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Sunseeker Service Team remove Seakeeper Gyro

September 13, 2013 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

The Sunseeker Service Team in Phuket headed by Olly Wingate and Steve Curtis, recently carried out a major job on a Manhattan 63, similar to that of a dentist removing a delicate wisdom tooth.

Seakeeper, who supply gyro stabiliser units from USA, had agreed to replace a faulty unit after 2 years and The Sunseeker Team of engineers were given the task of removing the 500kg unit from under the floor outside the VIP Guest Cabin, out through one of the removed windscreen panels and replaced with a new unit from a waiting truck.

The staff from Royal Phuket Marina were also on hand to assist with their travel lift for the delicate extraction.

Sunseeker Thailand Brokerage

September 10, 2013 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Here are Thailand's hottest pre-owned Sunseeker deals available at the moment.

 

Arriving soon-Stingray catamaran RIBS-5,6,7metre

July 30, 2013 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Max Marine Asia are very soon taking a new delivery of 5, 6 and 7m Catamaran RIB's from Stingray in South Africa.

The brand has proven to be very popular both in mono-hull and Catamaran hypalon RIB's and tenders, over the three years Max Marine Asia have been the Authorised Dealership for the Stingray brand in Thailand.

Stingray RIB's have been used to provide assistance in air/sea rescue services in South Africa and offer superb handling in big seas, often experienced around Phuket.

The Catamaran range (Predator model) offers excellent stability, while still providing excellent performance too.

Max Marine Asia handover another new Bayliner in Phuket

July 29, 2013 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Max Marine Asia today completed the handover of another new Bayliner boat in Phuket; a Bayliner 185 Bowrider.

"Hopefully we can continue to sell more new models prior to high season, not only smaller boats and RIBs but also the larger boats too, especially Sunseeker", said Paul Stamp, Sales Executive at Max Marine Asia.

July and August often proves to be the busy time of year for new boat business in Phuket, as owners want their new boat here for high season.

Paul Stamp can be seen here handing over the keys to the new Bayliner 185 to its owner Mr.Fredi Welte of Germany.

Sunseeker 40m Yacht wins 'Best Yacht In Show' at Singapore

April 23, 2013 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Sunseeker Thailand are proud to announce that at last weeks Singapore Yacht Show, 'Tanvas', Sunseeker's 40m Yacht, which is usually berthed in Phuket, was voted the 'Best Yacht In The Show' by HELM Magazine ahead of many other Superyachts which visited the Show.

The Singapore Yacht Show held at One Degree 15 Marina in Sentosa proved a successful show for Sunseeker.

"Sunseeker had a very good 4 days at Singapore," claims Craig Murphy, Managing Director-Sunseeker Thailand, "Tanvas received huge interest and looked superb in her first Asian Boatshow, as did 'OSCA' our Manhattan 63.  Singapore is becoming a very active market now, and we have made some excellent contacts from the show."

Sunseeker 40m Yacht on show at Singapore Yacht Show

April 09, 2013 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Sunseeker are proud to announce that their flagship 40m Yacht 'Tanvas' will be appearing at The Singapore Yacht Show in One Degree 15 in April 2013.

http://www.singaporeyachtshow.com/resources/SYS-Newsletter-LR.pdf

Tanvas, which is berthed in Phuket, will be making its Asian Boatshow debut having arrived in Thailand 2 years ago.

Boat of the Month-Warlock 25 World Class

April 02, 2013 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

2005 Model WARLOCK 25 World Class.....Feel the need to speed?

 


An outrageously fast 25 foot American speedboat, with a huge sound system with 2 Kenwood amps giving 1,720 Watts of output.

CAT RIBS.........TASTY!

February 18, 2013 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Max Marine Asia, the dealer of Stingray RIB's in Thailand, have taken delivery of two new Catamaran RIB's from South Africa.

The owners of the 'Predator' range of RIB's have come back to us with great reviews, especially with regards to deck space and stability.  The 'Predator' range of catamarans and the 'Searaider' range of monohulls from Stingray are both providing owners with very strong, seaworthy RIB's at very competitive prices.

The new 7.5m Predator pictured below features twin Suzuki 140 outboards, with Coastal Pro shock mitigation seats for lumbar support and comfort at high speed.  All of the  stainless steel and Sunbrella work has been made locally in Phuket, giving the boat its bespoke touches as requested by the owner.

This and other Stingray RIB's can be seen at the Max Marine Asia showroom in Thalang.

Another Sunseeker 63 Manhattan comes to Phuket

November 30, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

The number of Sunseeker Yachts in Phuket continues to grow, following the delivery of the second new boat in a month.

FARA is the third Sunseeker 63 Manhattan now in Phuket, accompanying the two new 53 Manhattans and the two new 73 Manhattans which have been delivered in the past twelve months.

"The mid size Flybridge Yachts are proving very popular in Thailand" said Sunseeker Thailand MD, Craig Murphy, who delivered FARA on behalf of the owner from Singapore to Phuket. " The ingenious use of space on board makes Sunseeker seem a lot bigger than many other boats in its class.  In addition, Sunseeker offer large flybridges for the all important al-fresco lifestyle our clients crave."

FARA is another black coloured boat in Phuket and looks a stunning example at her berth in Royal Phuket Marina.

