Asia Marine appointed Bali Catamarans dealer in Thailand
Headed by Phuket yachting legend Vincent Tabuteau, Asia Marine is the new dealer for France’s Bali Catamarans in Thailand.
Asia Marine Phuket has been appointed the exclusive dealer for the French-designed Bali Catamarans in Thailand, where the company also represents Poland’s Galeon, USA’s Wellcraft and Turkey’s Numarine. One of Phuket’s longest-established charter agencies, Asia Marine will take delivery of a Bali 4.1 sailing catamaran in November.
Vincent Tabuteau, CEO and founder of Asia Marine, said: “We are excited to represent Bali Catamarans for buyers in Thailand and especially Phuket. Their yachts fill a niche for open space models in the mid-range market, and those boats are in high demand for chartering from Phuket and around Andaman Sea.”
Bali Catamarans are part of the Catana group of yachting companies. The Catana Group launched Bali Catamarans in 2014, aiming at mid-market yachting. The Catana Group now offers a range from 40-70ft, both sailing and motor yachts made in France, and has become one of the world’s leading builders in cruising multihulls.
Boris Compagnon, Sales Director of Bali Catamarans, said: “We have a good relationship with Asia Marine. They’re exactly what we were looking for, to represent us with a great reputation. We believe they’ll do a great job for us.”
Bali’s flagship catamaran is the 5.4 Open Space which recently won Multihull of the Year 2019 (40-50ft) by Multihulls World magazine, with the prize presented at the International Multihull Boat Show at La Grande Motte in southern France.
Characterised by open, ergonomic living spaces, the yacht has notable innovations such as the large tilt-and-turn door and a panoramic relaxation area on the roof. It also offers new access to the front cockpit through an interior door.
Paul Stamp, Senior Broker and Operations Manager at Asia Marine, said: “Between Vincent and I, we have over 30 years of experience with yachting in Asia. We’re able to help potential owners and current owners with their boats, and provide a return on their investment by placing their yacht in the charter market.”