The French Connection
Asia Marine Yacht Services (Hong Kong) and Asia Marine (Phuket)
Eric Noyel created Asia Marine Yacht Services in Hong Kong in 2012, and soon added in sister companies Riviera Orientale (charter) and Luxury Yacht Share Asia (fractional ownership). Vincent Tabuteau has been running Phuket-based Asia Marine for more than 25 years. Both companies are engaged in selling, chartering and managing yachts, and now they have joined forces.
"AMYS Hong Kong and AM Phuket, it's a natural connection," says Noyel. "Hong Kong people are frequent travellers to Phuket. It's probably the most popular nearby holiday destination. We have been building a boating and charter business in Hong Kong, and now we are directly referring charter clients to Asia Marine in Phuket, which was the intention all along. It's a seamless connection. Day charter cruises are gaining in popularity in Hong Kong, and day cruises are already the number one item on the Phuket charter menu “providing our customers with what they want in a destination they want to go to."