Phuket is currently home to a growing collection of ‘classic’ yachts, some for charter, some for sale, but all with a vintage sense of style and a rich heritage.

When Rory McIlroy won the fourth of his major titles in the US PGA championship at Valhalla in Kentucky in 2014, the great Jack Nicklaus said “Rory is an unbelievable talent.

As it celebrates its 10th anniversary, Asiamarine has added Swan and Silent-Yachts to a portfolio of brands including Galeon, Bali and Nimbus, while growing its regional network of Fraser superyacht brokers from Hong Kong to Singapore and Thailand.

Here in Pattaya when life becomes too stressful we are fortunate to have many places where we can retreat from the hustle, bustle and stress of everyday life.

Jeanneau, Sunseeker, Sunreef and Swan are among a diverse range of builders who have recently entered the luxury day boat market.

The European golf tour returned to Thailand after a seven year wait when the Thailand Classic was played at Amata Spring Country Club recently.

The Pattaya Sports Club was founded in 1979 when Pattaya was a quiet, out-of-the-way seaside fishing village.


Ahead of the Dubai International Boat Show, Yacht Style interviewed Trixie LohMirmand,who organises the event in her role as Dubai World Trade Centre’s Executive Vice President – Events Management.

Last month Pattaya’s premier tennis venue Fitz Club at Royal Cliff Hotels hosted their 15th Tennis Tournament, always a popular event. 

The F1 season has started with a dominant performance by Red Bull in Bahrain .

It looks like Thailand has unearthed another female golf star in the shape of 20yr old Natthakritta Vongtaveelap.

 I thought it may be time to look forward to 2023, now that the pandemic, hopefully, is a thing of the past.


Ratchanon Chantananuwat, who goes by the nickname of “TK”, is the youngest golfer ever recorded to have won an event officially recognised by the Official World Golf Ranking.

I first moved to Pattaya, Thailand in 1992, from Blackpool in the UK. My interest has always been in cars. In 2002, my ex-wife purchased a Daihatsu Mira, and I was very impressed with these small, economical cars.



   So we’ve all heard plenty about the “Staycation” but how about a “Daycation”!


Nitrous oxide is broken down in the body and decreases due to oxidisation by consuming foods rich in antioxidants we can help prevent this.

Increasing visitor arrivals and returning confidence in yachting in the region point to better days ahead.


The electric car market is expected to increase by 15- 20% year on year in 2022, despite the various factors that are hampering growth, not just in the car industry but in all areas where global supply chains are involved.

My interest in car racing began around 8 years ago when my father, Mike Speakman, started racing. I would watch the live videos of his races and admire his skills on the track. Racing is not only his hobby, it is his life.

Although the men’s game in Thailand is suffering from a lack of new stars coming through at the moment, the Kingdom doesn’t have one male player in the World top 64, the young women are making a fantastic impression and have had some excellent results lately.

There couldn’t be a better backdrop with which to show elegant, stylish cars than Ocean Marina where the Classic Car Friends Pattaya recently came to support the Thailand Yacht Show.

In honour of our Discover Motoring section, we thought the hacks this month should be useful for the motorists amongst us.

I think everyone is aware of the very poor record that Thailand has in relation to how many accidents, and deaths, there are on the roads every year. and the latest set of figures that have been released only confirm it.

What an eye opener. F1 – Drive to Survive was compulsive viewing from start to finish.

เชื่อว่าหลายท่านคงไม่สังเกต เวลาเข้าไปชมภาพยนตร์ในโรง ว่าภาพที่ฉายออกมาบนจอแต่ละชุดมีความไม่เท่ากัน ตั้งแต่หนังโฆษณา หนังตัวอย่าง และหนังเรื่องซึ่งแต่ละเรื่องที่ได้ชม ภาพบนจอจะแตกต่างกัน

Seara Sports Systems, has the Solution to your Fitness needs.

Seara has spectacular showrooms across Thailand, Vietnam and Cambodia. Here in Pattaya the showroom is at the corner of the Sukhumvit and Soi Chaiyapruek 1 and has recently been upgraded

Typically, the middle child is seen as one that gets overshadowed by larger siblings, but the new Leopard 46 will hold its own with any big cat in its class.


Khun Watta at only 18 years of age is already proving a name to watch for the future. .

Sunseeker’s new 65 Sport Yacht can appear like most yachts in its category – until you climb into the SkyHelm™ racing seats.


This month sees the fifteenth edition of the Honda LPGA Thailand golf tournament, being played on the old course at Siam Country Club here in Pattaya.

Amara has come a long way from humble beginnings collecting crabs and shells at Bali Hai pier to competing in Windsurfing events and now educating Young people about plastic pollution.

