Burgess and Boat Lagoon Yachting have formed an exclusive partnership to provide world-class superyacht services to customers in Thailand and opened a joint office in Phuket.
Founded in 1975, Burgess spans the globe with 13 offices worldwide and is a market leader in brokerage, charter, management and new build advisory services for yachts above 30m/100ft.
In 2015, it established its Asia operation and now has offices in Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Shanghai and Phuket, while this January it was voted Best Asia-Based Brokerage Company (International) at the Christofle Yacht Style Awards for the second successive year.
Jean-Marc Poullet, Burgess Chairman in Asia, said: “We are delighted to partner with Vrit [Yongsakul] and his great team. In addition to being excellent yachting professionals, their remarkable focus on giving the best advice to their clients and on impeccable customer service perfectly matches our own operating philosophy.
“We believe in a ‘glocal’ approach to our business, combining global expertise with a local service in our client’s preferred language and culture. Boat Lagoon Yachting is the perfect partner to bring this approach to Thailand.”
Boat Lagoon Yachting, founded in 1995, is one of Asia’s leading dealerships and its current portfolio includes world-class brands such as Princess, Jeanneau, Sacs and Prestige.
The company has successfully expanded from its core Thai market into neighbouring countries including Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Maldives to become a full-service yachting firm employing 70 staff across the region.
Vrit Yongsakul, Group Managing Director of Boat Lagoon Yachting and now Burgess Chief Representative for Thailand, added: “We very much look forward to bringing Burgess’s unparalleled global expertise to our clients and contacts in Thailand and to working with Burgess to develop the large yacht market here.
“We see great potential in the region and want every one of our customers to benefit from the best possible expertise and advice when embarking on their large yacht journey. A partnership with Burgess is the ideal approach to achieving this.”
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