Our Yacht Sales Team Asia
Paul Stamp, General Manager – Southeast Asia
Paul was born and raised in Sunderland in England’s north east, a city steeped in shipbuilding tradition and boating. His love for sailing took him first to Sydney, then onto Thailand and Malaysia where he became an RYA Instructor and Sunsail skipper. He based himself in Phuket in 2004 initially and has lived there with his family ever since.
In 2007, Paul commenced his sales career with Max Marine Asia, Thailand’s Sunseeker dealership where he expanded his power boating knowledge over several years before moving to Asia Marine in Phuket in 2016 where he managed an extensive brokerage division and completed the successful sale of numerous models of power and sail yachts to clients throughout Asia. His impressive experience also includes overseeing a charter and management operation of more than 20 yachts, managing major yacht refit projects, including two 100+ ft superyachts, representing Fraser Yachts in Thailand.
Jim Poulsen, Sales Consultant & Maritimo Brand Specialist – Southeast Asia
For over 30 years, saltwater has run through this Australian’s veins, both playing and working on the water. Countless world-renowned races, hundreds of vessel deliveries and crossing the Atlantic all account to a depth of yachting wisdom that Jim draws upon to connect the right boat with the right buyer. Having survived the tragic 2008 Sydney to Hobart race, he knows how to tack through adversity and has commanded iconic maxi yacht crews with a USL Master Class 5 Captain license. Highly regarded as a successful, trustworthy and dedicated yacht broker with 19 years’ industry experience, Jim has established a global network of marine professionals built through a personal and transparent sales approach. Based in Phuket, Jim also enjoys kite surfing, diving, surfing and competitive triathlons, and joins TYSC with the goal of delivering the best service to clients so they may fully enjoy their on-water lifestyle and create lifelong memories with family and friends.
Charles Robinson, Senior Broker – Thailand
Charles has worked in engineering and sales for the oil and gas drilling supply industry for almost 25 years and been based in England, South Africa, Dubai, Azerbaijan, Iran and Algeria. Wherever and whenever possible, he pursued his love of catamaran sailing off the many picturesque coastlines around the world.
He sailed Mirrors, Enterprises and Bosuns as a sport at school then moved into Hobie sailing with his wife in Cape Town in the early 90s. The couple continued their love of Hobies when Charles was transferred to Dubai, and they competed in the 2007 World Championships in Fiji with a Dubai team of Masters sailors.
Richard Klein, Sales Consultant – Thailand
Born and raised on the shoreline of Lake Geneva in Switzerland, Richard had an enviable upbringing with most holidays spent in the Mediterranean, the Atlantic around La Rochelle and the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire. A watersports enthusiast, he never missed an opportunity to go sailing and attended every Geneva Boat Show. With a BSc in Management from The University of London, Richard was appointed sales manager of a software development company at the EPFL University in Lausanne (Switzerland) which collaborates with the famous Alinghi Sailing Team. In 2018, he relocated to Thailand and attained his RYA Yachtmaster certification, participating in numerous regional regattas on Pulses, monohulls and catamarans. Richard joined the Asia team for The Yacht Sales Co to consolidate his passion for sailing and his impressive sales experience, and just as importantly, brings drumming skills to expand the company’s ever growing staff band.
Toon Scholten, Assistant Manager – Jomtien
Toon has an impressive resume that puts her in a league of her own in Thailand’s marine industry. She has extensive experience in boat building, managing a team of 25 at her business, East Asia Composites in Chonburi, attaining broad knowledge of fibreglass and gelcoat processes, as well as an in-depth understanding of the regional and global import/export business. While still managing her factory team, Toon has joined TYSC to assist with client yacht sales as well as expanding our brand portfolio into the Bangkok region.
Daniel Au, Senior Sales Consultant – Singapore
Charlotte Cruz, Business Development Head – Philippines
Charlotte is known for her analytical thinking, networking tenure, excellent communication and effective strategic planning, skills developed across an impressive array of positions. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Major in Political Science and Double Major in Psychology) from the University of the Philippines in Baguio City, Charlotte built a strong career that multiple several industries. A Certified Investment Solicitor and an accomplished Trainer and Civic Leader, she is also an effective business manager with more than 17 years of experience, Charlotte is skilled in office administration and financial management, and she is a staunch advocate of controlling costs through directed employee idea programs at all business levels and strategic product development. Charlotte was a consultant for several multi-national corporations and Million Dollar Round Table qualifier, and she is currently a portfolio manager and the Chief Administrative Officer of two environmental solutions corporations.