New Sunseeker 73 Manhattan arrives in Phuket

November 27, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Max-Marine Asia have taken delivery of another stunning Flybridge Motor Yacht to add to the growing fleet of Sunseeker Yachts in Thailand.

The new Sunseeker 73 Manhattan 'Rock & Roll' has a comprehensive fit-out on board and is finished in black American Walnut and has stylish black granite work surfaces throughout.

She comes fitted with Twin MAN V12 1360hp engines along with a Fin Stablising system, two Onan generators, water maker, flybridge crane, hydraulic swim platform and extensive state of the art BOSE AV system.  She also has fantastic toys on board with a Seadoo 260 Jet Ski and a Zodiac 420 RIB.

Also on board is Sunseeker's new trailing system, providing the ability to run on one engine if necessary, thus saving fuel.

Sunseeker International Dealer Conference being held in Phuket this week.

November 12, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

The 2012 Sunseeker International Distributor Conference is being held in Phuket from the 14th - 18th of November at the JW Marriott Phuket Resort and Spa on Mai Khao Beach.

152 Distributors and Dealers from around the world, some with their spouses, will be in attendance at the event, along with 39 Sunseeker staff from the factory in Poole, England including the President and Founder of Sunseeker; Mr. Robert Braithwaite CBE DL, and the Managing Director Mr. Stewart McIntyre.

Also in attendance will be 15 of the major parts suppliers, these include engine makers, electronics suppliers, Tenders and shipping agents, with other ancillary staff, there will be over 240 people in attendance over for the 4 days.

During this time we will have presentations on new products and innovations from the factory and suppliers.

Low season boat storage and maintenance

July 02, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

 

 

Max-Marine Asia are offering great storage rates over the low season period (upto 30% cheaper than marina storage), in secure under cover storage in Srisoontorn, Thalang.

We also offer competitive rates on all maintenance issue including anti-fouling.

Robert Braithwaite, CBE, to open Sunseeker stand at PIMEX 2012

March 15, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

 

ROBERT BRAITHWAITE TO ATTEND PIMEX 2012

Sunseeker Thailand is proud and honoured to announce the attendance of Robert Braithwaite, CBE, the Founder and President of Sunseeker, at PIMEX 2012 to be held at Royal Phuket Marina at the end of March.

Robert will officially launch the new Sunseeker models making their debuts in Asia, as Sunseeker Thailand show the Manhattan 53, 63 and 73 Flybridge Yachts.

Manhattan 73 makes Asian Boatshow debut at PIMEX 2012

February 29, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Sunseeker Thailand will this year show three Flybridge Yachts in PIMEX 2012, to be held later in March at Royal Phuket Marina.

The Manhattan 73 "Michaela" is the largest of the three on show.

 

Come and see Sunseeker at PIMEX 2012

February 28, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Sunseeker Thailand will be showing 3 Flybridge Yachts at PIMEX 2012 all making their debut in Asia Boatshows.

Come and visit our stand or to book an appointment, call Craig Murphy on 081-970-0583 or craig@sunseekerthailand.com


Sunseeker Yachts at PIMEX 2012

February 26, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

 

Sunseeker Thailand will this year show three Flybridge Yachts at PIMEX 2012, all of which are new Sunseeker models and all making their Boatshow debuts in Asia not only Thailand.

The recently launched Manhattan 73 is the largest of the three Flybridge Yachts.  'Michaela' is a stunning example of the Manhattan 73, which demonstrates an ingenious use of space onboard this 4 cabin Yacht.

In addition, 'Maia'; one of Phukets two Manhattan 63's will also be on show.  This particular model has a 3 cabin layout with its galley below, giving a vast entertainment area in the main saloon.

Sunseeker was recently delighted to pick up an award at the 2012 Annual Motor Boat of the Year Awards held at The Savoy in London.  The Sunseeker Manhattan 63 took the award for the Best Boat in the Flybridge Yacht above 55ft category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999 Predator 63 For Sale

February 14, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Sunseeker Thailand currently have an impeccably maintained 1999 Predator 63 listed for sale.

Currently lying in Singapore, this Langkawi (Malaysia) flagged boat, frequently visits Phuket in Southern Thailand.  Powered by twin MAN engines (Total 2400hp) with just 1,135 engine hours, "Blu Sky" also boasts a Kohler Gen-Set, touch screen GARMIN navigation, Clarion and Sony audio systems, Blue-Ray TV and has a 2010 tender and outboard engine.

Blu Sky really is a must see!

SALE PRICE; 395,000 GBP

The new Manhattan 53 arrives in Phuket

February 10, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Following the launch of the all new Sunseeker Manhattan 53 at the Southampton Boatshow late last year, the first of two Manhattan 53's has now arrived in Phuket.

The launch was eagerly anticipated by distributors and buyers alike all over the world and it surpassed all expectations.

Both inside and out, the Manhattan 53 has far more space than its predecessor and has a stunning new flybridge layout.  In addition, with its well proportioned beam, she offers three generous cabins below, with a huge beam to beam owner's stateroom.

Furthermore, the stepped saloon and helm position offer excellent panoramic views with relaxed, spacious entertaining areas.

Boats & Boards on the Highway

February 08, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

The Max-Marine Asia showroom on the Highway sells not not RIB's, tenders and runabout boats, we also stock and sell surf boards, wake boards, stand up paddle boards, water skis, inflatables and accessories for all too!

