Recently in an interview with Josh Lee, Founder and Managing Director of Lee Marine, the question was asked, “How do you see the yachting scene continuing to unfold in Phuket and regionally?”
Immediately I replied, “Regionally yachting is BOOMING, finally! We all knew it would come, however, this shift took a pandemic for Asian clients to really consider yachting. The wealth is there, yet traditional holidays like skiing in Europe or Disneyland USA are now not possible. Hence considerably accelerated awareness of the yachting industry is occurring, not only in Asia, but worldwide.”
Both new-build yachts and pre-owned are sparking strong interest and sales. By example, Australian built, Riviera Yachts are keenly fit for this tropical weather. Lee Marine is Riviera’s longest surviving, worldwide dealer with their successful relationship continuing on a newly signed agreement. Clients faithful to this proven brand enjoy moving up through the range. This is the case with a soon-to-be announced Lee Marine/Riviera project.
Some prefer the ability for longer range adventures with more self-sufficiency and comfort. CdM (Cantiere delle Marche) steel, custom constructed ships are exceptionally suitable starting from 24m (80ft) to 46.5m (150ft). At Lee Marine, we see CdM as the future for ‘lifetime’ owners.
Another recent expansion for the Lee Marine team, was attaining the license for Northrop & Johnson Asia-Pacific. As one of the world’s leading, full-service superyacht brokerages and charter companies, clients benefit from yacht choice and variety. Together we are strong competitors on all fronts from entry level boats to the world’s leading yachts.
Lee Marine remains active as brokers for Ferretti Group products over 30 metres, plus superyachts as well.
Our pre-owned listings are carefully selected offering a wide range of choices for all levels of boat buyers. Lee Marine brokers have the experience, product knowledge, and are well-known for their attentive, after-service care.
Lee Marine have had their challenges, and many successes. We reach out, pioneering new ways forward, making brave choices, yet remaining committed to staying grounded in the clients’ best interest.