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Bringing more yachts into Indonesia

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Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia has been very active in canvassing government agencies to bring more private yachts into Indonesia by changing and implementing better policies for arriving yachts, according to APS Indonesia Director Richard Lofthouse. “APS Indonesia continues to lead from the front with over 75% of yachts entering Indonesia using our services”, reports Richard, […]

Interview with Richard Lofthouse

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Joe Di Condina recently held a Q&A with Richard Lofthouse, Managing Director of Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia. My buddy Richard Lofthouse lives in Bali and runs Asia’s #1 superyacht company, which he and his partner founded only seven years ago. The company has doubled in size every year for five years, even though he didn’t […]

Those fabulous Phinisis

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INDONESIA IS THE ONLY great cruising destination on the planet that straddles the equator, which means you can enjoy the wonders of this magnificent country at any time of the year. Sitting at under 10 degrees either side of the equator, Indonesia is immune to typhoons in the north and cyclones in the south. Even […]

AYSS: Changes in Indonesia

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Fantastic news for Indonesia yacht charter and visiting superyachts. Reporting from Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia, Richard Lofthouse and Jimmy Blee announce the following welcomed news. The two most significant changes are: An online CAIT process for agents which will reduce CAIT process time from 1 month to around 1 working day (as yet untested). Local clearances […]

Ease of superyacht visits to Indonesia to improve

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Asia Pacific Superyachts (APS) has recently reported several considerable changes to policy for visiting yachts to Indonesia which, the company state, is set to dramatically improve the ease of cruising in the region. Six changes were announced: Foreign yachts only need clearances at first entry and last exit ports; domestic clearances are not necessary. The SPB sailing […]