Chartering a boat to sail around Phuket

Posted on June 19, 2014


Chartering a boat is the only way to fully appreciate the stunning archipelagos of picturesque islands that surround Phuket. The charter fleet at Princess Yachts SEA features boats ranging from 13m to 23m in length and includes several brand new, fully equipped motor yachts.

Phuket’s spectacular marine environment attracts increasing numbers of sailing and motor craft to the island’s marinas and bays every year.

This also means more and more boats are being made available for charter, either for day trips around Phang Nga Bay or for longer cruises to pristine destinations such as the Similan and Surin Islands.

Different types of charter vessel suit different people’s needs, so it’s best to consider all the options and then match them to your idea of a perfect sailing experience. Below are some examples of the choices on offer around Phuket.

Bareboat and crewed sailing charters are designed for experienced sailors with the skills and certifications to skipper their own yacht.

A variety of sailing vessels are now available through agents for bareboat charters off Phuket, but most also come with their own skipper and crew.

A skippered charter allows you to enjoy hands-on sailing at your leisure rather than requiring full-time concentration.

Fly-bridge motoryacht and superyacht charters offer an altogether more indulgent, luxury cruising experience and come with a full crew and service staff to care of guests in style.

Flybridge yachts feature an upper navigation and relaxation deck with unobstructed views, which also means more space for charter guests to spread out and enjoy the boat.

Superyachts are skippered and crewed sailing or motor yachts over 30 metres in length. They come fully fitted with luxurious furnishings, air-conditioning throughout and exclusive facilities for ultra-comfortable day or overnight cruising.

Princess Yachts SEA offers an impressive selection of yachts for charter from its base at Boat Lagoon. Rico Stapel, the company’s resident charter specialist, guides charter guests in making the right vessel choice.

Whether you prefer to run like the wind or sip cocktails on the fly-bridge, chartering a boat from Phuket will make your seafaring fantasies real.

For more information visit or contact Rico Stapel, Marketing & Charter Manager, by calling +66 8 66 900 444.

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