By William Stolerman
A wave of top vessels have been confirmed ahead of the eagerly anticipated Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2010.
Lengthened this year from two to three days, the boats on show will include the 50M M/Y Perseus built by Perini Navi in 2001; the M/Y Maverick II, built by Sterling in 1988; the 57M S/Y Montigne built by Aegean Yachts in 2009; and the 40.3M M/Y My Lady Arraya built by Oceanfast in 1990 which is also based in Thailand.
Many of the boats will remain in the region after the event rather than travel back to the cooler climes of Europe and North America. Captain Charles Dwyer of the Yanneke Too (one of the organisers of the event) explained: “While enjoying a luxury yacht setting, some of the owners and captains extend their holiday and stream out for the distinctly different cruising on Thailand’s Andaman coast following our event. Owners, captains and crew love visiting Phuket as South East Asia offers so much in diversity and adventure. Phuket is stepping up to be the Monaco of the East!”
Asia Superyacht Rendezvous will be headquartered at The Surin, Phuket and will be held from December 16-18.