This section gives guidelines for facilities that can cater for yachts 30 metres and above in the Southeast Asian region, taking advantage of the favourable labour costs and locally available skills.
These are in addition to the many boatyards and marina travel-lifts catering for smaller yachts already mentioned in the general text.
We list a few of the major yards we know to have constructed larger vessels and have carried out major refit works on foreign Superyachts.
We strongly suggest owners and captains use locally-based project management companies to overcome cultural and language difficulties in each region.
Penguin Shipyard International at Tuas caters largely for commercial vessels and mega-yachts up to 500 tons.
PSI builds and repairs high-speed commercial vessels, including ferries, crewboats, cargo vessels and patrol craft. An aluminium shipbuilder with a track record that dates back to 1995, PSI also arranges international Superyacht haulouts.
The Shipyard operates a 12,000-square metre site with a 500-metric ton straddle carrier, and another 45000-square metre shipyard on the Indonesian island of Batam with a 250-metre ton straddle carrier.
To date, Penguin Shipyard has built more than 50 vessels for the group’s own requirements and for third-party ship owners.
Facilities include a 50m x 50m covered shipbuilding hall, 6,000 sqm open area and a 50 metre commissioning pier. For more information visit www.penguin.com.sg
Asia Pacific Superyachts
Website for all countries: www.asia-pacific-superyachts.com
India, Andaman Holidays
E-237, Pongy Chaung, Port Blair, Andaman Islands, India 744 101
T: + 91 3192 239595 / 234924, F: + 91 3192 239595, M: + 91 9932 080776
Malaysia & Myanmar:
Asia Pacific Superyachts SDN BHD
91 Kg Telok, Jalan Makam Mahsuri, Langkawi, 07000
T: + 60 (49) 551 544, F: + 60 (49) 552 544, M: + 60 (0) 1 944 99422
nickasia-pacific-superyachts.com NICK COOMBES
Gold Coast Yacht and Country Club
1 Castle Peak Road, Hong Kong, T: +852 2815 0404
Bart.kimmanasia-pacific-superyachts.com BART KIMMAN
Asia Pacific Superyachts Pvt Ltd (Maldives),
1st floor, MA. Rafrafge, Buruzu Magu, Male’, Republic of Maldives
T: + 960 332 9240, F: + 960 332 9241, M: + 960 777 6884 (24 hrs)
Asia Pacific Superyachts (Singapore)
10 Tuas West Drive, Raffles Marina, Singapore 638404
T: +65 6869 1813 / 6897 7263, F: +65 6869 1814, M: +65 9179 8754
scottasia-pacific-superyachts.com SCOTT WALKER
Asia Pacific Superyachts (Phuket)
39/101 Prabaramee Road, Patong Beach, Kathu, Phuket, Thailand 83150
T: + 66 (0)76 296 440, F: + 66 (0)76 296 440, M: + 66 (0)81 979 6320
gordonasia-pacific-superyachts.com GORDON FERNANDES
Asia Pacific Superyachts (Samui)
211/5 Moo 4 Maret, Koh Samui, Suratthani, Thailand 84320
T: + 66 (0) 81 797 4100, F: + 66 (0)77 413 554, M: + 66 (0) 81 797 4100
charlieasia-pacific-superyachts.com CHARLIE DWYER
Asia Pacific Superyachts (Bali)
23 Jalan Sari Dewi, Oberoi, Bali, Indonesia
JIMMY BLEE, T: + 62 (0) 812 302 9444
RICHARD LOFTHOUSE, T: +62 (0) 811 340 0668
Wavemaster is situated on the west entrance to Bass Harbour at Tanjung Lembong and provides full Superyacht repair and refit services.
Alongside the wharf there is a minimum depth of seven metres at low tide. 140 ton and 500 ton capacity travel-lifts service 17,000 square metres of hardstand.
Behind the hardstand are two 24 metre high, insulated and ventilated hangers, each of 70x25 metres.
There are adjoining carpentry, aluminium, electrical and mechanical workshops, each with individual overhead gantry cranes.
On-site staff naval architects and engineers design for new builds, conversions, and major overhauls.
Berthing for yachts of 13-70 metres, with fresh water, 3-phase shore power and telecommunications is available off the wharf. Petrol and diesel are also available.
Lockers, washrooms, showers, chandlery, supermarket and 24-hour security are all within easy walking distance. For more information visit www.wmlyc.com.my
Located just inside the entrance of Tha Chin River, Rattanachai Slipway is the biggest of the local shipyards in and around Phuket town.
Maximum capacity is 52 meters and 200 tons. Bow depth 1.95m, stern depth 3.95m. The river entrance is shallow and should be navigated at high tide only.
Services include general hull cleaning and painting, carpentry and wooden hull repairs, teak decks and furnishings, fibreglass jobs, steelwork and stainless steel fabrication, machine shop, galvanizing and sandblasting service.
