in an effort to explore the unexplorable, to inhabit the uninhabitable and take photos to post to social media. While the aforementioned motives are more notably dignified, taking photos to share with the world are just as noble when the intentions suit the purpose. Sharing experiences through storytelling has been a common pastime for thousands of years. Only in the very recent past have we been able to document our adventures through photograph and even more recently been able to share those photographs in an instant to anyone with access to the world wide web. Unlike the average salty seadog, I have been fortunate

enough to partake in the journey of a lifetime through the Arctic Circle as deckhand on Motor Yacht Latitude, a 43 meter Timmerman. During the previous two years, the merry crew of Latitude completed a feat of even greater magnitude, navigating the North-West passage from East to West before returning West to East. Latitude is the 9th vessel in history to navigate the passage in both directions consecutively. Previously, this passage has proved deadly for the captain and crew of the Franklin expedition, who departed England in 1845 aboard HMAS Erebus and HMAS Terror. The bitter cold along with deadly ice lead to the death of all 129 men. I met M/Y Latitude in London on January 5th,


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Walrus colony swimming. Left to right: Cliff Tweden (Latitude Chief Engineer), Justine Poulin (Latitude Stewardess), Einar Eliassen (Jason Roberts Productions guide), Aparna Thadani (Anil’s daughter), Kaitlin Seyster (Latitude Stewardess).

Mother and calf walrus swimming.

Polar bear.

Einar Eliassen (Jason Roberts Productions guide).

2016. The crew had tied up at the West India docks at the completion of their second North-West passage in October, 2015. Beginning in London, we slowly made our way up the Western coast of Europe after a 3 month shipyard period in Urk, Holland. We touched base in Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Skagen, Bergen and Alesund (to name a few of the many stops) before officially entering the Arctic Circle and docking in Tromso. The fjords of Norway presented so much raw beauty and wonder. I thought I was prepared for what was to come when we left the safety of the European mainland for Bjørnøya, or Bear Island. I was not. Now, although Bear Island along with

Spitsbergen (the largest island in the Svalbard archipelago) both belonged to Norway, they were far from the famous fjords you’ve probably seen. Svalbard’s largest settlement, Longyearbyen, sits at a latitude of 78.2232 degrees North which places it about 800 miles south of the North Pole. This is where we based ourselves before circumnavigating the island, on the hunt for a glimpse of the elusive polar bear. During the trip we saw 14 distinctly different bears, and shot all of them (with a Canon). We were graced by the presence of playful Arctic foxes, the majestic reindeer, plentiful bird life, snow white beluga whales, massive humpbacks and gargantuan fin-back whales as well as the deceptively dangerous walrus. Luck happened to


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Left to right: Hayley Smith (Latitude Chief Stewardess), Taryn White (Previous Latitude Stewardess), Curtis Martin (Previous Latitude Deckhand), Amanda Simmons (Latitude Stewardess), Scary Polar Bear, James Clarke (Latitude Bosun).

be on our side and we were treated to a few large scattered colonies of walrus and their calves sunbaking on the ice flows. They would glance casually at glaciers carving chunks of ice the size of a house behind them before resting their heads and impressively long canines. During a particularly spectacular 1:00 AM tender ride to photograph the walrus mothers and calves, we playfully dubbed them “Vampire Slugs”. Now, you’ve probably heard Sir David Attenborough mention something about the peculiar nature of the sun and moon cycles at the polar ends of the earth. If not, you may be surprised to hear that for 6 months of the year the Arctic and Antarctic experience a refreshing 24 hours sunlight per day before a less refreshing semi-annual darkness that envelops anything and everything. This is because of the way our lovely planet rotates relative to the sun and moon, never allowing the gaseous star Sun or craterfilled asteroid Moon to dip below the horizon on either end. Our voyage was undertaken during the 6 months of sunlight, of course, and this meant that we could take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and photograph and any time of day. The midnight sun was particularly good to shoot in, so we did a few trips during the wee hours of the morning. Adjusting to the ever present sun wasn’t as difficult as I’d thought, but my first sunset on our way to Iceland was very surreal. The locals of Svalbard all come together to celebrate

