Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. – Coco Chanel
The Phuket Rendezvous, the definitive yachting and lifestyle event
The inaugural Phuket Rendezvous is set to berth at Royal Phuket Marina from the 4th to 7th January 2018 and will bring the best of the best of luxury lifestyle and is set to boost Phuket as the leading position as Asia’s premier luxury yachting and lifestyle destination.
After successfully hosting the inaugural Singapore RendezVous, the experienced and passionate team at Asia Rendez Vous Pte. Ltd. is ready to bring their own touch of luxury to Thailand’s most desirable and upmarket destination, Phuket.
The four-day event will not only showcase high-end luxury experiences and attractions both on land and sea but will transform Royal Phuket Marina to a bustling hub for all things luxury, from gourmet cuisine to properties, watches to supercars, fashion, and art, the Phuket Rendevous will attract some of the biggest brands from all over the globe.
There will be an on water display, which will host the regions leading brokers and dealers and visitors will have access to over 40 yachts. Visitors can also meet with high-end property developers, luxury travel organizers (including private jet and helicopter operators) as well as auctions, art and investment specialists and classic cars.
VIP guests will enjoy exclusive access to selected attractions and superyachts, while members of the public are free to explore the exciting exhibits at the Phuket Rendezvous in the full air-con exhibition hall.
Luxury aficionados from Asia (China, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.), Europe (Russia, Germany, United Kingdom, France, etc.), as well as Bangkok and Phuket, are expected to attend the show and take part in this unique experience which is set to be one of Phuket’s biggest events of the year.
An exciting programme of live entertainment and fashion shows, art exhibitions, panel discussions and sailing workshops and wine and food tastings will enhance the visitor experience and, with more emphasis on superyachts, a Mariners’ market and the prestigious Christofle Yacht Style Awards, the Phuket Rendezvous will have something for everyone!
The venue Royal Phuket Marina has hosted the Phuket International Boat Show, commonly known as PIMEX, for the past 12 years and is an ideal venue for the first ever Phuket Rendezvous which has now replaced PIMEX. The luxury award winning marina situated on the east coast of the tropical island paradise of Phuket is only 25 minutes away from Phuket Airport and is right on the doorstep of Asia’s best cruising waters.
With the impressive backdrop of the Royal Phuket Marina, the lively atmosphere and international crowd attending the event the Phuket Rendezvous will make for some truly memorable moments.
The Phuket Rendezvous is not the only luxury marine show that happens in Phuket. 2016 saw the first Thailand Yacht Show in Phuket at Ao Por Grand Marina.
The Thailand Yacht Show is created by the same organizers of the Singapore Yacht Show and in partnership with the Thai government. The next installment has just been launched changing its dates from December 2017 to 22nd – 25th February 2018. The Thailand Yacht Show promotes itself as a Superyacht charter show, and Ao Por Marina does have the facilities for much larger vessels, with Superyachts more than 100m able to berth.
Ao Por Grand Marina has a very different feel from Royal Phuket Marina, it does not have the lifestyle feel that RPM has, but it does excel in many other ways. The access to Phang Nga Bay is 24/7 due to zero tide restrictions and the marina can cater for much larger vessels than Royal Phuket Marina. The views from the marina and nothing short but stunning, with the backdrop of Phang Nga bay and the limestone karst shooting up from the emerald sea.
If you are attending either the new Phuket Rendezvous in January or the Thailand Yacht Show in February, then Elite Havens has some excellent accommodation options for you or if you are hosting some VIP guests or looking to have a private event at a stunning luxury villa in Phuket. Villas in Surin are all only 25 minutes from either of the marinas and villas at Cape Yamu on the east coast of Phuket are even closer.
The Phuket Rendezvous is an exciting new addition to the luxury marine event calendar, adding to the already established yachting events, such as the Asia Pacific Superyacht rendezvous, 19th – 21st January 2018 and the relatively new Kata Rocks Superyacht rendezvous, which took place from the 8th – 10th December.
Seems like everyone and their boat is doing a rendezvous in Phuket.