• Platu
  • Max Crew 5 / 6 (420kg)
  • From 40,000 THB / One Design Regatta
  • From 65,000 THB / Phuket Race Week
  • From 45,000 THB / WRSYT
  • From 80,000 THB / King's Cup
  • Designer: Bruce Farr
Displacement (tons): 1.25
Length Overall (metres): 7.6
Beam (metres): 3.62
Draft (metres): 1.9

Technical Specifications

  • Hull: GRP
  • Engine: Yamaha 5 hp outboard engine
  • Steering: Tiller
  • Water: NIL
  • Electricity DC: 12 V battery

Electronics & Navigation

Instruments: Nil


  • Controlled Sails: All Main and Jib sails for 7 boats are bought at same time, same brand, same design.
  • New Mainsail
  • Jib
  • Spinnaker


  • IRC Rating: 0.96
  • Anchor: 1 anchor


Pole Down on Beaver

‘The Beaver'

The Platu (Tuna fish) was design by Bruce Farr with Thai waters in mind.  Because they are inexpensive to charter the Platu is a great entry-level regatta boat  and suits a crew size of 5/6 people.The Beaver has just been given a massive refit / rebuild.  She was originally a boat that was kept at Ocean Marina in Pattaya and was sailed by Scott Duncanson in many of the regattas and championships until about 2012. She was then sold to a new owner in Phuket and was kept at Ao Yon bay until November 2013.  Sadly she was one of the yachts that were subject to 'the great storm' on 23 November that led to over twenty boats being dumped on the beach and seriously damaged.

Sail in Asia bought the yacht from Kevin Scott in 2018 and the vessel was brought back to life with a superb refurbishing by Khun Chai (Boat Lagoon) one of our best boat repairers.  The vessel was repainted, strengthened and refitted with new equipment.

The yacht is very competitive now and is beautifully kept and represents the Phuket Boat Lagoon (her sponsor). She is the perfect small yacht for the One design Regatta, Phuket Race Week and the Phuket King's Cup Regatta. The Beaver is very favourably rated under IRC rules.  She has new standing rigging, and running rigging. She is in excellent condition and was repainted recently. Her Hull logos are visible clearly from miles away and she really looks the part! This yacht is like all our Platus in great shape and sports a great wardrobe of sails for racing in the Absolute One Design Class. This is the only one design monohull class in the King's Cup.

This vessel is available for all the regattas in SW Thailand in 2019/20 at very reasonable prices so feel free to call us to view or even to come down to Ao Yon and to try her out. You will be pleasantly surprised by how well she handles