We stock a selection of wake boards and bindings from Ronix and CWB, Connelly water ski combo's, NSP surf boards and SUP's, and  also stock lifejackets, tow ropes.

Call in today and check the kit out for yourself. Or call Paul Stamp on 08 40 60 70 20

 

Sunseeker 28 Metre Yacht

February 08, 2012 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

 

Sunseeker’s New 28m made its world debut at the 2012 Tullett Prebon Boat Show earlier this month. The yacht is a new design launch of the next generation of the “Sunseeker” Yacht Look. The element most captivating is the remarkable extent of the main deck glazing. Unusually full height and pillariess, the glazing flows continuous down the sides and around the rear of the saloon, merging with the patio doors.

The new wrap around glazing gives the main deck accommodation a unique uninterrupted floor ceiling, panoramic view and an extraordinary bright interior, bringing the outside in.

Reaching new heights in the design and use of ultra modern materials has given rise to this extraordinary motor yacht. With its revolutionary use of space, incorporating full height and wrap around glazing, the vast saloon will be the centre of this masterpiece. With a range of cabin plans this yacht allows for adaptation to suit client needs but will always deliver the expected Sunseeker “wind in the hair” performance.

Used Boat of the Month - Bayliner 205

November 23, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

2009 Bayliner 205 Bowrider

Very spacious and stylish runabout on a galvanised trailer.

REDUCED TO 1,000,000 Baht

CONTACT
Paul Stamp 08 40 60 70 20

Sunseeker Manhattan 73 arrives in Singapore

November 22, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Sunseeker Thailand have taken delivery in Singapore of the all new majestic 73 Manhattan Flybridge Yacht.  Pre-delivery inspections have now been carried out and the boat is soon to be delivered to Phuket in Thailand.

The Manhattan 73 is defined by its ingenious use of space.  The vessel enjoys increased volume not just by length but courtesy of the broad beam that’s carried lower in the hull.  It has 3 double cabins and a twin and very generous crew accommodation too.

Upfront the Manhattan 73 boasts a fantastic foredeck and pulpit seating and sunpad area for relaxing in the sun.

This boat will also be the first boat of its class in Asia with Joystick manoevering system, which dramatically simplifies docking.  In addition, a Seakeeper 8000 Series stabilser system is installed for extra comfort onboard in rough seas.

‘Michaela’ will set out on her maiden voyage next week once the formalities in Singapore are complete with the owner joining Iain Davie, Sales & Service Manager at Sunseeker Thailand and the Thai Captain onboard.

“We will leave One degree 15 in Singapore and set sail for Port Dickson, Pangkor and Langkawi prior to arriving in Royal Phuket Marina next weekend.” Said Iain.

‘Michaela’ will arrive in Phuket as the first Manhattan 73 in Thailand, however she will accompany the existing fleet of smaller Sunseeker Flybridge Yachts.

We look forward to her arrival!















Max Marine Asia Showroom now stocking wakeboard & skiing equipment

November 17, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

The Max-Marine Asia showroom near Thalang in Phuket is now stocking some fantastic watersports equipment at great prices.

Come and see our range of Connelly, CWB and Ronix Wakeboards, Skis, boots and accessories and Inflatables.

Contact Paul on 08 40 60 70 20 for details.

Max Marine supplies ribs to assist Bangkok Floods

November 17, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

With the devastating floods affecting the north of Thailand and Bangkok, the need for dinghies has increased dramatically and Max-Marine Asia have assisted both individuals and The Royal Thai Police by supplying Stingray dinghies to Bangkok.

A number of Stingray RIB's can be seen at the Max-Marine Asia showroom in Phuket ready for collection to be flown to Bangkok.

The thoughts of all the staff and Directors of Max-Marine Asia are with those who are suffering.

 

Bayliner 2012 Catalogue Out Now

November 17, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Check out the 2012 Bayliner Catalogue now.

The Latest Bayliner Magalog Out Now!

November 17, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

The latest edition of BAYLINER's International magalogue is available and has articles on various models from the Bayliner range, along with owners feedback and BLOG's from all over the world.

Features of weekend cruising with friends, to stunning European cruising grounds are featured in the magazine section of the publication and the full range of BAYLINER boats in the catalogue half.

Feel free to down load the magalogue and enjoy at your pleasure.

For further information in Thailand on Bayliner, contact paul@maxmarine.asia

Radio Indochine ...it's what Max-Marine Asia are listening to in Phuket!

October 31, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

New Phuket Charters site goes live

September 20, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Max Marine Asia is proud to announce the launching of its revised version of it's Chartering website, www.phuketcharters.com.

This new site provides our much appreciated customers with greater details on our range of Sunseeker Yachts for charter and a more user friendly interface.

Phuket Charters range from single day trips though to weekly island hopping adventures. The choice is really yours and can be adapted to your liking.

Contact Iain at our Phuket Charters office for more details.

New Bayliner Magalog Out Now!

September 20, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

The latest edition of BAYLINER's International magalogue is available and has articles on various models from the Bayliner range, along with owners feedback and BLOG's from all over the world.

Features of weekend cruising with friends, to stunning European cruising grounds are featured in the magazine section of the publication and the full range of BAYLINER boats in the catalogue half.

