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Thida is a 44 ketch rigged sailboat that was built in Thailand circa 1987. She was constructed to 1970s Lloyds Rules and Regulations for fiberglass yachts (in other words, she is built like a tank!) and was hull #9 in a line of yachts known at different times up until production was stopped in the late 1980s as either the Celestial 44 or the Pacific Passage 44.

The design concept dates back to a bygone era when ketch rigs were popular for a brief period during the early 1980s but the boat actually sails very well as a sloop in the relatively moderate Thai weather conditions which makes her ideal for a leisurely charter without the need for too much sail handlinga blessing on a scorching and exhausting hot season day!

This particular boat has been used extensively in the Yacht Charter business for many years, mainly down the eastern seaboard areas around Koh Chang and Koh Khut near Kampuchea since a time long before those islands ever became the easily accessible tourist centers that they are today. Thida had endured a tough working life which was really starting to show and needed to be attended to so in 2008/9 after more than 20 years of loyal service the owners decided that it was time to give the boat a well earned overhaul.

The work list was quite extensive ranging from all new teak decks through to installing a brand new Yanmar 75 h.p. diesel engine, all new wiring and plumbing was also installed.

The yacht is back in service and we expect her to be around serving visitors from far and wide for yet another 20 years!

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Dom Degnon

Pantawee Marine Co., Ltd.
391/20 Valley Home Garden, M.10 Pattaya City, Chonburi Province 20260 Thailand
Telephone: 66 (0)38 251 526
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