With Thailand reopening to tourism, Phuket is back on the wish list of holiday-goers and there are few more memorable ways of cruising the area’s coastal delights than on Ocean Emerald, one of Asia’s most iconic resident superyachts.
A country where natural beauty collides with a rich fabric of cultural influences and a bounty of fresh flavours, Thailand is a traveller’s dream. Here, in the heart of Asia, gentle crystalline waters lap against a shock of pure white sand, framed by lush forests of green that hint at the verdant interiors that await.
It’s a country that promises clear blue skies and the good life, whether that means stripped-back yoga on the beach or five-star fanfare.
As a superyacht destination, Thailand’s appeal has been on the rise for the last decade or more, especially with the investments in infrastructure both the public and private sector have made. It’s hardly a surprise. Along with the natural attractions, easy flight connections from around the globe plus a selection of first-class marinas and other facilities and services are driving this growth.
Ocean Emerald is the very definition of modern luxury, imagined by the avant-garde British architect firm Norman Foster and brought to life in 2009. Designed to create unforgettable journeys for all who ride in her, Ocean Emerald superyacht includes five elegant suites that can accommodate up to 12 people.
Each of the five spacious suites onboard the Ocean Emerald yacht boast elegant and simplistic design, complete with en-suite bathrooms. The master suite is the ultimate luxury; as well as full length windows there are two private balconies that maximise the ocean views. The lower deck houses the two double bed VIP staterooms and two cabin rooms with Pullman beds. Ocean Emerald yacht’s facilities are complete with ultramodern kitchen and fitness room as well as space to accommodate nine crew to ensure a safe and comfortable superyacht charter.
The interior décor of Ocean Emerald oozes elegance, created by the famous designers Cassina and Schiffini. The superyacht’s sprawling saloon has been designed with modern comfort in mind, centered by a striking white leather sofa, accented by soft furnishings with a definitive oceanic colour scheme. A spiral glass staircase allows easy access to the yacht’s upper deck and Skylounge – the saloon is the perfect entertainment den for all guests.
Each of Ocean Emerald’s four decks is connected by a spiral glass staircase, deliberately designed so each area is filled with natural daylight. Sitting proudly at the top is the superyacht’s generous Sun Deck with a bar, storable gym equipment and retractable hardtop Bimini, this space is perfect for all your lounging and entertainment needs. The Upper Deck transports you to a seafront beach hut with its coconut husk fibre flooring and unobstructed views. The Main Deck includes elegant furniture and home cinema screen, cleverly hidden in the ceiling. The Lower Deck is host to the guest accommodations as well as holding a garage which stows two Jet Skis and rescue boat. Ocean Emerald offers the ultimate super yacht charter experience.