Founded in 2007, Asia Yachting is an exclusive private yachting dealership and brokerage based in Hong Kong with presence throughout Asia. With services covering new boat ownership, brokerage, and boat management, Asia Yachting represents world-class boating brands including Monte Carlo Yachts, Prestige, Nautique,Fountaine Pajot, Scarab, and more.
Asia Yachting provides a wide range of products, from multifunctional boats and luxury yachts, to sea scooters and inflatable castles. Our team of experienced professionals ensures to provide top-quality services to all our customers. Feel free to contact us for further assistance on yacht purchasing, management, and brokerage services.
Franklin Heng – Chairman
Franklin Heng, the Chairman of Asia Yachting, is a keen power boater and obtained his Grade 1 license over 10 years ago. He started boating in 1999 on his bank’s yacht where he fell in love with boating and went on to buy his first 37-foot cruiser in 2006. He has numerous yachts since then and his passion in yachts eventually attracted him to join force with Olivier to propel Asia Yachting’s business to the next stage.
Franklin has a capital markets background with over 20 years of investment banking / trading experience. He was head of trading and head of desk at several major financial institutions. He graduated from Cambridge University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.
Olivier Besson – Founder & CEO
The French native, with a longstanding passion for boating, arrived in Hong Kong as an automotive engineer in 2005, with a speciality in high-performance metals. Two years later, he launched the Asia Yachting dealership, specialising in new premium motor yachts. Today, as well as working with clientele to achieve their customised performance and design preferences, Olivier also commissions luxury yacht models for the company that feature functional and design elements that he understands suit the needs of owners based in Asia. Along with securing exclusive Hong Kong and Southeast Asia distribution rights for some of the world’s top motor-yacht brands, Olivier also ensures Asia Yachting is a key provider for the region’s pre-owned market. Besides boating, Olivier is also an enthusiast for fine dining and wine.
Garry Frenklah – Senior Broker
Garry is a HK-based Senior Broker who has lived and worked in Asia (HK, Japan, Singapore, Thailand) since 1996. An ex investment banker and private banker, he has an international outlook plus a deep understanding of local customs and practices. Garry cultivates deep relationships with clients to “make it happen”. Garry is a fluent Russian speaker who also spends a lot of time in Australia and the Philippines.
Steve Li – Broker
From luxury automobile to luxury yacht. Completely new to the yachting scene when he first joined Asia Yachting in 2019. Now he’s well-equipped with abundant knowledge of luxury yacht, brokerage sale, berth sales and boat management. Enjoy floating on the water. Yachting on the weekends has become his favourite pastime. He is approachable, hard-working and passionate in yachts, always readily available for his clients and prospects.
Vinci Cheung – Broker
Vinci excels at delivering on her client’s needs and maintains an extensive knowledge on Asia Yachting’s portfolio. She prides herself on being recognized as a trusted advisor and values the importance of listening to her client’s evolving needs from search to purchase. She has helped clients secure their dream boats from inventories around the world.
Vinci graduated from Baptist University in Hong Kong with a bachelor’s degree in commerce. She’s been fascinated with the ocean since a young age and decided to enter the yacht broking industry having explored roles in various start-ups.
Cindy Li – Sales Director (China)
Cindy has grown up in Shenzhen China. She is a honest, positive and fashionable yacht broker who devotes and feels grateful to be part of the yacht industry. She used to own a trading business with focus on exported goods. She likes sunshine and ocean. It is her favourite way to spend a day on a yacht, having good food, drinks, music, fishing, doing water sports, and lying down on the bow to enjoy sunset. She is pleased to meet successful individuals who always inspire her to learn more, and is aspired to do her best as a professional yacht broker.
Bianca Jison – Sales Director (Philippines)
10 years of marine industry experience and knowledge accumulated from previously working as the Event Manager for the Philippine Boat Show & Nautical Lifestyle Expo (Sea-Ex) since its conception in 2009.
Mae Carl Perdon – Sales Director (Philippines)
A boutique hotel and restaurant owner with more than 10 years proven working experience in developing partnerships for luxury brands including Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies. Mae joined Asia Yachting in 2019. Only a year old in the yacht industry, she is closing boat deals in various countries in Asia. She is passionate about boating, connecting creative minds, traveling, food and wine. Contact your Asia Yachting broker Mae and get the best yacht deal for you and your loved ones.