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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.

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

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.

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



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.

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!


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.

Bayliner 2012 Catalogue Out Now

November 17, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

Check out the 2012 Bayliner Catalogue now.

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

October 31, 2011 0 Comments Blog by Administrator

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,

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.


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;
+66 (0)8 40 60 70 20

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.

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.

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.


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.