for days when the sun returns after their half year of chilling darkness. I asked our guide, Einar Eliassen, what the locals did when the sun went away to mark the beginning of the darkness. “We don’t really do anything. It’s rather uneventful. I just go to sleep”. Riveting stuff. Einar was with us from our first arrival in Longyearbyen. An experienced guide, he had lived in Svalbard for over 10 years. We saw countless glaciers and hidden treasures because of his valuable local knowledge. He currently works for Jason Roberts Productions, a film company based in Longyearbyen responsible for some of the world’s best polar documentaries. Einar taught us the value of conservation, detailing how he’s watched glaciers come and go, polar bears live and die and expressed his disappointment at all of the debris that washes ashore from across the way. On the note of polar bears life and death, it was upsetting to see the freshly deceased bodies of bears that hadn’t survived the long winter. All in all, we saw 3 bears that had starved to death. The extremely cold temperatures slowed the decomposition of tissue so much that a bear that had died months earlier still looked more or less exactly as a polar bear would. We were on a glacier hike with guests when we found a near perfect lifeless bear. I stood at the head, inspecting this magnificent creature. It was a very surreal moment. 12 months previous I had been


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delivering milk in North Queensland, Australia, and now I stood on an Arctic glacier, at the head of an apex predator that had succumbed to the elements when it was too weak to continue. The stark contrast of abundant life all the way along our journey to this frozen desert was immense and led to an intensely emotional moment. That moment was cut short, unfortunately, when we were surprised by a visit from a very alive ladybear. We were assured we were safe at a distance of a few hundred metres, while we discussed what are options were in avoiding this hungry, hungry bear. She watched us from a distance, probably calculating her own options. She could run after us, and probably catch someone for a snack, but she would expend a lot of energy and it wasn’t a guaranteed meal. It seems polar bears would prefer to walk at a leisurely pace and only sprint to catch something very close by. She had cut us off from returning to where we could be reached by our tender, which was waiting just off shore (for safety we didn’t leave it ashore while there was a high chance of bear activity). So the only option was to continue on to our agreed pick-up point on the opposite side of the glacier. We continued a little gingerly, watching over our shoulders the whole time. The situation adhered to the most important of life’s rules, “If anything can go wrong, it will”. So what is the only thing worse than being stalked by one polar bear? Being stalked by two polar bears. A significantly larger bear, probably male.

A terrifying thought crossed my mind. What if one bear felt threatened and acted rashly, chasing us down? My fears were doused almost instantly when the bears calmly circled each other for a few minutes before one laid down and the other walked back the way it came. It was a very anticlimactic but comforting end to the hike. Glaciers ebb and flow all over the Svalbard archipelago like moss on a rock. They carve deliberate gashes through stubborn mountains, creating the foundations of stunning fjords for mankind to marvel and animals to frolic. The Svalbard archipelago is by far one of the most beautiful places on earth, if not for the stunning mountain ranges, glaciers and ice, then for the myriad of life that has made the Arctic their home. We hiked glaciers, rode jet skis and wakeboarded through fjords and amongst the brush ice of icebergs, saw countless unforgettable animals, made lifelong friendships and left footprints on some of the most remote land on earth. Along with all these achievements, Latitude became the first yacht to reach a latitude of 81 degrees 25.149 North. A truly incredible experience that was made possible by the generous owner of Latitude Anil Thadani, the wonderful family, our crew captained by Sean P. Meagher and everyone from Jason Roberts Productions. But without the skills learned at Galileo Maritime Academy I never would have been part of this adventure.

Left to Right Back Row: Shelton DuPreez (Latitude First Mate), Markus Gary (Latitude Chef), Cliff Tweden (Latitude Chief Engineer), James Clarke (Latitude Bosun), Anil Thadani (Latitude Owner), Coni Thadani (Anil’s Wife), Lapo Vetori (Anil’s Son-in-law), Benjamin O’Leary (Latitude Deckhand), Robbert Borsboom (Latitude 2nd Engineer). Left to Right Front Row: Justine Poulin (Latitude Stewardess), Amanda Simmons (Latitude Stewardess), Aparna Thadani (Anil’s daughter), Tara Thadani (Anil’s daughter), Kaitlin Seyster (Latitude Stewardess).


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Krabi Boat Lagoon -

Krabi Boat Lagoon .

A paradise for all nature lovers!

The Cleat's comfortable accommodation.

Dockside accommodation at the Cleat Condominium.

