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Thai Marine Business Association (TMBA) calls for new ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM): 26 May 2017 Friday 26th of May 2017 @ 15.00 hrs Phuket Location: Skippers at Royal Phuket Marina Pattaya Location:  to be announced, a skype link will be set-up for Pattaya-based TMBA members who cannot travel to Phuket   AGM AGENDA (1) Welcome […]

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PHUKET, Thailand – Royal Phuket Marina has committed to fully-fund the first S\V14 boat in Thailand – a sail boat designed specifically for the needs of people with disabilities. Part of a global crowdsourcing project, the S\V14 will be built by Disabled Sailing Thailand and launched in March 2017, they will be followed by a […]

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By: Kay Money, Northrop & Johnson Thailand. TAT Frankfurt/ Phuket BOOT 2017, now in its 48th-year, had 1,813 exhibitors from 70 countries and around 1,800 boats. Over 70 world premieres of sailing and motor yachts were celebrated. Total booths space of 220,000 sqm. TMBA TMBA received the invitation form TAT around October 2016. Since then […]

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24 March 2017, by Zara Tremlett and Anthony Gould   OBJECTIVE:   To Promote & Improve Safety Standards (refer for detailss to the TMBA Objectives)  We have held meetings in Bangkok and in Phuket with Marine Department to develop a training programme for Captains and Crew of Thai commercial vessels engaged in the marine tourist industry […]

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Dear Members We received from the ATTA ( Association of Thai Travel Agents) theses message from the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources ( DMCR) It makes reference to NEW REGULATIONS applying to ‘tourism boats” for a better marine natural resources protection and recovery of coral bleaching. It was also announced in the news. There […]

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The shoreline, beaches and coral reefs around Koh Tachai island in the Similan National Park off Phangnga province will be off-limits to all visitors for an indefinite period, starting Oct 15, according to authorities. The closure aims to ease negative effects on natural resources and the environment as a result of heavy tourism activities in […]

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Grow Boating Industry Night is a monthly gathering of everyone and anyone in Thailand’s marine industry. Held the first Friday of every month at The Speakeasy Yacht Club at Royal Phuket Marina, the Grow Boating Industry Night is a chance for the industry to get together and network in a casual and friendly atmosphere. Come […]

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On September 16, Rico Stapel, JStar & Stapel was officially handed over the first Superyacht Charter Licenses by the Deputy Minister of Transport, Mr. Omsin Chivapruek. On the picture, I’m receiving Charter License #1 on behalf of Nymphaea, a 33m Luxury Superyacht which will be available for charter in Phuket starting next high season. The Charter License is a breakthrough and […]

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Picture from left to right: Rico Stapel, Founder JStar & Stapel, Dr. Chula Sukmanop, Director General of the Thailand Marine Department, K. Chana Wongmusik, Consultant JStar & Stapel   On Monday September 7th, Rico Stapel, Founder of JStar & Stapel submitted the necessary documentation for the first three charter licenses for Superyachts to the Marine […]

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Picture: Phuket Marine Office Chief Phuriphat Theerakulpisut On Thursday August 20 2015, Phuket Marine Office Chief Phuriphat Theerakulpisut has received a Royal Decree which confirms that it is now legally possible for visiting Superyachts to charter in Thai waters. This decree is both the result of a three-year lobbying effort by stakeholders of the marine […]

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