A joint venture that will bring together a Thailand shipbuilding company with with a super yacht refit company has been set up.
Yacht Solutions at Ital Thai Marine is being set up in response to the demand for more super yacht refit and repair facilities in the Asian region from both owners of super yachts based in Asia and those travelling from Europe and America.
Located near the mouth of the Chao Phraya River in Samut Prakam and easy to navigate in from the sea – Ital Thai Marine provides the perfect site. This deep water facility was needed by Yacht Solutions to cater for larger refit and build projects as well as shorter emergency and maintenance projects.
Its location, being in the vibrant city of Bangkok and only 45 minutes from Bangkok international airport (the transiting hub of Southeast Asia) is ideal because it is extremely appealing to owners, captains and crew due to the vast range of crew facilities close to hand.
The new company will offer a 112,000 square metre facility offering full ship building and repair capabilities plus a bonded warehouse and in-house design office. Yacht Solutions at Ital Thai Marine is ISO 9001:2000 rated and boasts a lifting capacity up to 95 metres and 3,500 tonnes.
It has access to two 115 metre dry docks, 300 metre alongside berthing, a floating dock up to 160 metres and 5000 tonnes lift capacity, making this the largest superyacht repair facility in Southeast Asia.