K Maja Smiljanic, Business Development Manager (Photo by Ghislaine Bovy).

rabi Boat Lagoon opened in late 2012 and was built by the same group that own and operate the successful Phuket Boat Lagoon. This new marina has berths for up to 80 vessels, a hard-stand for up to 100 boats, a 50-ton travel lift, workshops and contractor services. Krabi is becoming a popular global holiday destination and with its own connecting international airport and short driving distance between nearby provinces. This region is famous for its beautiful natural environment, such as Koh Phi Phi and Hong Island with white sandy beaches, waterfalls, emerald pool, and the charming, friendly Krabi town. “We are focused on being the region’s industry leader, and this provides a good return to our investors for long-term investment opportunities. We’re more than just a marina—our resort development and condominium enhances the surroundings.” says Khun Sriya Yongsakul, Deputy Managing Director of Krabi Boat Lagoon. The marina is located in a natural mangrove area, easily reached by a 15-minute drive from Krabi international airport. Entrance by the sea is clearly marked and the lowest tide depth is 1.5 meters. The marina provides good shelter during the monsoon season and is a viable alternative to the often exposed marinas in Phuket. Being only a 15-


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minute drive from Tesco, Big C, and Makro superstores, this marina is close to all amenities that were previously the sole domain of Phuket. Among the services provided at the boat yard and marina: ◆ High Pressure Wash ◆ Fuel Delivery ◆ Shore side electricity & water ◆ Storage space for rental ◆ Accommodation & Swimming Pool (Clubhouse) ◆ Wireless Internet ◆ 24 Hour Security ◆ Cafe' & Restaurant ◆ Supermarket ◆ Laundry Service ◆ Bike & Car Rentals Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina is a complete service centre with specialized capable technicians and engineers, providing the following services: ◆ Woodwork & Fibreglass Repairs ◆ Stainless Steel Construction ◆ Canvas Supply ◆ Yacht Painting Services ◆ Rigging Services ◆ Anti-fouling Repair ◆ Electrician ◆ Boat chandleries ◆ Marine equipment and parts ◆ Boat sales and service centre ◆ Luxury boat charters

THE CLEAT CONDOMINIUM Krabi Boat Lagoon is also home to a modern condominium complex based around the marina. Conveniently located 2.5 hours from Phuket international airport by road, and only 1 hour by speed boat; Krabi Boat Lagoon provides the perfect marina hub and a fine place to stay or live. The Cleat Condominium is sold under a freehold strata structure, meaning that foreign nationals can own up to 49% of the units. The developer offers a rental management service to provide an attractive rental yield. Rooms are now rented out on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Property price appreciation is also key incentive to all discerning buyers. The condominium project is a low-rise building with 3 floors and a total of 45 rooms. Each room is decorated in a different style, from contemporary-nautical to modern themes. The units overlooking the marina present a luxury waterfront location with unobstructed views. This is a rare opportunity to own units with boat moorings. Some units also offer a lush tropical

Relaxing in the mangroves.

mangrove view with sunsets. A fresh sea breeze gently blows into the room when you wake up to view of sunshine and sunset on the penthouse rooftop. It is a perfect residential community for: ◆ Marina lovers ◆ Boat owners looking for a place to keep their boat and home together in a secure and convenient location ◆ Wise investors seeking a different choice for property investment ◆ Retirees who seek privacy and tranquility – a luxurious natural environment in space and time The Krabi Boat Lagoon marina development is a unique project with only a limited supply of units. Residents also get access to the Clubhouse: a leisure facility featuring a swimming pool, fitness centre, and library. The innovative parrot-fish design of the swimming pool gives a feeling of total relaxation, highlighting the distinctive character of the marina. It is also a great place to host a wedding or a party. Two restaurants are already open.

KRABI BEACH CLUB The launch of the new Beach Club project is planned for early 2017. Only a few minutes across from the marina, the club is easily reached by boat. This natural oasis will be a must-see beachfront property in the next high season and perfect for both relaxation and recreation. The club will feature a new and exclusive bar and restaurant, as well as sports facilities such as a cycling track, tennis, swimming pool as well as kayaking and sailing lessons.

Ben McCrory, Operation Service Manager.

Ben McCrory, Operation Service Manager, & Maja Smiljanic, Business Development Manager, do a great job of maintaining & promoting Krabi Boat Lagoon.

