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A Feast for the Senses

Settling into my soft leather swivel chair aboard the Gulfstream private jet, I sipped Moët & Chandon and nibbled canapés, enjoying the start of what Burgess had billed as a five-day “billionaire’s tour of Thailand.” With stays planned aboard the 178-foot (54-meter) Proteksan Talisman Maiton and the 240-foot (73-meter) Lürssen Titania—whose combined weekly charter rates top $760,000 even in the winter low season—the moniker seemed to fit.

With a dry season between November and April that promises calm or moderate seas, and average temperatures around 85 degrees Fahrenheit, Southeast Asia has long been a playground

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