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LuxBerths (www.LuxBerths.com), an advanced booking system for superyachts that provides a comprehensive database of marinas for yacht operators to search, select and book from, has announced a successful launch in Asia with key marinas signing up.
Launched at the Thailand Yacht Show in Phuket in December, LuxBerths has a database of over 500 marinas accounting for more than 18,000 super yacht berths and offers yacht operators the advantage of a quick, convenient booking service to any marina on the system.
LuxBerths has focused on creating a solid base in the Asian region before setting sights on Europe. The initial sign up phase has been launched and LuxBerths is now fully operational with specific functions focused on bookings, sales and destinations.
Luxberths has successfully signed up some premier marinas in the region such as One 15 Marina, Singapore, Ocean Marina, Thailand, Royal Langkawi, Malaysia and Abell Point, Australia.
James Wickens, CEO of LuxBerths, said: “We have had some great feedback from the industry and particularly in Asia where adoption of new technology seems to be more readily accepted. The superyacht industry has been growing globally for many years and we believe that in terms of communications there is an opportunity for an upgrade in connectivity.
LuxBerths platform provides a unique gateway for captains and owners to simply compare marinas plus book berths seamlessly online whilst saving money on more traditional booking options.
“As marinas develop and become more sophisticated, not only in how they operate but also via their marketing programmes, there is a distinct need for an online, user-friendly platform that delivers convenience with a wealth of information,” he added.
The next stage will be to focus on Europe. However, some European marinas are keen to get into the early stages of the project. Camper & Nicolson’s Cesme Marina and Kos Marina, Greece have already signed up and there are several others to be announced shortly.
As well as providing fast, convenient booking options, LuxBerths will offer captains up to date information on individual marinas as well as in depth destination features that will provide insights to key yachting locations.