Kata Rocks Puts Phuket Firmly on The Superyacht Map

19.12.16

The first Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) is being hailed by leading industry players as Asia’s top superyacht event, placing Phuket firmly on the global yachting map.

The KRSR raised Phuket to a new level, joining Monaco, St Tropez, Cannes and the Caribbean as one of the world’s most preeminent superyacht destinations.

In total over 15 world-class superyachts assembled for this exclusive rendezvous, making it the most successful event of its kind on the Asian superyacht calendar. The KRSR offered a series of bespoke activities, glamorous parties and social events that effortlessly mixed networking and socialising in a relaxed and luxurious environment.

The unique atmosphere of the KRSR gave the feeling of discretion and intimacy for the selection of brands on display, many of which said they felt like members of an exclusive club by participating. This relaxed and fun setting gave guests time to talk and to experience the participating superyachts, making the goal of KRSR a huge success.

The opening cocktail party held at Kata Rocks was incredible at sunset with superyachts in the background, a stunning performance by the world fly board champion in the foreground while Thai pop opera superstars Fivera delivered a soaring vocal performance.

Day two saw the entire fleet leave Kata Rocks in formation to cruise along Phuket's west coast to The Surin Phuket, where invited guests indulged in a gourmet beach barbecue. Invitees were absolutely thrilled to cruise on the majestic and largest superyacht attending the rendezvous, the 93m MY Lauren L, experience the modern design of the Pershing 92 or satisfy the need for speed on the swift Zeelander Z44 among others.

The invitation-only Feadship Owner's Dinner in a Kata Rocks Penthouse Sky Villa followed, with superyacht and Kata Rocks’ owner’s enjoying a lavish gala dinner, featuring a one of a kind culinary experience paired with Dom Pérignon, Penfolds 'Grange' 2010 and Louis XIII cognac by Rémy Martin among others.

On the final day, invited guests were impressed during the lively 'yacht hop', moving around to experience the 51m Dunia Baru's ancient Phinisi pedigree, modern luxury on board the MY Princess 77, the classic feel of Dallinghoo Schooner or the racing thrill of the 34m Ocean Runner, among others.

The KRSR closing celebration was billed as the charter season opening event. It exceeded all expectations with many calling it Phuket's 'party of the year,' and remained crowded into the early hours of the following morning. Internationally renowned cross-over band, VieTrio, opened the show and played a moving rendition of the Thai national anthem in remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Then another live band got the party dancing as guests enjoyed yet another amazing buffet prepared by Kata Rocks Executive Chef Laia Pons and her culinary team.

The KRSR executive committee is delighted to announce that the 2017 Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous will be held from 8 to 10 December 2017. For all KRSR news and updates visit www.katarockssuperyachtrendezvous.com

 

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