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Phuket Thailand's dramatic waterscape from private yacht charter

Executive Pursuits: Beat the blizzards in Boston by riding a yacht in Bangkok

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Just because the boating season ends in New England, doesn’t mean you have to wait until next spring for the joys of cruising.
I just returned from the” Land of Smiles” — Thailand — a bit jet-lagged, but fully immersed in its approachable culture.
I have now experienced the yachting scene out of Phuket on the Andaman Sea first-hand. It was a “work”-related junket that we call a “fam trip,” or “familiarization trip,” which segues into the end of the New England boating season and how to keep summer alive.

108ft Numarine motor yacht DOLCE VITA cruising in Thailand YACHTING FAM TRIP IN THAILAND

Chartering in Thailand onboard DOLCE VITA

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Thailand flagged 105′ Modern Motor Yacht DOLCE VITA is luxury afloat.  After spending cruising time out of the stunning Yacht Haven Marina, Phuket, I can attest to the professional team assembled for a smooth and exciting week with Captain Danilo at the helm.  He hails from Italy, and prides himself as a true Roman.  Married to […]

Traveling by tuk tuk is the most popular form of transportation in Thailand

YACHTING FAM TRIP IN THAILAND

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I am just back from traveling 8,517 miles to on one of the most amazingly scenic and dramatic familiarization tour I have ever been on – a yachting fam trip in Thailand. Traveling on exquisite yachts, we enjoyed the local custom and culture enveloping a three-week journey of Southeast Asia.

Rowes Wharf in Boston, Massachusetts at the harbor

BOSTON’S WATERBORN ARMADA WOWS THE TOURISTS

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This year we have a new accolade to add to the luster by being rated best US vacation destination by US News and World Report. So, I set out to revisit the charms of Boston with a particular focus on the waterfront and waterways.