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Phuket Opinion: Making waves, making money

By The Phuket News

 

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The arrival of each new superyacht using Phuket as a base for touring the region bodes well for the island's marine tourism industry. Photo: Sanlorenzo

 

PHUKET: The news from Simpson Marine this past week announcing that the first Sanlorenzo SL86 in Asia has been handed over to owners in Phuket and is now cruising around Southeast Asia marks a serious benchmark in Phuket’s marine industry.

 

The superyacht will now use Singapore, Malaysia’s east coast and Phuket as major ports of call for touring the region. This opens the door for the yacht to tour not only Phang Nga Bay and the islands of the Andaman Sea, but also Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam as well as the Mergui archipelago to our north. That is what these boats can do.

 

To give some context to the news, while prices for such yachts are usually available only “on request”, one 2017 SL86 currently for sale in Miami – a hot bed for such yachts – is going for just under US$6 million. A 2018 model also based in Florida is going for more than US$8.6mn At those prices, that means the SL86 now using Phuket as a base is anywhere around B180mn of money-making machine moving into the neighbourhood.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-opinion-making-waves-making-money-73218.php#FrVdS3vSxOm4WJ0p.99 

 

 

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-- © Copyright Phuket News 2019-10-14

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The hell with the coral reefs, show me the money...

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Strangely.....there's no import on power (inboard) boats and sail boats here...only vat.

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"Might mean something to you, It means nothing to me."

 

Thanks Tom.

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