Superyacht Event Gets Monks Blessing

Caption - Monks arrive to do 'Blessing of Fleet' at ASR

The Asia Superyacht Rendezvous held in Phuket, Thailand was blessed in many ways.

Not only was it the opportunity to partake of two days of relaxed but highly competitive racing, fine dining and parties but a first-time ‘fleet blessing ceremony’ in Thai-Buddhist style took place on the first race day.

A glamorous opening night cocktail party aboard one of the participating superyachts followed the blessing.

The annual invitation only event is sponsored in part by Asia Pacific Superyachts is held next to Kata Noi Beach.

So picturesque is the beach that it has been voted one of the top ten of travellers’ choice of beach in Asia.

The most widely attended event of power and sail Superyachts in Asia saw attending yachts anchored in beautiful Kata bay, with a jetty provided for a short hop to Kata Resort, the event’s award-winning venue host.

It ended with a VIP dinner on the lush grounds of Kata Resort. Each day offered carefully crafted activities from the organisers and plenty of opportunities for superyacht owners, captains and crew to share cruising experiences.

The Rendezvous caters to a special audience: Superyacht owners, captains and crew.

It also provides a base after the event (or before) for those Superyachts staying on for a holiday of cruising the Andaman seas, with some venturing on to new cruising options such as Myanmar (Burma).