PHOTOS: ASIA SUPERYACHT RENDEZVOUS
THE 16TH ANNUAL ASIA SUPERYACHT RENDEZVOUS will kick off with an opening party aboard the phinisi-style sailing yacht Dunia Baru at the shores of Phuket, Thailand. Benetti will be the co-sponsor.
“As the organisers of the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous, we are very excited that S/Y Dunia Baru has agreed to be the host yacht for this year’s Asia Superyacht Rendezvous opening cocktail party,” says Rendezvous organisers Gordon Fernandes and Captain Charlie Dwyer. “All ‘Phinisi’ yachts offer guests an unrivalled experience due to the space and charm of their traditional build, but the stunning Dunia Baru takes this to the next level. We’re very happy the invited guests will have the opportunity to view Dunia Baru in all of her glory while at anchor outside Rendezvous host hotel, SALA Resort & Spa Phuket. The evening promises to be very special and will trigger the start of the following morning superyacht sailing races, on a course marked by spectacular power yachts.”
“This will be Dunia Baru’s first time participating in the Asia Superyacht Rendezvous and I am really excited that we will be hosting the opening cocktail party on board,” comments S/Y Dunia Baru Owner Mark Robba. “The cruising grounds around Southeast Asia are a superyacht Owner’s dream and Phuket is a wonderful place for such a prestigious global gathering of superyachts, their Owners, VIP guests and crews. I’m glad we can join the Rendezvous in its celebration of yachting in this region before we make our way to Myanmar for charter and some new adventures.”
Luxury charter yacht Dunia Baru was launched in December 2013, more than seven years after her construction began. The 167ft superyacht was designed by an American architect and hand-built in Indonesian teak and ironwood by 20 master shipwrights from Borneo’s Konjo Boat Builders, with her exquisite interior and first-class marine systems completed in Bali. Her sails were made in Thailand; her rigging is from the United Kingdom and her marine systems are to ABYC (American Boat and Yacht Council) standards, ensuring unparalleled levels of service and reliability.
Other highlights over the three days include the famed ‘Rendezvous Challenge’ model boat building & races with teams comprised of Captains and crew the exciting land & sea, ’Pirate’s Booty’ treasure hunt with teams made up of crews and families; and the VIP Gala Dinner the final evening at the SALA Resort & Spa Phuket. The ‘Benetti Challenge’ will be held amidst a relaxing tropical party setting presided over by Benetti. The hotel is situated at Mai Khao Beach, which when combined with Nai Yang Beach to the south, is the longest stretch of sandy beach on the island, covering 9km.