THE RISING IMPORTANCE OF the Gulf of Thailand was further underscored with the sale of two luxury Monte Carlo Yachts into the region and a visit to Ocean Marina by Monte Carlo Yachts Managing Director Fabrizio Iarrera to see first hand the world-class onshore facilities and offshore cruising potential that is attracting more luxury boats to the region each year.
The MCY 86 and MC 6 arrived at Ocean Marina on the back of the Norman Foster-designed superyacht Ocean Emerald, which has chosen to base itself at Ocean Marina for the charter season, as well as many other yachts.
Home of the Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show, award-winning Top of the Gulf Regatta and a leading proponent of marine tourism in the Gulf of Thailand, Ocean Marina is the largest marina in South East Asia with a wet berth capacity of 380 boats up to 50 metres, complemented by hardstand, dry storage, travel lifts up to 75 tonnes, onsite accommodation and restaurants.
The Gulf of Thailand offers cruising with 187 islands dotted along the coastline, 43 of which are within one hour by boat from Ocean Marina, and as a platform to showcase the region’s marine assets to the world, the fifth Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show will take place Nov 24-27.
“We were very happy to welcome Iarrera and his team to Ocean Marina recently – the first time he has visited this region. I’m sure after seeing the onshore facilities first hand and the offshore cruising potential, he can appreciate why the two new Monte Carlo Yachts, and many more luxury yachts, are basing themselves here,” says Ocean Marina Harbour Master Scott Finsten.