The inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) from 10 to 12 December 2016 will focus on the social side of the yachting industry, bringing together superyacht owners, industry partners and luxury lifestyle media for three days of fun and networking in a relaxed social environment.
By invitation only, the KRSR event is designed to bring like-minded people together from a personally curated guest list that features Kata Rocks villa owners, superyacht owners, yachting industry professionals plus a powerful mix of international and regional luxury lifestyle media.
The event is open to both sailing and motor yachts measuring over 24 meters in length, visiting or based in Phuket – Southeast Asia’s leading luxury location and superyacht hot spot.
Kata Rocks and Infinite Luxury CEO Richard Pope, said: “We are delighted with the universally positive response and support regarding the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous from the yachting industry and luxury media. Kata Rocks is often referred to as ‘the world’s first superyacht-inspired resort’ and KRSR continues to extend its long association with the yachting industry.”
This elegant location serves as an idyllic backdrop for a truly first class three-day programme. Participants are entitled to full complimentary use of Kata Rocks’ extensive and luxurious resort facilities during the KRSR event.
Highlights from the fun-filled and action-packed programme that are too extensive to list in detail here include welcome reception on a superyacht plus a cruise with the fleet to a secluded beach for a gourmet BBQ. There is also a ‘Gins of the World’ sunset cocktails, a ‘yacht hop’ and ‘big boy’s toys’ on the water showcase followed by the exclusive Infinite Luxury ‘Feadship Owners Dinner’ in Kata Rock’s iconic Sky Villa Penthouse and a grand finale that concludes with the Kata Rocks Charter Season Opening Party.
There will also be informative keynote presentations by leading international yachting experts and regional professionals keen to share expertise and engage colleagues in high level networking discussions. Jodie Chapman from 77 Design Singapore will provide a keynote on yachting design; while Nicola Andre, Managing Director of Hemisphere Crew Solutions, a superyacht recruitment agency based in Monaco will provide an expert presentation on crew management.
The KRSR is part of a series of coordinated yachting events starting with the Phuket King’s Cup Regatta, from 3 to 10 December. This year the King’s Cup is followed by the inaugural KRSR from 10 to 12 December, culminating with the Thailand Yacht Show on 15 to 18 December.
Sponsored by Infinite Luxury, the resort developer and hosted by the award-winning Kata Rocks, KRSR signals the opening of Phuket’s luxurious charter season offering superyacht owners a prime-time opportunity to showcase their flagship vessels.
The KRSR has quickly attracted the attention of nautical heavyweights across all sectors of the yachting, sailing and boating industries.
Michael Nurbatlian, Marketing Director Infinite Luxury, agreed that the event offered a different level of opportunity, a new type of exclusivity for owners and charter brokers to showcase their yachts for leading industry, lifestyle and luxury media publications.
“KRSR transcends traditional event definitions,” Mr Nurbatlian said. “Kata Rocks’ yachting glamour provides the perfect setting for connecting superyacht owners and brokers to Kata Rocks villa owners and engage the world’s most influential luxury lifestyle media during a high profile three-day celebration and party experience that conveniently coincides with start the Asia Yacht Charter Season.”
Mr Nurbatlian said the organising committee has worked over time to build an all-star cast of participating partners to the KRSR.
Getting Feadship Royal Dutch Shipyards, with roots dating back to 1849, to host the prestigious owner’s dinner on day two, brings history, class and the superyacht brand’s so-called ‘relentless pursuit of perfection’ to the event.
Feadship is recognised as the world leader in the field of pure custom superyachts in terms of craftsmanship, design, engineering and construction.
“We are very pleased to welcome Feadship, the world’s most prestigious motor yacht brand as a participating partner and host of the ‘Feadship Owner’s Dinner’ at the Inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous” Mr Pope noted.
According to Mr Josh Lee, Founder and Managing Director of Phuket-based Lee Marine – one of Thailand’s leading luxury yachting company with a reputation for service excellence – KRSR is the right event at the right time to fuel future growth for the Asia Pacific superyacht industry.
“Lee Marine is thrilled to be supporting the first Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous. Kata Rocks and Infinity Luxury are, as usual, presenting innovative ideas for this event. Thailand’s current and upcoming superyacht market has so much growth potential and KRSR certainly pushes that point home.”
Other top yachting participating partners include, but are not limited to: Burgess (the global superyacht industry leader, renowned for its professional yachting services), Benetti Yachts (founded in 1873, one of the oldest luxury shipyard in the world), Northrop & Johnson (provides yacht sales and purchase to charter to management and marketing of the world’s most discerning luxury vessels), Princess Yachts Southeast Asia (with over 50 years of heritage, Princess Yachts meticulously sculpts iconic yachts), Bristol Charter (with operations in Dubai, Phuket and the French Riviera – Bristol Charter offers the best luxury yacht cruises in Phuket), PMYA Asia Yachting (it offers yacht training and professional yachting services to discerning clients), Seal Superyachts (Thailand’s longest established Superyacht Agency, servicing the Seychelles through to eastern Indonesia), Yacht Solutions (Asia’s leading superyacht specialist situated in both Bangkok and Phuket Thailand, servicing superyachts across the Asia- Pacific region), with many more to be announced soon.
Richard Lambert, Managing Director Asia, Burgess said: “we are thrilled to be part of the inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous at this award-winning luxury resort”
They join a list of top luxury media committed to covering KRSR that also continues to grow daily. Destinasian, Unique, Robb Report, Tatler Hong Kong, Yacht Style, Abode2, Palace, Luxe Getaways, Class Act Media, Image Asia, Naa Magazine, RL Phuket, LUXUO and Travellers Planet have already confirmed with additional media currently under consideration as the KRSR buzz continues to generate considerable interest.
All the latest Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) news and updates, full programme details and much more can be found at www.katarockssuperyachtrendezvous.com.