Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous 2023

The renowned Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) is thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of its 2023 event, held from 7th to 10th December. This exclusive, invitation-only gathering once again cemented its reputation as Asia’s most prestigious yachting event, offering an unparalleled blend of luxury experiences, social gatherings, and nautical adventures.

Infinite Luxury and Kata Rocks are proud to have successfully orchestrated the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous for eight incredible years. Reflecting on this year’s edition, Richard Pope, the founder of Kata Rocks, remarked, “This year’s event not only marked the robust resurgence of Phuket’s yachting culture post-pandemic, but also reinforced Kata Rocks standing as a global luxury epicenter in the yachting community. Our aim extends beyond organizing an event; we are dedicated to crafting an exclusive experience where luxury seamlessly blends with community spirit. The culmination was our 80s-themed closing party, a vibrant affair that transported our guests back in time. Embracing the spirit of the era, guests adorned themselves in iconic 80s attire, fully immersing in the nostalgia and opulence. The evening was further elevated by the performances of our standout acts, Malika, who captivated everyone with classic 80s songs in her uniquely elegant, confident, and dynamic style, and the Junkyard Theatre crew, who brought a dynamic late-night dance extravaganza. The party exemplified our commitment to delivering unique and memorable experiences at Kata Rocks."

KRSR 2023


The event kicked off with a welcoming reception for the arriving yachts at Kata Rocks. Attendees had complimentary access to the resort’s exceptional facilities. A highlight of the day was catering from the ‘KR Hangout’ Kata Rock’s new cafe and deli. Additionally, the eagerly awaited ‘Yacht Hop’ allowed guests to tour various luxurious superyachts moored in the bay, including CAMARA C and Sea Princess classic yachts from AGY as well as Demarest, Estrella, Big Mama, Sanook, Grace, ERA I, Aquila Sunrise 44, KR Cat, KATI, BAYC ASIA and HAPPY OURS. The event also featured ‘Big Boy Toys’ from iAQUA and Kite Zone. As evening approached, an exclusive event marked the launch of the KR CAT charter. This elegant soirée, hosted on board, showcased an array of culinary delights, including fine caviar and champagne from our sponsor, House Of Treasure, complemented by truffle based canapés prepared by our Executive Chef, Andrew Dickie. The celebrations extended into the night at the KR Clubhouse, where guests indulged in a sophisticated whisky tasting experience in the KR Wine Room, courtesy of ThaiBev.


The excitement of the Kata Rocks Superyacht Rendezvous (KRSR) carried on with the iconic KRSR Fleet Cruise, offering a scenic journey along the beautiful west coast of Phuket. Participants enjoyed a luxurious Brunch Rendezvous hosted by the newly opened “The Beach Phuket” located at Arinara Beach Resort. The experience was followed by a return cruise to Kata Rocks, where the day was capped off with an exceptional à la carte dinner, thoughtfully curated by Kata Rocks’ Executive Chef, Andrew Dickie.

KRSR 2023


The pinnacle of the event was the dazzling KRSR Closing Party, which embraced an ’80s Extravaganza’ theme. This vibrant celebration revived the iconic era, with guests donning their best 80s-inspired attire, from leg warmers and sequins to bold-shouldered gowns, complemented by the quintessential big hair and oversized bows. The evening was further enriched by a special charity fundraiser for the ‘Phuket Has Been Good To Us Foundation’, an organization committed to providing educational opportunities to children in Thailand. Kata Rocks was proud to play a part in raising funds to support this noble cause.

10 DECEMBER 2023

The final day of the event featured the much-anticipated Kata Rocks Poker Run, an exhilarating boat rally around Phuket, culminating in a festive BBQ and award ceremony at Kata Rocks. Prizes were awarded for the best poker hands, with the grand prize being a luxurious two-night stay at Kata Rocks, which was won by Håkan Lange from Derani Yachts. The second-place winner received an all-inclusive half-day of activities at The Playyard, while third place was awarded a dinner for two at Baan Talay Restaurant.

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Published 20th December 2023