Feel free to down load the magalogue and enjoy at your pleasure.

For further information in Thailand on Bayliner, contact paul@maxmarine.asia









Sunseeker Thailand i-pad Application

September 14, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Max-Marine Asia, the Exclusive Agent for Sunseeker Yachts in Thailand, are proud to launch two stunning applications for I Pad from today.  This state of the art, mobile media experience comes in a standard version (483MB) and an extended version (1GB), which includes action videos of each Sunseeker model in the range.

In a world of rapid changes in Information Technology, Max-Marine Asia sees such applications as the future in Sales & Marketing tools, by providing potential clients with images, videos, specifications, cruising and marina guides and much more at your finger tips.

Craig Murphy, MD of Sunseeker Thailand added, “The App provides a platform from which our Sales Team and clients can benefit.  The need to provide brochures and download individual files for clients is no longer needed; everything is here for you.”

Craig is currently in the UK to attend The 2011 Southampton Boatshow, which coincides with the launch of the new I Pad applications and hopes other dealers around the world follow Thailand’s lead in making the Sunseeker brand ‘Truly Global’.

Whether you are simply interested in boating or are considering buying your dream boat, please download either one of our FREE applications to your I Pad, then sit back, relax, and enjoy what the Worlds Finest Luxury Motor Yachts have to offer.


A Stingray Weekend in Phang Nga Bay

August 23, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

“Who said that you couldn’t go boating in low season?”
For the second weekend in a row we had perfect conditions for boating.
This was a day out on the Sunseeker 6.2m Stingray RIB for a bit of wakeboarding/wakeskating with some of the local sponsored kids from Phuket Cable Ski park.
We left Ao-por Grand Marina to the close-by island of Naka Yai to a location with ideal conditions for wakeboarding and hanging out on the beach having a BBQ’s. Hard to beat flat waters, white sandy beaches and a glorious view up into the world famous Phang Nga Bay.
A fantastic day was enjoyed by all with the kids exciting everybody with an array of tricks and jumps (air) behind the RIB.
For more information of our range of RIBS contact Max Marine Asia.

SPEC
Length: 6.2m
Beam: 2.5m
Type: Center console with Bimini T-top
Navigation: Garman 521S GPS Map.
Engine: Suzuki 175hp 4-stroke engine.















New Images of the New Sunseeker Manhattan 53

August 23, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

The all new Sunseeker 53 Manhattan model will be launched at the 2011 Southampton Boatshow in September and Sunseeker Thailand will be there.  The first photographs have now been released by the factory prior to the show.

The launch of this elegant and stylish new flybridge yacht has been eagerly anticipated by distributors and buyers alike throughout the world.  Indeed, Sunseeker Thailand has two confirmed orders which will be arriving in Phuket either side of Christmas.

Both inside and out the Manhattan 53 has far more space than its predecessor and has a stunning new flybridge layout.  In addition, with its well proportioned beam, she offers three generous cabins below, with a huge beam to beam owner’s stateroom.

In addition, the stepped saloon and helm position offer excellent, panoramic views with relaxed, spacious entertaining areas.

The Manhattan 53 may now be the smallest Sunseeker in the Flybridge production line, but she is no less a performer or provider of that.

Anyone wishing to view the Manhattan 53 at the Southampton Boatshow, please contact; Craig Murphy, MD, Sunseeker Thailand, craig@sunseekerthailand.com











ZODIAC PRO-OPEN 650 For Sale

August 22, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

This 2009 Hypalon RIB has never been launched, it’s new and the owner is looking for a quick sale, due to him re-locating.  It has now been reduced by 500,000 thb to ONLY 2,300,000 thb.

With it’s Mercury Verado 150hp, the boat will reach a top speed in excess of 40 knots.

It is also equipped with a 12” Raymarine GPS Chartplotter, a Raymarine VHF Radio and also has the Mercury Smartcraft computer.

The boat is also on a locally built SEAT trailer and is ready to go!

NOW A GREAT BUY!

DOWNLOAD THE BOAT SPEC SHEET HERE!

 

 

Two Sunseeker Manhattan 63s on a Sunday Cruise

August 13, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Sunseeker Thailand’s Iain Davie enjoyed an amazing day as two of Sunseeker Thailand’s newest boats, both Sunseeker Manhattan 63’s, joined together for a cruise last Sunday.  

The sight of two brand new Sunseeker Manhattan 63’s cruising gently south in formation drew a fair few glances from the local fishermen and yacht owners alike. Dropping anchor off one of the many tropical islands had the crews busy launching the tenders and of course, the water toys. It was not long before we were all splashing around between the Sunseeker yachts, the islands beach and yes, the many toys.

Lunch was served on one boat, leaving the other free for the crews to relax in peace and quiet, until it was decided that afternoon drinks would be better served after a quick blast North. Up came the anchors and off we went. Now, if the sight of two Sunseeker Manhattan 63’s cruising south in majestic formation caught the eye, the 32 knot, side by side, blast North caused more than a few heads to turn.

