The 16th Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Phuket
THE 16TH ANNUAL THREE-DAY INTERNATIONAL ASIA SUPERYACHT RENDEZVOUS (ASR) WAS HELD AT MAI KHAO BEACH ON PHUKET’S NORTHWEST SHORELINE, and commenced with welcome cocktails aboard the unique phinisi-style sailing superyacht, Dunia Baru.
Bringing together distinguished guests comprising owners, captains and crews, the event was hosted at the award-winning five-star Sala Phuket Resort and Spa. For the first time, ASR introduced a cup with the two days of Superyacht Racing culminating in an Asia Superyacht Rendezvous Cup award.
This year’s participating superyachts were Dunia Baru, Vie San Soucis, After 8, Azul A, Tiara, Bliss, Aphrodite and Dallinghoo — the latter a stunning full-keel topsail gaff-rigged schooner combining the classic design and romantic feel of a tall ship with all the comforts of a modern yacht.
Friendly but competitive sailing races highlighted the event held from 16th to 18th December