Phuket Yachting Charters

After seeing a large increase in Phuket yacht charter bookings, we analyse why South East Asia is becoming the go to place for yacht charters and purchases.

Boat Lagoon Cruises yacht charter services operate from Phuket, Bangkok, Pattaya, Singapore and beyond.

South East Asia is becoming one of the favourite destinations of tourists from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and beyond. Often referred to as the Med of Asia, South East Asia offers cruising grounds that are roughly three times the size of the Mediterranean Sea.

The increase in the number of yachts available for charter in Phuket and across the region has made it both affordable for the mass market tourist industry and very accessible for the High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI) looking for an exclusive lifestyle experience on a luxurious Superyacht.

Clients when visiting Phuket choose to charter a boat either as part of their holidays or just for a one-day experience far from the crowded beaches.

The main reasons for chartering a yacht are affordability which is fairly new in South East Asia and mainly due to the increased offer of charter of small vessels (22m and more), convenience which is on the increase thanks to the opening of new marinas and infrastructures across South East Asia and freedom which is the top criteria for all.

Chartering a yacht offers families an excellent gathering place where all the family members often living continents apart can meet and enjoy. Freedom and privacy can also be enjoyed by HNWIs and gatherings of friends, company employees and newly weds alike.

For HNWIs, it’s the best way to get away from paparazzi to indulge in peace of mind while keeping all the advantages of a luxury lifestyle with A/C, jacuzzi, exquisite gourmet cuisine and the possibility to get back to lovely beaches or in the buzzing night life on land thanks to the availability of high-end tenders, jet skis and other water toys.

island showing where to charter a yacht in Phuket


Chartering a yacht offers an entirely different perspective

Compared to travelling on land. Once onboard a yacht, all travels become hassle free, no plane to catch, no taxi to wait for, no crowded beaches and restaurants just the privacy of your own yacht under the exclusive care of the captain and crew who will tailor-make the cruise according to your preferences whether you enjoy sunbathing or exploring and your taste in terms of food and drinks, making sure there are sufficient supplies on board of everything that will make your stay on board a lifestyle experience of a lifetime.

Moreover, the “peace and quiet” of remote locations, only accessible by boat or tender make chartering a yacht very attractive to people who want to get away from their stressful business life. Special services on board such as the well-known Thai massage and servings of healthy food and drinks can also be major advantages.

HNWIs, families and friends enjoy the privacy, the access to remote sites, onboard services and water toys while some of the mass market tourists just want to enjoy a one-day out at sea during their stay in one of the great destinations in South East Asia.

The decrease in the price offerings of charter companies makes it possible for a gathering of friends or newly weds to go out at sea to explore an island, discover empty beaches, snorkel and dive on the many pristine sites in the Similan archipelago for example.

Yachts also offer the possibility to celebrate a birthday, a honeymoon or even throw a party among friends due to the elaborate sound systems installed on modern yachts.

image showing princess yacht located in Phuket


The present trend also calls for non-traditional “exploration” destinations such as Myanmar’s Mergui Archipelago, Indonesia’s Flores-Komodo and Raja Ampat as well as Philippines’ Palawan island. Chartering yachts offers all the advantages of shade, A/C and tenders for exploration while enjoying the services of a professional crew and additional onboard services such as a diving instructor for example.

Chartering a crewed motor yacht or one of the more luxurious Superyachts or catamaran is the ultimate way to spend an entire holiday or just a special day.

Destinations are also key to the success of chartering companies in South East Asia.

Thailand is without doubt the Pearl of the South East Asian charter scene. Islands in the Gulf of Thailand, such as Koh Samui, as well as the large island of Phuket and dozens of smaller islands including the famous limestone islands in Phang Nga Bay in the Andaman Sea, offer amazing landscapes, palm-fringed beaches and stunning diving spots.

From Singapore, it’s an easy cruise to some of the most pristine islands of Malaysia and Indonesia, giving these destinations a twist of adventure.

As far as Malaysia is concerned, Langkawi remains the Number 1 island visited by tourists who choose yacht chartering and Penang on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia is another increasingly favourite destination. Tioman, Perhentian, Redang, Rawa, Kapas with white-sand beaches, reefs and jungles to explore complete the scenery Malaysia has to offer among hundreds of smaller islands along the way.

Last but not least, the Philippines, the second largest archipelago in the world, with islands such as Puerto Galera, Boracay, Coron, Puerto Princesa, and Cebu and Indonesia with thousands of islands, from the all-time preferred island of Bali to islands in the archipelago such as Lombok, Komodo, Rinca, Flores and Sumbawa,

offer charter aficionados an infinite playground.

Choosing the right time of year according to the seasons, the itinerary and the type of yacht meeting your requirements and preferences can be easily discussed with Boat Lagoon Cruises’ professional staff which have a vast experience in yacht chartering in the region.

You may also wish to complete your charter experience with services such as transfers by limousine, private jet hire, exclusive gourmet cooking, spa and massages on board, diving equipment and the latest water toys such as electric surf boards for example.

Boat Lagoon Cruises and Princess Yachts SEA, are two companies which are part of the Boat Lagoon Yachting Group. 

Boat Lagoon Yachting is the authorized dealer and distributor for Princess Yachts, Jeanneau, Prestige and Wider and also provides a variety of other services including new & pre-owned yachts sales, yacht & catamaran charter management and a further range of dedicated and professional yacht services.

Contact us today to book your Phuket yacht charter.

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