Yachting Thailand is the trading name of Sail in Turkey Ltd, based in Boat Lagoon Marina on the beautiful island of Phuket. The company is totally owned and managed personally by ourselves, Mark Foster & Stef Williams. Many years ago we both started our careers in the yachting industry with that well-known sailing company, Sunsail.
In 2007 we set up our own yacht charter company, Sail in Turkey based in Marmaris, Turkey. What an excellent experience that has been. Our personal bespoke team has delivered excellent holidays. We have greeted many new & repeat customers time & time again. With changing rules & regulations in 2019 it started to become more difficult to operate a fleet in Turkey as neither of us are Turkish citizens. Not daunted & with heaps of knowledge in the business we have teamed up with a couple of Turkish yacht charter companies, people we have known for many years. We think of them as our Turkish family, therefore are able to continue offering sailing holidays in Turkey knowing that you will still enjoy the best holiday experience in the Mediterranean.
Whilst enjoying our winter (2020) in Thailand along came COVID-19. As we are all too aware this has thrown everyones lives upside down. For us it has meant that we found ourselves isolating from the pandemic in the safety of the stunning island of Phuket.
During lockdown we have had plenty of time to reflect on what we would like to do next & have now formed a new sailing holiday venture, Yachting Thailand! Presently (July 2020) we have a fleet of 5 well maintained yachts at our new base in Boat Lagoon Marina, Phuket. We are the exclusive operator for Catathai Catamarans, who design & build yachts in Thailand. The first 2 catamarans to join us are Catathai Andaman 42 & Catathai Andaman 50. These catamarans have been designed with yacht charter in mind & are available for charter exclusively with us. If you are thinking of buying a catamaran this is a great opportunity to test sail one before you buy. With the unique opportunity to chat with the designer and order the spec of your dreams.
Whether you want a bareboat, a skippered boat or a day sail around the magical Phang Nga Bay we can put together an itinerary to suit you & are always on call should you need us. We will endeavour to make the whole experience throughout as perfect as we can make it for you.