Superyachts Rendezvous in Phuket News Feed

A fleet of magnificent superyachts will be moored off Phuket's Bang Tao beach from December 16-18 for the 12th Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, an annual event that sees stunning mega-yachts measuring 100 ft and over gather from around the world for one of the most spectacular yachting events hosted in the Asia region.

Bringing together some of the world’s most impressive vessels, the annual invitation-only Asia Superyacht Rendezvous gives luxury owners, captains and their crew the chance to come together in two days of friendly but competitive racing, then enjoy relaxed socialising at private parties on and off the water, which this year will be hosted by the Angsana Laguna Phuket and Xana Beach Club.

Attracting an elite fleet of sail and motor vessels, the line-up for 2012 Rendezvous includes sailing yachts Silolona (50m), Samoun (33m), Si Datu Bua (35m), Yanneke Too (36m) and S/Y Twizzle – a magnificent 57.50m (188’7″ft) yacht built by Royal Huisman in Holland, which will be joining the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous for the first time. Motor yachts Maverick (46m) and Samax (55m) will also accompany the fleet over the two days of events, making for an outstanding line-up of luxury marine magnificence.

“We are delighted Royal Huisman has come aboard as Contributing Sponsor this year,” said Gordon Fernandes, general manager of Asia Pacific Superyachts and co-organiser of the event with Captain Charles Dwyer. “Royal Huisman joins an elite group of sponsors supporting one of the most festive and fun social gatherings in the world for superyachts.”

Other superyachts are set to confirm in the coming weeks, with an expected 15-18 vessels gathering in December for the on-and-off water programme. Many captains and owners also plan to extend their stay on Phuket over the holiday season to enjoy the cruising grounds of the Andaman sea.

The fun-filled social programme starts with the Captain’s Briefing on Day One. Then owners, captains and VIP guests will head out to waiting tenders to be whisked away for a sunset cocktail party on board the beautiful S/Y Silolona, which will be anchored off picturesque Bang Tao Bay.

The competitive sailing events follow the opening party on the next day, along with a full schedule of post-race social activities that includes the famous ‘Feadship Challenge’, a model boat construction and sailing race. The popular "Rendezvous Booty" pirate treasure hunt takes place on the second day, along with the glittering VIP ‘Boat International Gala Dinner’, both held in the grounds of the luxurious 5-Star Host Hotel Sponsor, Angsana Laguna Phuket and Xana Beach Club, which overlooks Phuket's famed west coast beaches.

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