Northrop & Johnson’s Thailand office kicked off the Thailand yachting high season with the Phuket Open Boat, November 11 and 12. Phuket’s luxury yacht and tourism industry professionals were invited to the event where 17 yachts, for sale and for charter, were on display and available for inspection at the Phuket Yacht Haven Marina.
Northrop & Johnson was delighted to have the 115’ (34m) charter yacht XANADU OF LONDON at the event. Just coming out of a two-year, multi-million-dollar refit, XANADU OF LONDON stole the show with her impressive good looks. The yacht’s Captain, Mark Wilkinson exclaimed “I was so proud showing her in the event. I don’t think photos do her enough justice; you need to be onboard to appreciate her in all her glory. I’m still just blown away by how good she looks, like a new yacht.”
Event Organizer and N&J Charter Broker Lies Sol comments on the event saying, “Despite heavy rain and a huge traffic jam on Thepkassatri Road due to a Buddhist Monk blessing procession, we had a better-than-expected turn-out, especially on Friday. Everyone mentioned they were happy to participate in such a positive event, showing charter yachts in time for the high season, catching up with colleagues, and making new connections.”
“It’s great news the event was a success,” says Josh Lee, Managing Director of Northrop & Johnson Thailand. “We believe in taking the initiative and staying active and busy. I’m also pleased with the great effort of everyone involved.”
Jai Dhillon, the marina’s Business Development Manager adds “I’d like to thank Northrop & Johnson and all other companies for making it happen. We were delighted to be able to host the event just before we continue with the installation of the latest-generation pontoons, significantly increasing our berth capacity for superyachts. Yacht Haven Marina and Phuket continue to grow as a world-class boating and charter destination.”
For more information on yachting in Thailand contact our knowledgeable sales and charter brokers in our Thailand office.
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