Phuket has become one of the top tourist destinations in the world. Many visitors are attracted to the beaches and the vibrant nightlife and they are rarely disappointed. The budget conscious traveler will usually find accommodation and amenities that are reasonably priced – even during the high season. There are plenty of low cost activities available so that visitors have no reason to ever get bored during their stay.
Phuket also attracts tourist and long-term visitors who expect a more luxurious lifestyle. These people wish to enjoy the favorable climate and beautiful location in style and comfort. They expect top-class accommodation, dining, and shopping as well as the opportunity to be pampered. Phuket has plenty to offer this type of visitor, and that is why so many high end travelers repeatedly return to the island. A highlight of the year for many of these visitors is the Phuket International Boat Show.
History of the Phuket International Boat Show
The Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) 2012 is due to take place between March 29th and April 1st. The first ever PIMEX took place back in 2003 and this event is growing in popularity each year. The 2011 show hosted over 6,000 visitors including many of Thailand’s richest and famous. There were 47 yachts and boats on display worth a combined value of $100 Million. The organizers are expecting the 2012 event to be the biggest one yet.
Visitors to PIMEX
PIMEX is aims to attract anyone who is interested in owning or chartering a luxury boat or yacht. Last year at the end of the event there were deals secured for the value of $20 million. Those who attend PIMEX tend to be existing yacht owners, yachting professionals, and those who are thinking about becoming first time buyers.
Location of the Phuket International Boat Show 2012
PIMEX 2012 will be taking place at the Royal Phuket Marina on the east coast of the island. This marina is considered to be the most beautiful of its kind in Asia. Just the opportunity to visit this location is good enough reason to attend PIMEX. The marina is stunningly beautiful and visitors may be tempted to check out the accommodation available there. It also provides a vast array of luxury amenities including restaurants, cocktail bars, and shopping. The emphasis at Royal Phuket Marina is to provide visitors with an exceptionally high class experience during their stay.
What to Expect at PIMEX 2012
The organizers are still preparing for PIMEX 2012 but visitors can expect:
- The Fairline Squadron 42 will be on display. This will be the very first time that this luxury yacht will be on show in Asia.
- Prout G-55 power catamaran
- Princess V52
- Jeanneau 57
- Selene Trawler
- 41ft Monterey sports cruiser with IPS system
- Pershing 92
Many of the boats will be on display in a 2,000 square meter air-conditioned exhibition hall, but there will also be vessels to be viewed on the water as well. Visitors will also get to enjoy special activities in the Royal Phuket Marina restaurants and bars. There will also be plenty of luxury cars on display – last year saw vehicles from Jaguar, Land Rover, and Lexus. Anyone who enjoys mingling with the rich will not be disappointed by this event.