Jean-Marc Poullet, Chairman of Burgess, Asia and Vrit Yongsakul, Group Managing Director of Boat Lagoon Yachting and now also Burgess Chief Representative for Thailand, chaired a press conference in the morning. They were joined by Tiah Hwee, Burgess' Head of Business Development in Asia, and Burgess Thailand team members Alister Brunskill, Brokerage Representative and Michelle Ma, Marketing Representative.
Vrit and Jean-Marc shared that beyond serving yachting clients, another pillar of their partnership will be to help build Thailand and Phuket in particular as the epicentre of yachting in Asia. 'We both truly believe that Phuket and its surrounding cruising grounds are absolutely world class and can provide all the facets of a fabulous yachting experience: amazing seascapes, great restaurants, world-class resorts, diverse land activities, and all with very convenient access from across Asia.'
In the evening many distinguished guests including Minister of Tourism and Sports Mr. Pipat Ratchakitprakarn joined the cocktail reception to celebrate the launch of Burgess Thailand and to meet the Burgess team.
The glamourous evening was themed Discover The World of Superyachts and featured award-winning chef Christopher Miller who created dishes inspired by the sea. Rare whisky specialist Joshua Tate flew in from Hong Kong to present three luxury single malt scotches by The Dalmore: 15-year-old, 18-year-old and the King Alexander III. Guests also enjoyed award winning Rosé wine Whispering Angel.
The Burgess Thailand team comprises:
Vrit Yongsakul (Chief Representative, Thailand)
Mark Pyle (Representative, Thailand)
Alister Brunskill (Brokerage Representative, Singapore)
Michelle Ma-De Jong (Marketing Representative, Thailand)
Boat Lagoon Yachting Co., Ltd.
22/1 Moo 2 Thepkrasattri Rd.
Koh Kaew, Muang, Phuket
Tel: +66 7623 9739
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