Your yacht will assume a new sense of grandeur
once she is framed by the turquoise blue of the Phuket waters, an
area blessed with stunning coastlines, exotic islands and an abundance
of marine life. Sailing is the best way to explore all the nooks
and crannies of the region, while you revel in the scenery whilst
retaining all the comforts of home. More and more people are taking
advantage of the quiet waters of the Andaman Sea around Phuket to
harbour their boats; making the escape from the burdens of everyday
life little more than a hop, skip and sail away.
The Yacht Haven Marina in Phuket has been providing shelter for
all types and sizes of yachts for over five years. It is able to
house vessels from six to sixty meters in length, in one of its
158 berths. The most striking features of Yacht Haven's location
are beauty and peace. Nestled in the tranquil waters of Cape Phrao,
about 30 minutes north of Phuket town, Yacht Haven is sheltered
from seasonal storms and rough seas all year round. The marina is
just a short drive from the Phuket International Airport, making
it easily accessible to boat owners who travel frequently. It is
also close to world class golf courses and excellent hotels.
The list of services available is impressive. The marina manager,
Mr. Andy Stephens and his staff have contacts with a wide range
of reputable contractors that can provide all services for your
boat, be it interior refurbishing, deck-work, electrical services
or mechanical procedures. As yet there are no
haul-out facilities for antifouling or work on the hull, but absolutely
everything else can be organised by Yacht Haven, including boat
deliveries to other areas in the region.
Mr. Stephens can also give valuable advice to people contemplating
purchasing a boat. He understands that the market can be a little
overwhelming and offers his wealth of experience to aid you in the
decision making process.
A short walk from the berths through the marina's tree-lined
shore will bring you to The Haven, an attractive waterfront restaurant
with spectacular views. The Haven has an extensive menu of European
and Thai meals as well as all the pub favourites. The friendly staff
is able to cater for large parties or stock your boat with food,
beverages, flowers; anything your heart desires, leaving you with
more time to relax and take in the surroundings.
With all the sailing activity around the area, the advantages of
docking at the Yacht Haven Marina are clear. Besides the prime location
and extensive services available, entry to Yacht Haven is easy for
all vessels, all year round. Owners of larger boats will understand
that this factor makes Yacht Haven the only marina in Phuket where
they can moor and have any necessary work completed. Smaller boats
may access both Phang Nga Bay and the Andaman Sea, which further
increases the location's appeal. Berthing fees vary according
to the size of your boat, but Mr. Stephens is proud to say that,
"Yacht Haven has some of the most affordable prices in Asia.'
Mr. Graham Frost has chosen to keep his commercial yachts at the
Yacht Haven Marina for a number of reasons, but most importantly,
the position. Mr. Frost conducts live-aboard sea adventure trips
on yachts and contributes a lot of his success to being able to
access the waters of both east and west Phuket.
Scenes, serenity and service....it seems to have it all, but Mr.
Stephens attributes the success of the marina to his team, saying,
"Our biggest asset is our staff.' It is this pleasant,
courteous group of people that ensure privacy and discretion for
In the future, the Phuket Island Marina Company intends to expand
the Yacht Haven Marina complex by developing the land area and doubling
the number of berths. The site will then boast elegant condominiums
and a range of amenities for boat owners.
The Yacht Haven Marina can provide everything you need to keep
your luxury yacht in one of the world's most beautiful places.
It's worth investigation, even if just for the view.
Yacht Haven Marina Phuket,
141/2 Moo 2, Tumbol Maikhao, Amphur Thalang, Phuket 83110, Thailand.
Tel: + 66 (0) 76 206 704-5,
Fax: + 66 (0) 76 206 706,