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Media Release for PIMEX 2008
For immediate publication

Pimex 2008

latest news from Pimex 2008 – From the 4th to 7th Dec.
PIMEX 2008 is for the first time being held at the all new
Royal Phuket Marina Exhibition and Conference Centre

Fully supported by The Tourism Authority of Thailand, The Sports Authority of Thailand and the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).

Despite problems of travelling in and out of Bangkok over the last week, Phuket enjoys a large number of direct flights from many destinations. Read the TCEB statement here.

The show is at this moment under construction and some of the exhibitors have already arrived to prepare their displays. This year sees a record number of yachts in the water: 43, Total boats on display: 54, Companies exhibiting: 88.

Luxury motor yachts afloat in 2008 include Sunseeker; Gulf Craft, Chris Craft, Formula, Princess, Riviera, Pershing, Maritimo, Crownline, Cranchi, Sunnav, Horizon, Posillipo, Rodman, Tiara, Mustang, Bondway, X2K, Sea Ray, Seatboat, and Silkline International. Three of the yachts are over 60 feet long.

For sailing enthusiasts Jeanneau, Bavaria Yachts, Elan , Corsair and Hanse will be represented as well as a number of catamarans. A new development in 2008 is the emergence of new brands from mainland China, some of which are exhibiting this year. And of course the electronics, all the outboard engines and inflatable RIBS and other accessories and equipment that go with the marine lifestyle will be on show.

Several top of the line property and residential marina projects are also exhibiting. Kayak displays, music on the boardwalk and fun activities make this the perfect day out for the family. Sail training for kids and adults, Yacht charter, and Regattas.

Whether interested in boating or simply curious about how Phuket has become one of the most sought after luxury destinations in the world, visiting Royal Phuket Marina and PIMEX is a must during the 4th to 7th December. 10am to 6pm.

Visitors: Register in advance on line at:

For further information – Andaman Marine Consultants Co., Ltd. 111/405 Moo 8, Paklok, Thalang, Phuket 83110 Thailand Tel: +66 81 892 7670 Fax: +66 76 379604
Andy Dowden – Managing Director (English Speaking)

Piyawan Songsawas – Project Manager (Thai/ English Speaking) Tel. +66 86 470 7172

Notes on getting to Phuket
Phuket is not experiencing any demonstrations or difficulties in travelling around the island or through the airport. Some changes may be made to daily timings and we will target the Kings Cup traffic on Sunday rather than Thursday.

Most overseas exhibitors and visitors are routing though Singapore, Hong Kong or KL and are unaffected. At present no exhibitors have notified us of not being able to reach Phuket. Should you require any further information,
please email Any visitors having difficulty may find the following information useful........
Flights to and from the Phuket International Airport still operate to points overseas. Passengers who want to travel to and from Phuket, Thailand can find a connection through the following airlines:

  • AirAsia: thrice daily to and from Kuala Lumpur
  • Firefly: four flights a week to and from Penang
  • Thai AirAsia: daily flights to and from Singapore
  • Asiana: daily service to and from Seoul
  • China Airlines: daily service to Taipei
  • China Eastern Airlines: twice a week to and from Beijing
  • Shanghai Airlines: four weekly flights to and from Beijing
  • China Southern Airlines: thrice weekly service to and from Guangzhou
  • Condor: thrice weekly service to and from Frankfurt
  • Dragon Air: daily service to and from Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Express: four weekly flights to and from Hong Kong
  • Jetstar: thrice weekly service to and from Sydney
  • Korean Air: four flights a week to and from Seoul
  • LTU: four flights weekly to and from Munich
  • Malaysia Airlines: double daily flights to and from Kuala Lumpur
  • Silk Air: five times a day to and from Singapore, except Monday and Tuesday,      four times
  • Sky Star: eight flights a week to and from Seoul
  • Thai Airways International: eight flights a week to Hong Kong, Taipei and     Japan.

If you have any further enquiries: Please use our Contact Form.

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