Phuket is gearing up to host the Thailand International Boat Show
next month, with event organisers saying it will showcase the
destination’s ability to host large-scale gatherings and demonstrate its
world-class yachting credentials.
Taking place from 12-15 January 2023 at Phuket Royal Marina, the
show, organised by JAND Events, is supported by the Ministry of Tourism
and Sports, the Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Thailand
Convention and Exhibition Bureau. As part of the event, InterContinental
Phuket Resort will host a charity gala dinner on 14 January.
David Hayes, CEO of JAND Events said: “Pre pandemic, Thailand’s
yachting industry was a multi-billion baht industry, welcoming yachts
from cruisers to superyachts and their owners from around the world. The
Thailand International Boat Show aims to put Phuket and Thailand back
in the limelight and on the world stage. Our goal is to bring the
industry together and showcase the best brands and products from the
marine and lifestyle sectors to a global audience while re-cementing
Phuket and Thailand’s position as one of the top boating destinations in
The event will feature up to 50 boats in the water and an onshore
pavilion with a luxury hub and marine products and services, as well as
an onshore social programme including live music, and dinner options on
Royal Phuket Marina’s boardwalk.
Phuket has four marinas, while plans for a superyacht marina are in
the pipeline. The destination attracts yacht owners from places such as
Hong Kong and Singapore, who choose to keep their boats there.