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Written by Administrator    Friday, 10 August 2012 10:03    PDF Print E-mail
Ao Chalong Yacht Club 19 years young
Ao Chalong Yacht Club (ACYC) recently celebrated 19 years as a functioning yacht club in grand style. With succulent catering from Phuket's Irish Times Pub, music from the ever-popular Roaring Boys and island favourite 91.5FM's DJ Doris, more than 100 members and guests ate, drank and danced the night away at the club's unbeatable waterside venue.
"This was the club's first real attempt in 19 years to throw a 'major league' party of its own," said ACYC Commodore Grenville Fordham, noting that the month before the club had hosted more than 200 guests on behalf of the Sabang Regatta organisers. "The difference this time was that the club was footing the bill – or at least making up the difference between the heavily subsidized ticket price and the cost of staging the event," he added. But why throw a party for year 19? "We decided to hold a 20th Birthday Party next year, but thought it would be a good idea to get in a bit of practice first," said Fordham.
ACYC is Phuket's only "big boat" yacht club, with its own spacious beachside bar & restaurant, club racing twice each month, occasional weekend raft-ups away and an active social scene. "You don't have to be a boat owner – or even an avid sailor – to enjoy dropping by the club in an evening and setting the world to rights over an ice cold beer or two," said Fordham.

John Guest appoints ASAP Marine to distribute their Plumbing Systems in Thailand and regional market.
"We've seen an increase in requirements for quality marine productsamong our regional customers. In line with this we are proud to expand on our offerings of quality brands with the latest addition of John Guest's plumbing systems." said Mr. Berne, owner of ASAP Marine.
The JG Speedfit system makes for quick, easy and reliable pressurized water systems on yachts of all sizes. The wide range of adaptors and fittings ensures compatibility with most standard plumbing fittings making it ideal for new-build or refitting applications.
John Guest first introduced their Super Speedfit Plumbing system in 1974 and since then kept on with quality innovation. The newest Speedfit range improves on the traditional standards from John Guest for Quality, innovation and reliability.
See more about John Guest at www.jgspeedfit.com or visit www.asap-marine.com for advice, pricing and dealership enquiries.

Phuket based Electrical Marine Company Ltd now feature a range of Vetus stock at the Phuket Boat Lagoon and Ao Po Grand Marina locations.
Vetus, a Dutch-owned global supplier of boat components, manufacture and offer over 2500 quality branded products. All are now available to boat builders, commercial and recreational mariners in Thailand.
Selected as original manufacturers equipment by many of the world's largest production boat builders a Vetus product is often the perfect fit.
Numerous complete systems can be specified from Vetus product, verified for suitability, ordered, shipped, cleared and delivered all from a single point of contact with Electrical Marine in Thailand. For smaller amounts choose from the stock selection of popular items.
  • Water tanks, holding tanks, fuel tanks
  • Hose to suit all applications and sizes
  • Steering systems, bow and stern thrusters
  • Pumps: macerator, diaphragm, bilge and all applications
  • Toilets and full sanitary treatment/holding solutions
  • Engines, diesel and hybrid propulsion
  • Ventilation hatches, windows and ports
  • Windlass and anchoring solutions
From stem to stern Vetus has the product and the system to solve the problem.
Electrical Marine Co., Ltd.
Phuket Boat Lagoon & Ao Po Grand Marina
Phuket 83000 Thailand
Tel 66(0) 76 239 112 Fax 66(0) 76 238 943
http://www.electrical-marine.com email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it