I (Mark) started my sailing & yacht charter career as a flotilla engineer for YCA in Turkey at the age of 25. I immediately fell in love with the stunning Turkish coastline & the friendliness of the Turkish People. After several happy years afloat I moved ashore and was instrumental in setting up the Sunsail Turkey base operations.
With the acquisition of Sunsail by First Choice I was promoted to the role of European Manager with the responsibility of overseeing all of the yacht charter operations throughout the Mediterranean. This included Turkey, The Greek Islands, Corsica, The Balearics and Croatia where I gained fantastic experience in delivering quality sailing holidays.
However, bigger is not always better. In fact, tradition has that bigger gets more faceless so, in 2007 Stef and I formed, Sail in Turkey. And, here we are, after welcoming many happy clients to Turkey, setting up Yachting Thailand at our new base in Boat Lagoon on the beautiful island of Phuket. This time we have catamarans of various sizes from 11 metre & upwards, some with the luxury owners layout.
Our mission is to continue to bring our customers and yacht owners fantastic sailing holidays on superb charter yachts combined with the service that only a small dedicated sailing holiday company can provide.
We are dedicated to ensuring that your holiday experience is second to none.
I (Stef) was introduced to yacht charter by my parents, which changed everything! On my return I quickly applied to Sunsail as a flotilla hostess & started my sailing career in the Sporades. After Greece came Turkey & a promotion to the role of Turkish Country Manager running the operations for all of the Sunsail yacht charter bareboat & flotilla fleets out of the Turkish Islands charter bases of Marmaris, Gocek, Bodrum & Orhaniye.
Mark & I truly love Turkey for its people, the food, the culture, the scenery & have really enjoyed living here for over 20 years. We formed Sail in Turkey to utilise our combined experience & knowledge to create a professional boutique agency offering value-for-money yacht charter & luxury gulet charter packages.
2020 has brought new opportunities for us & we have decided to start our new venture: Yacht Charter in Thailand. We have a fleet of catamarans for charter from Boat Lagoon in Phuket, an amazing sailing area covering the stunning Phang Nga famous in the James Bond movie, the picturesque island of Phi Phi & Koh Lanta with its beautiful white sands & turquoise sea.
We both firmly believe that with the combination of our experience, ideas & local knowledge we can ensure that we will provide everything you will ever need to plan & enjoy a perfect sailing holiday cruising in Thailand.