Following a lot of skepticism regarding the very first Phuket Yacht Show would happen, it has been declared that the 1st edition of the program has been called off for now because of circumstances that are beyond their control.
It had been scheduled to happen from 12th 15th February, at Phuket Yacht Haven Marina that is being remade to become grandest superyacht marina in Asia. The owner of marina and the show organizers tell that the present conditions mean it would be preferred for the show to be at a later date. No particular alternative dates have so far been declared.
Apparently, the postponement has been the final result of a push from the officials of the Thailand government to have this later in the year. Industry experts have also proposed the organizers of the show to increase the number of superyachts hitting the Thailand waters from Mediterranean for winter season.
Organizer 3L Events managing director Andy Treadwell stated that both his team and the Yacht Haven Marina team have all worked really hard to get the show off the ground this year. This is a hug project, and a highly significant one for yachting in Asia, but they all agree that it would be better to delay until conditions are perfect.
He further added that what is most important is the great interest the events start had triggered in this industry. They believe that this would be a great event as well as a great catalyst for the development of the yachting industry there. And the primary point was the center on charter, so it is also very exciting to have had a positive reaction from Thai government this might offer a great boost to the industry across the world.