Asia Pacific Superyachts, the leading superyacht network of agents in the Asia and Pacific region, has announced Priyantha Perera is the new APS Sri Lanka Agent and Captain Jean-Francois Cormerais, replacing Alvin Teh, is the new APS representative in Borneo.
Priyantha Perera of APS Sri Lanka gained vast experience working with authorities for various clearances to ensure smooth port operations and efficient service to Captains during many years of working in the shipping agency field in Sri Lanka while providing services to all types of vessels.
Mr Perera then formed a company in Sri Lanka providing agency services to ships calling in the ports of Sri Lanka; followed by assistance and service to the first Superyacht to call the company in 2011. The same year he handled two more Superyachts and from then on the company provided agency services to many boats calling into Sri Lanka.
As the Asia Pacific Superyachts Sri Lanka Agent, Priyantha Perera's knowledge of the country's geographical locations and cultural sites and attractions allows him to advise and prepare the best possible tour itineraries for Captains based on their port stay.
Captain Jean-Francois Cormerais is headquartered at Kota Kinabalu and as the Asia Pacific Superyacht Borneo representative, supports and assists visiting yachts while awarding an exquisite glimpse into a land of rich diversity and amazing cruising waters.
A marine consultant of 15 years’ sail and motor yachting experience in the area, JF (as he is locally known) also has a strong background in yacht maintenance, brokering, repairs, delivery and captaincy since 1998. With a strong history in yachting, JF was head Captain for a charter fleet based in Kota Kinabalu for some years and project manager of the general refit of a 160 footer.
He has been Captain of several superyachts and sailed more than 150.000 miles (three times around the world!); mostly single-handed on his 33’ self-built sailing yacht.
APS Sri Lanka’s Priyantha Perera and APS Borneo’s Captain JF Cormerais are part of the highly skilled network of Asia Pacific Superyachts, each region striving to make Captain and crew jobs less demanding and awarding Owner and guests a truly fantastic journey through Asia and the Pacific.