ALL ABOUT ROYAL PHUKET MARINA
WHAT IS ROYAL PHUKET MARINA?
Phuket's award winning state-of-the-art marina is the 'paradise' island's premier lifestyle destination. It is devoted to sailing, sports and leisure, with luxury residences and shopping facilities set amidst landscaped parks and gardens.
Phase 2 - will launch in spring 2007 and entail 15 four-storey Aquaminium condos, with private internal boat garages for the penthouses and private moorings on the doorstep of the two duplex condominiums.
The Boardwalk at RPM is where we shop, dine and live at leisure. Enjoy gourmet restaurants, browse specialty stores and shop for marina and boating necessities, water sports equipment and home décor
Hospitals: Bangkok Phuket Hospital, Mission Hospital / Golf: Blue Canyon, Phuket Country Club, Banyan Tree / Schools: British (Curriculum) International School / Shopping: Tesco Lotus, Big C, Macro, Index, Central Festival
Each berth offers electricity and fresh water, broadband Internet, telephone lines and cable TV. At the fuel dock, boats are provided with diesel and unleaded petrol, as well as sewage removal.
WHERE IS ROYAL PHUKET MARINA LOCATED?
Strategically located on the centre of Phuket's eastern seaboard, RPM is the gateway to Thailand's famous Phang Nga Bay and its many island paradises, with the top island amenities all in easy reach.
Gulu Lalvani, founder and chairman of Binatone Telecom Group, the world's second largest manufacturer of digital cordless phones. His vision is to create a first-class marina and lifestyle hub on par with the best in the world.
IN THE NEWS
PIMEX 2011 - A record 1,500 visitors on first day; exhibitors report strong buyer interest (07 Jan 2011)
|Picture from left: Khun Wannaphapar Suksombul, Assistant Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Phuket Office; Mr. Gulu Lalvani, Chairman of Royal Phuket Marina; Khun Somkiat Sangkaosuttirat, Vice Governor of Phuket; Mr. Andy Dowden, PIMEX Show Director; Mr. Seven Smulders, TCEB Advisory Board; Mr. Paul Woodward, Managing Director, Global Association of Exhibition Industry.||The all new Jaguar XJ on a floating dock in the marina is turning heads and creating a lot of interest from potential buyers.|
The 2011 Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) opened today to a packed in-water display and Exhibition Hall. 47 boats fill the marina basin, an increase of more than 25% on last year, and the Exhibition Hall is packed with marine products, luxury cars and high-end real estate.
The official opening of PIMEX 2011 was presided over by Andy Dowden, PIMEX Show Director, and Khun Somkiat Sangkaosuttirat, Vice Governor of Phuket. A record of 86 companies are exhibiting this year.
"The first day has been very busy with over 1,500 people visiting the Show. Feedback from exhibitors and visitors has been very positive," said Andy Dowden, Show Director, Phuket International Boat Show.
PIMEX has brought the Mediterranean to Phuket for the next four days. Boat brands from all over the world, ranging in size from 30 feet to 87 feet superyachts, with a cumulative value in excess of USD100 million, are on display in the marina, surrounding the all new XJ Jaguar on a central floating dock.
Jaguar, also with a large indoor display, reported strong interest and good feedback on the first day of the Show, having taken many interested customers for test drives.
A regular PIMEX exhibitor, SEAT Boat Co. Ltd. are exhibiting in the water for the first time this year: "We are presenting SeaRay as well as Thai built boats this year and after the first day we are very happy with the interest. PIMEX is a great place for marine business and networking. The quality of visitors is very high and we already have lots of enquiries," said Ruangrat Benjarit, Managing Director, SEAT Boat Co. Ltd.
Activity down the dock at other dealers and boat builders has also been brisk, as has traffic in the Exhibition Hall.
At close on the first day of the Show, the signs are positive for a strong PIMEX 2011, and all indications are that Phuket continues to attract well-heeled visitors and is THE place for marine business in Asia.
"The weather has been ideal, a little overcast and not too hot. If it stays this way we could well beat previous years' visitor numbers," added Dowden.
The Phuket International Boat Show continues Friday 7th through to Sunday 9th January at the Royal Phuket Marina. Open daily from 11:00 to 20:00, closing 18:00 on Sunday 9th January, entry is free.
For more information, visit www.phuketboatshow.com.
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Royal Phuket Marina
68 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Rd.,
Kohkaew, Muang, Phuket 83200 Thailand
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