Salesoffice – Sailing NAUTINESS Samui – Plai Laem – Choengmon
Author: Christian Berger, Director and Co-owner
Once Andy and I decided that Koh Samui was to be our new boat’s location, and construction of the NAUTINESS II catamaran began, it was already September of 2010. We realized we needed an office location. Combining office and home helped me avoid travelling to an office every day, and allowed for a place to welcome cruise guests, as well. Choosing a location was not easy, as home-leasing costs were higher than we expected, and even higher for ocean front property.
In addition, we wanted our office location located near the Samui International Airport (again, for guests’ convenience), close to our boat moorings and not far from shopping centers used to stock the boat for cruises. While looking around the island for ideal locations, I temporarily lived in a bungalow community near the big Sweetwater Lake, the body of water dividing the areas of Chaweng and Bophut. We took some time searching out locations, renting a van and looking everywhere. Finally, I found the ideal location for our start up for the first 4 – 5 years: The Bangrak Garden Homes.
The office/home was situated on spacious grounds that include everything we and our boat guests would appreciate: lovely landscaping; a swimming pool with waterfall, only steps away; parking and storage facilities and, many gardeners tending to the grounds during the day. I showed the site to Andi, and he was immediately enthusiastic. After a conversation with landlord Lung Dam, we signed a year contract for the location, in 2011.
Our separation of tasks was clear from the beginning. Andy would take care of both the boat and our guests, while on board. My job was to find the staff to organize the office to set up the sales organization and the advertising on the internet. The Sailing NAUTINESS package was established.
What we created was, and is, a completely new standard for charter sailing, and it is our personal and business offering: affordable short boat cruises and long trips with high recreational value and unforgettable memories for reasonable prices – nearby all inclusive!
Since August 2015 we changed our living office to the new Nautiness Yacht Charter Sales Office, located on the main road between Plai Laem and Choengmon in the Sub-District of Bophut – opposite the new gasoline station. Here we are also expanding our service with other vessels operating under the so-called SYCA (Samui Yacht Charter Agency or Association – not decided yet ;-) – a merger of several yacht owners with all necessary licenses and insurances, as also sufficient experience in the yacht charter business.
From now on, our guests can book more different yachts and vessels: Sailing catamaran, classic mono-hull or motor-catamaran … and soon we will have a new beautiful house-boot available. BOOK NOW – don’t wait – life is short!
We, the Sailing NAUTINESS team and all members of SYCA, look forward to seeing you, and we’ll be happy to give you the best possible personal service!