Krabi Boat Lagoon Co., Ltd 175 Moo 2, Ban Klongsai, Talingchan Nueakhlong, Krabi. Tel: +66-75-656-017, 08-6281-0330 Email: info@krabiboatlagoon.com, www.krabiboatlagoon.com VHF: 67 GPS: N 08000’43.6 E 098057’42.1


62 Overview by Umpire Greg Reynolds The first running of the Java Yachting match racing regatta, held at the Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina and sailed on the picturesque Krabi River, was very successful for all in attendance. Java Yachting provided the racing support staff and the four matched Pulse 600 trimarans and partner sponsors included Multihull Solutions, Rolly Tasker Sails and Krabi Boat Lagoon Marina. After one full round robin the positions were settled and the top two crews were named and ready to do battle in a best-of-three final to decide the inaugural winner of this event. The two lap windward and leeward course was dependent on gaining the advantage out of the start, and the final series was no different. Race one was dominated out of the start box by JP and Phillippe, as Olly and Oi were a little early in their dial up pre-start and had to start with pace at the boat end, but gave away 80m of height to the opposition.JP was first around the top mark by some distance and the race was virtually over. Olly had some kite troubles so in typical match racing fashion, he tried to cause a penalty on the opposition, but without success so race one went to JP and Phillippe. Race two showed Olly’s match racing experience and a perfect port start strategy allowed Olly to gain the favoured pin-end start 40m clear of his rival. This race followed the same progress as the first with Olly leading around all the marks and it was JP’s turn to try and foul the opposition to get some ground back, but without success—one race all. The final race for the title was a great battle with both teams fighting hard to get start line ascendancy as JP grabbed the early advantage forcing Olly to tack away, but this led to an early lead change, with Olly leading around the top mark, but hot on their heels was JP. Halfway down the leg, a wind shift favoured the trailing boat and JP made up crucial ground, forcing a port and starboard situation where Olly had to give way and basically the regatta was over. Lots of merriment and partying were the order of the weekend, and a great start to this regatta’s future, with everyone raving over the location’s ability to host a match racing series.

Olly Wilce in his own words (Olly, who competed in the Match Racing series is the Training Manager/ Chief Instructor for Java Yachting. What few people realize is that four years ago he almost made the British Olympic Sailing Team) “Since starting in an Optimist at the age of 5, I have participated in sailing as a recreational activity and competitive sport. From the age of 11, I pursued my sailing further, teaming up with my older brother Josh and we began competing both nationally and internationally and enjoyed a good degree of success. We were selected by the RYA and progressed through the British National Junior and National Youth squads in the Hobie 405 and 29er respectively. From 2003 to 2011, we campaigning a 49er, the Olympic skiff-style class with hopes of reaching London 2012, while still being backed by the RYA as Olympic hopefuls. (Before Josh broke his back snowboarding which halted our training). “Alongside the skiff sailing I also participated in other yachting and racing events including sailing a Victory, Melges 24, Formula 1, Nautor Swan 45, 46 and 60 and a J122. I was part of the team who won the National Formula 1 championships in 2009. “I am very proud to have qualified as an RYA Senior Dinghy Instructor as well as a RYA Powerboat and Windsurf Instructor while still in England. These qualifications opened up many avenues allowing me to teach a great range of different sailors and yachtsmen. Teaching water sports at such an early age has given me great satisfaction, as it has allowed me to pass on my knowledge to others. “My sailing allowed me to gain a Sporting Entrance Scholarship to Portsmouth University. This enabled me to further my sailing ambitions, while studying at university. “Since being in Thailand, I have qualified as an IYT Yachtmaster Instructor as well as gaining a Master of Yachts 200gt Commercial captains certificate. “Java Yachting are a specialist yachting company dedicated to offering luxury and day Charters, IYT accredited yacht, dinghy and powerboat training as well as corporate team building and tours. Our bases in Phuket Boat Lagoon and Krabi Boat Lagoon allow us to explore the best areas that the Andaman has to offer. Our large fleet of yachts are ideal for both training and charters and are available for most Asian regattas.”

