As an innovator, Grenville Fordham founded Thailand’s first international Boat Show called Phuket International Marine Expo aka “PIMEX” and Phuket Raceweek now known as Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek along with publishing company “IMAGE Asia” that is now under same umbrella as The Phuket News.
A Thai speaking journalist / writer / publisher / editor / marketer. Passionate about yachting, both cruising and racing – especially in the perfect waters around, and within easy reach of Phuket
Mr Fordham has always been active in the community. Former Chairman of British Business Association Phuket (BBAP), one of a few ‘Honorary Life Members’ of the British Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (BCCT), a founding member & former Chairman of the Marine Alliance of Thailand (now Thailand Yachting Business Assoc).
A Lifetime Member and former Commodore & current Treasurer of Phuket Yacht Club
When Grenville sold “IMAGE Asia’ in 2019 he devoted himself to co-authoring and publishing Southeast Asia Pilot Working with authors like Bill O’Leary & Andy Dowden, long term veterans in the Yachting industry.
Watch an interview with Grenville Fordham here:
Southeast Asia Pilot
The ONLY yachting guide that covers the waters from Australia through the South Pacific and Indonesia to Malaysia, Thailand and the Andaman Sea and China.
Made up of 300 pages with over 600 jaw dropping locations, illustrating several recommended anchorages in each. Said to be the region’s favourite cruising guide, now in its 6th edition (15th year).
The guide encompasses more than three million square miles of some of the best sailing routes in the world. From the Andaman Islands, all the way through the Gulf of Thailand and South China Sea, reaching further into the Pacific Ocean to north Australia, Vanuatu and the Solomons in the east.
Describing 45 degrees of latitude and 60 degrees of longitude. Most of the region lies in the tropical zones north and south of the equator. The 6th Edition now mentions Greater China, Vanuatu and the Solomons, making it the only comprehensive sailing guide in Southeast Asia.
Fourteen countries are featured: Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia are all covered in detail. Notes on the island nations of Palau, Vanuatu, and Solomons Islands are included, covering them as potential stopovers to or from the Pacific.mentions of Cairns and Darwin in north Australia are also included.
All the information needed to plan a journey through or just cruise and explore by yacht is displayed in an easy-to-reference format. The information is compiled from over three decades of personal experience in the region. Updated by a number of well-qualified voyagers, sharing firsthand knowledge of facilities and opportunities in these rapidly developing cruising locations.
Detailing, helpful and accurate charts and a logical, easy-to-use, layout style. Combined with quality printing and a rugged, serviceable binding, a book you’ll find on the bridge of almost every vessel sailing Southeast Asian waters.
Southeast Asia Pilot is published every 2-3 years ensuring sailors have confidence in the advice given.
Serial Entrepreneur and Founder of Asia Lifestyle Magazine.
Originally from the UK, Asa Marsh has been based in Asia for many years. Well known for guiding his Real Estate and Lifestyle company Easy Living Phuket to win the title of “Top 10 Real Estate Agency – Southeast Asia” in 2018.