Cruising Vacation to the Tropical and Exotic Islands of Thailand
Free Day Special!!!! Sail 7 Only Pay 6 Days Worldwide!!! Book by February 3rd, 2020 and get a Free Day* on the water when you book a 7-day-charter. Or score two free days* of offshore freedom if you reserve your private state-of-the-art yacht for two weeks! Plan to depart between January 3rd and December 11th, 2020 for this exclusive opportunity. We are your partner to your first 2019 cruising vacation to the most beautiful and exotic islands of Phuket in Thailand! Travel now! Charter this 514PC 4 Cabin Power Catamaran for up to 12 people. Rates as low as $1,835 USD per day. Skipper and crew service also available at extra fee. Rates: • Full Day: Starts from $1,835 Rates may vary, depends on days booked and age of yacht. Inquire for exact rates. Extras: • Insurance (Yacht Damage Waiver for Catamarans): $392 • Hire a Cook: $903 ($129 per day) • Hire a Skipper: $1,183 ($169 per day) • Allow 1 extra cabin for crew What You Can Expect: Come and visit Thailand of South East Asia! Thailand is endowed with unparalleled tropical beauty. Of its four distinct regions, the southern peninsular reaches of the country are of the most interest to sailors. The cruising grounds off the east coast of the island of Phuket are among the finest anywhere. Towering pinnacles of limestone jut from the emerald-colored and sheltered waters of Phang-nga Bay. To the south, the famous Phi Phi Islands stand as jewels of the Andaman Sea. More than 130 picturesque isles lie within the province of Krabi alone, and the offshore marine preserves of the Similan and Surin islands are internationally famous as one of the world’s top scuba diving sites. A Phuket cruising vacation offers a multitude of scenic and secure anchorages, pristine white-sand beaches, rugged uninhabited islands, and lively nightlife and resorts. The warm, hospitable people of Thailand enhance the enjoyment of a Phuket yacht charter, making the offshore adventure all the more memorable in a nation often called the Land of Smiles. Cruising in Phuket The waters off Phuket’s east coast are situated in a protected swath of the Andaman Sea, ensuring excellent and safe cruising all year long. There is a wet and a dry season, all based on the monsoons that influence the weather and wind directions. On Thailand’s west coast, the northeast monsoon begins in November, ushering in light to moderate northeasterly winds between 10 and 20 knots, cooler temperatures, and drier conditions. In May, the southwest monsoon begins. Southwesterly winds gradually strengthen to more than 20 knots at the peak of the rainy season, which occurs in September and October. In most other rainy season months, it only rains for a couple of hours during the late afternoon. Daytime temperatures average 89°F from July through February, and 61°F at night. It’s hotter March through June. The tidal range can exceed eight feet, which creates swift tidal currents in narrow channels. Navigation is often line-of-sight. However, a careful eye on the chart and GPS is advised because of the numerous coral reefs. A Phuket charter vacation is well within the reach of captains confident in basic coastal navigation. Highlights A Phuket yacht charter unfolds in an exotic part of the world with stunning scenery and easy passages, which is what makes cruising in Phang-nga Bay and the Andaman Sea so appealing. Secluded coves fringed with majestic limestone cliffs and pristine white-sand beaches indent many of the islands, and just offshore are coral reefs resplendent in hues of brown, orange, green, and blue. Marine parks set aside as natural preserves to protect the tropical birds and abundant sea life make exploring these waters a voyage into an unspoiled paradise. Enjoying the culture and savoring the local cuisine is a delightful aspect of a Phuket cruising vacation, as is the snorkeling and scuba diving. For charter guests interested in nightlife, Phuket is known as Thailand’s premier resort island. Cruising Itinerary A Phuket cruising itinerary presents myriad opportunities to savor the varied delights of Thailand’s shimmering emerald-colored waters, towering limestone pinnacles, scenic anchorages, pristine beaches, traditional fishing villages, chic resorts, and some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the world. The passages can be confined to the sheltered waters off the east coast of Phuket or you can venture farther into the Andaman Sea to the picturesque Phi Phi Islands (see Phuket maps). The west coast of Phuket with its stunningly beautiful beaches and waterfront resorts, as well as the offshore islands in the Similan and Surin groups are an option during the northeast monsoon, which offers dry, sunny, and relatively cool tropical weather ideal for Phuket yacht charters. Day 1: Koh Hong Yachting in Koh Hong waters brings you to the glorious beauty of Ao Phang-nga National Park, which was established in 1981. It’s known throughout the world for its myriad caves, soaring limestone