Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia (APSI) has appointed Thomas Taacjes as its new operations manager.

“Thomas grew up in Phuket after his parents sailed their yacht there and stayed. The ocean has remained a passion and he is an accomplished surfer as well as sailor, making him the perfect fit for life in Indonesia, working with the best yachts in the world”, explained general manager, Richard Lofthouse.

“After finishing a refit job in Thailand, as well as some captaining and crewing roles, this felt like the next challenge for me to take on”, Taatjes said. “I am just thrilled to be in Indonesia and part of the dynamic team that makes cruising such a huge archipelago possible. It is very exciting times for us." 

"We are thrilled to have Thomas on board", Lofthouse added. "On any given day we have works going on in five or six Islands spread over an area bigger than North America so having a big and strong team is key to keeping our levels of coverage and support high." 

Indonesia represents the largest archipelago in the world with more than 17,500  islands to visit.