Dedicated Team, Exceptional Support
Your guests deserve the best, at Asia Pacific Superyachts we make that happen. As Indonesia’s most trusted superyacht service agents we are on the ground to take care of all your superyacht needs even before you arrive. From port clearance, visas and bunkering to top quality provisioning and expert guiding itineraries.
Our support stretches as far as your crew and guests need. We cover areas all over Indonesia including some of the most remote corners to give your guests an unforgettable cruising experience and make your life as crew easier. With over 11 years industry experience we create relationships with our clients and continually deliver top quality service beyond expectation.
Proud to offer our clients experiences they wouldn’t find anywhere else. Not only do we provide a streamlined service for all yacht needs, customs and bunkering but we create xx itineraries for your nautical cruise through the untouched and pristine waters of the archipelago.
Meet Our Friendly Team
Our team have first-hand knowledge to some of the best-kept secrets when cruising in Indonesia. We can help with all your yachting needs, tailored to your personal interests and time parameters.
Originating from North Queensland, Captain Jimmy moved to Thailand in 1989 to support the formation of Aman cruises, the marine branch of Aman resorts in Phuket. He moved to Indonesia in 1994 and founded Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia in 2009. For the last 24 years Jimmy has sailed extensively throughout Indonesia, has operated charter vessels and guided expedition-style cruises building extensive knowledge and contacts throughout Indonesia.
Born in Australia, Thomas grew up around Asia on boats and spent his whole life at or near the ocean. After graduating University in Sydney, Thomas moved back to Phuket where he worked professionally in the yachting industry. Thomas was a racer, RYA instructor, delivery captain, charter captain, charter fleet manager and refit manager before becoming a superyacht mate/captain, then moving to Bali to join APS.
Octavia was born in Tabanan, Bali and has been with us for over 7 years. Octavia is highly experienced with yachts and all aspects of Indonesian law, logistics and operations. She has excellent communication skills and enjoys the constant challenges of supporting yachts throughout Indonesia, reveling in the job well completed and to the highest standards!
Head of formalites, branch manager and contact for our Raja Ampat office, Fitri was born and raised in Sorong. Prior to joining APS in 2014 Fitri was working for a commercial shipping agency in Sorong and is an expert in the field, she has extensive experience navigating the complex rules and regulations in Indonesia. Her connections and close relationships with authorities both in Sorong and around Indonesia makes ensures APS have the highest level of support and professionalism in this demanding country.
Alit was born in Tabanan Bali and is the son in law of Made Gerip who was the first ever yacht agent in Indonesia. Learning the trade from Made, he is a valuable member of the Asia Pacific Superyachts team. Alit is our Benoa formalities and support person who will arrange all that is needed your our vessels in Bali and beyond. He enjoys the challenges and varied jobs that working with Superyachts brings.
Born on Weh island, North Sumatra Arif got into diving at a very young age. Arif has worked as a cruise director, divemaster, dive instructor and guide for over 30 years in Indonesian waters and around SE Asia. He was part of the first exploratory dives in many remote locations in Indonesia helping to bring many World Class dive sites into the international spot light such as Raja Ampat over 20 years ago. Joining APS in 2018, he is loving the excitement and opportunity to show off the beauty of Indonesia to international guests with the highest levels of service and professionalism.
To whom it may concern;
We worked with Thomas Taatjes and the team at Asia Pacific Superyachts whilst the vessel was in Indonesia.
From the initial planning stages until after our final departure, the APS team were nothing but professional, efficient, resourceful, and quite honestly, indispensable.
M/Y Bravado is a very busy private yacht, with a heavy cruising schedule and an ever-evolving itinerary, to which the team never faltered in understanding and adapting to both owners’ needs and requests.
Their combined thorough local knowledge and expertise, along with their professional stress-free approach was instrumental in the success of our itineraries and I would like to credit the team as a whole for making them such. All services provided by APS (activities, bunkers, clearances, dockage, guides, logistics, permits, pilotage, provisions, transportation, etc.) were handled and arranged with the utmost of care, without hesitation, and completed without failure.
I look forward to returning to Indonesia and working with Thomas and the APS team again in the future, it truly was a pleasure.
Mark A. McDowell
Master – M/Y Bravado
We did a trip from Bali to Sumba to Komodo and back to Bali from December ’19 to Jan ’20.
Thanks to Jimmy, Thomas and the team from APS Indonesia. Your service makes cruising in Indonesia easier and enjoyable. From a simple stop in Bali to complex situations and remote cruising, you have the experience and connections to make things run smooth.
Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia have supported and organized three trips for Latitude in the Indonesian archipelago. One in Komodo, One around Raja Ampat and Northern Misool and the most recent from Timor through the Forgotten Islands, the Spice Islands in the Banda Sea, Southern Misool and up to Wayag in Raja Ampat. I can categorically state that all three trips were flawlessly organized and were made memorable thanks to the team at APS Indonesia. From arrangements for cruising and other permits, Crew visas to provisioning, fuel, trip planning, guest pick-ups & flight arrangements, everything could not have been smoother and more pleasant. In addition to the support functions for the yacht itself, APS has the most amazing trip guides and dive guides with unmatched knowledge of the best dive spots, snorkeling sites, touristic sites and anchorages. I would not recommend any Superyacht to undertake a trip through the Indonesian archipelago without the support of Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia. Their sourcing capabilities & local knowledge is invaluable.
The yacht had come 4 years ago to Raja Ampat. Returning in 2019 it is quite natural that we have appointed APS again as agent. And we are very satisfied! Before our arrival and throughout our 3 Raja Ampat cruises as well as during our quiet period spent in Bali, the APS team has always been at our listening, met all our needs and without delay. I strongly recommend APS for the competence of its local manager and I wish to thank the limitless involvement and kindness of their local agent networks who manage all our clearances, provisioning, transportations and even more.
Very happy to say our trip in Indonesia, with our Boss, went very smoothly. Working with good people (agents and dive guide) made my life easier and the whole experience truly memorable. We will be back for more!
Hi, I and the owner were very happy and feel supported by Hary and the crew of APS. We will definitely recommend APS and look forward to another trip to Indonesia. Thanks again!
Ohana has been in Indonesia under the care of APS for over 4 years. If you’re ever looking for professional, local knowledge, old fashion excellent service when sailing through Indonesia then contact these guys, to put it simply, they make a hard job easy, giving you time to enjoy your holiday and time on your boat, thank you Thomas and team for making our time in Indonesia so memorable. We will be back with APS next time! :):):)
Our stopover in Bali was a real success with the support and time that Jimmy, Thomas, Harry and all the APS team gave us. They helped us above and beyond doing the clearance work for the stopover. So again thank you for all from all of us from Race for Water!
S K A D E was based in Indonesia for six months during the time I was the captain onboard. Thomas and his team at Asia Pacific superyachts were able to help us with every aspect of running the yacht in a remote part of the world, Crew and guest visa assistance and advice, import and export of goods and parts, provisioning, fuel, sourcing of parts locally, local guiding and trip planning assistance and more. Nothing was too much trouble for the team, night or day.I can highly recommend Asia Pacific Superyachts Indonesia to other Captains or yacht Owners planning a cruise through Indonesia.
We spent three months based in Bali with Asia pacific as our agent. Over this time the support from Asia Pacific Superyacts Indonesia was excellent, Thomas and his team were consistently available to help and assist in all aspects of yachting. From provisioning to spare parts to sourcing outstanding engineers to assist when required. The Asia pacific team are on call 24/7, professional and friendly. I could not recommend them enough.
The APS Indonesia team were with us 24/7 during a trip we found had more challenges than mainstream cruising destinations. The Skill and local understanding of Thomas and his team were able to provide was wonderful. The APS guide was excellent the owner, guests and crew loved to have him onboard and his local knowledge was excellent.
We had a great trip to Raja Ampat, the owner and guests enjoyed it very much. Fitri does an excellent job as a local agent in arranging the clearance into Sorong and she is always very accurate in assisting us in all possible ways during our stay. It was a pleasure to have worked with her (again). Arif the dive guide also did an excellent job, we were very happy to have him on board. He knows all the exact dive locations and assisted the owner and guests very well during the dives. Always trying to do his best on requests from the owner as we made quite some changes to the original cruise planning. Arif gave very good advice for the next cruise in Raya Ampat and other areas to the owner, who wants him to join next time. He also helped us out on the bridge during navigation and finding the right and safe anchor positions in the area’s (with bad chart coverage). He was very helpful and I can highly recommend him as a dive guide on mega yachts.
We want to thank you and Fitri very much. Fitri is perfect in her job, she seems to know everyone and she gets things done. Our entire interaction with her was a pleasure. And it has been the same with you. We plan to make sure you get some good publicity from our experience with you and APSY.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your hard work. You guys really do set the standard for yachting agents – so on the ball, always planning/thinking ahead and an absolute pleasure to work with. Hopefully see you all again soon!!
Just a few words to express my full satisfaction for the service that Ms Fitri and her team provided us during our Sorong/Raja Ampat cruise. She has been perfect. I take the chance to recommend you the dive guide Tigor Awom. Tigor has proven to be a serious person, skilful diver and shown us a great knowledge of dive sites as well as area and anchorages for our and guest satisfaction.