Thai together

OCEA Yachts has appointed Infinite Yachts Asia as its Thai market agent. The partners will be present in January at the Thailand Yacht Show in Phuket.

Having been in operation since 2011, Infinite Yachts specialises in the sale of new and used boats, as well as yacht management and charters. Initially located in Golfe-Juan on France’s Côte d’Azur, Infinite Yachts has since opened three other offices in Saint-Tropez, San Remo and, in 2016, in Phuket to represent Sunreef catamarans.

“Business in Europe is somewhat erratic, especially in winter,” said Giovanni Toumi, Manager of Infinite Yachts. “This is why we looked for another location. We considered the United States, but there are too many competitors. Asia, on the other hand, still has only a few brokers. The ports are developing very quickly and it is very open to international trade. Today, the market is booming. Phuket already has four marinas, and a fifth is under construction for yachts up to 100 metres. Now is the right time to be there!”

Distinctive yachts

Toumi is pleased to be able to collaborate with OCEA Yachts, because of the reputation for solid sea-handling capabilities and high quality, professional work: “These products are quite different from what the Italians or the Dutch offer. Of course, because of the aluminium construction, but also because the shipyard is highly organised and very professional in its approach. This is true for construction as well as for the development of custom yachts. Customers appreciate this high-end approach. They expect excellence and distinction.”

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A unique yacht show

The two partners will begin their collaboration on the occasion of the new Thailand Yacht Show & RendezVous held in Phuket from 10 to 13 January 2019.

“We will have a booth dedicated to Sunreef and OCEA Yachts,” said Toumi.

This new event brings together the two shows, which, up till now, were held in Phuket a few weeks apart. Superyacht market leaders will be present, alongside as a wide range of water sport equipment and toys, luxury lifestyle brands and prestige cars, and numerous workshops and sideshows. “We expect great results from this show,” Toumi enthused.

OCEA Yachts’ presence in Thailand during the show will be enhanced by the recent arrival in Phuket of Akissi, the OCEA Classic 85 built in 2008.

ocea-yachts.com

infiniteyachtsasia.com

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