Phuket, Pearl of the Andaman

November 24, 2014

Emerald blue seas dotted with tropical islands, or luxury spas and high end dining, the reasons to visit Phuket keep building.

Phuket lies amidst hundreds of miles of coastline bordering the Andaman Sea and is literally on the doorstep of thousands of islands, countless  pristine white sand beaches, and crystal waters with superb coral reefs. All these combine with a tropical climate to create one of the world’s most stunning cruising waters.

Phuket is a great place to start a charter or to keep your own yacht. It is the gateway to the natural wonders of Phang-nga Bay where over 100 islands of diverse geology dot the warm waters and are perfect for short day cruises. For longer vacations try the white sand beaches of the Similan Islands, or take time to explore at leaisure of out of the way islands, marine parks, and beach clubs  between Phuket and Langkawi.

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Phuket is also host to the Asian Superyacht Rendezvous, the Kings Cup Regatta, and other events  year round. A surge in the development of marina facilities and in the number of yachts available for charter mean that Thailand is set to burst upon the international scene as the world’s newest yachting playground.

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Ashore on Phuket there are top  restaurants and swanky spas for those who want to indulge. The island has a great variety of shopping, from bustling open-air village food markets, noisy night markets, street stalls and local shops to western style department stores and upmarket specialist shops. If the outdoors are more you’re calling then try deep sea fishing, SCUBA diving coral reefs, or just hanging out on one of the many nearby beaches.

Simpson Marine has sales and service offices in Phuket and operates a fleet of Lagoon catamarans for charter as well as providing yacht care services for absentee owners. To find out more contact us

Contact our Phuket team: phuket@simpsonmarine.com and +66 7623 9768 to know more about cruising destinations.

 

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Singapore Changi RDV event

November 24, 2014

 

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On 2 August the Simpson Marine Team organized a rendezvous that drew over 25 owners and friends aboard 6 boats. Ranging from a large RIB up to a Beneteau Oceanis 50, the diverse group of boats, and their crews, gathered for a day on the water.  

We enjoyed a trip out to Lazarus Island for an afternoon swim. There was great weather while our boats rafted up and the group had terrific fun enjoying the warm water and while they made some new friends and reacquainted with old ones.

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After working up big appetites enjoying our time on the water the boats cruised in convoy over to Changi Sailing Club where we all enjoyed a BBQ and buffet spread. With a bit of help from the clubs chefs we slowly recovered from our exertions of the day.

Everyone agreed the rendezvous had met the goal for us to all share our experience and passion for yachting among a new group of friends.

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Contact our Singapore team atSingapore@simpsonmarine.com or + 65 6274 3359 to get the latest details and information on other owner events.

 

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Simpson Marine Runs Beneteau Sailing Course in China

November 24, 2014

 

Hands on course shows new sailors the ropes.

Long time Beneteau Yacht dealer, Simpson Marine chose Longcheer Yacht Club in Shenzhen as the venue to present an exciting class to guests interested in learning about yachting. The dealer teamed with the world’s largest boat builder to provide an introductory sailing course. Over 20 potential sailors gathered and were attended to by several of the dealer’s professional staff of sailors.

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The training was divided in two sections. The morning lesson was presented by Richard Allen, Beneteau Brand Manager. Richard covered basic theory of sailing, nautical terminology, and an introduction to the Beneteau line of yachts. He was joined in by other company staff and by Duan Fei, a local customer and sailing enthusiast.

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After lunch, the afternoon session allowed students to get hands-on involvement with the thrill of sailing on beautiful Daya Bay. Both a Beneteau First 40.7 and an Oceanis 47 were supplied and the class gained real world experience of teamwork and their newfound knowledge in yachting on these big boats. It was a great first-time experience and everyone enjoyed the day.

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Simpson Marine has represented Beneteau, the largest yacht builder in the world, in Asia since 1985. As a worldwide leader, Beneteau, together with its dealers, is committed to promoting the yachting lifestyle and both companies will continue to hold similar events in the future to help spread the word about the freedom to be found on the sea.

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To learn more about the next training schedule, please contact;

Shenzhen@simpsonmarine.com or +86 755 3304 3144

 

 

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