Connect with us


Asia Marine moves into motors



PHUKET: Asia Marine has been building, selling, chartering and managing yachts in Phuket for more than 25 years, and was voted ‘Best Asia based Yacht Charter Agent’ in the 2007 Asian Boating Awards.

In December last year, Asia Marine CEO Vincent Tabuteau took the company in a new direction by joining forces with Frenchman Eric Noyel, founder of Asia Marine Yacht Services (AMYS), which already has a strong foothold in the yachting markets of Hong Kong, the Philippines and Indonesia; specializing in motor yachts built by Numarine, Galeon and Hatteras.

“The motor yacht business is a new approach to yachting for me,” said Mr Tabuteau, who founded and launched Asia Marine Phuket in 1989.

Mr Tabuteau said he believed he and Mr Noyel were destined to meet. Both are French and have built businesses from their shared passion for the yachting industry.

“After meeting Eric Noyel and learning about his motor yacht business, it was clear our companies and individual areas of expertise were complementary,” said Mr Tabuteau.

“AMYS is a regional network. We deal in luxury yachts, and as Phuket is the Southeast Asian hub for yachting, we really had to have a presence here,” said Mr Noyel.

“Vincent has local knowledge and vast experience in the yacht charter business and the international charter broker network, which benefits us greatly as operators and managers of several luxury charter yachts in the Asia Pacific region,” he said.

The new luxury flybridge and hardtop motor yachts from Numarine include the sleek, eye-catching Numarine 78 Hardtop with three en-suite cabins and a loft-style saloon, which is on display at the Thailand Yacht Show at Ao Po Marina this weekend.

Other motor yachts from Numarine arriving in Hong Kong later this year are the Numarine 105 Hardtop and the Numarine 60 Flybridge.

AMYS is also bringing the first motor yacht from Poland-based Galeon Yachts to Phuket and Asia, the 50-ft Galeon 500 designed by award-winning designer Tony Castro.

The luxury leisure craft designed for cruising tropical waters features a unique ‘beach mode’ function, which extends the width of the cockpit to six meters by dropping down both the port and starboard sides.

The Galeon 500 leisure cruiser created a big buzz at the Cannes Boat Show last year and the first Galleon in Asia was ordered at the Phuket International Boat Show (PIMEX) in January. The motorboat is expected to arrive in Phuket in September.

Asia Marine Phuket has also expanded its line of sporty water toys with the addition of Lampuga jet-propelled surfboards, which are equipped with 15-horsepower electrical jet engines that can silently propel surfers through the water at up to 32 mph and cause no pollution. Five of these innovative electric surfboards are already in Phuket.

Stop by at the Asia Marine and AMYS booth at the Thailand Yacht Show to see the sleek new 78-ft motor yacht from Numarine and other luxury yachts at Ao Po Grand Marina, Feb 11-14.

— Vincent Tabuteau


Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand6 mins ago

Jealous husband allegedly kills wife

Hot News32 mins ago

Taiwan prepares for battle with China

Weather50 mins ago

17 of Thailand’s national parks close waterfalls and attractions due to floods

Sponsored1 day ago

Starting a business and obtaining SMART Visa in Thailand is easy with Startup Booster

Hot News54 mins ago

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles in direction of Japan

Thailand1 hour ago

Thailand voted No.3 in list of ‘Top Countries In The World 2022’

World1 hour ago

China punishes Taiwan farmers for Pelosi visit

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Hot News1 hour ago

US points fingers at Russia and China over North Korea’s latest actions

Things To Do1 hour ago

Immersed in coffee on Ratchadamri Road

Thailand2 hours ago

Thailand slowly recovering from high prices & Inflation | GMT

Central Thailand2 hours ago

100 elephants could be evacuated from camp in central Thailand due to floods

Hot News2 hours ago

Thailand’s new police chief makes drugs and road safety a top priority

Sporting Activities2 hours ago

Thai women’s volleyball team loses to Germany in FIVB championship

Crime17 hours ago

Fans stage simulation of Tangmo’s death in protest of law activist’s defamation case

Thailand17 hours ago

Thai road sweepers get safer new uniform for work

Thailand17 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Police patrol Pattaya Beach looking for guns, booze, prostitutes

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11