Ocean Marina Jomtien scores win with “Best Marina Berth Facilities in Thailand”
Pattaya, Thailand, 25 January 2024 — Pioneering the marine lifestyle in the Gulf of Thailand for more than 30 years, Ocean Marina Jomtien, located on Thailand’s east coast, was recently recognised with the “Best Marina Berth Facilities in Thailand” award at the prestigious Robb Report Thailand Best Of The Best Yachting Awards.
Known for its world-class facilities, Ocean Marina Jomtien’s development and expansion trajectory over the past decade has been in part to cater to a growing number of visiting yachts who wish to explore the stunning cruising grounds of the Gulf of Thailand. Ocean Marina Jomtien also identified the rapid growth of Thai boat ownership early on and aligned their expansion to meet these demands. Today, Ocean Marina Jomtien has become the marina of choice for Thai boat owners on Thailand’s eastern seaboard.
“It’s an honour to receive this prestigious award for Ocean Marina Jomtien. This award is recognition for all the hard work of the marina team and their ongoing innovation and service to our customers. Launched in 1989, Ocean Marina Jomtien is a key economic driver of Thailand’s marine industry and remains a leader in marine services and facilities, catering for yachts of all sizes and owners and crews from around the world,” said Napong Paripontpochanapisuti, Managing Director of Ocean Property Co. Ltd.
Starting in 2012, Ocean Marina Jomtien implemented a strategic development programme of its berthing facilities which included the replacement of berths, upgrades to power infrastructure and water supply, as well as increasing the number of berths. From a capacity of 200 berths in 2011, the marina has added 255 more berths making it the largest marina in Southeast Asia today with a total of 455 wet berths, 100 trailer boat berths and hardstand capacity for 30 boats.
“Our primary focus at Ocean Marina Jomtien is to provide the best facilities for our customers and the highest standard of service. We have invested considerably in the marina’s facilities and expansion over the last decade which has been well received by local and international visiting yachts,” added Scott Finsten, Harbour Master of Ocean Marina Jomtien.
“In addition to visiting international yachts, over the past decade we have seen an exponential increase in Thais who are buying boats, enjoying the marine lifestyle and basing themselves at Ocean Marina Jomtien. And we’ve also seen a steady increase in superyachts visiting the area – in fact 2023 was our biggest year yet welcoming a record number of superyachts to Ocean Marina Jomtien.”
In recognition of Jomtien as a premium leisure destination in Pattaya, Ocean Marina Yacht Club rebranded to Ocean Marina Jomtien earlier this year. In addition to the marina’s expansion, the onshore facilities have also undergone a redevelopment with a renovation and expansion of the popular marina front resort which has now reopened as Ocean Marina Resort Pattaya Jomtien, together with upgrades to F&B outlets and the reimagined marina-front RIVA Restaurant & Bar.
Strategically positioned, Ocean Marina Jomtien is the gateway to the Gulf of Thailand with some of the best yachting experiences on its doorstep. With a number of idyllic and largely undeveloped islands just a short boat ride away, the Gulf of Thailand boasts clear waters, white sand beaches, year-round cruising and a kaleidoscope of marine wildlife all waiting to be explored.