Joseph Brothers, Sales Consultant – Phillipines
Joseph is an Australian national with an ocean of experience across various sectors of the international marine industry. He currently holds several key top-level management positions in various corporations, including Parks Holdings Pty Ltd., Bearing Developments Pty. Ltd., and Jazz Undersea. After serving in the Royal Australian Navy, Joseph went into the private sector working in marine engineering design and construction, commercial vessel charter, and commercial dive teams conducting ship inspection and underwater construction project management. He has committed his resources and skills to the Philippines and recently formed Jazz Marine Services Phils. Corp., conducting underwater surveys, including marine magnetometry, pipeline surveys, UXO location, bathymetric charting, ROV video survey and seabed sampling. Apart from his engineering background, Joseph holds qualifications as ADAS Commercial Diver and ADAS Commercial Diver Supervisor, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, PADI First Response First Aid Instructor, DAN O2 Provider, IANTD Instructor Nitrox and Mixed Gases, and IANTD Trimix Expedition 100MSW Rebreather.
Sheila Dali, Sales Consultant – Singapore
Sheila has an impressive resume in the yachting industry having worked for the past six years aboard a Singapore-based charter yacht taking clients through the magnificent waterways of Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. Combining her knowledge as a charter broker with her hands-on experience as a chief stewardess, Sheila is uniquely positioned to provide comprehensive and personalised assistance to clients, whether they are seeking to charter or considering yacht ownership. Her passion for the yachting and providing impeccable service means Sheila is dedicated to ensuring that every client’s experience is nothing short of extraordinary.
Yui Anongnat – Administration Manager
There’s nothing more important than local expertise when expanding a business into a foreign country. The Yacht Sales Co hit the jackpot when Yui applied for the Administration Manager position of our new Phuket operation.
Brimming with energy, humour, qualifications and experience, Yui helps The Yacht Sales Co Asia team oversee the daily administration of our Boat Lagoon office.
Yui has completed Bachelor and Masters degrees in Business Administration, and contributed her impressive knowledge to previous positions in the local hospitality, tourism, property development, marine and media industry. She cites her hobbies as reading, gardening and badminton, and we’ve got bets that “sailing” will soon join that list!
Arada (Miew) Wongissares, Administration Assistant – Southeast Asia
Arada (or Miew, as she is more commonly known) joins the team with exceptional customer service and administration skills. Enthusiastic and eager to learn everything about the boating industry, Miew has previous experience in the hotel and hospitality field in northern Thailand’s Phetchabun province. Fluent in Thai, English and Arabic, she is a very welcome asset to The Yacht Sales Co team in Asia.
Jarupit (Ken) Jaruspongpan, Brokerage & Administration Assistant – Phuket
Ken brings a diverse range of skills and experience to the Asia Sales team, having studied Political Science at Sukothai University as well as completing military service as a Navy Seal in the Thai Navy Marine Corp and holding managerial positions in the sales and marketing industry. Still actively involved as a Veteran volunteer with the Navy, Ken has broad boating knowledge with prior experience as a freelance crew member on various motor yachts in Phuket and Dockmaster for Sunsail Yacht Charters.
Boby Nicolich, Service Manager – Southeast Asia
Boby has an extensive background in the Southeast Asian marine industry, accruing an impressive range of knowledge and skills across numerous leading companies. He has worked as a technical specialist and in maintenance for SWIFT Marine, Sunseeker Singapore, Seadoo Singapore and Marine Italia/Prestige Yacht, overseeing after-sales support, warranty and commissioning, modifications and training for clients. Never far from the sea, Boby also spent two years as a technical specialist for the 68 ft Princess Yacht MY Three and is an avid jetski and scuba diving enthusiast. A qualified scuba instructor, he has conducted many private guided dive/sail experiences with clients throughout Southeast Asia’s magnificent waterways, and is now sharing his remarkable boating skills and local knowledge with our clients.
Nuttapon (Nut) Thongtoam, Service Manager – Southeast Asia
There is no one more qualified than Nut to oversee the service division of our Phuket operations. Working on dive charter boats from the tender age of 16 as a boat boy before progressing to become an engineer, Nut then attained his captain’s licence and started driving both power and sail vessels for the region’s charter industry. He has also been heavily involved in racing, working for Java Yachting doing race charters at various regional regattas with highlights including victories at numerous Samui Regattas, Kings Cups and Multihull Solutions Regattas.
With a passion for the ocean and all boats, Nut loves spending his spare time on the water with his wife and young son.