Burgess has announced an exciting new partnership with one of Asia’s largest yacht importation, distribution and service organisations: Boat Lagoon Yachting. The new collaboration will be dedicated to providing world class superyacht services in Thailand.
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With the Singapore Yacht Show just around the corner, the two region-leading brokerage houses announced their seminal partnership today and will soon open a joint office in Phuket.
Blue Lagoon Yachting was founded in 1995, and has since developed a competitive portfolio entailing household names such as Princess, Jeanneau, Sacs and Prestige. Founded in Thailand, the business quickly expanded their expertise into the surrounding markets of Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and the Maldives, establishing themself as one of the primary yachting firms to service the Asian region.
Although Burgess could not be better partnered to explore all that the burgeoning SEA region has to offer, the brokerage already command a global presence. Founded in 1975 from original offices in London and Monaco, Burgess now has 13 bases worldwide. They have been operating in the Asian market since 2015, out of Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore and Shanghai, even being voted ‘Best International Brokerage Firm in Asia’ for two consecutive years.
The coming together of Burgess and Boat Lagoon represents a significant leap in providing unrivalled yachting services to the Asian market, which is proving to be a promising region for growth.
Vrit Yongsakul, Group Managing Director of Boat Lagoon Yachting and now Burgess Chief Representative for Thailand, had the following to say about the collaboration: “We very much look forward to bringing Burgess’ unparalleled global expertise to our clients and contacts in Thailand. 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."
Jean-Marc Poullet, Burgess Chairman in Asia, added: “We are delighted to partner with Vrit and his 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 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”.
Both Vrit and Jean-Marc share the objective of building Thailand, and specifically Phuket, as the epicentre of yachting in Asia, and we look forward to seeing this vision realised.