Arrival off a deserted island in the beautiful Phang Nga Bay led the two owners to decide that rafting the two 70 foot Sunseeker Manhattan’s together would, in effect, combine drinks fridge capacity which offered a greater quantity and selection of beverages to their guests. Rafting two identical Sunseeker Yachts together allowed perfect alignment of both hydraulic swimming platforms making it easy to transverse between fridges, keeping the aft decks busy and allowing the crews to compare notes at the bow.

Heading back to Ao Po Marina as the sun set was just the most perfect end to a great day with both Sunseeker Manhattan 63’s entering the Marina and tying up just before dark.

Max Marine Asia check out new boat lift-out facility

August 13, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Max-Marine Asia recently tested out the new Roodberg boat lift trailer which is available at Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket.

The owner of a new 8 metre Aus Thai Marine Catamaran required an engine service, and in just 35 minutes the boat was lifted out of the water, both outboard engines were serviced and the boat was returned back into the water without a problem.

Paul Stamp, from Max-Marine Asia said “the Roodberg trailer is perfect when there is no travel lift facility.  The Marina Manager, Derek Van Deventer and his staff offer a very quick and efficient service for surveys and engine servicing.”

“Max-Marine Asia and Sunseeker Thailand have used the Roodberg to lift out much bigger boats than this one too.  It took out a Sunseeker Portofino 47 easily too recently, and as can be seen by the full new hard stand area, the Roodberg lift trailer is lifting some very large power boats and sail boats.”

Hopefully many more Max-Marine Asia clients with their boats in Ao Po Grand Marina will take advantage of this great piece of equipment.





 

Sunseeker Thailand’s latest arrival available for exclusive charter

July 27, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

The latest addition to Sunseeker Thailand’s ever expanding fleet, the Manhattan 73 will be available for exclusive charter and offers a unique opportunity to explore the Asian Riviera on a luxurious, brand new Sunseeker Yacht.
Sunseeker Thailand are very pleased to announce that their latest new arrival, a Manhattan 73, due early in November, will be available for exclusive charters.  The Yacht features the latest Seakeeper Gyro Stabiliser and many upgraded specification including the new Joystick Manoeuvring System. The Manhattan 73 offers vast entertainment areas, a huge amount of deck space and 3, ensuite, double staterooms with a twin ensuite cabin and separated crew accommodation for the Captain, engineer and hostess.
This brand new Manhattan 73 will be offering exclusive, weeklong charters from Malaysia, Singapore and Phuket providing a unique opportunity to explore our incredible cruising grounds and the 100's of secluded tropical islands surrounding the area whilst basking in abject luxury aboard this new addition to our ever expanding Sunseeker fleet.

Phuket Boat Show finds new home

July 26, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Sunseeker Thailand can announce that the 2012 International Boat Show in Phuket, PIMEX, has been moved from its historical, early January slot to a new range of dates at the end of March. Moving the show away from the Christmas, New Year peak season will allow the major marquees and dealers in Phuket, including Sunseeker Thailand, to show many more of the new models.
The PIMEX boat Show in Phuket will now be held from the 29th March 2012 to the 1st April 2012. Moving it from the early January, peak season slot will allow a lot more boats to be available for display. The growing success of the marine industry in Phuket, as the incredible cruising grounds and modern, secure infrastructure become more widely known, has created a demand for new boats surpassing many areas in the Med.
"The arrival of so many new boats in the last 12 months plus the 4 new arrivals due before Christmas, will keep us and the boats so busy during the peak, Christmas, New Year season that we just cannot provide the resources the show deserves. Moving the show to the end of March will give us the time, and boats required for putting on a fantastic show. It is a very welcome change indeed" stated Craig Murphy, MD. Max Marine Asia (Sunseeker Thailand)

New Austhai Boomerang 8000 FunCat-Owners comments

July 19, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Having handed over the new Austhai Marine 8m Funcat recently to its owner Stuart Orr, the boat has been put through its paces in Phang Nga Bay over the last 10 days, by Stuart and his family and friends.

Stuart has owned numerous boats previously in Thailand, however he is extremely happy having made his latest buy.

“The boat is great”, Stuart said, “It’s the best boat I’ve had to date!”

“Yesterday, we had 10 adults on board with two teenagers and two younger kids, and the boat handled superbly; cruising at 25 knots without a problem.”

The Austhai Boomerang 8000 Funcat, sold in Phuket by Max-Marine Asia, has a top speed of 40 knots with its twin Suzuki 175hp engines.

Stuart added, “The handling of the boat is sensational.  My previous boats just could not handle the sea conditions here in Phuket; you had to slow down!   My new boat just cuts through the choppy waters at speed; it’s great!”

8m Austhai Funcat arrives in Phuket

July 13, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Boat sales continue through 2011 for Max-Marine Asia in Phuket.  The latest arrival is the Austhai Marine 8000 Boomerang Cat.

Built in Pattaya, this open Catamaran sits 12 people and includes on-board electric toilet and cooking facilities at a kitchen station.

It is powered by twin Suzuki 175hp outboards and has a top speed of 40 knots.  It also has a great range as it is fitted with 2 x 300 litre fuel tanks.

Ideal for a comfortable cruise or a fishing trip this model handles superbly well and offers a safe comfortable trip every time.

As well as the Funcat, there are Cabcat and Fishcat models available, along with Divecats and Ferries.

 

New Bayliner 185 Bowrider arrives in Phuket

June 27, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Max-Marine Asia has taken delivery of a new Bayliner 185 Bowrider.  This new 18 foot runabout comes with the attractive new Slate Blue hull stripe.

