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
Nadezhda (Nadia) joins the team with a strong sales background having worked in the property and luxury automotive industry with Aston Martin, Rolls Royce and Mini. With a strong passion for travel, she has travelled and studied extensively in Russia and Asia, therefore having herself based in Phuket now. Nadia is fluent in English, Russian and even Hindi.
Mobile: +66 (0) 84 745 9900
Born in Germany to a British military family, Justin travelled to Ghana, West Africa at the age of 7 where he was schooled in the British International School. He then moved to other parts of the world like Belize, Romania, Bangladesh, India and Pakistan with his parents. His love for boats and all things yachting started at a very young age, influenced by his family in Scandinavia who have always owned sailing yacht. It wasn’t until a chance meeting with the sales director from a large yacht brokerage later in his life, that he was offered the opportunity to make a living from boats.
Justin holds a strong curriculum vitae in yacht sales being a broker for over 11 years. His experience in the yachting industry is vast has strong knowledge since his days in Europe. As Justin’s knowledge of large yachts grew, so did his career. Working closely with Simpson Marine’s Thailand country manager, Justin is a Senior Yacht Broker located out of the Phuket office.
Mobile: +66 (0) 94 939 8542
Yacht care manager
Turning his hobby of sailing into a career, Colin finds joy and has strong passion in his every day responsibilities at Simpson Marine. Having worked at the marine industry for several years, Colin has experience in working in a number of different vessels ranging from small production yachts to 130-year-old tall ships. Currently based in Simpson Marine Thailand, Phuket office, Colin holds the yacht care manager position and takes care of Simpson Yacht Care client’s yachting needs. Our strong portfolio of yacht care clients grew under his care and will continue to expand further. A curious mind for engineering and the machinery of vessels and vehicles, Colin often spends his free time restoring classic cars.
Mobile: +66 (0) 81 892 8919
Charter Sales Manager
Barney has been working in the yachting industry for over 8 years. He started as a Deckhand on flotilla charters before obtaining his Yacht Master Offshore and becoming a captain for charter and private yachts up to 65ft. He was attracted to Simpson Yacht Charter’s reputable name in the luxury high end charter industry and decided to relocate to Phuket, take up the Charter Sales Manager position and provides the highest level of customer standard to our Yacht Charter customers.
His love for the seas does not stop at yacht chartering, Barney actively enjoys snorkelling, dinghy, yacht, windsurfing and wakeboarding. Prior to joining Simpson Yacht Charter, he has had experience working with some of the bigger names in the Charter industry located in Greece, Turkey and Croatia. Equipped with strong knowledge on yacht charter, Barney has confidence in providing sound knowledge and making a customer’s holiday experience an unforgettable one.
Mobile: +66 (0) 93 327 0447
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 (0) 8 8727 8149
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