The Australia Thailand Rendezvous, sponsored by Benetti Yachts, commenced on 7th February 2020 and was a huge success.
Cultural Thai dancers performed prior to the presentation of awards.
Evening celebrations at the Rendezvous.
The crew from MY Vibe preparing at the BBQ Cooking Competition, eventually winning a prize for best combination of ingredients.
Australian businesses, Captains and local industry at the Echo Yachts VIP Captain’s Lunch.
Benetti Yachts model at the Morning Tea Expo.
The event took place in Phuket Haven Marina in Thailand, and attracted 14 vessels carrying captains and crews who were eager to get involved and be updated on the Australian superyacht industry on goings, and hear of the potential opportunities and benefits involved by adding Australia as a destination.
This rendezvous follows after exceptional results of the Pacific Rendezvous in both Fiji and Tahiti, which were conducted by Superyacht Australia.
During the event, the day’s activities included a morning tea expo, VIP captain’s lunch, best dressed competition, BBQ cooking competition and a networking party. The entertainments kept captains and crews engaged with informative exchanges and invaluable networking experiences that could be successful at bringing back the teams to Australia.
Peter Mahoney, general manager of Benetti Yachts and major sponsor of the Rendezvous, praised the event, commenting, “Congratulations to Superyacht Australia for an enjoyable and well run 1st edition event. Yacht Haven Marina was the perfect Phuket setting with an impressive backdrop of superyachts in the marina including Benetti’s – Diamonds Are Forever and Formosa adding to the fleet.
“Event flowed well combining a relaxed, casual atmosphere with a respectful commercial undercurrent which ensured value for all attending. We met many new faces and made some very good connections. A must attend event for 2021.”