PHUKET: The yachting and marine industry in Phuket has launched a petition calling for Customs officials to repeal the new regulation limiting boat stays in Thailand to a maximum of two months during any one visit.

The news comes as contracts for berths at Phuket marinas for six months or longer are being cancelled.

“Some boats in Phuket are undergoing long-term repairs and the owner is not in the country,” one yacht services representative told the Phuket Gazette.