The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) brings together the best of Phuket. Sure, there are lots of boats on display – from dinghies and trailer-boats to daysailers, cruisers and superyachts, the options are near limitless – however, it’s more than boats. Held 7 – 10 January 2016 at Royal Phuket Marina, Phuket’s boat show is a great day out for all.
The venue, atmosphere, facilities, and activities combine to make the Boat Show a great day out, and with Children’s Day on Saturday 9 January, there’ll be a packed activities programme for kids of all ages to enjoy, including the all-new RPM Children’s Zone.
Check out the MissionShip project (IXDOS) from the British International School – a project to carry a clinic with medical staff to remote islands where children are not yet vaccinated against preventable diseases – and you can also visit the Phuket Has Been Good To Us stand and enjoy their kids’ activities.
On the Boardwalk
Savour the views and enjoy some great dining options at the restaurants and pop-up stalls on the Boardwalk. Also on the Boardwalk is Whisgars™ with the largest selection of premium whiskies and cigars in Southeast Asia, along with craft beers and vodka. Add Italian, Vietnamese, Thai dishes, a fine patisserie, classic burgers, and The Speakeasy, and there’ll be no shortage of eateries to enjoy.
Boats, boats, boats
More than 50 boat brands are represented. Among the multihull lineup is the Fountaine Pajot Victoria 67 – a real head turner that Multihull Solutions are launching at the Show. Gulf Craft will display four boats – two of their popular Silvercraft range, together with the entry-level Majesty 48 and a first for Thailand is the Majesty 105 from their superyacht range.
Simpson Marine have eight boats in the water including Monte Carlo Yachts, Beneteau, Lagoon and the superyacht range from San Lorenzo. Princess Yachts Southeast Asia also have a strong showing in the water whilst Boat Lagoon Yachting are displaying Jeanneau, Wider Yachts and Admiral.
Joining them with their biggest in-water display yet are Azimut with four of their latest models and, further down the dock, are Sunseeker with their new 28-metre superyacht.
Three boats from Elite Yachting including the standout new Nautitech 40 will attract sailboat aficionados along with X Yachts who’ll be introducing ing the award-winning Xc45.
Northrop & Johnson have three boats and Wild Wake, new to Thailand, will be showcasing their wakeboarding-related activities powered by Brodie Boats. Other brands to look for include Fairline, Selene, Tara, Fleming, Pursuit, CNB, and Viking Yachts.
You’ll see a selection of luxury cars – Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Ferrari, BMW and Mini – while luxury properties on display include La Reserve, the Royal Villas and Grand Villa, Krabi Boat Lagoon, Ocean Property, Pearl Island Assets and Ameen Real Estate.
The Island’s booming health and wellness industry is present and led by the world-class sports facility Thanyapura Phuket while all manner of marine equipment, products, widgets, gadgets and gizmos will be on display.
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