This model, which has taken 4 months to manufacture and ship, from the factory in USA to Phuket is the latest Bayliner to be imported to Thailand in 2011.  With its standard 3.0 litre 135hp Mercruiser engine, this Bayliner has a top speed of almost 40knots.

Its stylish interior and lines also help to make this boat a steal at only 1 Million Baht (at the time of the article), and an ideal entry-level runabout and island hopper for Phukets coastline.

It also comes as standard with a galvanized trailer so it can be taken out of the water after use and taken home!

For more information in relation to Bayliner, please contact;

paul@maxmarine.asia
+66 (0)8 40 60 70 20

Come and see Sunseeker at the PSP Southampton Boat Show in September

June 23, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

PSP Southampton International Boat Show 16th - 25th September 2011

Date: 16th - 25th September 2011

Exhibition Opening Times 
10.00hrs to 18.30hrs

2011 Phuket Property Dot Com - Pro/Am Golf Invitational

June 20, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

The Annual Phuket Property Dot Com Pro Am golf tournament was held at an immaculate Laguna Phuket Golf Club, and proved to be a great success once again for not only participants and sponsors, but also to local charity The Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation.

Bright but blustery conditions proved very testing for the 20 professionals from The Asian Tour and the 70 local amateur golfers during the event, which boasted a 5 Million Baht purse, with numerous prizes up for grabs.

Sunseeker Asia/Thailand and Max-Marine Asia donated a hole in one prize at the 11th; a new Sessa19 Key Largo, but unfortunately no player managed the to claim the prize, though a few came within 2 yards.

A target of a million baht had been set to be raised and after some gentle persuasion and generosity, the target was met at the prize giving reception at the new B-Lay Thong Resort in Patong.  The funding will help to support English Language programs for local Thai children.







Sunseeker Yachts in Phuket

June 08, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Following a successful last 2 years, Sunseeker Thailand can now boast having more than 20 Sunseeker Yachts throughout the Kingdom by the end of 2011.

With the arrival of 3 new Flybridge Yachts and the majestic 40m Yacht since December, Sunseeker Thailand now awaits the production and delivery of another 5 further Flybridge Yachts during 2011.

Following the launch of the all new Manhattan 53 at The Southampton Boatshow in September later this year, Sunseeker Thailand will take delivery of 2 of the first models off line from the Sunseeker factory in Poole, UK.

Add to that, another Manhattan 63 to join the 2 already in Phuket, along with 2 new Manhattan 73’s, and Sunseeker Yachts will be at the fore front of the luxury Yacht market in Phuket.

Half of Thailand’s Sunseeker Yacht fleet are now located in Ao Po Grand Marina in Phuket, however further models are berthed in Phuket’s 3 other marinas and further a field in the Gulf of Thailand at Ko Samui, Ko Chang and Pattaya.

Phuket Property Dot Com Pro-Am Golf Tournament

June 07, 2011 1 Comments Blog by Administrator

The 2011 Phuket Property Dot Com Pro Am Invitational Golf Tournament is being held on Friday 17th June at The Laguna Golf Course, in Phuket.

30 touring professionals are taking part in the competition including Simon Yates, Garanjeet Bhullar and Rookie of the year Rikard Karlberg, alongwith many local amateur golfers.

The event, which is co-hosted by local charity ‘Phuket has been good to us’, will have a serious but party atmosphere to it.  The event also boasts some great hole-in-one prizes available on the Par 3 holes along with many more prizes and lucky bags to all competitors.

Sunseeker Asia/Thailand and Max-Marine Asia have also sponsored the event and have donated a boat for a hole-in-one prize on the 11th hole.  Weather permitting; the boat will be on show in the lake by the 11th green on the day of the competition.

The Sessa 19 Key Largo with a 90 hp Suzuki 4 stroke outboard engine is valued at 40,000 US Dollars and provides a great opportunity for a lucky winner to enjoy the waters around the beautiful island of Phuket.

Craig Murphy, Managing Director of Sunseeker Thailand/Max-Marine Asia added, “We are very happy sponsoring the 2011 Phuket Property Dot Com Pro Am Invitational and supporting The Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation.  The Sessa is an excellent runabout boat and we hope the winner will enjoy some great boating around Phuket, should it be won”.

Best of luck to all competitors….Professional and Amateur!

Gold Coast Boat Show 2011 - Picture Slideshow

May 18, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

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Sunseeker sponsored Nicky wins IronKids Event

May 15, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

April saw the inaugural Ironkids event held in Phuket at The Thanyapura Sports & Leisure Club at The Phuket International Academy (PIA), and saw 113 kids taking part.

The mission of the event is to inspire, motivate and develop young people into leading an active and healthy lifestyle through participation in sport and recreation.

Sunseeker Thailand/Asia, along with a number of other local companies, took the opportunity to sponsor a participant of the Boys Senior event; Nicky Murphy, who is a pupil at PIA on a football scholarship programme.  C&C Marine, Hull-Suzuki Marine, The Expat Hotel-Patong and KiteSurf were among other sponsors for Nicky too.

The event saw the participants compete over a 300m swim, then a 12km bike ride followed by a 3m run.  After finishing the swim in 2nd place, Nicky came out of the 1st transition section leading the event and never looked back from then on.

