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Growing interest in sailing in Phuket, says Simpson Marine
Written by Administrator    Friday, 25 October 2013 09:46    PDF Print E-mail
Growing interest in sailing in Phuket, says Simpson Marine

The Thailand team at Simpson Marine, Asia's leading yacht dealer and broker, says that interest in sailing is on the rise in Phuket, as new boat owners opt for sailing yachts on which to explore destinations across Southeast Asia. The yachting specialist, which has helped customers with a series of new yacht sales in the first half of this year, was recently recognised with an award for its performance selling Beneteau and Lagoon sailing yachts in Thailand. Simpson Marine has noticed particular demand for Lagoon catamarans, whose twin hull provide extra stability and ease of handling at sea.

There has been growing interest both from yacht owners living in Phuket and from buyers overseas who plan to keep their yachts on the island, according to Simpson Marine. In particular, the dealer has helped a growing number of Russian customers to buy yachts in recent months, supported by its Russian-speaking broker, Maksim Volkov.

Sergio Loiacono, Simpson Marine's Country Manager for Thailand, says that Phuket is an ideal base for yachting. "The natural beauty of Phuket and the nearby Andaman coast makes it an idyllic destination for sailors keen to explore Southeast Asia's tropical waters and spend time relaxing or entertaining guests at sea.

There has been growing interest both from yacht owners living in Phuket and from buyers overseas who plan to keep their yachts on the island, according to Simpson Marine. In particular, the dealer has helped a growing number of Russian customers to buy yachts in recent months, supported by its Russian-speaking broker, Maksim Volkov.

Sergio Loiacono, Simpson Marine's Country Manager for Thailand, says that Phuket is an ideal base for yachting. "The natural beauty of Phuket and the nearby Andaman coast makes it an idyllic destination for sailors keen to explore Southeast Asia's tropical waters and spend time relaxing or entertaining guests at sea.

"Phuket's excellent transport connections make it easy for buyers living abroad to keep their yachts here and travel to Phuket for cruising holidays. These owners can also benefit from yacht management services to ensure that their boats are maintained in pristine condition in their absence and ready for their next trip. "We have also noticed more customers buying yachts for charter in recent months, providing owners with additional income when they are not using their yachts." Simpson Marine is the exclusive dealer for some of the world's most desirable yacht brands, including Azimut Yachts, Beneteau Power, Beneteau Sail and Lagoon - all of which are popular with yacht owners in Phuket.

About Simpson Marine
Simpson Marine has nearly thirty years of international yacht dealership and brokerage experience in Asia, and a reputation for delivering exceptional service and taking care of customers in all aspects of yacht purchase and ownership. Its wealth of experience in Asia, combined with on-the-ground expertise from the region's most qualified individuals, provides unparalleled breadth and depth of knowledge across twelve offices in eight countries with its main service centres in Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. Simpson Marine is the preferred choice of full service provider of some of Europe's most desirable yacht brands. Currently the group represents Azimut, Beneteau sail, Beneteau power and Lagoon amongst others. Founded in 1984, Simpson Marine has helped many hundreds of new and experienced yacht buyers in all parts of Asia enjoy the pleasure of yachting. As pioneers of the industry throughout Asia, Simpson Marine provides the largest and most experienced post-sales service in the region; a team of people brought together by a passion for yachting.

Yacht buyers are attracted to Phuket by the island's easy travel connections, warm climate and stunning seas. Many sailors use their yachts to discover destinations across Asia and the Indian Ocean, including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Maldives. Others prefer to sail among Thailand's renowned tropical islands on day trips from Phuket.

Simpson Marine's Thailand team had its dedication to yachting in Asia recognised recently when it received a special award from Beneteau for improvements in its sales and service quality over the last year.

Key services include:
• New yacht sales
• New yachts constructions
• Yacht brokerage
• International yacht charters
• Yacht servicing, management and maintenance
For more information, please visit www.simpsonmarine.com or contact, Aileen Toh Regional Marketing Manager
Simpson Marine (SEA)
Tel: +65 6274 3359
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