The Kata Rocks Poker Run around the island race last month saw the largest gathering of Axopar’s to date, with five boats completing the event and the first boat back being the Axopar 37 “Volare”, closely followed by another Axopar 37, “Noh Rules”, who ended-up taking first place with the best 5 card Poker hand.
The third edition of the race took place on Sunday 11 December 2022 and saw it to be a beautiful day with enthusiastic participants. The route around the island of Phuket starts at Kata Rocks, with a second start at Koh Rang Noi.
On the way, participants pick-up playing cards at five designated points along the course, creating their Poker hand. The prize winners are the boats with the best Poker hand.
A distinct level of friendly ‘Miami Vice’ vibes is always part of the Poker Run, with fun, water, speed, and luck all playing a part in the day.
This year first place went to Axopar 37 “Noh Rules”, captained by Derani Yacht’s very own Ian Hewett and Alex Hewett, who won a two night stay at the prestigous Kata Rocks.
A great day was had by all and the Axopar’s will be back in-force later this year to defend their title!
Enjoy our video from the 3rd edition of the Kata Rocks Poker Run…
Axopar Boats are the result of the builder’s long time experience and passion for boating. Designed and developed by true boating enthusiasts for the quality and performance conscious boater. The multi award winning Axopar range of boats were launched in late 2014 and within two years over 500 models had been sold with a further 550 boats on order. For safe, fun and exciting boating, nothing beats an Axopar.
Founded in 1987, Horizon Yachts has celebrated 35 years as one of the largest luxury yacht builders in the world as well as the number one builder in the Asia Pacific region.
In the past three decades, Horizon has delivered over 855 luxury yachts, with more than 220 of these over 80 feet in length. Popular models ranging from 52 to 150 feet include motor yachts, superyachts, expedition yachts, and fast displacement motor yachts.
2022 has been an incredible year for the custom luxury yacht builder, and here’s our pick of some of the highlights…
The world’s fastest growing yacht series continues to grow – The largest FD Series yacht built to date debuted at Fort Lauderdale Boat Show (FLIBS) in October.
The 30.9-meter Horizon Tri-Deck FD110 is the new flagship of the Horizon Yacht FD Series. Featuring naval architecture from Cor D Rover, the Tri-Deck layout option offers a lightweight open flybridge equipped with a helm and seating area atop the bridge deck, which features a forward wheelhouse, interior skylounge with dayhead and bar and hot tub aft.
A new E75 model was delivered for a repeat Australian client. The 24m motor yacht features an enclosed skylounge and customised beach club.
The E75 is one of Horizon’s most popular models, with a sleek exterior profile with surprisingly large deck spaces for a yacht of her size. The model offers a three stateroom layout, with accommodations for six guests.
Horizon launched and delivered this brand new model in its successful E Series line.
An evolution of the E88 model, the new E90 combines a performance-oriented hull with a streamlined superstructure.
The E90 has a four-stateroom layout. With a beam of 21 ft (6.4 meters), the vessel offers plenty of deck space and features great interior volumes. The E90 set on its maiden voyage in Spring, traveling to the Abacos, where she was officially christened ‘Lazy Daze’.
Hull #8 of the popular 25 metre Horizon FD80 series was launched.
Of note, this is the first model from the series to feature an open galley design, the first to be equipped with Caterpillar 1,600 horsepower engines and the first to include Garmin’s Surround View six-camera “Birdseye” system that promises enhanced security and safety onboard.
Built on speculation for the U.S. market, her world debut was at the recent Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Created in collaboration with world-renowned designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett, the new Horizon V68 has been planned throughout with spacious accommodations, wide side decks, and a voluminous interior on a 19’6” beam that takes advantage of large windows in the main deck and cabins.
Ideal for first or second-time buyers, families and owner/operators, the Horizon V68 provides the qualities of a superyacht – safety, solid architecture, and customization – all in under 70 feet.
After a two-year hiatus, the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS) returned in July and Horizon Yachts Australia was a key exhibitor, showcasing a brand new FD80 and an E75.
The new Horizon FD80 features a semi-enclosed skylounge configuration and is the very first FD80 to feature an open galley on the main deck.
The E75 – historically the most popular Horizon yacht model in the Australian market – features a sleek and streamlined profile. The proven hull design of the E75 makes her an exceptionally seaworthy build for Australian waters.
Horizon Yacht is one of the biggest and most successful shipyards in the world, producing vessels from 15 metres to 45 metres in length that push the boundaries of motor yacht design and innovation.
Their comprehensive yacht building facilities cover more than 11 hectares and a small army of master craftsmen make sure every detail is perfect.
Horizon’s network of dealers and service centres located across five continents offer the best in after-care and will expertly maintain your yacht in order to keep it functioning perfectly.
Derani Yachts are the appointed dealers for Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore for Horizon Yacht.
The Horizon FD series “is exploding” on the Australian market says Mark Western, Managing Director. “We will deliver 12 FD’s in 2022 – which is equal to the U.S. Production… They have really struck a chord,” says Mark of the Cor D. de Rover-designed series that spans 75 to 125-feet.
Introduced in 2017, the Fast Displacement (FD) Series began with the voluminous, head-turning FD85 and evolved into an acclaimed and rapidly expanding yacht series that now includes seven models ranging from 75 to 125 feet LOA.
Contemporary style lines, creative interior spaces, tremendous interior volume, and flexible cruising speeds are the core features of the Horizon Fast Displacement motoryachts.
Founded in 1987, Horizon Yachts has celebrated 30 years as one of the largest luxury yacht builders in the world as well as the number one builder in the Asia Pacific region.
In the past three decades, Horizon has delivered over 855 luxury yachts, with more than 220 of these over 80 feet in length. Popular models ranging from 52 to 150 feet include motor yachts, superyachts, power catamarans, expedition yachts, and fast displacement motor yachts.
Fleming Yachts Australia will be exhibiting at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and this year a Fleming 58 will be on display.
Fleming Yachts have followed a policy of continuous refinement over 35 years with improvements and upgrades introduced as they become available and not by model year. Fleming yachts are instantly recognisable from their distinctive classic lines and never go out of style.
While retaining the Fleming classic lines, the 58 is an entirely new boat designed to bridge the gap between the 55 and the 65. The naval architects selected to assist the inhouse Fleming design team were Norman Wright and Sons in Brisbane, Australia who, with their special expertise in hull design and tank testing, have been designing semidisplacement passagemakers for more than 100 years.
Fleming Yachts build semi-displacement, long range cruising yachts from 55 to 85 feet. Established in 1985 by Tony Fleming, they are driven by a passion to design and build boats that meet the highest standards of excellence. Fleming Yachts have followed a policy of refinement over 30 years with continuous improvements and upgrades and are instantly recognizable from their distinctive classic lines which never go out of style.
Australian Axopar dealer Eyachts will be putting-on their largest ever display at Sanctuary Cove this year which will include the triple award winning Axopar 22, the multi-award winning Axopar 28 and the revolutionary Axopar 37 range.
The Axopar range is the result of the builder’s long time experience and passion for boating. Designed and developed by true boating enthusiasts for the quality conscious boater.
Axopar hulls are based on the unique advantages of RIB boats. Outstanding handling, lightweight construction and unparalleled safety. A boat with the perfect combination of exhilarating driving and fuel economy.
Axopar is well known for its hugely successful, multi-award winning range of premium motorboats.
Whether you are a seasoned and experienced boat owner or new to boating life, there is an Axopar model for every kind of adventure. The highly versatile boats can be adapted to suit your purpose, your people and your environment.