SHIPPING & MARINE | Staff Reporter, Thailand

Superyacht arrivals reach a new record in Thailand

The 36 superyachts at Yacht Haven Marina would cover a distance of 1,582 meters.

In Thailand this has resulted in a welcome increase in visiting superyachts, reaching an all -time peak in Phuket where the largest superyacht marina in the region is located. This month Yacht Haven Marina has hosted 36 superyachts which, if put in line bow to stern, would cover a distance of 1,582 meters, almost a mile long!

Anthony Gould, CEO of Galileo Maritime Academy based in Phuket, commented “This all-time record for any marina in Asia is the result of many factors including government actions, but also the sheer beauty and abundance of pristine anchorages and remote islands of Pang Nga Bay, the Mergui Archipelago, the islands of the Andaman Sea as well as those around Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam.“

“Thailand has become the central hub for much of this industry and has a well-developed infrastructure at the heart of the finest cruising areas, including the only Asia based maritime academy for superyacht crew which is accredited by the UK government Maritime and Coastguard Agency ( MCA ) and approved to issue MCA certification to ship’s crew.”

Most of the 36 superyachts currently based in Yacht Haven Marina have their crew trained and certified at Galileo Maritime Academy and many new recruits to the industry have started their careers through Galileo. 

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