Successful Year For APS Indonesia And Philippines
Published: Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) Indonesia and Philippines Director Richard Lofthouse recently attended the Monaco Yacht Show 2015 (Sept 23-26) as part of the APS delegation. The Monaco event was a first for APS, allowing the group to showcase the benefits and facilities of cruising the region.
“It has been another huge year for APS Indonesia,” says Lofthouse. “We have brought some of the biggest yachts on the planet into Indonesia and this year has been no different. We have also seen a lot of return clients thus far this year which is very gratifying. There is so much to explore that once our clients trust our ability to support them throughout the archipelago, they want to come back for more."
The APS Philippines has also seen a growth spurt in 2015. The recent establishment of the Philippines office has seen some of the biggest yachts in the world visting the islands.
"We weren't expecting three ships in the 100m range to support in our first year of operations,” explains Lofthouse. “Thus we had to scramble hard. Nobody had ever brought ships of this size into the Philippines before and it was a process to be able to deal with that. In the end we managed it and were able to provide the levels of support APS is known for."
APS Indonesia has provided an accessible facility for yachts at Benoa Harbour in Bali.
“It is the only area in Bali where your berth is guaranteed,” says Lofthouse. “And APS Indonesia is the only company in Indonesia that can process duty free ship spares. Over the years we have saved our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in import tax.”