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With 380 wet berths for yachts up to 65m (215ft), Ocean Marina Yacht Club in Thailand has won a Best Marina Development in Asia award at the Christofle Yacht Style Awards in Phuket. Charlotte Niemiec invites harbour master, Scott Finsten, to talk shop

Situated on the golden stretch of Jomtien Beach, Pattaya, Ocean Marina Yacht Club was the first marina in the Gulf of Thailand and remains the biggest in Southeast Asia. Its history goes back to 1980, when owner Kris Assakul drove east from Bangkok looking for “a place to build a marina”, says Finsten. He drove east for three hours and found nothing. On the way back, he stopped for lunch with his driver and stumbled across some land that ultimately became the site of the marina today.

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