Fraser Yachts Strengthens Asia Presence
Published: Tuesday, 04 August 2015
Brokerage company Fraser Yachts announces the strengthening of its partnership with Julian Chang and the appointment of two new Fraser Yachts representatives in Asia as part of its commitment to the region.
(31m Cuneo Marine Hutiane available for charter through Fraser Yachts)
Chang was appointed as the Director of Fraser Yachts Asia last year to represent their services in Singapore and surrounding areas.
Following a successful Singapore Yacht Show earlier this year where Fraser Yachts had two yachts on display, an agreement was reached to expand the partnership into Phuket, Thailand and Kuala Trengganu, West Malaysia.
These offices will deal with enquiries on the full range of Fraser Yachts services across Asia and operate under the guidance of the Singapore office and Julian Chang.
(Singapore Yacht Show)
“We have been operating in Asia for many years now and we recognize the huge potential of this market,” says Fraser Yachts Executive Chairman Roberto Giorgi. "Following our successful partnership with Julian Chang last year and the sale of several large yachts in the region we have now decided to increase our commitment to the area and appoint two new representatives.”
Kit Chotithamaporn will represent Phuket, Thailand. As a native of Phuket, Kit has represented Horizon Yachts in Southeast Asia for over ten years. With his many years of experience within the yachting industry and intimate knowledge of various local cultures as well as speaking five languages (English, Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese and Hokkien) Kit is well prepared to handle the Thai and South East Asian markets.
Originally born in the Netherlands, Diederik Brinkman has been based in Malaysia for many years. A sailing enthusiast since a young age, he participated with his team in multiple regattas worldwide and will now focus on the development of yachting in Southeast Asia, Malaysia in particular.
(36m Moonen Victoria Del Mar)
“Asia is a huge market and it is important that we have offices in different areas to build up the Fraser Yachts brand,” says Chang. “I have been working with both Kit Chotithamaporn (Phuket) and Diederik Brinkman (West Malaysia) for many years now and am confident they will be a valuable addition to our team in Asia.”
Fraser Yachts already has a substantial number of clients in the region and a number of yachts regularly cruising the area. These new offices, along with the existing bases in Singapore and Sydney will help penetrate the market further.
The sales, charter brokers and management team from the Fraser Yachts offices in Monaco will closely support all of the new offices.