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ava Yachting recently staged its inaugural match racing series at Krabi Boat Lagoon. First a little about the boat in question: featuring lightweight carbon construction, the Pulse 600 is a sports boat designed for convenient easy rigging and set-up, so that you can quickly launch, unfold the floats and quickly get out on the water. With modern reverse bows and high volume floats, the open cockpit is designed for up to four, but can equally be sailed single or double-handed. Versatility is a key feature of the Pulse 600, as the forward area provides enough storage and cover for day sailing and weekend adventures or can simply be left open for racing. When the Pulses first came out of the Corsair factory in Vietnam to race in the Multihull Solutions Regatta last year there were teething problems, but after some touch-ups back at the plant the boats now have stronger masts, 40% larger spinnakers and minor structural issues have been corrected. The result, sailors love them: longtime skilled monohull sailor Mick Tilden became enamored with them sailing his first Pulse 600 at this year’s Multihull Solutions Regatta and many other sailors, including Multihull Solutions Andrew deBruin, who owns one, have been struck by the speed and ease of handling shown by these boats. For this particular rseries, five pairings match-raced four Pulses (yellow, red, grey and light blue). The teams for the series were made up of Olly Wilce & Saichon “Oy” Tongngam; Mick Kealy & Tom Cracknell; Brendan Kealy & Simon Boyd; Charlie & Lol Robinson; & JP Priestly & Philippe Auer. The final best-of-three series saw Olly’s team lose to JP’s squad two races to one. The pairing of Brendan Kealy and Simon Boyd took third spot. Mick Coleman did a great job as PRO and a good time was had by all. A lot of credit must go to John Coffin because aside from the owners of Krabi Boat Lagoon themselves no one has done more to promote this marina than John, keeping a number of boats there, running his sailing school there and now staging a match racing series there. And a big shut-out must go to Garn and Russell at the Captain’s Galley restaurant (open daily from 9:30am-10pm) who keep everyone well fed and nourished during the event.


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Saichon “Oy� Tongngam & Olly Wilce batted hard all series (above).

Inaugural sailing of

Java

Photography by Scott Murray

Yachting Match

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Brendan Kealy and Simon Boyd who finished third in the competition (above). JP Priestly & Philippe Auer, the series winners (above). Mick Kealy & Tom Cracknell riding a hull (below).

Charlie & Lol Robinson put on a great show throughout the series (below).


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The New Dehler 34 Go fast in Style


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he new Dehler 34 is a break-through boat in her size that caters for a variety of use. She features an optimised performance design from Judel/Vrolijk and innovative use of high end, light-weight construction materials that result in a quick easy to sail boat with a high-end interior. Her Carbon reinforced structural cage results in a 25% stiffer lighter structure that easily handles rig load. Structural integrity is enhanced by her solid hull/deck joint and precise hull/keel bonding. Her ergonomic deck is spacious and easy to work with great touches like footrests in cockpit benches, integrated plotter pods in the coamings and an optional composite bow sprit. Below decks she is roomy, light and well ventilated with great features like the Dehler “uni door” head solution and upper “tuck-away” stowage that hides the nav./com. gear when not in use. Owners can choose whether they optimise their new boat to race or cruise or fit somewhere in between. You can choose tiller/twin wheel steering and one of 3 rig options, 3 keel options and 3 rudder options. As with all Hanse built boats there are an incredible array of options including down-wind sails.

Fact Sheet LOA 10.70 m standard - 10.99 m incl. bow sprit LWL 9.60 m Beam 3.60 m Draft 1.95 m standard - 2.10 m competition - 1.55 m shallow Displacement 5,950 kg standard - 5,450 kg competition - 6,100 kg shallow Ballast 2,100 kg standard, 1,700 kg competition, 2,250 kg shallow Engine 13.3. kW/18.0 HP standard - 20.1 kW/27.3HP upgrade Fresh water capacity approx. 230 l Fuel capacity approx. 160 l Black water capacity 35 l CE certificate A Total sail area 65.00 sqm standard71.00 sqm competition


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HANSE 315 E MOTION RUDDER DRIVE

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he Hanse 315 e-motion rudder drive revolutionizes the way sailing yachts are propelled and is the newest of the many developments which make the brand so unique. Developed in cooperation with partners Jefa and Torqeedo, it has an electric engine, which replaces the diesel engine, its components and the saildrive. The 4 kW electric engine and a folding propeller have been integrated into the rudder shaft, significantly improving maneuverability as well as being emission free silent propulsion. The integrated engine directs the thrust in the direction of the rudder which has an extended rudder angle of 100 degrees in total which allows the Hanse 315 to turn from standstill on her own axis forward and backward. When docking or taking off parallel to the pier, the stern of the yacht can be placed precisely to the dock. From a standstill position, the yacht immediately starts to turn without having to pick up speed first. It means the boat differs from the standard model with 100 kg less weight in the boat, no openings in the hull, less drag when sailing, no noise, no diesel smell, low maintenance and with the integrated quickchargers the batteries can be recharged at the dock in just 3 hours. The system consists of two to four lithium ion batteries. The range in smooth seas at 4.5 knots is up to 30 nautical miles and at lower speeds significantly more. The maximum speed is 6.1 knots.


