The west coast of Malaysia and Thailand is one of the few really unspoilt sailing destinations. Phuket is home to many cruising yachts and for increasing numbers of superyachts this is their first port of call in Asian waters. Simpson Marine and Simpson Yacht Charter are ideally located in Ao Po Grand Marina to cater for all yacht sales and service needs.
Sergio Loiacono joined our team as a Country Manager in 2008. Originally based in Langkawi he is now in Simpson’s Phuket office. He has vast experience in sail yacht charters and has sailed and worked extensively around the world including Egypt, Maldives, Panama, Portugal, Spain, Colombia, New Zealand, Fiji and Indonesia. Prior to joining the Phuket team, Sergio was our broker with the Ocean Marina in Pattaya.
Sergio is a RYA Yachtmaster and is impressively fluent in five languages which include English, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and has some knowledge of Kiswahili and modern Standard Arabic.
Mobile: +66 (0) 8 6277 3360
Senior Yacht Broker
With over 15 years experience in the yachting industry, Maksim Volkov came to us after working as a General Manager for Azimut Yachts Ukraine and South Russia. Throughout these years, he accumulated practical knowledge spanning the whole yacht sales process; from negotiating the best deals with the shipyard, through ensuring high standards during construction, all the way to arranging shipping, insurance and customs clearance for delivery. Furthermore, he also has a wealth of knowledge handling additional requests ranging from registration assistance, finding insurance, selecting crew, etc. He is now a member of the Simpson Marine Phuket sales team.
Mobile: +66 (0) 8 4745 9900
A familiar face in our Phuket office, Bee joined our team in 2008 as an office administrator and after 4 years she was promoted to the role of Office Manager in 2013. She moved from Bangkok and stayed in Phuket for 16 years where she now calls home. She has a Diploma in Accounting from Bangkok Polytechnic School and a Bachelor degree in Human Resource Management from Phuket University. She was worked for luxury 5 star hotels as front receptionist in Phuket and got into yachting by being part of the delivery team from Phuket to Langkawi as well as managing yacht charters in Phang-Nga bay before starting her role with Simpson Marine.
Mobile: +66 8 8727 8149
Yacht Management Program Technical Director
Eben comes from USA and has been working in Thailand since 2012 with experience as Yacht Instructor and Charter Yacht Manager. He can speak English and some Thai. He has been working with Beneteau and Lagoon yachts mostly with experience on others as well. He enjoys sailing for fun, travel, reading, and spending time with his family.
Thailand Service Manager
Philip joins us from the UK, with over 26 years of experience in the marine industry. His experience covers all aspects of yacht service and maintenance ranging from Marine engines, electronics, navigation systems to fibreglass work and yacht refits. Philip’s level of attention to detail and problem solving is how he strives to deliver the highest standard of work and service to our Simpson Marine clients. Calling Phuket home, he has been working in the marine industry in Thailand since January 2013.
Mobile: +66 8 7278 3366