Charter in Asia 2021 – Thailand: Asia Marine
One of Thailand’s best-known yachting companies, Asia Marine is a specialist in charter and its CA listings include motor yachts, sailing boats and catamarans.
Phuket-based Pillars Spirit is an Azimut 55e
Founded in Phuket in 1989 and based at Yacht Haven, Asia Marine is a charter specialist in Thailand and offers sailing monohulls, sailing catamarans and motor yachts, as well as superyachts in its role as Fraser’s representative (see Superyacht section).
Asia Marine’s CA charter yachts include the popular Azimut 55e, Pillars Spirit. The yacht can take 12 guests for day trips and six overnight in three cabins including a master with en-suite bathroom. She has a large saloon with a lounge and a circular dining table by the helm.
Pillars Spirit offers a two-level main-deck interior
The flybridge has a cosy dining area and wet bar offering great views, the foredeck offers space for sunbathing, while toys include a dinghy tender, inflatables, snorkelling gear and fishing rods.
Until October, the company is offering special ‘Phuket Re-opens’ promotional offers including THB90,000 (US$2,800) for a half-day charter and THB119,000 (US$3,700) for day charters up to 12 guests.
Lola 2 is a Fountaine Pajot Saona 47
Asia Marine’s CA charter fleet also includes Lola 2, a Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 sailing cat available as a bareboat charter or crewed day trips and overnight charters. She can accommodate 10 guests overnight in four double cabins and a twin with bunks, and a further two in a drop-down bed in the saloon.
The yacht offers sunbathing and lounging areas on the foredeck and the flybridge, which has a sofa and two sunpads next to the helm. Lola 2 is equipped with a dinghy tender, kayak and snorkelling equipment.
Lola 2 offers a comfortable interior
A special promotional rate for a crewed day charter starting from THB38,000 (US$1,200) is available through the end of October.
A driving force behind Thailand Charter Week, Asia Marine CEO Vincent Tabuteau has been a pioneer of Phuket’s yachting industry since 1983.