pinnacles, and lush mangrove forests. Large and small mountains rise from the sea at Koh Hong, creating a stunning backdrop to an anchorage surrounded by towering rock formations. Day 2: Koh Roi Cruising in Koh Roi waters west across Phang-nga Bay is a voyage among intriguing and beautiful islands in a tropical wonderland. Koh Roi, and its neighbour, Koh Kudu Yai, are excellent stopover points before heading south toward Krabi and its beautiful beaches, or the world-famous Phi Phi Islands. Day 3: Koh Hong Krabi Koh Hong Krabi yachting is memorable for its stunning beauty. The islands of the Koh Hong Krabi archipelago offer a varied array of snorkeling, pristine beaches, and opportunities to explore ashore or in the dinghy. Day 4: Rai Le Beach Rai Le Beach cruising is a delightful sojourn to the mainland of south Thailand, famous for its spectacular beaches fronting the Andaman Sea. Many are inaccessible by road due to the towering cliffs and rock formations on the peninsula, creating a remote and secluded ambience that persists even at some of the more developed beaches. Day 5: The Phi Phi Islands Cruising in Phi Phi Don waters is a must during any Phuket yacht charter. Said to be one of the three most beautiful islands in the world, Phi Phi Don is a major tourist attraction, drawing boatloads of visitors every day during the high season from Phuket and Krabi. Yet, it still retains its idyllic charm, with the beachfront restaurants, bars, and shops at Ton Sai Bay blending in with the stunning scenery. Nearby Phi Phi Le is also magnificent, a jewel of the Andaman Sea well worth exploring. Snorkeling and scuba diving on the reefs in the area is some of the best in Thailand. Day 6: Koh Rang Yai Yachting in Koh Rang Yai waters is a delight as you cruise along the east coast of Phuket. Koh Rang Yai and the surrounding area are very popular among local boaters, in part because of its location with easy access to Phang-nga Bay, Krabi, and the Phi Phi Islands. There is a restaurant ashore, and bike rentals are available. Day 7: Phuket Yachting in Phuket waters presents a wonderful opportunity to experience Thailand’s many pleasures, ranging from tours of historic sites and Buddhist temples, savoring the delights of the island’s gorgeous beaches, shopping and dining in Phuket Town, to dancing the night away in chic nightclubs and enjoying the ambience of a laid-back waterfront bar. Cruising in Phuket is a splendid mix of island hopping in marine preserves and thrilling open-water passages south of the island in the shimmering Andaman Sea. In short, Phuket is a boater’s paradise in one of Asia’s most scenic countries. Cruising Conditions: Thailand is a year round sailing destination. There are two main seasons, which are called the wet and dry season, or the SW or NE monsoon, respectively. Seasonal winds tend to be predictable, although there may be inconsistencies as they change from one to the other. • Monsoons North East Monsoon (Dry - November to April) The NE monsoon runs from November to April and has wind speeds of force 2 to 4 from the NE. The winds are quite stable during this period and temperatures are usually in the region of 30 deg C. It is consistently dry and sunny, with ideal conditions for sailing. If you wish to visit the Similan Islands you can only do so during the North East Monsoon and will be asked to sign a our company disclaimer before you leave the base. South West Monsoon (Wet - May to Oct) The SW monsoon, takes place from May to October with winds force 2 to 6, from the SW. There is more wind during this season, making sailing a bit more exhilarating than the NE season. There are some rainy periods, sometimes prolonged but usually only lasting approximately 1 to 2 hours in the late afternoon or early evening. The direction of the prevailing wind means that the anchorages on the West Coast of Phuket cannot be used during this period. You are advised to anchor on the East coasts of the islands or in sheltered bays. There is still safe sailing in Phang Nga Bay right down to Koh Phi Phi with larger swells in more exposed areas. The Similan Islands are closed to visitors during the South West Monsoon. During September and October there can be extended periods of rain sometimes lasting up to 5 days at a time. • Tides Thailand has two high tides per day. The range varies from half a metre to just over 3 metres. The Ao Po marina has instant all tide access to Phang Nga bay. The latest that our yacht can depart from the marina is 5.00 pm as the nearest anchorage is half an hour away and all yachts must be anchored by 5.30 pm. The area and yacht briefings take up to an hour each and provisioning shopping will take around 3 hours including taxi transfers. Therefore if you wish to depart on the day their charter starts they should arrive no later than 12 noon if you are doing your own provisioning or 3.00 pm if you have provisioned online. • Weather Forecast The base provides clients with daily weather forecasts. Activities and Sports: In addition