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Expedition Yacht ‘Northern Sun’ to Attend Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous 2016

By Rebecca Bradbury   5 December 2016

The 51m/167ft superyacht ‘Northern Sun’ from Narasaki Shipyard has signed up to attend the inaugural Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous, taking place in Phuket, Thailand, from 10th to 12th December.

Marking the start of the superyacht season in South East Asia, Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) will attract a whole host of VIPs, superyacht owners, industry professionals and charter yachts such as Northern Sun.

A go-anywhere explorer, the expedition yacht is based in Phuket’s Yacht Haven Marina and offers charter vacations across the region, from the waters of Phang Nga and the Similan Islands in Thailand to the remote destinations of Myanmar and the Andaman Islands.   

Starting life as a Japanese ice-class research vessel in 1976, she was transformed into the luxury charter yacht she is today after an extensive two-year refit completed in 2007. She now boasts luxe spaces inside and out dedicated to entertainment and relaxation.

On deck, she features a spacious aft deck alfresco dining area, a secluded lounging spot on the foredeck, perfect for sipping cocktails as the sun sets, and a private sundeck complete with a Jacuzzi, sunning opportunities and unobstructed vistas.

charter guest fishes off of superyacht ‘Northern Sun’ in South East Asia
light and airy salon aboard luxury yacht ‘Northern Sun’
expansive master suite aboard luxury yacht ‘Northern Sun’
Bimini-covered sundeck with chaise loungers and Jacuzzi aboard expedition yacht ‘Northern Sun’

The Asian influence on luxury yacht Northern Sun, meanwhile, can be seen in the use of tropical woods such as teak, makore and narra throughout her expansive interior.

The main deck is dedicated to socialising, with a spacious main salon as well as an entertainment salon with a games table and piano. There is a third salon aft, more suitable for unwinding, while formal dining is possible here too.

On a yacht charter, she is capable of comfortably sleeping 12 guests in six staterooms, including a huge master suite, three double cabins and two twin cabins. There is also a fantastic selection of water toys on board.

At the upcoming rendezvous, she will be positioned out at anchor in the Andaman Sea and inviting guests aboard as part of a cocktail soiree and yacht hop.

Indeed, the invitation-only event is designed to bring like-minded people together to connect in a relaxed social environment.

The invitation-only event is designed to bring like-minded people together to connect in a relaxed social environment

Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous 2016
enjoying dinner at Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous 2016
violin players provide entertainment at Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous

For more details on M/Y Northern Sun or any other yacht attending the event, speak to your preferred charter broker.

Alternatively, take a look at all luxury yachts available to charter in Thailand.


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