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Flores: Part of Indonesia’s Eastern Islands (Nusa Tenggara Timur) o Latitude: -8 36' 59.99" S Longitude: 121o 07' 60.00" E While early travelers and artists have made Bali their hub since the 1930s, equally beautiful Flores remained a little-known step sister. Dense rainforest and a chain of volcanoes, stretching across the 450 km long, narrow island, made it quite a challenge to visit. Photo Courtesy MY SALILA.

Now, travelers consider Flores “The Next Hot Spot” and the two main gateways for the explorer, Labuan Bajo in the West and Maumere in the East of the island, have recently even upgraded their airport facilities to cater to steadily increasing numbers of visitors. There are daily flights from Bali’s Denpasar Airport to Labuan Bajo (about 90 minutes) or to Maumere (about 1 h 45 min). Consider yourself lucky to arrive with clear skies: you will enjoy a dazzling patchwork of radiant green, blue and turquoise of the lakes, rice fields, hills and seas of the Nusa Tenggara Island group. Photo Courtesy SY SILOLONA by Dalton Cole.

Fascinating Fa Flores is blessed with the kind of sandy beaches that cry out to be featured in romantic Hollywood movies, a landscape with verdant green rice fields, mountainous areas and many uninhabited islands. To truly enjoy the spectacular scenery however, it would be the very best to travel around by boat. Photo Courtesy MY SALILA.


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Generally speaking, the best weather conditions (dry and sunny) are from May to September but Flores can be visited all year around. Wet season temperatures remain high, averaging 28 degrees Celcius throughout the year, and the occasional, intense tropical downpours tend to last for an hour or so and need not spoil your trip. The island’s distinct v-shaped valleys and sharp-edged ridges were formed by a craggy, volcanic mountain range which spans over its entire length. Flores lies in the midst of the socalled ‘Ring of Fire’, a volcanic belt which stretches from Sumatra through Java and Bali to the Banda Sea. Photo Courtesy SY DUNIA BARU by Mark Eveleigh.

bulous Flores Fourteen of the volcanoes are still active. You might catch sight of white smoke lazily streaming from craters from time to time. Others are extinct but nonetheless impressive. The most striking is Mount Kelimutu in the Ende district, not far from Maumere. It has tri-coloured crater lakes, with water in arresting hues of bright turquoise, shimmering green, and black-red. Photo by Milonk/Shutterstock.


70 KelimutuNationalParkis designatedtoprotectendangered speciesoffloraandfauna.thereisan arboretum,aminijungleof4.5ha with78typesoftreeplants,which representstheflorabiodiversityof KelimutuNationalPark.Thereare RusaDeer,RedJungleFowlandthe Floresgiantrat,endemictothe island.TheVerhoeven'sgianttree ratissadlythoughttobeextinct. Bothrodentsare(orwere)examples ofislandgigantism. Giantratsarenotyourcupof tea?Howaboutgiantlizards!The westcoastofFloresisoneofthefew places,asidefromtheislandof Komodoitself,wheretheKomodo dragoncanbefoundinthewild.Itis alsopartofKomodoNationalPark, nowaUNESCOWorldHeritage S i t e . PhotoCourtesySY SILOLONA by G. Soularne.

You will find plenty of beautiful beaches, from tropical ‘classics’ with powdery white-sand and palm trees gently waving in the background, to more unusual ones, such as the fine-grained black beaches, with sand derived from sediments of volcanic rocks. At Doreng Beach, a four-kilometer-long beach on the south coast, you will find both: black sand at both ends, while the beach itself has fine, white sand. Pantai Merah is one of only seven beaches in the world where the sand has a pink colour, caused by thousands of broken coral pieces, shells, and calcium carbonate materials, left behind by foraminifera (tiny marine creatures with red and pink shells) that live in coral reefs that surround the beach. Small red grains mix with normal grains of sand to produce the pink effect. Photo Courtesy SY DUNIA BARU by Mark Eveleigh.

