LATEST NEWS > SIMPSON MARINE JOINS THE PHUKET RENDEZVOUS
The organisers of the PHUKET RENDEZVOUS have announced the signing of Simpson Marine (Thailand) Ltd, for the inaugural 2018 edition.
Held over four days at the award-winning Royal Phuket Marina, the PHUKET RENDEZVOUS will attract more than 10,000 high calibre visitors from over 50 countries across the globe and is poised to be the biggest exhibition ever held on Phuket, with over 50 boats and 100 luxury brands on display.
"We are delighted to welcome Simpson Marine, who have established an international reputation as one of Asia's leading international yacht dealerships, brokerages and service companies," explained Event Advisor Andy Dowden. "The PHUKET RENDEZVOUS will showcase a wide range of lifestyle products and services and will deliver an experience for visitors that goes beyond just a boat show. Initial exhibitor feedback is excellent and it is encouraging to see the large number of pre-registrations from international visitors. I think this is a result of hosting the Show during the island's peak season, when most wealthy visitors come to Phuket, as these are a key target market for the majority of our exhibitors," added Mr. Dowden.
Formed in 1984, Simpson Marine represent some of the world's most prestigious yacht brands, including Beneteau, Monte Carlo Yachts, Sanlorenzo, Lagoon and Viking Yachts and are expected to take eight berths at the inaugural PHUKET RENDEZVOUS.
"Having been mainstay exhibitors at PIMEX boat shows for many years, Simpson Marine is delighted to be exhibiting at the inaugural PHUKET RENDEZVOUS," said Mike Simpson, Group Managing Director, Mike Simpson Ltd. "As a multi-brand yacht dealer we have yachts to suit every taste and every lifestyle from the very successful Lagoon Catamarans and Beneteau monohull cruising yachts from France to stylish Italian Sanlorenzo superyachts, Monte Carlo Yachts motor yachts and Viking Yachts sportfishing boats from the USA. We look forward to a successful first edition of this yachting and lifestyle event."
With just six months to go, the PHUKET RENDEZVOUS already has close to 50% of the in-water berths sold and, as well as Simpson Marine and their stable of premium brands, most of the other top international sail and power boat builders will be represented together with leading names from the luxury lifestyle industries.
Positioning Phuket as the marine and lifestyle hub of Soth East Asia, the PHUKET RENDEZVOUS is expected to set a completely new benchmark for visitor expectations. Attendees will be able to take advantage of the Royal Phuket Marina's unique environment and enjoy the marina lifestyle with strolls along the boardwalk, viewing the spectacular in-water exhibits, stopping for champagne and oysters at one of the luxury pop-up outlets or taking in the fashion shows, art exhibitions and classic car parades. ###