|Increase in yacht owners choosing management services in Phuket|
The number of yacht owners signing up for yacht management services in Phuket has more than doubled in the last year, according to Simpson Marine, Asia's leading yacht broker and dealer. The increase comes ahead of the high season for yachting in Phuket, at a time when many owners haul out their yachts for annual cleaning, repairs and maintenance.
Increase in yacht owners choosing management services in Phuket
Simpson Marine has seen growing demand for the managed services it provides through its Yacht Care Programme this year, as the owners of yachts in Phuket seek ways to ensure their boats are properly looked after when they are not using them. These services are particularly popular with overseas-based yacht owners.
Sergio Loiacono, Simpson Marine's Country Manager for Thailand, said: "Many of our customers who keep luxury yachts in Phuket live overseas, and need a full-time professional partner to take care of their yachts when they are not around.
"In particular, we see a growing number of customers who live in Asia or Russia taking advantage of Phuket's excellent transport links to keep a yacht here and visit the island for regular cruising throughout the year."For these customers, it can be particularly difficult to find the right service support in Phuket, or communicate with marine contractors in a different time zone or language. But by opting for yacht management services, overseas owners can enjoy carefree yachting, knowing that their boat will be in pristine condition when they arrive for their next cruise."
Phuket is growing in popularity as a yachting destination, with owners drawn to the island by its reliable climate, idyllic scenery and easy transport connections. The number of direct flights serving Phuket from destinations such as Hong Kong and Singapore has grown in recent years, while the island also boasts excellent connectivity for Russian yacht owners living in cities such as Vladivostok.
Phuket also has the right marine infrastructure to support owners seeking a home for their yachts, with a choice of four marinas and further expansion underway. As a result, the island is especially popular with owners living in Singapore and Hong Kong, where it can be difficult to find a berthing space.
Simpson Marine's Yacht Care Programme provides a full range of services to support yacht owners keeping their boats in Phuket, including airport transfer, routine service and maintenance, repairs, the supply and installation of new equipment and the provision of captains, stewardesses and crew. The dealer's 30-strong service team is also able to provide customers with multilingual support, thanks to staff able to speak Russian, Thai, French, Italian and English. For more information, please visit www.simpsonmarine.com or in Phuket call +66 76 239 768. 4About 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 seven 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.Simpson Marine's key services include:
• New yacht sales
• New yachts constructions
• Yacht brokerage
• International yacht charters
• Yacht servicing, management and maintenance
Contact Info: Aileen Toh Regional Marketing Manager
Simpson Marine (SEA)
Tel: +65 6274 3359