The golf tournament that many fans regard as the greatest in the world, The US Masters, takes place this month at the Augusta national Golf Club.

The “Rosinka” International Russian School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance which has been successfully operating in Pattaya for 11 years. 

Douglas Culverwell, Sunseeker’s Director of Distributor Development, says the X-TENDTM has proved a “huge hit” with owners and prospects.“

The conclusion to one of the most exciting Formula 1 seasons in years came to a thrilling and controversial climax.

Hopefully we should have a full calendar this year with no further cancellations that have plagued event organisers over the last two years.

Recently held at the Fitz Club and sponsored by The Aspen Tree by Magnolia Quality Development Corporation, this prestigious event brought together around 100 top Tennis players from all over the world.


The residents of Pattaya will know that Thailand has some marvellous facilities for golfers, as evidenced by the numerous top quality courses that are available within a short drive of the city.


Former Pattaya student, Putharet Khongrak, 27, is celebrating in Japan after winning two bronze medals at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Wong Tet Choong, better known as ‘TC’, became one of Singapore’s most famous sailors last year. 

Sometimes something happens in sport, that even if written in fiction you would think ridiculous. 

The Floeth shipyard in Rayong is set to deliver a 110ft wave-piercing, tri-deck powercat in the second half of this year.

 I want to tell you about the 1970 World Cup, something that really meant something to me personally.

For nearly 70 years, sailors have been drawn to the allure of the Rolex Giraglia. From its humble beginnings in 1953 to its position today as one of the most important annual sailing events in the Mediterranean

Pattaya, Thailand – The 13th Fitz A new study by Reebok reveals the most popular exercises individuals have been turning to 

The 13th Fitz Club Tennis Tournament recently held at the Fitz Club – Racquets, Health and Fitness was a smashing success.

Sunseeker is swinging back into the yachting world’s spotlight with not one but five new models showcasing this spring.

It’s increasingly important to keep the kids active, healthy and away from the dreaded mobile phones

Venus and Serena Williams, born in 1980 and 1981 respectively, are one of the most remarkable stories in sport. 

Sir Ian Botham was born on the 24th of November 1955. One of the best all-rounders in the history of the game.

Training advice for those getting on in years. How to keep your mobility and strength up without over doing it.

News has just come in at the time of writing of the passing of Diego Maradona…..

   So we’ve all heard plenty about the “Staycation” but how about a “Daycation”!


Thailand is currently producing an outstanding crop of golfers in both the men and women’s game.

What 2021 has in store for the world of Golf, Football, Formula 1 and of course the Olympics.


Making a list of New Year’s Resolutions is one thing, sticking with them throughout the year is another.

Meet Khun Oat at The Royal Varuna Yacht Club

Despite his youthful looks, Khun Oat has been at The Royal Varuna Yacht Club 16 years

A name that is familiar to millions of boxing fans around the world who can also be seen here on his occasional visits to Pattaya is Ricky Hatton.

Jonah Lomu, born on the 12th of May 1975, went on to become the youngest ever All Black …..

The action is back in full swing, (except for the missing spectators)  it may well be business as usual at the top.

10 ways to Make Exercise fun

If you want to keep fit for longer than it’s a good idea to make it as fun as possible.

Sporting Heroes: Ayrton Senna.

Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian born F1 driver, was born on March the 21st 1960. 

If you sit around long enough amongst golfers anywhere in the world, sooner or later this question will come up. 

I thought I’d give you an update on the latest news from the various governing bodies ….

For those people who take their health and well-being seriously, the best equipment …….

The Brazilian football team of 1970 are rightly remembered as the greatest side of all time….

Football may seem trivial in the current situation but the effect that the Covid-19 pandemic is having on it is unprecedented around the world.

Where to start with the great man? It started with me when as a thirteen-year-old I first saw him on TV …..

“Varuna” this aptly comes from one of the most important Hindu Gods.

The Varuna Marine club was officially opened during the weekend of the 15th-16th February 1958.

Tyson Fury’s seven-round demolition of Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas has thrown up the prospect of a unifying winner take all bout with Anthony Joshua. 

Since the rescheduling of the golfing calendar last year, this month ushers in a phenomenal period …

It’s the morning after New Year’s Day in Thailand. It’s, and believe it or not tomorrow might be hotter….

Asia’s biggest Bike week is a labor of love and a celebration of pop culture giving you that feeling of yesteryear freedom.

Running is one of the most effective confidence, mental health, and happiness boosters. 

Of late South-east Asia’s seas have become areas that are fiercely contested by desperate fishermen…


 Its easy to forget that even the fittest specimens of humankind may occasionally need help with their joints.