World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

Asia Pacific Superyachts at Thailand Yacht Forum

Asia Pacific Superyachts co-founder Gordon Fernandes participated in the January 11, 2019 Thailand Yachting Forum Panel Dialogue, “Highlighting Strategies for Attracting Yachts and Improving Safety at Sea” held at the Royal Phuket Marina in Phuket.

Also attending the event was Tanyuta Singhmanee (Jojo), a co-founder with Gordon Fernandes of Asia Pacific Superyachts and a member of the Thailand Yachting Business Association (TYBA). The association’s president, Mr. Mathew Na Nagara, was also a Panelist at the Forum.

New information and government changes and their effect on yachting and superyachting in the Asia Pacific region were outlined and discussed.

Ms Kanchana Suwanicho from the Customs department updated delegates with the rules for the temporary stay for yachts as well as outlining a plan for bareboats, so they will not have the need for a Thai registered captain and engineer to be on board. The current rules are being reviewed as they were bought in before Thailand became a crucial part of the Sunsail and Moorings fleet. She also reinforced the government stance that Thailand wants to continue being the ‘Yachting Hub for Asia’.

Ms Junyarung Kongchoo from the Revenue Department had the most promising news. She said her department now recognises how visiting Superyachts benefit the local economy; both with the spending power of the HNWI individuals who own them and understanding that the crews also have a major amount of spending power.

The Revenue department is actively working towards a resolution, one that has been the stumbling block to the Superyacht Charter License. Once this stumbling block has been removed foreign flagged yachts over 30M’s will be allowed to legally charter in Thailand. This will be a major boom to the Superyacht industry both in Phuket and for the region.



Reviewing his experience, Gordon Fernandes explained, “Participating in the give and take of this important Forum gave us the opportunity to share and help facilitate needs as well as share new information with our yachting clients, providing answers to owners and captains directly about Phuket and Thailand superyachting. It was also exciting to meet up with many of our colleagues and clients and others keen on finding out about the best inside information for cruising Thailand and the Asia Pacific regions”.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Anti-Corbyn Split In British Labour

The resignation of seven UK Labour MPs in protest against the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn is another example of the centre-left’s readiness to sabotage its own cause ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Why We Shouldn’t Support The US-Led Coup In Venezuela

There’s a decidedly retro feel to the US-engineered coup now unfolding in Venezuela, which looks like a throwback to the 1950s, back when the US could overthrow any country (Iran 1953, Guatemala 1954) that posed a problem (or presented an opportunity) for US corporate interests. More>>

ALSO:

The Gili Islands: A Community Earthquake Recovery Effort

Joseph Cederwall travelled to the Gili Islands in October 2018 to talk to locals about their experiences of the event and witness the impact and the rebuild efforts on this unique ecotourism destination. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Ongoing Carnage In Gaza

The past month has devoted a lot of space to the best music and films of 2018, and far less to the past year’s human rights violations. The under-reporting on the ongoing carnage in Gaza has been a case in point. More>>

ALSO:

New Report: Refugees In PNG Being Pushed To The Brink

Refugee Council of Australia and Amnesty International paint a stark picture of a traumatised refugee population hit hard by Australia's recent healthcare and counselling service cuts, as well as continued threats to their safety. More>>

ALSO: