Axopar – Finnish boats at Pattaya boat show

On 24 November and lasting until Sunday 27 November the Finnish boat brand Axopar will be displayed in the water by the international boat brand dealership Derani Yachts from Phuket. Held for the fifth time at Ocean Marina, Pattaya the four-day boat show is set to be the biggest yet with more boats on display than ever – and new improved Customs rulings allowing visiting foreign vessels to stay longer in-country – together lay solid foundations for marine tourism growth in Pattaya and surrounds.



One of the highlights of the show is that visitors can view and walk through a boat, and if interested can go out for a test drive – something other shows in the region do not offer, according to the organiser.

Derani Yachts will show 3 different models, Axopar 28Cabin with 1x350hl Mercury Verado; Axopar 37 T-Top with grey hull and 2×350-hk Mercury Verado; and one Axopar 37 Cabin, also equipped with generator and air conditioning onboard and two white Mercury Verado 350-hk with a top speed of 50 knots. The Finnish boats are berthed at pontoon E. Managed by the Swede Håkan Lange, Derani Yachts will be available throughout the trade show and ready to answer any questions.

Being the Finnish brand’s first dealer in Asia, Derani Yachts debuted the distinct 28-foot Axopar (awarded “Motor Boat of The Year 2016” in the category Sportsboats and RIBs in the 2016 Motor Boat Awards) at the PIMEX boat show on Phuket in January 2016.


Not only is it Europe’s fastest growing shipyard, but this brand also represents a both affordable and exciting boating opportunity.

Håkan Lange described it as a “good product with a very economical hull with regards to fuel consumption in relation to the size and the horsepower that is required to move the boat forward, at an incredibly attractive price.”

Also, paying homage to Scandinavia is a key ingredient benefiting the attraction of Axopar.

The Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show is a large-scale international event that helps to drive marine business growth in the Gulf of Thailand.


The event is a key business event for the marine industry and in addition to welcoming many domestic visitors each year the event has grown to attract many international visitors also. The confidence that the international community has in this event and Thailand’s burgeoning marine industry underscores its potential and importance to the Thai economy,” said Dr. Tirachai Pipitsupaphol, Managing Director, Ocean Property.

A new ruling on the temporary importation of visiting foreign yachts supports Ocean Marina Pattaya Boat Show’s aim to make Pattaya the Riviera of Asia and to promote marine tourism in the region and showcase the Gulf of Thailand.

“In the past foreign vessels entering Pattaya were given a relatively short period for temporary importation. This has now changed. The Customs Department in Pattaya have agreed that the “Temporary Importation Permit for Visiting Foreign Vessels” will allow international yachts a period of six months stay which can be extended in-country, opening up the region’s potential to visiting yachts from overseas,” said Mrs. Montira Cherdchoo, Director of Map Ta Phut Customs House, The Customs Department.

Opening hours: 11:00-19:00 during 24-26 November and 11:00-18:00 on the final day, 27 November.

See also: Finnish boat with wow factor arrives to Thailand

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