I have lived in Phuket for 4 years with my boat, I say lived with because I have been working on her, so cannot write live-a-board sailing area reply.
Phuket has 4 Marinas
, All on the East cost, more sheltered than the West, near the middle are: Boat Lagoon
& Royal Phuket, both have crane slip and hard, they were built as part of property developments, Royal is slightly up market to Boat Lagoon
, but, Boat lagoon have every boat trade
in and around it, including several marine
chandlers. They both share a winding creek entrance.
Two warning’s here.
, I am told that if your draft
is greater than 1.8mts you need a full tide even then you need to wind
with the main stream,
The second, its that both marinas
are home to 20+ tour boats, they are “Driven” by 20 year old white van drivers. Be warned, do not try your fist entry, between 8-10am or 3-5pm they will blow you away. You need to check for space as they both appear quite full.
Slight more North, still on the East coast
is AoPo Grand Marina, this is an “All Tide” marina, with Hard and slip, lots of Marine
work down, found that staff and management helpful.
Nearby in AoPo fishing
village there is a new hard run by “Farlangs” Aussi I think
Up North of the Island there is Yacht Haven, nice open marina, but a long way for the shops, further North is a small old local slipway and hard that has had a lot of money
spent on it in the last year.
To the South of the Island, is Ah Chalong bay, the bay is sheltered and has a strong cruising community, but, the “White Van” drivers are here in numbers.
Thailand is great, ALL the Marinas have boats for sale