Markedly different Penggajawa Beach in south Flores has black volcanic sand covered by flamboyant bluish green pebbles and stones. The stones are swept from the seafloor by waves and are stranded on the shores, creating quite a showy beachscape. There are lots of beaches spread all around the island and if you want to see even more, you can sail to any of the smaller minor islands around Flores. Have a swim, snorkel or just lay back and enjoy your private beach hideaway and relax in idyllic surroundings. Photo Courtesy PINK BEACH by SY SI DATU BUA by Rob O’Hare.

Going beneath the surface, the Flores Sea is rich and teeming with vibrant marine life. The region around Komodo National Park is home to over 1,000 species of fish and more than 350 hard and soft corals. It is a diver’s dream of the world’s most exotic underwater life. Imagine to swim along huge manta rays, dolphins and dugongs! Even just snorkeling can bring you close to sea turtles, stingrays, reef sharks and all kinds of colorful reef fish. Photo Courtesy PINK BEACH by SY SI DATU BUA by Rob O’Hare.


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Next holiday, consider chartering a yacht in Indonesia. Besides Bali and Flores there are many more interesting destinations such as West Papua, Raja Ampat and the Moluccas, all offering great adventures, the very best snorkeling and diving, island trekking, bird watching and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to traditional villages and cultural events. Photo Courtesy SY DUNIA BARU by Dennis Anderson.

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Raja Ampat Photo Courtesy SY LAMIMA

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Contact us for more information on yacht charter in Flores and/or anywhere else in the world: Lies.Soi@NorthropandJohnson.com : Kay.Monney@NorthropandJohnson-Asia.com www.NorthropandJohnson.com : www.NorthropandJohnson-Asia.com


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NAUTITECH 46 FLY The new luxury model from BAVARIA CATAMARANS

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he NAUTITECH 40 OPEN from BAVARIA CATAMARANS is one of the best selling cruising catamarans among owners and charter customers. BAVARIA CATAMARANS has now taken the next innovative step, and this year premiered two world firsts, in the form of the NAUTITECH 46 OPEN and the NAUTITECH 46 FLY. The NAUTITECH 46 OPEN and the NAUTITECH 46 FLY have been designed for anyone who loves an adventure at sea – be it for just a few days, or for a longer period. Put the anchor down in a tranquil cove, or sail at top speed from harbour to harbour – you can do all of this in comfort and luxury with the NAUTITECH 46 OPEN and the NAUTITECH 46 FLY.

The NAUTITECH 46 OPEN and the NAUTITECH 46 FLY by BAVARIA CATAMARANS are produced in Rochefort, on the French Atlantic Coast. They encapsulate over thirty years of French experience in the construction of cruising catamarans, and an equal measure of German expertise in the processing of wood and interior design, obtained by BAVARIA YACHTS. The NAUTITECH 46 OPEN and the NAUTITECH 46 FLY have been designed by Marc Lombard, one of France’s leading yacht designers. Marc Lombard yachts guarantee perfect sailing performance and sea-faring vessels. Controlling a catamaran with just your fingertips, and feeling every gust of wind and the acceleration of the NAUTITECH 46 OPEN adds to the thrill of catamaran sailing. On board


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CATAMARANS, this is called OPEN CONCEPT. Dinner parties with friends and visitors; relaxing family time – it all takes place on one level. The NAUTITECH 46 OPEN and the NAUTITECH 46 FLY are available in three-cabin and four-cabin versions, depending on the owner’s needs. In the three-cabin version, the owner has his own suite with a bedroom, a work station, a shower & bathroom, and indeed lots of storage space. In the four-cabin version, all cabins have an unusually large amount of space, and wide berths. Large bathrooms with showers, and all home comforts, are a matter of course.

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the NAUTITECH 46 OPEN, you can experience all of this from the control desks on the port and starboard. Having the course, the horizon and the sails in view at all times, without losing visual contact with the crew, are some of the many great advantages of the NAUTITECH 46 OPEN. On the NAUTITECH 46 FLY, the helmsman has the best view of the sea from the large flybridge, with generous reclining space. All sheets and halyards for trimming the sails are controlled directly by the helmsman. Life on board a NAUTITECH 46 OPEN or a NAUTITECH 46 FLY is defined by comfort and plenty of room for those relaxing hours at sea. The cockpit and the large salon with a pantry, lounge area and plenty of space to relax, make up the living area. At BAVARIA