Established in 1978, several vessels over 30 metres have been constructed from wood and steel in this famous yard.
For more information visit www.ratanachai-slipway.com
There are several commercial shipyards at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River offering the full range of build and refit services for vessels over 30 metres.
The shipyard facilities include slipways for vessels up to 80m, beam 17m and up to 2,000 tons. There are floating docks for vessels up to 85m, beam 18m and 3,000 tons and a dry graving dock for vessels up to 110m, beam 15m and 4,000 tons.
Fabrication can be arranged in steel, aluminium, wood, composites, mechanical and engineering, air conditioning, hydraulics, pipe work, tanks, electrical & wiring, machinery overhaul, shafts and propellers, joinery, teak decks, furnishings, interior finishing, topside preparation and painting, hull cleaning & painting and deck equipment. Naval architecture and survey by all major classification societies can be arranged. Bonded warehouses are also available.
All works services can be carried out by skilled and experienced teams, but we highly recommend project management by a professional company with a track record in Thailand. For more information visit www.yachtsolutions.net
The port city of Surabaya in East Java is an ideal location for slipping, sourcing and fabrication. With a mainly Chinese Christian population of 5 million, Surabaya is the largest naval and shipbuilding city port in Indonesia.
There are many slipways that cater for vessels over 30 metres and a number of vessels have been built here very economically.
These mainly government-supervised yards have produced traditional Pinisis, superyachts and myriad commercial vessels. Being the largest naval and marine merchant city of the archipelago, Surabaya boasts an abundance of marine contractors, parts and equipment, but local knowledge is essential to bring any new build or refit projects to fruition.
For information visit www.indonesianmarineservices.com
Located in Tayud, Consolacion on the island of Cebu, Colorado Shipyard Corporation (CSC) caters to commercial and private vessels over 30 metres.
Colorado’s dockyard facility sits on 5-hectares with three slipways and a transferring system for up to 300 tons. There are plans to build an additional slipway to cater for even larger vessels. All the usual fabrications are available. For more information www.coloradoshipyard.com
Yacht Solutions Co,. Ltd.,
Phuket Boat Lagoon Marina, 20/27 Moo 2, Thepkasattri Road,
Koh Kaew, Muang 83000, Phuket, Thailand
T: +66 76 239 114, F: +66 76 239 139, M: +66 81 8944 582
garethyachtsolutions.net, www.yachtsolutions.net GARETH TWIST
Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd.,
23F, 248 Queens Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong
T: +852/2863.6111, Fax: +852/2863.7415, M: +852/91900390
hongkongsuperyachtasia.com, www.angloeasterngroup.com ROBERT TANNER
M: +66 81 8944 582
philippinessuperyachtasia.com CAPTAIN SIMON TWIST
PT. INDONUSA SEGARAMARINE,
Jl. Raya Pelabuhan Benoa, Denpasar 80222
T: +62 361 710004, F: +62 361 722236, M: +62 81 2380 3322
indonesiasuperyachtasia.com, www.indonusa-marine.net STEPHANUS S. DJAJASAPUTRA
Yacht Construction (SEA) Pte Ltd., International Super Yacht Services,
Block 3016 Bedok North Avenue 4, #02-03, EASTECH, Singapore 489947
T: +65 6542-2728, F: +65 6542-2886, M:+65 9673 9460
singaporesuperyachtasia.com, www.superyachtservices.com ANGIE NG
Pippen Marine (M) Sdn. Bhd,
75 Batu Ara Jalan Pantai Kok, Langkawi Kedah, Malaysia
T: + 60 4 955 7069, F: + 60 4 955 7069, M: +60 19 4287318, malaysiasuperyachtasia.com, www.pippenmarine.com MICHELE PIPPEN
As for Phuket, Thailand, except:
M: +66 81 895 3036, myanmarsuperyachtasia.com SUWANNEE WONGAPOL
Prudential Shipping Lines Pte Ltd,
Level 6, Access Towers, 278, Union Place, Colombo 2, Sri Lanka
T: +94 11 4721237, F: +94 11 4721586, M: +94 71 2773543
srilankasuperyachtasia.com, www.pslship.com ROHITHA MENDIS
Alliance Management Services Company Pvt Ltd,
Filaa Building -1, 3rd Floor, # 03 – 01, Koli Umaru Manik Goalhi, Male’, Maldives
T: + 960 3 338788, F: + 960 3 338688, M: + 960 7 786444
maldivessuperyachtasia.com, www.amsco.com.mv ABDULLAH JALEEL
The Wharf Hotel & Marina,
P.O. Box 278, Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles, Indian Ocean
T: +248 601278, F: +248 600278, M: +248 515278
seychellessuperyachtasia.com, www.yachtmanagement.sc SPEEDY LARUE
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