to exploring Thailand under sail, the following list may prove helpful in planning other aspects of your time with us. We're happy to arrange any extra activities for you at the base. • Snorkeling and Diving The diving in Thailand is excellent. Clients must carry a PADI open water or equivalent qualification to be able to dive. Unqualified divers can do courses or resort dives. Prices range from center to center, but it usually costs between 2,500 Baht and 3,500 Baht per person for two dives and lunch. The Similan Islands are a world-class diving destination and are accessible between November and April, subject to weather conditions. These islands are situated 60 miles Northwest of Patong and require a minimum charter duration of 7 days for a visit. Further information is available from the base on request. The Surin Islands are another 50 miles north of the Similans and also offer superb diving, but fewer dive operators visit them. The Similan and Surin Islands are National Parks and are subject to a daily entry fee, which will be collected on site. You will be asked to complete a waiver of responsibility form prior to departure from the base, if intending to cruise to the Similan or Surin Islands. • Fishing Fishing with rod and reel or hand lines is permitted in all of the cruising area and there have been no recorded instances of Ciguatera poisoning. Spear fishing is not permitted. There's a fishing shop 10 minutes from the marina if you'd like to purchase equipment. What to Expect Onboard: The 514PC is a 4 Cabin Catamaran that can accommodate up to 12 people. This custom designed yacht by renowned yacht builders Robertson and Caine; the 514PC is the pinnacle of cruising perfection. Cruise with power from twin Yanmar 350hp diesel engines. Enjoy easy handling from the well-appointed helm station on the fly bridge. When it’s time to unwind, relax in the spacious comfort of this innovative fly bridge, which also features an elevated sunbathing platform, large U-shaped seating and table, as well as a console with refrigerator, stainless steel grill and wet bar. Below you’ll find a roomy and air-conditioned interior centered around a main saloon with a panoramic 360-degree view of the surroundings and plenty of table space for entertaining. The fully outfitted galley is situated next to a navigation station while the large forward cockpit provides a great spot to lounge as you look out to the horizon. Below the main deck, the hulls of the 514 house four full-sized cabins with their own en-suite baths, providing a comfortable retreat for all. For all 514PC bareboat charterers, the company will conduct a practical briefing on board the yacht for the first 3 hours of charter to ensure the captain and their crew are briefed at sea on the yacht systems and handling of the yachts to ensure competency. Specification • Length Overall: 15.54m/51ft 0in • Waterline Length: 14.96m/49ft 1in • Beam: 7.64m/25ft 1in • Draft: 0.98m/3ft 3in • Displacement: 18500kg/40785lb • Max Passengers: 12 • Toilets: 5 • Showers: 5 • Sail Area: • Water Capacity: 256 gal. • Fuel Capacity: 1500L/396gal • Engine: 2 x Yanmar 350 hp • Fuel Capacity: 396 gal. • Air Conditioning: This yacht has generator-powered A/C. Convertible Saloon: Yes, this yacht has a convertible saloon, which offers sleeping arrangements for up to two guests. This space is included as a double berth in the maximum capacity of your yacht. Forepeaks: This yacht has two forepeaks. The port forepeak is accessible through the forward port cabin and a hatch from the top of the hull. It is large enough for one adult and can be closed off from the forward port cabin side to provide separation. The starboard forepeak is only accessible from a hatch on top of the hull and comes equipped with a head, sink and fold-down bed. Both forepeaks come with a fan, but are not air conditioned. Each forepeak is included as a single berth in the maximum capacity of this yacht. Skipper/Cook: A hired Skipper or Cook will use an interior cabin unless all cabins are being used as sleeping quarters by charter guests, where he will instead use both forepeaks. A hired cook will always require use of an interior cabin. Our yachts are classified by their age and are priced accordingly: • Exclusive Plus - Exclusive Plus class yachts are up to 1 year old, and feature the latest innovations and complimentary Wi-Fi in the Caribbean, Mediterranean & Thailand. • Exclusive - Exclusive class yachts have been in our fleet approximately 1 to 3 years and feature many of the same amenities as our Exclusive Plus yachts. • Club - Club class yachts have some of the Exclusive class amenities, and are generally 3+ years of age (up to 10 years in the Exotics and Mediterranean). If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 12 guests
- Powerboats, Pontoons, & RIBs
- Power Catamaran
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Air Conditioning
- Wheel steering
- CD Player
- Chart Plotter
- Twin Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.