THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Kata Rocks cements Superyacht Rendezvous as a world-class yachting event

The second annual Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR), hosted by luxury Thai resort Kata Rocks, last week welcomed important players of the global yachting industry to the island of Phuket.


By The Phuket News

Saturday 23 December 2017, 01:00PM


From December 8 to 10 the world’s leading luxury yachting brands, prestigious shipyards, respected brokerage houses and a number of superyacht owners came together for three days of exclusive parties and networking events.

According to Richard Pope, CEO of Kata Rocks and Infinite Luxury, “The KRSR 2017 is proud to have attracted the most prestigious brands from the yachting world including Feadship and Royal Huisman – brands that normally only showcase together in Monaco and Fort Lauderdale.

To have these brands supporting the KRSR will only help to generate increased interest in Phuket, Thailand and Asia as a world-class superyachting destination.”

More than 20 yachts assembled for this year’s rendezvous. Top yachts included Feadship’s 70-metre MY Lady Christine that showcased a radically different exterior design from De Voogt Naval Architects; the 52-metre Phinisi Schooner SY Zen, Burgess’ 51-metre MY Northern Sun, 32-metre MY Princess Sauvage, two Monte Carlo 86 yachts and MY Grace, the 2017 Sunseeker Manhattan 66.

The 2017 KRSR social program included fantastic parties, private dinners, caviar and other gourmet tastings and superyacht brunch cruises. Royal Huisman hosted an exclusive brunch to celebrate the Asia launch of its new “Pura” concept – a radical custom sailing yacht solution that shortens delivery time to owners.

Contest Yachts, a worldwide leader in custom-built sail yachts, celebrated its Asia launch with a special party. Arjen Conijn, CEO of Contest Yachts, said, “We are very impressed by the rapid growth and significance of the KRSR and the decision to attend the event for its launch was a win-win for all.”

Watercraft manufacturers Seajet also made their worldwide debut at the KRSR, showcasing the state-of-the-art jet watercrafts Marlin and Stingray for the first time.

Seajet, which will start production in February 2018, generously donated a Stingray for a silent charity auction that raised B185,000 to donate to the Phuket Youth Sailing Club.

KRSR co-sponsor Feadship hosted an owners’ dinner that brought together a curated group of superyacht owners and other discerning guests for an evening of fine dining.

Laguna Golf Phuket

Feadship Brand Director Farouk Nefzi said, “As co-sponsors, Feadship has always believed in the Asia region as we have quite a few Asian clients. We’ve build a trustworthy relationship with them and the KRSR is great brand fit with Feadship.”

Benetti and VistaJet partnered to host a private dinner, drawing in their clientele to the KRSR. Bangkok-based artisan Alexander Lamont designed stylish gifts for the VIP guests.

Other events included a beach BBQ at The Surin Phuket, cocktail sessions on MY Northern Sun and the MY Princess Sauvage and Northrop & Johnson’s sunset cruise onboard the sleek Zeelander.

Guests were able to step onboard the participating superyachts during the “yacht hop” and experience SeaDoo’s latest in marine sport toys during the “Big Boys Toy’s” session and enjoy the excitment of the “King’s Cup Superyacht Experience”.

The Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous welcomed numerous VIP guests including, 30 superyacht owners, celebrities and captains of industry to its jam-packed schedule of events that climaxed with the Charter Season Opening Party.

Guests were treated to a lavish gala party, live band and a special stage performance including a surprise appearance by Thailand’s celebrity singer Tata Young and spectacular fireworks over the Andaman Sea.

Next year’s KRSR is scheduled for December 7 to 9 and is set to be bigger and better, with organisers committed to making the KRSR a major event in the region.

 

For more informarmation please visit: katarockssuperyachtrendezvous.com

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

"The court later released him and Yong on bail of B400,000 baht, and Thanee on B500,000, and pr...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

Why is the truck on the wrong side of the road, and what part of the accident involved the pickup?...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

Premchai's been released on bail. Does this mean he has a suspended sentence or that his appeal ...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

So, just the 1000 dollar question, who did kill the black leopard? Don't tell me that one of the...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

"How long is the old poor Thai couple.." Try to google it or sent a petition and ask for a...(Read More)


New Zealand mosque attack suspect charged with murder

"addicted to psychotropic drugs" Would that be an excuse for his doings. Surprised that se...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

"Where has the reader been the last decades" and what country is suspending a license for ...(Read More)


Premchai jailed for 16 months, not guilty of black leopard charge

For how long is the old poor Thai couple in jail for plucking mushrooms in a national park?? How is...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

ok the truck should not have been there, but the motorbike was apparently overtaking over a double y...(Read More)


Two banned trucks hit two motorbikes on same day, same road

One wonders who the real troll is... . I use the road on a regular basis and it IS dangerous if one ...(Read More)