Gulf Charters Thailand has been operating from its HQ base in Ocean Marina just south of Pattaya in the Gulf of Thailand since 2001. It operates three core businesses; Yacht Charter, Sailing School and Yacht Brokerage. It operates and manages a fleet of 10 or so keel boats and catamarans that are from 32ft to 52 ft in length.
Founded by Australian Phil Harper the company has expanded its operations to include bases in the Koh Chang archipelago and in 2009 has added a base in Koh Samui.
Gulf Charters has been the leading developer of yacht charter in the Gulf of Thailand and has taken a very active role in the development of many aspects of the sport of yacht sailing including sponsoring and providing assistance for the monthly yacht racing weekends at Ocean marina and also the annual Top of the Gulf Sailing Regatta where more than 200 boats of all sizes compete for five days every May.
In 2004 Gulf Charters was appointed an IYT partner school for teaching the recreational Yachting courses designed and licensed by International Yacht Training Inc. Since then Gulf Charters has had hundreds of students attend it various courses with considerable success. Many graduates have chartered yachts and some have bought their own boats. Many more have become a regular participant in the yachting activities based at Ocean Marina and have been rewarded with satisfying experiences on the water and the social scene of like minded fellow sailors off the water.
Gulf Charters Thailand established it's yacht brokerage in 2007 and since then has brokered the sale of over 100 pre owned yachts. In 2008 Gulf Charters was awarded the sole agency for Catalina Yacht in Thailand and we now have several Catalina yachts under management in our yacht charter fleet.