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May 2023

Five of Thailand’s beautiful beaches are included among the ‘Top 100 Beaches on Earth’ published by the website, with Koh Kradan in Trang province #1 on the list of the worlds best 100 beaches. Railay Beach in Krabi is #9, Freedom Beach in Phuket #18 and Laem Had Beach on Phang-nga’s Koh Yao Yai placing at #21. Ao Tanote in the Gulf of Thailand on Surat Thani’s Koh Tao was ranked 44th.

The Public Investment Fund (PIF), the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, joins the Azimut|Benetti Group as a minority shareholder and strategic partner in the Company's next phase of growth. Azimut|Benetti Group chooses the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as a new minority shareholder with a 33% share of the company.

German High-Performance water sled SEABOB had its Asian debut in Singapore Yachting Festival 2023. SEABOB, the world’s leading water sled manufactured in Germany launched its representation in Asia-Pacific Region at the Singapore Yachting Festival 2023.

From teaching sailing as a teenager to driving superyachts all over the world, Captain Gordon Percy reflects on more than four decades in the industry, and the travel bug it has helped sate. For Captain Gordon Percy, who is approaching 50 years as a professional sailor and skipper, the pathway was perhaps a combination of both – part inevitability, and part luck.

HFW were delighted to once again sponsor the Superyacht Investor Conference 14-15th March 2023, the leading conference within the Yachting industry's calendar. Partners and fee earners from across the firm, both the Yachting and Shipping litigation practices gave insightful presentations on a range of key topical matters for the yacht market, including; sustainability, sanctions, crew retention, yacht finance and luxury cruising.


The Sanctuary Cove Boat Show 2023 is gearing up to freely welcome international exhibitors and overseas guests for the first time since 2019. The last three editions of the annual Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, which takes place at Sanctuary Cove Marina on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, have been impacted by travel restrictions and supply issues related to the pandemic.