Nicky won the event comfortably in the end and was awarded his medal by Jurgen Zack, 8 times World Champion of Ironman and Thailand’s Minister for Sport.

Well done to Nicky Murphy.

Max Marine appoints Tawan Cruises

April 21, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

MAX MARINE APPOINTS TAWAN CRUISES
TO MANAGE SUNSEEKERS IN PHUKET


PHUKET’s role as boating capital of the Asian Riviera is being further enhanced by the partnership of two of the island’s most respected and successful companies.

Tawan Cruises Limited has been awarded the contract to manage the ever-growing fleet of Sunseekers in Phuket, distributed exclusively by Max Marine Asia Ltd. “Motor yacht cruising in Phuket is better than anything in the Mediterranean,” said Max Marine’s Iain Davie, who had eight years experience working for Sunseeker in the European yacht haven.

“People are far more confident about having their boats here now with our efficient infrastructure and this partnership with Tawan Cruises takes it that step further.” Sunseeker currently have 18 boats in the Thailand fleet, including the 40m super yacht, and he revealed there would be at least another 6 motor yachts by the end of the year, with at least four owners wanting full yacht management.

“Why shouldn’t the guy spending £2million have the same service as the owners expect of a £12million super yacht?” declared Craig Murphy, MD of Max Marine.  He explained the service was aimed to give owners peace of mind but also protect the capital value of their boats so technical maintenance will be carried out by Sunseeker, with Tawan Cruises’ management programme done under its supervision.

“We recognize that Tawan Cruises is professional in the management of its boats, whether they are 30 feet or 30 meters. It has established resources and we are plugging into its experience,” said Craig. “It is a partnership made in heaven!” Tawan Cruises and Max Marine would offer various comprehensive management programmes and the service could include everything from airport transfers, providing staff and all provisions on board, to dealing with administration and operation issues. A helpline will be developed for any problems ranging from cultural issues to boat maintenance.

Tony Henthorne, of Tawan Cruises said the partnership added credibility to the marine market and that Phuket was a solid base in which to keep a boat. “It’s a very strong development that owners can rest assured their yacht is being properly looked after and that, for a boat owner, is extremely satisfying,” he added. “This relationship places us firmly in the upper echelons of the boating industry in South East Asia".

He revealed the partnership would also be creating employment in all aspects of the boating industry in the technical, management and administration fields. Phuket’s reputation as a boating mecca is being increasingly recognized worldwide. Iain explained that world-class facilities, easy accessibility to the island, cheaper costs and an extensive growth of infrastructure with a skilled English-proficient workforce has attracted many boat owners contributing to a growing market.

Describing the cruising from Phuket as “awesome”, he added: “The Med struggles for space so you’re always looking for somewhere quiet to get that picture postcard moment.  When you’re cruising in waters around Phuket, you get that moment every 15 minutes!”

Please also see the recent article in the Phuket Gazette which is an interesting endorsement of the view that Phuket’s high-end marine industry is forecast for continued growth:
http://www.phuketgazette.net/archives/articles/2011/article10109.html

Another Sunseeker 63 Manhattan arrives in Phuket

April 12, 2011 1 Comments Blog by Administrator

Another Sunseeker 63 Manhattan arrives in Phuket

The second Sunseeker 63 Manhattan of 2011 arrived in Phuket this week from the UK.

MAIA was delivered to Port Klang in Malaysia where Iain Davie, Service & Sales Manager for Sunseeker Thailand and her Captain, met her for the Pre-Delivery Inspection and commissioning.

Following a successful ‘shakedown’ the boat set sail for Phuket via Langkawi, where MAIA then had a longer than expected stopover, due to the Tropical Depression which hit Southern Thailand and Malaysia over the past week.

The Flybridge Motor Yacht did however set sail 3 days later in the still testing waters, however she came through the challenging sea-trial with flying colours.

“We headed into the back edge of the weather system coming north with almost 2m seas and she handled it extremely well.  She has certainly had a baptism of fire!” said Iain.

“On board, she is wonderfully appointed with an extensive multi-zone ‘Fusion’ sound system, I Pod docking stations, flat screen TV’s throughout with a drop-down 55’ TV in the saloon.”

“Additionally MAIA is equipped with number of chilled drinks cabinets and high output ice making facilities making her a great boat for entertaining, which is what the owner wanted!”

“I am sure he will like what he sees!”

Phuket is a crusing paradise

April 05, 2011 2 Comments Blog by Administrator

Cruising Paradise

Berthing your Sunseeker in Phuket gives you an amazing variety of cruising destinations rarely found so close by. Whether for a day cruise or extended over night voyages the choice is absolutely endless. Anchor at one of Phuket's many tropical islands just 15 minutes away for beach BBQ's and swimming or take a five hour cruise to the Similan islands and swim with the turtles in perfect isolation.

Cruise for 1.5 hours past deserted islands and explore Thailand's tropical coast lines along Krabi or visit the famous Phi Phi Islands years of varied cruising itineraries that are safe, easily navigated and offer the maximum enjoyment in a boating paradise that adds incomparable value to your Sunseeker boat.

