Global leader in luxury yachting activities continues to pursue strategic development in emerging Asian markets
(Singapore, 13 April 2018) Camper & Nicholsons Asia announced its new Commercial Director and expansion plans in Asia at a press conference during the Singapore Yacht Show 2018. With a recent expansion of the Sales and Charter teams, Bart Kimman comes on board as the company’s new Commercial Director. Bart will be spearheading the company’s strategic growth in the Asia market, working closely with Managing Director, Carmen Lau.
“We are delighted to welcome Bart to the Camper & Nicholsons Asia team. Bart has an extensive experience in super yacht brokerage, charter and new build. This is all enhanced through his extensive knowledge of the Asian market garnered over 20 years. He is a great addition to our dynamic executive team, creating a true customer-oriented service for the Asian market where he will also help us to speed up in reaching full potential of Camper & Nicholsons in this market,” commented Carmen Lau.Camper & Nicholsons Asia
In 2017 Camper & Nicholsons International, announced its joint venture with their existing shareholder, Lai Sun Development Company Limited. This resulted in the launch of Camper & Nicholsons Asia. With a tremendous network of ultra high-net-worth (UNHW) Asian clientele and extensive existing operations throughout the region, the partnership between the two players is seen as a strategic and long-term investment.
Experienced Team in Asia
Working alongside Carmen Lau and Bart Kimman to further develop the Asian market, is an experienced sales team based in the Hong Kong office and a charter team in Thailand, that has been a three-time winner of the best charter company in Asia. The following team members will ensure high-level of service and ethics, as well as provide a full-fledged yacht service, including Yacht Sales, Yacht Charters and Yacht Management:
● Charmian Siu, Listings and Intelligence Manager, Hong Kong
● Hugo Van Schaik, Sales Broker, Thailand
● Adam Essex, Sales Broker, Hong Kong
● Karen Ball, Sales Broker, Hong Kong
● Kenny Chan, Junior Sales Broker, Hong Kong
● Sytske Kimman, Charter Broker, Hong Kong
● Wenny Chow, Charter Broker, Hong Kong
● Lies Sol, Charter Marketing Manager, Thailand
● Kay Monney, Charter Marketing Manager, Thailand
● Taranee Kerdsup, Office Manager, Thailand
Thailand - The Next Superyacht Destination
The seas surrounding Thailand make for some of the most beautiful and uncluttered cruising grounds in the world. With first-rate marinas, shipyards and excellent marine support services, Thailand is known to be the next superyacht destination among high net worth individuals. According to Kimman, “Over the years, we have seen increasing numbers of superyachts visiting Phuket and this shows a positive outlook on the superyacht market in Asia. Establishing an office in Thailand made sense for us to further expand our presence within the region.”
The potential of the Asian market is therefore significant to the future of the yachting sector. Through this expansion and opportunity to leverage on such a prominent local Asia partner, Camper & Nicholsons looks to strengthen its brand globally – reinforcing its standing as the world’s leading yachting company.