on 3 Jan 2019
French shipmaker of custom and explorer yachts chooses Phuket-based agent in Thailand
Infinite Yachts Asia has been chosen to represent Ocea Yachts in the Thai market.
“We opened in 2011,” explains Giovanni Toumi, manager of Infinite Yachts. “The company specializes in the sale of new and used boats, as well as yacht management and charters.”
(Photo: Ocea Yachts)
Initially located in Golfe-Juan, Infinite Yachts has since opened three other offices in Saint-Tropez, France; San Remo, Italy; and, in 2016, in Phuket, Thailand, to represent Sunreef catamarans.
“Business in Europe is somewhat erratic, especially in winter,” says Giovanni Toumi. “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!”
In any case, Toumi is pleased to be able to collaborate with Ocea Yachts: “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.”
Ocea Yachts considers their solid sea-handling capabilities as a bonus.