 

Max Marine Asia hand over another Stingray Rib

April 02, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Max Marine Asia hand over another Stingray Rib

 

Another Stingray RIB (rigid inflatable boat) from South Africa was handed over to its new owner Craig Hodson from Krabi this month by Max Marine Asia in Phuket.

Since recently becoming Thailand’s dealer of this brand of Hypalon RIB, Max Marine Asia have sold no fewer than seven RIB’s in the four months since December 2010.

Craig Murphy, Managing Director at Max Marine Asia said, “We have been very impressed by the performance of the Stingray hulls, especially on the bigger boats upto 7.5m, and in the rougher seas we have been experiencing this high season in Thailand!”

“We (Max Marine Asia and Sunseeker Thailand) are using the 6.2m Searaider model as our chase boat for clients, which has a Suzuki DF175 outboard engine.  It performs extremely well with speeds in excess of 42knots.”

“In choosing a new RIB brand, we considered not only value for money, but also strength, build design, hull shape and of course performance.”

Paul Stamp, Sales Executive at Max Marine Asia is seen here handing over and sea trialing a new 5.8m Stingray Searaider RIB to owner Craig Hodson, at Ao Po Grand Marina.

For more information about Stingray RIB’s ;

Asia's first Sunseeker Manhattan 63...

March 14, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

A tour of Krabi and Phang Nga Bay onboard Asia’s first Sunseeker Manhattan 63.

Whilst once again holidaying in Phuket, Iris Stamp from Sunderland, in England, was in for a nice birthday surprise when she was treated by her sons; Paul and Gary to a tour around the islands of Krabi and Phang Nga, on Asia’s first Sunseeker Manhattan 63 Flybridge Motor Yacht.

The owner, Stephen Hopcroft, invited Paul, Sales Executive at Sunseeker Thailand, and his family to take his new Sunseeker Manhattan 63 for an extended sea-trial following delivery from the UK earlier this year.

“Having completed the sale of this new model ‘off-plan,’ it’s been great actually seeing the boat and taking her for a spin” said Paul. “Having many of my family members here in Phuket to enjoy the day out with me too was just fantastic!”

PIA Kids enjoy a day with Sunseeker...

March 13, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

A group of 18 children from K3 at Phuket International Academy (PIA) recently visited Ao Po Grand Marina, along with their teachers, to take a tour of a Sunseeker Manhattan 60 motor yacht.

Hosted by Craig and Supranee Murphy, the Managing Directors of Sunseeker Thailand, the children took time away from school to not only step aboard this beautiful yacht, but to also learn about boats and how they work from a very experienced boat builder and Master Mariner.

What proved to be a very popular Q&A session followed with Craig Murphy adding, “I was very impressed by not only the number of questions from the kids, but also the quality and the range of questions was excellent. Hopefully the children have learned something from their trip and will remember the boat for many years to come!”

Teachers from PIA, Sutarsinee Suanplee and Mida Abdul sent thanks to Sunseeker Thailand for the opportunity to visit such a beautiful Yacht, the content of the day and the hospitality both they and the children received.

Another 007 film - Another Sunseeker Appearance...

January 18, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

James Bond 007 - Quantum of Solace

Another 007 film - Another Sunseeker Appearance

Sunseeker International has announced that its world leading luxury motoryachts will feature in a James Bond film for the fourth consecutive time.

Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli for EON Productions and directed by Marc Forster, Quantum of Solace will be released worldwide from 31st October 2008.

Phuket Marine industry on the up

November 30, 1999 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Over the years, the Phuket Marine industry has grown to one of the biggest in not only the country but also the region.  With some of the best waters in all of Asia, the Phuket Marine industry is destined to continue to grow.  Direct links from Phuket to nearby islands such as Kho Phi Phi and Kho Yai make day boating easy and enjoyable.

The range of boats available also continues to grow with brands such as Sunseeker and Bayliner commonplace. First class maintenance through expat skilled workers helps to keep the Phuket Marine industry running well.

Access to nearby islands also gives boaters the opportunity to view some of Phuket Marine’s wildlife first hand.  Birds such as Sea Eagles and gulls can be regularly seen while a trip below the surface offers a huge array of sea life such as sharks, manta’s and even whale sharks.

With 2 distinct seasons throughout the year (rainy and dry seasons) there are distinct advantages to boating at the right time of year.  During the rainy season (May-October) the south-west monsoon hits the west coast of Phuket with rough waters and stormy skies.  It is thoroughly recommended for those interested in a Phuket marine adventure to schedule their trip in the dry where crystal clear waters are the norm.

New Sunseeker 73 Manhattan arrives in Phuket

November 30, 1999 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Max-Marine Asia have taken delivery of another stunning Flybridge Motor Yacht to add to the growing fleet of Sunseeker Yachts in Thailand.

The new Sunseeker 73 Manhattan 'Rock & Roll' has a comprehensive fit-out on board and is finished in black American Walnut and has stylish black granite work surfaces throughout.

She comes fitted with Twin MAN V12 1360hp engines along with a Fin Stablising system, two Onan generators, water maker, flybridge crane, hydraulic swim platform and extensive state of the art BOSE AV system.  She also has fantastic toys on board with a Seadoo 260 Jet Ski and a Zodiac 420 RIB.

Also on board is Sunseeker's new trailing system, providing the ability to run on one engine if necessary, thus saving fuel.