Originally Posted by csteggles
and then crew on a yacht from the Andamans to Thailand
a couple of points ...
1. it's approx. 1,000 nm from andamans to phuket, thailand. so either a sailboat or a motor yacht with long range tanks are the only vessels that will do this journey. i looked at doing this run with a friend on his yacht, but was put off by the sheer amount of paperwork required to land at andamans.
2. access to andamans is controlled by the govt of india ... there is an issue of sensitivity for various (security) reasons.
3. the monsoon activity WILL make this region extremely dangerous. it will not be advisable for pleasure craft to be in these waters till around november.
my $0.02 for what it's worth ...