Indonesian yacht dealership hires general manager to expand the business in Thailand

Xavier Fabre (left), Yacht Sourcing’s co-founder and Director of Sales, with Nicolas Monges (right), General Manager of Yacht Sourcing Thailand

Xavier Fabre, Yacht Sourcing’s co-founder and director of sales, with Nicolas Monges, general manager of Yacht Sourcing Thailand

Yacht Sourcing, a full-service yacht provider based in Indonesia, has appointed Nicolas Monges as its general manager in Thailand.

Monges, who is also a partner in Yacht Sourcing Thailand, is a French national who moved to Phuket in 2009. He has worked in the yachting and property industries, primarily specialising in sales and marketing, with experience of events in Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

“I’m very passionate about yachting and have worked across many parts of the industry, including marinas, boat shows, charters and yacht sales,” said Monges.

“Yacht Sourcing is a diverse company that’s growing fast and operating in many sectors of the marine industry, including sales, charters and marinas, so it’s a perfect match and a great opportunity for me. I’m looking forward to growing the company here as I believe there are huge opportunities in Thailand.”

Boum Senous, Yacht Sourcing’s co-founder and director of operations, said the company’s move into Thailand was the start of what he hopes will be a gradual expansion across Southeast Asia.

“We’re delighted to welcome Nico to the team as he heads our new operation in Thailand,” he says. ”It’s an exciting time for Yacht Sourcing as we explore new opportunities in Southeast Asia to build on our growth in Indonesia.”

Senous founded Yacht Sourcing in 2016 with Xavier Fabre, director of sales. “We have a passionate team and a strong management with wide-ranging experience of the industry across many countries in Asia,” Senous says. ”We’ve grown quickly in Indonesia, which will remain our home, and now want to expand our offerings and expertise to neighbouring countries as we spread our network in the region.”

Yacht Sourcing has offices in Jakarta, Bali and Labuan Bajo, and is the Indonesia dealer for Ferretti, Pershing and Riva from Italy’s Ferretti Group, and French catamaran builder Fountaine Pajot, an appointment announced in April.

As well as sales of new and pre-owned yachts, Yacht Sourcing also manages new-builds and refits at its own shipyard in Sulawesi, while its charter division, Voyage by Yacht Sourcing, comprises a diverse fleet in Indonesia and was named Best Asia-Based Charter Company (Phinisi) at the 2019 Christofle Yacht Style Awards.

In partnership with Cedric Le Rest, the company has also created Marina Sourcing, a marina consultancy currently developing the Escape Marina Resort in the island of Flores and working on the early stages of multiple other projects.