Length overall: 13.71 m Length waterline: 13.79 m Beam overall: 7.54 m Draught: 1.45 m Unloaded weight (approx.): 10,800 kg Engine, drive: Diesel, Sail drive Engine power: 2 x 40 hp Volvo Penta Fuel tank (approx.): 2 x 300 l Water tank (approx.): 2 x 300 l Cabins – heads, standard: 3 to 4 Berths, standard version: 8 to 12 Main sail, standard: 74 sqm / 69 sqm Self-tacking jib, standard (approx.): 38 sqm Height of mast above water line (approx.): 22.90 m No. of cabins – heads: 3/4 Berths: 6/12

Contact Info: ELITE YACHTING Co., Ltd. Boat Lagoon Marina, Phuket/Thailand M: +66 819 786 086 broker@phuket-yachts.com www.phuket-yachts.com GULF CHARTERS THAILAND Co. Ltd. Ocean Marina Yacht Club, Chonburi/Thailand M: +66 879 400 816 broker@gulfchartersthailand.com www.yachtbrokerthailand.com


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Pattaya marine industry set for growth on back of Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show and new Foreign Vessels ruling 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


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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. For more information: website: www.oceanmarinapattayaboatshow.com facebook: www.facebook.com/oceanmarinapattayaboatshow

From left: Mr. Rico Stapel, Charter Manager, Boat Lagoon Yachting; Mrs. Montira Cherdchoo, Director of Map Ta Phut Customs House, The Customs Department; Dr. Tirachai Pipitsupaphol, Managing Director, Ocean Property.

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The 2016 Multihull Solutions Whitsunday at the cave paintings made by the local Aboriginal people over 9,000 Rendezvous has wrapped up with participants giving the event a five-star years ago. That evening, participants David & Jan generously hosted a rating for fun. superb tropical party and trivia evening for the entire contingent aboard The social regatta was held in September with a fleet of sail and their new Lucia 40 One Day More. power catamarans enjoying a week of spectacular cruising through the The famous Prawn & Punch party and Figurehead competition at Whitsunday islands and a jam-packed itinerary Whitehaven Beach were the highlights of Day Five, filled with entertainment, dining, games and and all the entrants were fired up with some prizes. outstanding efforts. The crew of Double Magic The Rendezvous launched with an paraded their spectacular bikinis and were rewarded exhilarating sail from Airlie Beach to Cape with an exclusive two-day guided tour of the Gloucester where the contingent assembled on Barossa by Brockenchack Wines. The competitive the beach for idyllic sunset drinks and nibbles spirits continued with a swag of games on followed by a delicious dinner and entertainment Whitehaven Beach followed by the eagerly that lasted well into the night. anticipated Prawn & Punch party. Cape Gloucester Beach Resort played host to The fleet returned to Hamilton Island for the the group on the second day of the regatta, with final evening’s presentation dinner on the stunning the ‘W’-themed costume competition producing Keel Deck of the Hamilton Island Yacht Club. The success of the 2016 Multihull Solutions some outstanding entries. Witches, Wiggles, Whitsunday Rendezvous confirms its status as Adorned in 1920’s garb, the entrants enjoyed a warriors, wizards, Whoopi Goldberg, whoopie beautiful dining with hours of dancing to Australia’s most popular social sailing regatta. cushions and even Wonder Woman were wined, entertainment provided by The Swine Club, all set dined and awarded some amazing prizes including Cape Gloucester against the majestic backdrop of the Whitsunday islands. accommodation and a Musto jacket for the best-dressed efforts. The overall winners of the 2016 regatta were the crew of Light drizzle prevented the beach games from being staged at next Fantastique, a Fountaine Pajot Bahia 46, who were awarded an ocean of port of call, the beautiful Woodwark Bay, but everyone embraced the prizes, including an impressive stainless steel trophy by Mojo Creations, a chance to indulge in pre-dinner drinks and the day’s presentations on the free lift, waterblast and hard stand courtesy of The Boat Works, plus 40 Multihull Solutions mothership then recharge their batteries with a quiet litres of antifoul courtesy from Jotun & Marine Trade Supplies at The Boat evening. Works. A glorious rainbow woke the fleet the next morning and the fleet The crew of the Catana 431 Double Magic were declared Overall enjoyed a beam reach to the next day’s anchorage of Nara Inlet. After Runners-Up for their amazing enthusiasm and efforts throughout the meeting on the beach, the group climbed to Ngaro Cultural Site to marvel regatta. www.multihullsolutions.com.au



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