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A growing number of superyachts are visiting Thailand’s island of Koh Samui in the Gulf of Siam.
Koh Samui rises off the southeastern seaboard of Thailand and is the country’s second-largest island after Phuket. Relatively unknown for years, the area offers various itineraries to visiting
superyachts.

Koh Samui lies among a group of 48 islands. The area offers cruising to places such as Ang Thong National Marine Park, a compact archipelago of more than 80 virtually untouched islands, best explored by sea kayak.

Capt. Charles “Champagne Charlie” Dwyer owns and operates Asia Pacific Superyachts Samui and Samui Yacht Services, both of which offer agent, guide and support services to visiting yachts, including the 220-foot (67.2m) S/Y Vertigo and the 171-foot M/Y Battered Bull.

Capt. Dwyer skippers the 116-foot (36m) S/Y Yanneke Too and has accumulated more than a half million nautical miles around the globe. He makes his home in the area.

“Though there is no marina, there are many anchorages in Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao and surrounding areas,” he said. “Koh Samui is the hub of the Gulf and the best and easiest port of entry in the Gulf of Siam.

“Returning to the island, I’m reminded each time of the breathtaking natural beauty of Koh Samui and its stunning cruising waters,” he said. “In beginning a sea journey here, one finds a perfect haven to regroup and enjoy life, an important part of the fun and thrill of the destination.”

Capt. Dwyer is also a co-organizer of the annual Asia Superyacht Rendezvous in Phuket in December.

Linda Cartlidge is public relations and communications director at Asia Pacific Superyachts. For more information, visit www.asia-pacific-superyachts.com. Comments on this article are welcome at editorial@the-triton.com.

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