The Bay Regatta are delighted to announce that SY Seraph will be back as the main committee boat for the 22nd Bay Regatta.
Originally built and launched in Copenhagen in 1906, she plied her trade in the North Sea for nearly 70 years, at which time she retired from her working life to travel the oceans as a private cruising yacht, arriving in Phuket in the early 90's.
Following a small mishap in the Similan Islands, she was salvaged and restored by regular regatta competitor, Mark Horwood of Phuket’s Latitude 8. Appearing on the scene for the very first “PhangNga Bay Regatta”.
After a few years, ownership passed to classic enthusiast Tom Howard who continued the refurbishment, with Seraph appearing as familiar sight on the local regatta circuit, not only as a support boat, but also as a competitor in the classic classes. During this time she celebrated her 100th Birthday.
Today she is now operated by Thai Yachting enthusiasts, Vacation Village Yacht Charter, operating out of Krabi as a smartly rigged gaff schooner in the traditional style offering fantastic day charters with the classic charm of a bygone era. With a guest capacity of up to 40 she is large, stable and a delight to sail on.