Yacht Sourcing has expanded its operations beyond Indonesia by appointing Nicolas Monges as the company’s General Manager in Thailand. Monges, who is also a partner in Yacht Sourcing Thailand, is a graduate of the prestigious Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management (now Kedge Business School), where he studied International Business Development and Marketing.
Having moved to Phuket in 2009, the Frenchman has worked in the yachting and property industries, primarily specialising in sales and marketing, with experience of events in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.
“I’m very passionate about yachting and have worked across many parts of the industry, including marinas, boat shows, charters and yacht sales,” said Monges, who is on the Board of Advisors for the Ocean For All Foundation.
“Yacht Sourcing is diverse company that’s growing fast and operating in many sectors of the marine industry, including sales, charters and marinas, so it’s a perfect match and a great opportunity for me. I’m looking forward to growing the company here as I believe there are huge opportunities in Thailand.”
Boum Senous, Yacht Sourcing’s co-founder and Director of Operations, said the company’s move into Thailand was the start of what he hopes will be a gradual expansion across Southeast Asia.
“We’re delighted to welcome Nico to the team as he heads our new operation in Thailand. It’s an exciting time for Yacht Sourcing as we explore new opportunities in Southeast Asia to build on our growth in Indonesia,” said Senous, who founded the company in 2016 with Xavier Fabre, Director of Sales.
“We have a passionate team and a strong management with wide-ranging experience of the industry across many countries in Asia. We’ve grown quickly in Indonesia, which will remain our home, and now want to expand our offerings and expertise to neighbouring countries as we spread our network in the region.”
Yacht Sourcing has offices in Jakarta, Bali and Labuan Bajo, and is the Indonesia dealer for luxury motoryacht brands Ferretti Yachts, Pershing and Riva from Italy’s Ferretti Group, and renowned French catamaran builder Fountaine Pajot, an appointment announced in April.
As well as sales of new and pre-owned yachts, Yacht Sourcing manages new builds and refits in its own shipyard in Sulawesi, while its charter division Voyage by Yacht Sourcing comprises a diverse fleet in Indonesia and was named Best Asia-Based Charter Company (Phinisi) at the 2019 Christofle Yacht Style Awards.
In partnership with Cedric Le Rest, the company has also created Marina Sourcing, a marina consultancy currently developing the Escape Marina Resort in the island of Flores and working on the early stages of multiple other projects.
Yacht Sourcing appointed Fountaine Pajot dealer for Indonesia